Pondicherry, presently a Union Territory flanked by the state of Tamil Nadu, was formerly a French colonial settlement (until the year 1954). The French Quarter in Pondicherry still retains much of its authentic French charm. Much of Pondicherry is about beach stretches lined with boutique stores and artsy cafes, cream-shaded cottages, and pavements where slender trees have been planted. Also referred to as ‘White Town’, Pondicherry experiences cool, dry winters and sufficiently humid summers. Visiting Pondicherry during the winter months (December - February) makes more sense as the climate is pleasant, the beaches are calm, and the temperatures are incredibly lower. is One the major roadways connecting Pondicherry and Chennai, the state capital, is East Coast Road (via Mahabalipuram). Pondicherry Railway station helps connect the city with the rest of the country. The Pondicherry Airport services flights to/from Chennai, Salem, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. As it happens to be one of the preferred getaway spots in South India, finding a budget guest house in Pondicherry is not as difficult as it looks. Various accommodation choices are available in Pondicherry, catering to the specific yet varying needs of different kinds of travellers. If a less-noisy, unruffled place (which doesn’t cost you a lot) is what you’re looking for, booking your stay at a guest house would be most ideal. Guest houses in Pondicherry function along the lines of a bed-and-breakfast with certain amenities that you usually find in hotels. The owner of the property usually takes care of guest requests personally and in most cases, lives in a different building within the same establishment. Most guest houses in Pondicherry tend to provide fresh, homemade meals as well. A Pondicherry trip cannot be regarded complete without visiting places such as the Pondicherry Botanical Garden dotted with flowerbeds and fountains, the serene Pondicherry Beach, Raj Niwas (the residence of the Lieutenant Governor), Chunnambar Boathouse a magnificent spot for picnics (and has boating facility too), Manakula Vinayagar Temple (dedicated to Lord Ganesha), and Auroville the beautifully-planned township which promotes peace. Inexpensive eateries in Pondicherry include The Tadka Dhaba, Tasty Truck, Sree Andhra Tiffins, Taste on Terrace, 28Pie, and Auro Pizza.
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