The nearest airport is at Chennai. It is about 130 km away from the city
The train services available between Chennai and Villupuram. Villupuram town is just 20 km away from Puducherry.
The city is well connected through road networks.
Puducherry is a calm and quite village town, away from the hustle and bustle of chennai city, located on southern coast. Formerly Puducherry was known as Pondicherry. In 2006, Indian government passed a bill to rename pondicherry (union territory) as Puducherry, to fulfill the aspirations of people. The city has been maintaining a hearty connection with French people and it was a former settlement of France in India. Puducherry is earmarked as a famous tourist spot in South India. The city has number of attractions such as, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Promende, Auroville, Aayi mandapam and Bharati park, Botanical garden, Temples, Sunday market, Churches, Heritage walk, Lake boat house etc. However most of the tourists are coming here to spend their leisure time in beaches. Puducherry has four main beaches, they are Serinity beach, Promenade beach, Auroville beach, and Paradise beach, among that Auroville is getting big hit from travelers.
Most of the people like to spend their evenings in beaches and relax to the music of waves and gentle breeze. Auroville is located about 12 km north of Puducherry town and the visitors can reach their via ECR road, which connects puducherry and chennai.
Other than beach tourism , there are two monuments which have great historical importance. The sea front is graced by an attractive Mahatma Gandhi stature, which is 4 meter height. Another attraction is Light house.
Pondicherry is a famous tourist spot in South India. The city has many attractions such as churches, temples, colonial buildings ,statues ,beaches etc.The prime attraction in pondicherry is beaches. There are four famous beaches namely Auroville beach, Paradise beach, Promenade beach and Serenity beach. Another attraction is churches. There are number of old churches in pondicherry. it is believed that , most of them are constructed in 18th and 19 th centuary.
I have visited velankanni church with my friend , there by my dream came into true. After a five hours journey from our campus , we reached there around 2 pm. we had found 2-3 churches there, by exploiting the knowledge of a security person, we located the exact position of the main church , where the holy mary sitting. we prayed there , more than 15 minutes ,for blessings . After the prayer, we walked to the small churches, located near to the main church. Before planning return journey we spent around 15 minutes at velankanni beach. We got bus at 4.30 from velankanni bus stand .
There are several temples and churches in pondicherry city. Most of these temples are built during chola’s period. The varadharaja temple dedicated to lord Vishnu seen in the heart of the city. Number of temples can be seen in madagadippattu village. A siva temple known by name ambalathu adigal mutt temple .the kimbili swami mutt temple have beautiful sculpturing. In thiruvamathur village a temple known as vattaparai temple . it is a round shaped rock and in olden times is any dispute arose instead of going to court they came here and standing before the deity will tell only the truth and nothing but the truth. Thirukkameswara temple is at villiyanur . it is dedicated to lord siva. The temple manakkula vinayagar is near to aurobindo ashram . the siddha swamy Samadhi temple is at the burial ground of greatest poet bharathiar. The poet bharathiar has sung a beautiful poet work on the deity
Number of churches can be seen in and around pondicherry. The church of the sacred heart of jesus is very much popular. It is built in gothic style .the church englise de notre dame des Lourdes is located at villiyanur. It has been built similar as the basilica at Lourdes in france . it is also known as Villiyanur madha church.