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  • Cottages in Pondicherry not only solve the purpose of providing accommodation but also provide a place for the travelers to sit back and relax while enjoying the serenity around. The place is the brew of the French style bungalows and architecture along with striking Tamil art and element.

    Made using local architectural techniques and locally available materials these dwellings are an epitome of serenity. Some of the amazing places to stay are alongside the beach promenades and some of them are in the heart of the city.

    Most of the cottages are also pocket-friendly which provides comfort in the budget to the travelers and are also equipped with modern facilities that will make the stay more pleasant. These cottages carry quietness and calmness within themselves, which make them unique.

    Surrounded by coconut trees and enclosed by nature, one may hear the sound of trees rumbling and water hitting the shore. The aroma of local food prepared by the eating joints at various intervals will tempt you to dive into the savory.

    Here are some of the best cottages in Pondicherry:

  • 01Villa La Serenite

    Villa La Serenite

    This Pondicherry cottage is a heritage style bungalow with 2 bedrooms which can accommodate up to 5 guests. It is a seaside villa, located near Auroville and Pondicherry Ashram.

    The place is a ground plus one structure which can accommodate 2-3 families. The villa attracts travelers for its old charm and the facilities that ensure a hassle-free stay.

     Pool, jacuzzi, kitchen and pizza oven on demand,24x7 caretaker,pet-friendly, wi-fi, an organic farm adorned with trees and coconut grooves, breakfast and lunch facility, A.C Rooms.

    It is located in Nadukuppam in fisherman’s village, Kottakuppam, Puducherry.

    The cost of the stay varies from 5000/- to 7000/- Rs per person.

  • 02Unique Thatch and Bamboo Cottage

    Unique Thatch and Bamboo Cottage

    This cottage in Pondicherry is a six-bedroom stay which can accommodate up to 15 people at a time. This little quaint place is very close to nature. One can enjoy taking morning strolls and indulge in other peaceful practices here.

    The cottage is located at the distance from 7kms from the Pondicherry airport and 9kms from Auroville. It is made out of thatch and bamboo which attracts a lot of tourists to stay.

    Open sit-out area, open terrace,well-furnished and comfortable stay, en-suite washroom with western sanitary ware, in-house restaurant, a garden area surrounded by coconut trees,on-call doctor and wi-fi facility.

    Place no.6, Mariyamman Koil Street, Periyamudaliyar chavadi, Pondicherry.

     The price of the place remains somewhere between 1000/-to 1200/- rs per person per night.

  • 03La Maison Bleue

    La Maison Bleue

    La Maison Bleue is one of the serene cottages amongst the other cottages in Pondicherry. It is a homestay with excellent hosts. One can hear the sound of the waves hitting the shore, rumbling of coconut trees and humming sound of the birds. This not only re-energize the travelers but also provides them a peaceful environment.

    Open garden area, 2 types of huts:- one with bedroom and the other is a self-sufficient hut with kitchenette, provides bedsheets, pillows, and toiletries, washer with refrigerators are also available.

    It is located in Chinna Mudaliyar Chavady, Auroville.

     The price ranges from 1000/- to 1200/- Rs per night.

  • 04Villa Bougainville

    Villa Bougainville

    The place is near Auroville beach. The place has a nice, quiet charm to it and is surrounded by neem trees. Auroville beach is approximately 500 meters from here. Villa can accommodate up to 5 guests. The proximity of the beach allows a cool breeze that calms the guests.

    3 bedrooms( 2 Ac and 1 non Ac), One bedroom has queen size bed with attached bathroom and Ac, other with 2 single beds with AC, kitchen, wi-fi, hot water facility, washer along with other essentials.

    Location: It is located on the East coast road, Pondicherry.

    The tariff of the villa remains around 1700/- to 2000/- per night.

  • 05Auro Ba Cottage

    Auro Ba Cottage

    Auro Ba is a beach resort and is having cottages with ground and first floor. One, it is connected with nature, secondly, it is made with thatched roof and bamboos which gives village-like setting.

    Having located near AuroBeach it merges wonderfully with the natural surroundings. Meandering pathways passing through trees and covered with canopies make the entry to the cottage and sitting space around benevolent.

    Parking facilities,24x7 caretaker, 50kms from Auro beach, Wi-fi, attached as well as common toilets, restaurant facility.

    Auro beach Road, Periyamudaliyar Chavadi.

    The price of the place varies from 1000/- to 1500/-.

  • 06Prince Park Farmhouses

    Prince Park Farmhouses

    For escaping away from the hustle bustle of the city, Prince park farmhouse is amongst the most serene farm stays of all the cottages in Pondicherry. The place is about 4.6 km from Pondicherry airport and 5 km from Auroville.

    These bungalows can accommodate up to 6 guests. It offers 13 well-furnished cottages, 9 studio rooms, and 3 bungalows, all set up in a natural context. The serenity allows you to have an unforgettable stay in Pondicherry.

    2 large swimming pool, massage center, indoor and outdoor games, the rooms are equipped with LCD tv, desk, and balcony overlooking the garden area,multi-functional hall, party lawn, in-house restaurant that serves Indian and international cuisine.

     It is situated on the Auroville Road, Chinna Kattu Kuppam and is about 2 km away from Auro beach.

    The tariff of the place starts from 3000/- Rs per night.

  • 07Kozhy – Kool Guesthouse

    Kozhy – Kool Guesthouse

    Set in the spiritual town of Auroville, the Kozhy-Kool guesthouse is situated on Auro beach in Bommayapalayam. The attraction of the place is that it has a private beach and a terrace which offers mesmerizing views. This stay not only allows you to spend peaceful time while getting indulge in self because of the natural setting around.

    24 hr facilities, restaurant,pet-friendly, airport transfers for guests, common areas, family rooms.

    Auro beach no.70, Beach Road, Bommayapalayam Auroville.

    The price of the place ranges from 1500/- to 2000/- Rs per room and is very reasonable for all those who want to experience staying on the beach.

  • 08Pied-a-Terre Pondicherry Studio

    Unlike any other cottages in Pondicherry, this cute little studio apartment is a double story building with 1 bedroom on each floor. This is located in a white town so one can easily walk around the town. Aurobindo ashram and promenade beach are just at the walkable distance.

    The place is also very near to some of the best cafes in Pondicherry. 
    As far as the apartment is concerned, it is naturally lit and spacious. The place is well ornamented with frames and wall fixtures. This is one of the beautiful stays amongst all the Pondicherry cottages.

    Parking facility, wi-fi, well-furnished rooms, provides toiletries, Ac rooms, pantry.

    It is located at the end of Francois Martin street, Puducherry.

    The cost of the stay ranges from 3000/-to 4000/- Rs per room.

  • 09Edan Beach Cottage

    Edan beach cottage is one of those cottages in Pondicherry that provide a significant amount of amenities along with a comfortable stay in pocket-friendly budget.

    It bestows mesmerizing views to the travelers right from the window. The cottage is well-equipped with amenities so that travelers can make maximum use of their stay to rejuvenate.

    Parking facilities, open common areas to sit and gather, pet-friendly, A.C. and Non-A.C. rooms, restaurant, complimentary breakfast, pools, and spa.

     It is located in Kottakuppam, Puducherry. It is located at approximately 4.3 km from the city center and is near the serenity beach.

    The price ranges from 1000/- to 5000/- Rs per night.

  • 10 Vipin Cottage

    For all those looking for a comfortable stay with a very reasonable price, this place is the perfect solution for all those basic requirements.

    It is a homestay which is 4kms from rock and serenity beach. It is located halfway between Auroville and white town. The hosts are amazing who can instantly make you feel at home away from home welcoming and are helpful in case of any problem.

     Well furnished rooms, provide toiletries, kitchen for self-cooking, wi-fi, attendant.

    It Is located in Thavalakuppam, Pondicherry.

    The place charges from 1000/- to 1200/- Rs per cottage.



Shri Aurobindo Ashram

About the Place:

This ashram was founded by renowned freedom fighter Sri Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa in the year 1926. It is a holy destination for many travelers who are seeking spirituality. Not only this, the ashram which is one of the most spiritual places to visit in Pondicherry, teaches different ways to make your mind calm and peaceful. Yoga and meditation is usual practice in Aurobindo ashram. If you need to do photography inside the ashram, you have to take the permission of authorities. Ashram also consists of a library which can only be entered after taking a gate pass.


The ashram is situated near the junction of Manakula Vinayagar, Kovil Street and Marine Street, White town, Pondicherry.

Best Time To Visit:

The ashram is open on all the days of the week. You can easily spend 1 to 2 hours in this peaceful place.


The ashram remains open from 8 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm every day.

Distance From Pondicherry Bus Stand:

Sri Aurobindo Ashram is situated at a distance of 2.6 km from the bus station which is a journey of 9 minutes.


Rock Beach

About the Place

Rock beach is regarded as one of the most attractive sight-seeing places in Pondicherry. This beach is situated on the busy streets of Pondicherry. In the evening, a lot of activities take place on the beach which makes the place even more happening. It is surrounded by restaurants, art galleries, and the famous French war memorial is just 0.4 km away from the beach. In order to get a sunrise view, many people book a hotel near the rock beach. You will also find many food outlets located nearby. So you can spend your evening enjoying your favorite food and a scenic view.


A beauty spot at the heart of the city, Rock beach is located in White Town, Pondicherry.

Best Time To Visit

It is a memorable moment when you see sunrise or sunset at the beach. Most people tend to visit the beach in evening or the early morning. You can give a refreshing start to your morning in midst of this serene spot.

Distance From Pondicherry Bus Stand

The Rock beach is situated at the distance of 2.7 km from Pondicherry bus stop. It might take just 10 minutes to cover this distance.


Raj Niwas

The Raj Niwas building is constructed on the foundation of a hotel named Hotel De La Compagnie. This is the government house of the Pondicherry and is a blend of both Indian and French architecture. The previous name of this Raj Niwas is Palais du Government. The Raj Niwas isn’t open to public but it is one of the attractions in Pondicherry. Most of the people who went on a trip to Pondicherry will surely pay a visit to this Raj Niwas to enjoy the Indo-French architecture. The monolithic pillars, fountain are the biggest asset of this Raj Niwas. They enhance the look of the construction as well as add royalty too. The public can go into the Raj Niwas on some special days and occasions only.


White Town

Pondicherry 605001

Best Time To Visit:

The Best Time To Visit: Raj Niwas will be between 12 pm and 1:30 pm as you will be allowed into the house. The point to remember here is the passes are limited to 40 per day.


The Raj Niwas will be open between 12pm and 1:30 pm

Distance Between Pondicherry Bus stand and Raj Nivas

The distance from Pondicherry bus station to Raj Nivas is 2.6 kms which can be travelled in 4-5 mins.

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Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Pondicherry

Immaculate Conception Cathedral is also known as Samba Kovil. It is the mother cathedral church for all the Roman Catholic Archdiocese. The Immaculate Conception Cathedral present in Pondicherry is pretty much similar to the Immaculate Conception Cathedral present in France. The church was built in 1791 and still looks at its best. The lady holding the Jesus statue is present in the front of the church. Many people love the old charm that this church exerts and adore it. This is definitely one of the best places to visit in Pondicherry. This beautiful piece of architecture will leave you spellbound.


Mission St.

MG Road Area

Pondicherry 605001

Best Time To Visit:

Visit this church in between April to June.


Similar to other churches you can visit the church at any time and peace of mind is guaranteed.

Distance from Pondicherry Bus Stand to Immaculate Conception Cathedral

The distance from Pondicherry bus stand to Immaculate Conception Cathedral is 2.2 kms which takes 2-3 minutes to travel.


Auroville Beach

About the Place:

This beach is situated at a distance of 12kms from the Pondicherry town. This destination is most popular among youngster and people who love swimming. You can find a plethora of people at the beach on weekends. You can find many hotels and restaurants along the beach. The morning scenes at the beach are too crowded as many people would love to walk around this calm and serene Location:, looking at the sunrise. The beach closes at 6:30 pm in evening. This is the most crowded street in Pondicherry.


The beach is situated at a distance of 12 km from the region of Pondicherry. It exactly lies in  Periyamudaliar, Chavadi, Tamilnadu.

Best Time To Visit:

The Best Time To Visit: this place is early morning as the environment at that time is calm and tranquil.

Timings :

The closing time for the beach is 6:30 pm.

Distance From the Pondicherry Bus Stand

This beach lies at a distance of 10.5 km from the union territory of Pondicherry. It would roughly take around 20 minutes to travel to the bus stand from this beach.


Basilica Of the Sacred Heart Of Jesus, Pondicherry

About the Place:

This church, one among the 21 basilicas in India, is a famous pilgrimage for roman catholic Christians and considered one of the best places to visit in Pondicherry.It was built in 1908 by French missionaries. The sacred heart Basilica, a 100- years- old structure represents gothic architecture. It is 50 meters long, 48 meters wide and 18 meters high. Inside the church, there are 28 glass paintings which are a depiction of the life of Christ and saints of the church. The church has a huge area on the exterior too.


The church is located on the south boulevard of Pondicherry. Its address is 132, Subbaiah salai, Pondicherry, 605001.

Best Time To Visit:

This sacred abode of Jesus remains open throughout the year. People visit the church in masses during the Christmas festival. Though there is no specific time of the month to visit, a large number of outsiders can be seen here during winters considering the climatic condition of Pondicherry.


Monday-Saturday: 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Sunday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Distance From Pondicherry Bust-Stand

The church is situated 2.5 Km away from Pondicherry bus stand towards south boulevard.


Botanical Garden

This is one of the most beautiful as well as interesting places in Pondicherry. The botanical garden was built by the colonists of French and gives perfect knowledge and information that is required. The park is the representation of French architecture. It is the best place to get educated as well as have some recreation. The garden was built in 1826 in a complete French style and is spread out in 22 acres of land. People can witness nearly 1500 different species of plants here. All the plants have placards that give the complete information of the plants. The garden is comprised of six attractive fountains, one dancing fountain, Japanese rock, kids train, ornamental fishes in an aquarium and many more.


Marimalai Adigal Salai

Near Anna Statue



Best Time To Visit:

There is no Best Time To Visit: botanical gardens. You can visit anytime during the visiting hours.


The botanical garden is open from 10 AM in the morning to 7 PM in the evening daily.

Distance from Pondicherry Bus stand to Botanical Gardens

The distance between Pondicherry bus stand and botanical gardens is 1km and it takes nearly 2-3 minutes to travel.


French Soldiers Memorial (War Memorial)

The French soldiers memorial is constructed in order to honor the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country in World War I. The war memorial was constructed in 1970 and is one of the best attractions in Pondicherry. The memorial is decorated beautifully on 14th July of every year and is celebrated as Bastille Day. The people from complete Pondicherry and remaining other places visit this war memorial and respect the soldiers in the form of homage. The war memorial is smaller in size and doesn’t take much time to take a trip around it. The memorial itself has a good and positive vibe which make many people from in and around Pondicherry to visit it.


White Town

Pondicherry 605001

Best Time To Visit:

The Best Time To Visit: this war memorial is in the morning. You can enjoy the nature as well as spend some pleasant time in this place.


The French Soldiers memorial is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Distance from Pondicherry Bus stand to French Memorial

The distance from Pondicherry bus stand to French memorial is 3.5 km which take 2-3 minutes to travel.


Pondicherry Museum

About the Place:

If you are interested in historical monuments and museums, this is the place for you. This museum which is located in Bharathi Park tops the list of Pondicherry tourist places. You can find a collection of old sculptures, handicrafts and archaeological findings from Arikamedu settlement in this museum. The museum also consists of items from the French colonial times such as coins. Art from Chola and Pallava temples is also seen in the sculpture gallery. You can purchase food from the available shops there. The visitors can avail washroom facility too. If you want to capture the beauty of the monument, you can easily do it, as the cameras are allowed here.


It is situated at St. Louis Street, near White Town, Pondicherry.

Best Time To Visit:

The museum remains open for all the days except Mondays and Public holidays. It is advisable to visit the place during daytime. So, don’t miss an opportunity to visit Pondicherry museum, one of the favorite tourist attractions in Pondicherry.

Entry Fee:

Entry fee for this historical museum is just Rupee 15.


The museum remains open on all the days except Monday from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Distance From Pondicherry Bus Stand:

Pondicherry museum is located at a distance of just 3 KM from bus stand. Isn’t it convenient?


Promenade Beach

A stretch starting from War memorial and ending at Duplex park, Promenade Beach is a 1.2 -kilometer long stretch. It has some other best Pondicherry tourist places near it including Old lighthouse, The War Memorial,  Heritage Town Hall etc. 

The beach is a crowded spot of Pondicherry where travelers enjoy sports and hang out with their loved ones. You can also enjoy the mouth-watering street food of the food stalls present at the corners of the beach. Not only this, if you love handicraft materials, then the beachside shops offer beautifully knitted handicrafts too. 

This is the most preferred Location: by nature lovers and wanderers for sightseeing in Pondicherry.

Location: It is located at Beach Road, Pondicherry starting from War memorial and ending at Dupleix Park.

Best Time To Visit: With its busy street and breathtaking sunset view, the beach is most likely to be visited most in the evening time.

Timings: The beach can be visited any day of the week from 5 am to 8 pm.

Distance from Pondicherry Bus Stand: The Promenade beach is at the distance of 2.5 km via South Boulevard from the bus stand. This will take approximately  9 minutes to reach the bus stand from the beach.


Chunnambar Boathouse

About the Place:

This place is located along the Cuddalore Main Road. If you are a person who loves boat riding, then this is heaven for you. Chunnambar Boathouse which is 8 km from Pondicherry offers you a chance to sail downstream and create a night camping experience for yourself. This boathouse is also called as Paradise Beach. You can spend your day enjoying beach sports and getting sun-kissed. Chunnamabr Resort offers rental boats for visitors as well as organizes beach sports. There is a multi-cuisine restaurant called as Seagulls, which serves delicious Chinese and Tandoori food.


It is located at Pondy-Cuddalore Road, Nonankuppam. This is 8 km away from Pondicherry.

Best Time To Visit:

It is advisable to visit this place for the rides and water sports during afternoon time and come back to the shore by evening.

Entry Fee

Entry fee is Rs. 10 per head, with extra charges for different water sports.


The boathouse remains open from 9:30 in morning till 4 pm in evening.

Distance From the Pondicherry Bus Stand

The two places are 6.4 k away. If you travel via Cuddalore Road, it will take around 15 minutes to reach the destination.

So this is Pondicherry, a place that has a variety to offer. If it is known for its sacred churches and historical monuments, one cannot forget the adventurous time it gives you with its beachside views and water sports. Indeed this small territory is a unique combination of fun and tranquility. So now are you convinced to book a ticket to this land of beaches, this winter?


Mahatma Gandhi Statue

About the Place:

The statue located on the Promenade Beach is an important landmark among all the Pondicherry tourist places. It also offers a view of Old Lighthouse and the famous Nehru Statue. This is a 4 meters high statue which is surrounded by granite pillars brought from Gingee, a fort situated at a distance of 70 km from Pondicherry. Mahatma Gandhi Statue is formed by Roy Choudhary, a renowned sculptor from Madras school of arts. There is a square space in front of the statue. This space is called as Gandhi Thidal, which is used for musical activities.


It is again situated at Beach road, White Town, Pondicherry. Now you can not only enjoy the scenic view of the beach but also explore this historical statue.

Best Time To Visit:

Since it is situated near the beach, it is best to visit this place either during sunrise or sunset.

Distance From Pondicherry Bus Stand:

It is located at beach road, which is 2.5 Km from the bus station. So your all the sites are in close proximity to each other as well as the bus station. Isn’t this the best thing for outsiders?


Serenity Beach

This is the perfect spot to relax and get all the tensions out of your head. The name serenity was picked exclusively for this place as it is the most beautiful and outstanding shoreline.  This shoreline is considered as a heaven for the newly wedded couples which is why most of the couples pick Pondicherry as their honeymoon spot to enjoy the beauty of Serenity beach. It is one of the most peaceful places and you will enjoy the shore from the bottom of your heart. You can do surfing here to pump up the adrenaline rush in you. The lovely palm trees and beautiful surroundings will give you the most peaceful experience.



Pondicherry 605101

Best Time To Visit:

It is a beautiful beach and you can visit at any time of the day but it is better to visit the beach at morning and evening to have a pleasant experience.


The beach will be open from morning 5 AM to evening 7 PM.

Distance from Pondicherry Bus stand to Beach

The distance from Pondicherry bus stand to the beach is 7.9 km and it takes 7 mins to reach the beach from bus stand.


Statue of Dupleix

This 2.88 meters high statue was commissioned as a symbol of French rule in Pondicherry. This granite statue was erected in the memory of the French governor named Joseph Francois Duplex. He ruled Pondicherry between the years 1742 to 1754. He tried to prevent the British domination in Pondicherry and is one of the famous French governors. Because of the defeat in a Second Carnatic war, he resigned for his governor post and went back to France. The statue of Dupleix has been built in 1870. The statue is situated on beautiful granite columns and gives a peaceful and ambient look to the city. This statue is considered as a major landmark and the historic representation of the city.

Location:: Statue of Dupleix is located at children’s park present at

Goubert Avenue

Beach Road


Best Time To Visit::

Tourists can visit the statue of Dupleix at morning, afternoon and evening. It is not good to visit the place at night.

Distance from Pondicherry Bus stand to Statue of Dupleix

The distance from the statue of Dupleix to Pondicherry bus stand is 3kms. The time taken to travel from bus stand to statue is 30mins. There are cab and auto services between the statue and bus stand.


Pondicherry Light House

How can one miss visiting one of the best sight seeing places in Pondicherry, the Pondicherry light house? This nineteenth century light house is one of the amazing tourist attractions present in it. It was constructed by the French rulers and is one of the main city attractions in Pondicherry. The French rulers planned to build this light house in order to make the people who travel by understanding that they are in Pondicherry now. The design of this light house is a little bit different from the design of the usual light houses. The tower was built on the rectangle base.

Location: of Pondicherry light house

This Pondicherry light house is located at Dubrayapet

Pondicherry, 605004

Best Time To Visit:

The Best Time To Visit: Pondicherry Light house is at the time of sunset.


The light house of Pondicherry will be opened at 3 pm every day and will be closed by 7 pm.

Distance from Pondicherry Light house to Pondicherry Bus stand

The distance from Pondicherry light house to Pondicherry bus stand is 4 kms and can be travelled in 12 mins.

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Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges or Our Lady of Angels is one of the most beautiful and amazing Pondicherry tourist places. The church is present at the corner of Surcoof street and Dumus street. The architecture found in this church is Greco-Roman which gives you a nice feel. One can experience an angelic feel in the church which is divine. The white chapel of this church is very famous too. The limestone and egg white brought a new and different color to the chapel. Inside the church you can find various beautiful paintings and sculptures which will leave you spell bound. Point to remember is it is the oldest church present in Pondicherry.


The Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges is located at

Rue Dumas

White Town


Best Time To Visit: Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

You can visit and enjoy the beauty of this church at any time but the best months to explore this church are from September-February. The church looks amazing at this time


Similar to various other churches there are no specific Timings :to visit Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, you can visit at any time you want.

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