When in Bangalore, one doesn’t need to travel far to experience the French colonial heritage. At the first glance, Pondicherry fondly known as Pondy looks like it couldn’t be more different than France as various heritage buildings, tree lined walkways, sea air, unspoilt beaches, churches, and statues speaks volume of the strong French legacy. The town is an interesting combination of Indian and French cultures. The older part of this former French colony is quiet, bohemian and lined with colonial style structures, whereas the newer side is completely Tamil style. Pondy is also known as the ‘French Riveria of the East’, and is a paradise for foodies and shopaholics alike. Now a union territory, the town of Pondicherry is located 160 kms to the south of Chennai, along the Coromandel Coast of Bay of Bengal. Since the town lies close to the sea, the climate here is warm and humid. It is a popular weekend getaway which can be reached easily from the nearby cities including Bangalore.
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There are a whole lot of places to see in Pondicherry. Sri Aurobindo Ashram is visited by thousands of spiritual seekers and yogis from all over the world. Auroville, the international City of Unity though 6km outside Pondicherry is worth a visit. Soak up the sun and try out a few beaches like Promenade beach, auroville beach and serenity beach, they are never too crowded, are pretty clean and well kept. Also try out a few beach water sports at paradise beach. Churches such as Church of Our Lady of Angels, Sacred Heart Church, Dupleix Church, Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Conception Cathedral to name a few, are famous for their French architecture. One of Pondicherry's most famous landmarks, the lighthouse though not operational today but still remains a very interesting tourist attraction. The French War Memorial is majestic in its simplicity and very popular amongst tourist. Visit Pondicherry Museum on St. Louis Street where old colonial furniture, older relics and sculptures are on display from the French era. The Pondicherry Botanical Garden is set out in ornate French style and is worth a visit.
The distance between Bangalore and Pondicherry is around 378 kms and can be covered in 6 to 7 hours depending on the flow of traffic. There are 3 routes that one can choose from to reach the coastal town. The shortest route involves driving through NH 46. An alternate route includes driving via NH44 and Salem-Ulundurpettai Highway. One can also opt to drive through SH 5.
Akbarcab offers taxi services from Bangalore to Pondicherry at affordable prices. We aim to achieve customer satisfaction in all areas at all times. With this in mind we have developed a number of services to ensure all our customer’s needs are catered for. Our extensive fleet is made up of latest model cars and includes a full range of vehicle sizes, to carry all kinds of groups. Akbarcab has the coverage, the technology and the skilled drivers to get you where you need to go quickly and efficiently.
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