Experiencing the true essence of Pondicherry begins with brushing up on a few basic facts. Ready to find out exactly where this unique destination is and which attractions you should explore?
To help you find your feet, Pondicherry is 85 miles (137 kilometers) to the south of the noteworthy city of Chennai.
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Put your seat in the upright position, stow your tray table and get set to experience Pondicherry! Once the wheels hit the tarmac at Pondicherry Airport (PNY), the main streets will be only 4 miles (6 kilometers) to the southwest of here.
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If you're after a ride from Pondicherry Airport, unfortunately, there aren't any rental outlets at the terminal. You'll have to find another way to travel into town, 4 miles (6 kilometers) away.
Take a leisurely stroll through Botanical Gardens and discover the wide range of plants, flowers and trees. Travelers both young and old are sure to learn something they didn't already know about their favorite flora.
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You'll want to stop by Sacred Heart of Jesus. Although this local house of worship is frequently visited by tourists, you need to ask about the tour times if you want to spend time inside this hallowed building.
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Venture back through time and brush up on your history with an excursion to Sri Aurobindo Ashram.
Done everything in Pondicherry already? There's no need to panic! Kovilampoondi is just 35 miles (56 kilometers) away and has plenty of activities to keep you busy. The Sabhanayaka Nataraja Temple is a fantastic place to start understanding the story of this area. The Chitti Vinayagar Temple and the Tiruvetkalam Temple are also well worth your time. Located 50 miles (80 kilometers) away, Tiruvannamalai is one more favored destination. When you come here, make sure you get to the Arunachaleshvara Temple, Virupaksha Cave and the Pachaiamman Temple.
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