Pondicherry travel guide

Pondicherry Tourism | Pondicherry Guide

You're Going to Love Pondicherry

With a population of 227 411, Pondicherry is the largest city in Puducherry, India by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Pondicherry has to offer.

When to visit Pondicherry

Pondicherry in April
Estimated hotel price
£47
1 night at 3-star hotel
Pondicherry in April
Estimated hotel price
£47
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Pondicherry in May, when the average temperature is 32 °C, and the highest can go up to 37 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 20 °C, with an average temperature of 25 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 502 mm. In contrast, March is usually the driest month of the year in Pondicherry, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

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How to Get to Pondicherry

Plane

When flying to Pondicherry, you’ll arrive at Pondicherry (PNY), which is located 6 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Pondicherry, you’ll arrive at Pondicherry (PNY), which is located 6 km from the city centre.

Airports near Pondicherry

Airlines serving Pondicherry

Lufthansa
Good (4,690 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,557 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,296 reviews)
Air France
Good (981 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,951 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,454 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,894 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (924 reviews)
LOT
Good (685 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (820 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (832 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (406 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (510 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (196 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (184 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (773 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (480 reviews)
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Where to stay in Pondicherry

Average rates range from around £29 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £44 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Pondicherry

Most booked hotels in Pondicherry

Accord Puducherry
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£61+
Ocean Spray
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£65+
Shenbaga Hotel & Convention Centre
4 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
£34+
The Promenade Pondicherry
4 stars
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
£87+

Hiring a car in Pondicherry

Expect to pay £0.99 per litre in Pondicherry (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £11.80 and £15.73.

Expect to pay £0.99 per litre in Pondicherry (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £11.80 and £15.73.