Featured Destination: Pondicherry

Allison Sodha

Pondicherry (or Puducherry) is located in Southern India on the Bay of Bengal. The city was developed by the French and often termed the "French Riviera of the East." Because Pondicherry provides a unique integration of Indian and European heritage, it has become an increasingly popular tourist destination.

In addition to offering stunning ocean views, delicious seafood restaurants and quality shopping, there are two other notable attractions: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, one of the most famous and wealthiest ashrams in India, and Auroville, a universal township whose residents from all over the world live in peace and progressive harmony.
January - March is considered the temperate (and therefore most popular) season. Summer lasts from April - June, followed by the humid season until September. The Northeast Monsoon usually sets in by October and lasts until December. With beaches, botanical gardens, historical sites, museums, restaurants and shopping, Pondicherry is a wonderfully diverse destination for families, honeymooners, single travelers and groups. Our clients often return with a particular fondness for this city and its distinctive culture. Share your thoughts and pictures on Pondicherry: travel@sodhatravel.com

Topics: India, Featured Tours

Allison Sodha

Written by Allison Sodha

As the President of Sodha Travel and India travel expert, Allison is passionate about offering travel tips and destination inspiration. She has curated content for several publications, including Little India, and facilitated panels on sustainable travel in South Asia. Allison is currently the Delhi Destination Expert for AFAR and India Specialist for the Women's Tour Collective.