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

Sodha Travel was born from my desire to share the beauty of India with the world. Since then, our services have extended to other destinations - but our passion remains the same. To me, traveling is a multifaceted relationship: a relationship with other cultures, a relationship with other people, and ultimately a relationship with our own self.