Welcome To StayApart, Pondicherry

Pondicherry (or Puducherry), a French colonial settlement in India until 1954, is now a Union Territory town bounded by the southeastern Tamil Nadu state. Its French legacy is preserved in its French Quarter, with tree-lined streets, mustard-colored colonial villas and chic boutiques. A seaside promenade runs along the Bay of Bengal and passes several statues, including a 4m-high Gandhi Memorial.

How to Reach

By Flight

Connecting Pondicherry with other parts of the country by air is the Chennai International Airport. One of the busiest airports in the country, Chennai airport is about 150 km away from Pondicherry and is well linked with not only prime Indian cities but also with international destinations. Flights operated by Jet Airways, SpiceJet and IndiGo connect Chennai with Indian cities, New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Pune and Visakhapatnam, among others. International carriers such as AirAsia, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Oman Air and Lufthansa have regular flights for Chennai from Kuala Lumpur, London, Hong Kong, Muscat and Frankfurt, to list a few. Once travellers reach the airport, they can hire taxis to reach Pondicherry.

By Train

Villupuram Junction railway station, just 37 km away, is the closest railhead to Pondicherry. The railway station is well linked to places like Chennai, Trichy and Madurai via an extensive rail network. After reaching the railway station, travellers can easily avail of buses and taxis service, which are easily available and extremely comfortable. The trains from Bangalore to Pondicherry are available on a regular basis and take around 9 to 10 hours.

By Road

One of the most cost-effective and convenient ways of reaching Pondicherry is via well-maintained motorable roads. A number of state and private buses ply at frequent intervals from most South Indian cities including Chennai (170 km), Bangalore (375 km), Coimbatore (380 km) and Mahabalipuram (100 km). Those travelling from Chennai are in for a visual treat as the East Coast Road (ECR) leading to Pondicherry is an extremely picturesque highway, having sand dunes one side and the sea on the other. Besides, there are several Bangalore to Pondicherry bus and Chennai to Pondicherry bus available at regular intervals.

Accommodation At StayApart, Pondicherry

Soorya Heritage Inn

Hotel Soorya Heritage Inn is situated in Pondicherry, within 2.7 km of Sri Aurobindo Ashram and 2.2 km of Sri Aurobindo Hand Made Paper Factory. The property is around 2.8 km from Manakula Vinayagar Temple and 2.9 km from The Consulate General of France. The property is 3.1 km from Pondicherry Museum and 3.3 km from Bharathi Park.