South Pondicherry Itinerary

Bathing at Beach

10:00 AM – 02:00 PM

Have your breakfast in your hotel and head towards one of the cleanest and well maintained beaches on eastern coast of India, Paradise Beach.

Paradise beach is on the outskirts of Pondicherry. It takes almost 20 mins ride from White Town. The entry to the beach begins at 09:00 AM and closes at 04:00 PM and one has to take a boat ride through Chunnamber River to get there. Ticket prices depend on the type of boat you choose.

Proper arrangements have been made for tourists to take a dip in the sea and later taking shower. Lifeguards are present at multiple points to ensure safety for visitors.

The beach also has a restaurant that serves sea food.  

This is undoubtedly the most loved beach in Pondicherry.

Time duration: 3 – 4 hours

Mode of transport: If possible hire a cab for a round trip. Autos are available during daytime. In the evening public transport can be a problem.

Evening Excursion

03:00 PM – 07:00 PM

People interested in botany, can head towards Botanical Garden, 2 km from Heritage town.

Botanical Garden have been around since the French Colonization. The garden has toy train rides and dancing fountains. It remains open till 05:00 PM.

Time duration: 30 – 45 mins

Mode of transport: Auto ride or OLA/Uber ride.

After this, head towards the New Light House, 3 km from Botanical garden.

The Light House remains open till 05:00 PM. The views from here are breath-taking as one can view whole of Pondicherry.

Time duration: 20 – 30 mins

Mode of transport: Auto ride or OLA/Uber ride from Botanical Garden.

The last spot to visit would be Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, an ancient temple dedicated to God Ganesha located at White Town at a distance of 3 km from the Light House.

The speciality of this temple is that your blessings are bestowed upon by a real elephant. The sight is magical and draws a lot of crowds to the temple.

Time duration: 20 – 30 mins

Mode of transport: OLA/Uber ride from Light House.

After this, you have a choice to explore White Town on foot to get some souvenirs for your loved ones, some more cafés and then heading to your hotel.

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