Promenade Beach or Pondicherry Beach in Pondicherry – Best Places to Visit In Pondicherry – Visit, Travel Guide
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Recently visited the Promenade beach also called the Pondicherry beach which is one of the wonderful tourist spots because of various significant attractive landmarks nearby this beach. The major locations nearby this beach include the beautiful coastal beach covers Old lighthouse, the War Memorial, Heritage Town Hall, the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, Chief Secretariat office of Puducherry and the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. This beach is a favorite place for morning and evening walks, as well as a favorite destination for picnics all the time, as the heavy vehicle traffic is restricted.
There are numerous beautiful handicraft shops on the beachside, where we can get beautifully knitted handicrafts. It’s a perfect place for nature lovers and wanderers for sightseeing, where we can enjoy sunrise and sunset.
The Government of Pondicherry has built huge boulders along its shore at the Bay of Bengal to prevent the erosion and subsiding shoreline at Promenade, so it’s called as Rock Beach due to the presence of rocks and boulders. Few also call it Mahatma Gandhi beach, as the famous mahatma Gandhi statue is on the front of the beach.
Travel Tips for Pondicherry Beach:
Timings for Pedestrians: 24/7 All Time.
Timings for Vehicles: From 7.30 AM to 6 PM.
The preferred time is evening. It’s a great time to enjoy and to witness the sunset
How to Reach Pondicherry Beach:
The beach can be easily reached from various parts of the city.
On Flight: The nearest international and domestic airport is Chennai International Airport (Code MAA). Pondicherry’s Domestic airport (Code PNY) is connected to Bengaluru via daily flights (not on Wednesdays). It takes 15 mins from Pondicherry domestic airport to reach the promenade beach. The Air India flight departs Bengaluru at 3:35 pm and reaches Pondicherry at 4:35 pm and the return flight departs at 4:55 pm and reaches at 5:55 pm.
On Train: Puducherry railway station (Code: PDY). Daily connectivity train to Villupuram, Chennai, and Tirupathi are available. Tri-weekly trains connecting Pondicherry to Bangalore and Mumbai, other cities like Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, New Delhi, Mangalore, and Kanyakumari are connected by a weekly train.
On Road: The best connectivity is definitely by road. Multiple buses are daily to and fro from Pondicherry to Chennai and Bangalore throughout the day, Pondy also offers overnighter luxury buses to other major cities of India. Alternatively, one could just book a Taxi or coach for easily accessible from the destinations.
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Popular Places to visit Pondicherry:
Matrimandir, the Temple of the Mother, Auroville, Pondicherry : the Soul of the city – Visit, Travel Guide
Sri Aurobindo Ashram – the famous spiritual community ashram & most visited place in Pondicherry / Puducherry – Visit, Travel Guide
French Colony in Pondicherry, best place for French culture & architecture : the Little French Town in India – Visit, Travel Guide
Pondicherry Mahatma Gandhi Statue, Promenade Beach – the largest Mahatma Gandhi statue in Asia, Pondicherry / Puducherry – Visit, Travel Guide
French War Memorial – the first world war memorial for French India Soliders, Goubert Avenue, Pondicherry / Puducherry – Visit, Travel Guide