How to travel to Pondicherry.

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Fondly referred to by tourists as Pondy, Pondicherry or Puducherry is a Union territory that is known for its cafes, serene beaches and its French influence.

Reaching the union territory is not a hassle as the place is well connected via road, air and trains. Here are some of the ways where you can reach Pondicherry.

By Air

Pondicherry has a regional airport (Code: PNY) located in Lawspet and has flights to and from Bangalore and Hyderabad. Additionally, the second nearest airport to Pondicherry is Chennai International Airport (Code: MAA) which is located around 150kms from the UT.

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Chennai International Airport is one of the biggest and most touristic airports which is well connected to destinations all around India where flights operated by IndiGo, Go Air, and Vistara operates flights from Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Jaipur etc.

Several international airlines from Kuala Lumpur, London, and Hong Kong where aircraft carriers such as Lufthansa, Air Asia, and Thai Air operate direct flights to Chennai.

By Train

If you are visiting Pondicherry via train then Villupuram Junction is the nearest Junction for you to board trains. Located just 37kms, this railway station is well linked to places such as Chennai, Trichy etc.

Budget travel via train
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There are direct train services from Bangalore, Chennai where you reach Pondicherry directly at the destination and this is nearly close to many tourist destinations.

By Road

One of the cost-effective and scenic rides to Pondicherry is via roads. If you are planning to visit Pondicherry via road then there are many state and private buses plying at frequent intervals from Chennai, Bengaluru, Coimbatore and Mahabalipuram.

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People travelling from Chennai can witness the beautiful ECR (East Coast Road) which has a scenic highway where you find sand dunes on one side and the sea on the other side.

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