Things to do
Visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram
For a peaceful sojourn in Pondicherry, you must visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and seek blessings from the 'Mother'. Set up by Sri Auribondo, a renowned spiritual leader; this ashram is a home for all who want to attain mental peace and yearns to discover inner consciousness.
Without peace, serenity and brotherhood, the world will cease to exist! On the path to attain these elements, we should always purify our souls and explore the real meaning of life. Auroville in Pondicherry is one such place that will help your mind to relax and explore the real meaning of life.
Take Boat Ride at Chunnambar Boat House
Experience an enthralling adventure with a boat ride at Chunnambar boat house in Pondicherry for a relaxing getaway.
Go on a City Tour
After a blissful heritage walk through the quaint lanes of Pondicherry, a city tour is highly recommended. Unlike the heritage walk, a city tour will take you through how Pondy's cityscape has changed in the last few decades; the mixture of culture and modernisation is the main attraction of this tour.
Stroll Around the Botanical Garden
Hosting a diverse collection of plants, the Botanical Gardens in Pondicherry is one of the most prominent attractions of this place. Built by C.S Perrotet in 1862, it is known for housing the most exotic and rare plants as well as an aquarium to fascinate the tourists.
By Air: Closest airports: Chennai International Airport (160 km away) is well-connected to most major international destinations and Indian cities.
By Bus: Volvo buses cover the Chennai-Pondicherry route frequently.
By Train: Pondicherry is connected to Chennai by an electric broad gauge railway line through Villupuram. There are two passenger trains running daily to Chennai Egmore railway station and Tirupati and there is a weekly express train service to Bhubaneswar. In addition to this, there is also a daily express train to Chennai Egmore.
By Road: The road from Chennai to Pondicherry (the East Coast Road, commonly called ECR) is a scenic highway and a normal journey would take about 3 hours. The other route that can be taken to reach Pondicherry is through the National Highway 45 (NH-45) famously called the Grand Southern Trunk (GST) Road. Both the major roads from Chennai are toll roads and take approximately the same time.
All Windflower properties are incredibly secluded, yet easily accessible. Do call us for quick guidelines to find your way. For guests travelling by train or air, we can organise a pick-up on request. (on charge)
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