Distance : 166 km
Estimated Time : 3.2 hours
Chennai to Pondicherry is very popular route among tourists looking for fun-filled vacations away from husting & bustling of the city. Pondicherry is a small city but provide a true blend of architecture, culture and history.
"Pondicherry: A corner of India that is forever France"
Pondicherry or Puducherry or Pondy, is also known as 'The French Riviera of the East' as it was a former French colony and has retained all of its old-world French charms, and despite being miles away from France, the city comes close to giving you a very authentic feel of the French culture and allure. That's the reason the opening scenes of the famous movie 'Life of Pi' are set in the Pondicherry of the hero's early life. The cool beaches, a peaceful small city life, yoga, meditation, cultre, french architecture and history, Pondicherry has a lot to offer.
Taxi from Chennai to Pondicherry is readily available at CabBazar.
Best time to Visit
Pondicherry has different charms in different seasons, the best time to visit Pondicherry is during the winter season. It is recommended to avoid going to Pondicherry in summer season as its very hot.
The winter season is from October to February in Pondicherry. The weather is generally and perfect for sightseeing, beach fun and water sports.
The monsoon season is from July to September when Pondicherry receives heavy to light rainfall. it is a good time to visit the city during the month of August as Sri Aurobindo’s birthday celebrations are held when the city is at its vibrant best.
The summer season is from March to June. It is the hottest season in Pondicherry. However, the crowds are less, making it a good time to enjoy a peaceful vacation in this little town.
Chennai to Pondicherry by car is well connected through NH32 and is very convenient and comfortable drive. Chennai to Pondicherry distance is 166 Km and is 3.2 hours journey. There is another route via East Coast road which is equally distant and goes along Bay of Bengal. Other famous tourist places on this route and nearby are;
New Beach, Kottivakkam
VGP Golden beach
Astha Laxmi Temple
Cholamandalam Artist's village
Muttukadu Boat House
Mahabalipuram - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Madras Crocodile bank trust
You can plan to include them in your itinerary. With CabBazar, you can customize the itinerary as per your choice and enjoy the trip to fullest.
Paradise Beach or Plage Paradiso
Arikamedu - ancient Indo-Roman trade center
Auroville City or Universal Town
Being an Aggregator, CabBazar provides you enormous car options for your Chennai to Pondicherry taxi booking. You can mention your specific preference, if any, while raising a taxi booking request. Our partnered taxi services providers have various cars available with them for Chennai to Pondicherry taxi service. At high level, we classify taxi in below four categories :
Hatchback (WagonR, Liva, Santro, Ritz etc) – 4 Passengers – Budget Taxi
Sedan (Swift Dzire, Indigo, Etios, Xcent etc) – 4 Passengers – Comfortable small family taxi
SUV (Innova, Scorpio, Ertiga, Eeco etc) – 6/7 Passengers – Comfortable large group taxi
Tempo-Traveler – 9 to 26 Passengers – Big size taxi
CabBazar is committed to keep the pricing as simple and clear as possible. So, we provide one price for your Chennai to Pondicherry taxi which covers a specified maximum kilometer and maximum days. So, you know upfront how much taxi is going to cost you and plan your budget well.
The prices are dynamic and transparent and give a win-win deal for both you and our partnered taxi services providers. You can choose car as per your preference.