Pondicherry, a union territory on the coast of Tamil Nadu in south India, is a tempting spot to spend lavishly on a hotel. If you have some money to splurge, then you can stay at a delightful beachfront resort. On the other hand, there are a lot of eco-friendly little lodgings and guesthouses in the stunning French Quarter, which outskirts the Promenade. Pondicherry is home to various regal estates, which have been reestablished and transformed into enchanting heritage hotels. These boutique lodgings offer an awesome chance to get a first hand feel of Pondicherry’s colonial past. Shall we?
Pondicherry is the favourite destination of the inhabitants of Chennai, who despite having a plethora of beaches in their own city, rush to this French Riviera to get that change of environment as well as to soak in the authentic French vibe. The Chennai to Pondicherry taxi takes a max of 3 hours to reach its destination, making it easier for the Chennaiites to commute frequently to this uber chic, and serene place. Here are some of the most happening and scenic lodgings in Pondicherry which definitely will guarantee a mesmerizing sojourn.
1. Dune Ecovillage & Spa
This eco-friendly beach property lies at a distance of 14 kilometers, south of Pondicherry. Sprawling across 35 acres of land, the 55 bungalows at this estate have their own private garden or porch. The in-house eatery serves fusion cuisine made with locally grown organic fruits and vegetables, while the Seafood Cafe offers fresh fare right on the private beach.
2. La Maison Tamoule
This refurbished Chettiar mansion in the Tamil Quarter is run by the Neemrana group of hotels. Built in customary Tamil architecture style, it has bright athangudi floor tiles, stained glass windows, Chettinad plaster, vintage telephones, a thousand pillars and a wooden staircase. The Salle A Manger restaurant found within the hotel’s premises, offers Indian and Franco-Tamil Creole cuisine.
3. The Windflower Resort and Spa
The uber lavish Windflower Resort is located around 20 minutes away from Pondicherry, between the peaceful backwaters and the sea at Little Veerampattinam village. It’s ideal for the individuals who are searching for a serene beach getaway. The resort has 51 rooms and manors. There’s a swimming pool, and spa that offer awesome reviving massages and body treatments.
4. The Promenade
Sitting calmly in the centre of Pondicherry’s promenade, this sea facing hotel has an ideal location and powerful views of the sea. There’s an open air pool, two eateries and a very much loaded bar in the hotel. The rooftop restaurant – Lighthouse, offers barbecues and fish, with fantastic vistas of the promenade and the Bay of Bengal. In-room reflexology and massages are additionally accessible here.
5. Le Pondy
If you go a bit further toward the south of The Windflower, you will reach Le Pondy, which is a modern resort with the backwaters on one side and private beach access. The property is spread across more than 14 acres of land and has 70 rooms including eight presidential pool manors, eight extravagance pool estates, 12 ocean view rooms and 42 lake view rooms.
The aforementioned lodging are the most sought after and the most highlighted in any Pondicherry Travel Guide you pick up. A stay in these lavish properties will not only pamper your senses, but also would pull you back to this beautiful city, time and again! Have a lovely stay.