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Accommodations and Restaurants in Pondicherry

By Kash Pals @wizmagic1

Accommodations to choose from colonial bungalows to small French boutique villas, resorts in Pondicherry are a travellers delight.

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Accord Puducherry IC: Booking.com

Accord Puducherry is 5.6 km from Pondicherry Train Station. Chennai International Airport is 159.3 km away.

A selection of Indian, European and Chinese dishes are served in the 24-hour Season Cafe. Zodiac Bar offers a selection of drinks. Legumes - Celebrating Vegetarianism is a concept restaurant that exclusively serves vegetarian delights.

Treebo South Avenue Pondicherry
Accommodations and restaurants in Pondicherry
Accommodations and restaurants in Pondicherry

Treebo South Avenue Pondicherry IC: Booking.com

Offering a restaurant that serves Indian and International vegetarian cuisine, Treebo South Avenue is located in Pondicherry, just opposite Pondicherry Railway Station

The French Villa Rèsidence

Located in Pondicherry, near Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Botanical Garden, The French Villa Rèsidence has a terrace. The nearest airport is Pondicherry Airport, 5.6 km from the property.

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The F rench villa is a heritage property set in Pondicherry, 0.7 mi from Sri Aurobindo Ashram and 701 m from Bharathi Park.

The Windflower Resorts and Spa Pondicherry

Accommodations and restaurants in Pondicherry
Accommodations and restaurants in Pondicherry
The Windflower Resorts and Spa Pondicherry IC:Booking.com

In the middle of lush natural surroundings, The Windflower Resort & Spa is in Pondicherry. It features an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant and standalone villas that overlook the garden.

Located 3117 feet from Pondicherry Beach, Hotel Atithi features 2 dining options and rooms with modern décor.
Free WiFi and parking are provided.

Le Chateau

Accommodations and restaurants in Pondicherry
Accommodations and restaurants in Pondicherry
Hotel Le Chateau, Pondicherry

Located in the French Colony of Pondicherry, Le Chateau offers a restaurant. This self-catering accommodation features free WiFi.

The property feature 2 dining options that serves Indian and international delights.

White Town is a great choice for travellers interested in history, architecture and ambience .

Mell Ville is a self-catering accommodation located within 0.6 mi from the popular attractions like the Gandhi Beach, Aurobindo Ashram and the Ganesh Temple. Auroville is 3.7 mi away.

Palais De Mahe - CGH Earth

Accommodations and restaurants in Pondicherry
Accommodations and restaurants in Pondicherry
Hotel Palais De Mahe - CGH Earth, Pondi

Offering an outdoor swimming pool and a massage parlor, Palais De Mahe is located in Pondicherry. Free Wi-Fi access is available.

Mahe De Malabar serves a selection of Indian and Continental cuisines. Mahe Café is a coffee shop that serves piping hot refreshing beverages. Room service is available.

List of restaurants as a tourist in Pondicherry

Terrace Grill @ Hotel Atithi (Grill) - Go for their dinner buffet - it's worth every rupee. The view on the roof top is also amazing. They have liquor too.

Hotel Sri Kamatchi (South Indian Non-Veg) - If you want to taste a different kind of Biryani than what you are used to, then try their Biryani. Some might find it to be a little on the spicier side though. You can also try Karandi Omelette, Kamatchi Chicken & Fish Kamatchi.

Villa Shanti (Multi Cuisine - Continental) - The ambiance of this place is stunning more than its food. Try their Ravioli & Stuffed Chicken Breast.

The Smoothie Bar (Desserts & Continental) - Great ambiance and amazing food & drinks. Must try: Coconut, Nutty Affair & Lean Machine Smoothie. Sorbet Ice-creams made with real fruits and their Continental Set Meal & Chicken Burger.

Zuka (Chocolates) - Try their Chocolate Pakodas, Hot Chocolate & Red Velvet Cakes. Most of their Cakes are delicious, their truffles aren't great though.

Paris Restaurant (Vietnamese) - If you want a fine dining atmosphere, this is not the place to go. There are just two dishes (and only two) which you should try here: Chicken Noodles Soup & Chaiyo.

Italize (Italian) - 4 Cheese & Sausage Baked Pasta & Lasagna

Eat my Cake (Pastries) - Try their Cakes & Cheese Platter

Now for the Over Hyped / Places to avoid:

Cafe Xtasi - This is one of the most overhyped places in Pondicherry. You will see people flocking this place and the pizzas used to be good but now their quality, service and ambience sucks big time. There are better places to have pizzas in Pondicherry like New Farm Fresh.

GMT (Gelateria Montecatini Terme) - If you have ever tasted a real Italian Gelato or Sorbet you will know why after you try this place. Their Gelatos are fluffy and use low-quality ingredients.

Barbeque Nation - Don't go by the brand name, this outlet has a cut-down menuMulti- Cuisineand their quality is terrible.

Baker Street - Though some of their dishes taste good, the value for money is near to zero. Most of the dishes are precooked and they just reheat them and serve. They, however, have some unique chocolates and bread.

Cream Affair - Don't get carried away by the photos of their desserts. Except for the fact that their bubble waffles are shaped different there is nothing worth speaking about. Their ambience is good though.

The Pasta Bar Vento - The ambience of this place is nice, but the food is a big let-down since some of their items are precooked. Not the place to go have good pasta.

Cafe des Arts - Except for the nice-looking yellow walls which will look great on Instagram, there is nothing great about this place. Their food is overpriced and tastes bad. Don't even get started on service.

There are a lot of more good restaurants, I will try and add more places and dishes as time permits.

Have you been to Pondicherry and to more good restaurants, please do share in the comments section?


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