Pondicherry is also formerly known as Puducherry. Local residents call it ‘Pondy’ affectionately. Situated on Coromandel Coast, Pondy is accessible through road, plane and rail. With rich past, this teeny Indian Territory attracts European crowd with its Franco-Pondicherry culture and architecture.
Pondicherry houses its own private airport connected with other major cities of the country. Pondicherry Airport was built recently in 2013 at Lawspet. Pondy is connected to Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pondicherry, Goa, Indore, Ahmadabad, Kochi, Jaipur, Bangalore, Delhi, Guwahati and many more. The nearest international Airport is Chennai and Bangalore which are connected with other gulf countries and foreign countries.
Pondicherry has its own Railway station connected with other major cities.
Pondicherry is approachable from Chennai Bus stand. There are frequent buses running from the Chennai for Pondicherry. It takes 3 to 4hrs to reach Pondicherry from Chennai. There are also bus services from Thanjur, Trichy, Chidabaram and Coimbatore.