Best way to travel from Tirupati to Pondicherry
The distance between Tirupati and Pondicherry, is almost 230 km. It takes more than three and half hours, to reach Pondicherry from Tirupati. There are trains available between these two places, but they run only run on Wednesdays and take a long time to reach. The best way to reach Pondicherry from Tirupati, is by car. One just needs to get on NH 205 and take a right for SH 106, upon crossing the Anjaneya temple. Again, take a left for SH 58 and following it, will take you to SH 116. Driving for about 35 km along the road, will lead you to SH 5. Moving on for another 38 km on SH 5, will take you to NH66. After a hourís drive on NH 66, you will reach Pondicherry.
Transport options from Tirupati to Pondicherry
Tirupati to Pondicherry By Car: Hire a cab or take a car from Tirupati to Pondicherry, which takes around three and a half hours. The cost of cab ranges from INR9 to INR25 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Recommended for families with kids and seniors as well as for group travellers.
Tirupati to Pondicherry By Train: Take a direct train from Tirupati to Pondicherry, which takes around 7 hours. Pondicherry city centre is located at a distance of about 5 km from Pondicherry Railway Station and can be reached by a cab.
Tirupati to Pondicherry By Bus: Take a bus from Tirupati to Pondicherry, which takes around 4 hours. Pondicherry bus stand is about 4 km from the Pondicherry city centre. Ideal for backpackers and individual travellers.
Travelling tips to Pondicherry
Great place to spend for a weekend ...
Avoid Pondy during the summer months. It usually gets too hot for comfort. Stick to the French quarter of the town. It is certainly better than the other side, which is nothing but a typical dirty small Indian town. There are lots of excellent eateries, serving mostly Continental fares (to cater to the palates of the foreigners who can be seen swarming are all over the place!!). Check out the many non-descript and hidden beaches along the coastline of Pondy. They will be refreshingly good. Be warned about the locals and foreigners who are peddling drugs/women etc.Read full review ›
The sands, stones and sun of Pondy
You can reach Pondicherry by taking an ECR Volvo(recommended) or any other AC bus from CMBT Bus Terminus at Chennai. Never take up an auto rickshaw wala on his offer unless its for a fixed destination as they will change the cost if you move even a 100 meters away from the initial destination. They are untrustworthy and its better to take buses for travelling in Chennai before reaching Pondicherry. I would advise making an online booking for a hotel reservation before reaching, thereby having a reservation before hand which saves you the trouble of searching for a hotel(this is especially advised during peak seasons and during festival period)Read full review ›
Tirupati to Pondicherry By Train (194 Km)
By Train 194 Km
|Train No.||Train Name||Origin||Dep.||Arr.||Days Of Run|
|12867||Howrah-Puducherry Express||Tirupati Main||01:22||08:50||N||N||N||N||N||N||Y|
|56041||Tirupati-Puducherry Passenger||Tirupati Main||04:25||13:15||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
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Tirupati to Pondicherry By Car/Taxi (194 Km)
|Vehicle||Approx. Fare/Km (Rs)||Approx. Cost (Rs)|
|Tata Indica A/C||11||2134|
|Hyundai Santro A/C||12||2328|
|Chevrolet Tavera A/C||13||2522|
|Mahindra Xylo A/C||13||2522|
|Tata Indigo A/C||14||2716|
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