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Great For Morning Jogs and Evening Strolls

Although you can't get to the Arabian Sea because of the black rock tsunami barriers, strolling... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2013
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good to see

I liked the beach close to Dune more than this one as It hardly has got any place to get down and... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2013
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

Promenade per se was good to walk thru, the big let down was the amount of littering. Corporation of Pondy and us visitiors as well have to do better by not littering and cleaning up by corp.

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Reviewed 26 April 2013

This is a popular sea-side promenade, which is closed to vehicular traffic in the evenings. Park your two-wheeler on any side-street, and walk down the length of the promenade. Always crowded in the evenings, especially towards the Dupleix Statue side. You can't go down to...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2013

Although you can't get to the Arabian Sea because of the black rock tsunami barriers, strolling along the Goubert Avenue Promenade early in the morning or during the evening is almost as good. The broad avenue is closed to vehicular traffic at night (after 6:30...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2013

I liked the beach close to Dune more than this one as It hardly has got any place to get down and get closer to the sea.

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Reviewed 24 April 2013

The promenade in Pondy is beautiful at all times of the day. Went for an early morning walk and loved it. Of course, it is interesting to see how many people are out there walking! It is surprisingly clean and the city deserves credit for...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2013

The cool breeze, the lovely view and the serene atmosphere describe this place, the Sea Side Promenade..Avoid visiting the place on Weekends , too crowded

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Reviewed 16 April 2013

Promenade beach is a very nice place if you just want to sit peacefully on the shore. Unlike other beaches, you cant can't enter the sea, as it's filled with stones. View is awesome and some good cafes nearby makes it a good hangout place.

Thank srekha
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Loved the sea breeze and the carnival atmosphere. There were people walking and having fun without invading each others' privacy.

Thank SureshWilliams
Reviewed 14 April 2013

The beach suffered in the cyclone and huge beach erosion groins (groits?) were put along it. There is no swmimming possible, nor any way to get to the waters edge. The beach itself is also very dirty, used as a rubbish tip by the stalls...More

Thank catherine014
Reviewed 8 April 2013

This is a great place to take a walk - there are stalls and sellers of everything you could want - or not want! Take some bottled water as it is hot,hot hot but there are lots things to see - the old British Ice...More

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Response from GowriShankarMani | Reviewed this property |
Hi...You can visit pondy and do the site seeing on the same day but if you want to spend more time on each visiting point then you won't be covering all the spots. Plan accordingly.
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Response from Krupabn | Reviewed this property |
Evening in paradise beach and sunrise in promenade would be ideal...
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Response from Dipak1958 | Reviewed this property |
June would be very humid and probably rainy. There are many budget accommodations / home stays available, as can be searched on Tripadvisor also. Early booking will help you get good price. It would be a good idea to try and... More