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Well maintained area, but sea water is dirty

The road and other constructed areas are maintained well and clean but sea water is dirty. People... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Bengaluru, India
One of the great place to be visiting

Sea and sea and sea is all that you get to see at Puducherry and we were very happy to be around... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Navi Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

Beautiful small stretched promenade with sea on one side & restaurants / hotels on the other side. Must visit

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

The road and other constructed areas are maintained well and clean but sea water is dirty. People have thrown all kind of garbage in sea water.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

all vehicles are banned from this place after 6 p.m so it is a nice place for enjoying the sea breeze and walk on the beach. Children would love the food and activities on the beach. Not much place to enjoy the water, very little...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

For a moment i thought i was in some Mediterranean french town. The buildings and the road were so amazing. You cant park your car in the promenade after 6 pm. so it will be little hectic to park in the adjacent streets.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank divak21
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Nice place for a long stroll evening or early morning stroll. be ready for crowds, but is not too bad, since is it very spacious.. Hope they can improve on the cleanliness, and improve the overall ambience

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Krishna K
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Well kept and the only place in Pondicherry where one can walk without being scared to be knocked over by an auto rickshaw or scooter. It’s wide, clean and decently maintained - can spend hours there watching the waves lapping the shores and listening to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Clean beach u can enjoy yourself with family near by hotels Pondicherry government did good job good

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pandiankkk
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

I literally went to this place 5-6 times during my 4 days stay in Pondicherry. This place has some really nice cafes and 24*7 food outlet. It is so safe to be there even at 3 a.m. It also has some really cool party places...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

Sea and sea and sea is all that you get to see at Puducherry and we were very happy to be around and see it . Various old monuments dot the place and this is one such

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank themayaferns
Reviewed 25 October 2018

nothing really to see, a very ordinbary place , dirty & not properly maintained, a lot could be done to really sprice up and mnake it wirth while for travellers & tourist, but alas, no one seems to be bothered.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Tridip H
31 May 2018|
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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.
11 October 2017|
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Response from Krupabn | Reviewed this property |
Evening in paradise beach and sunrise in promenade would be ideal...
6 April 2017|
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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