Pondicherry, rechristened as Puducherry, is a Union Territory of India which lies on the Bay of Bengal. It has a lot of French influence which is clearly reflected in the basic layout of the town, surrounded by blossoming bougainvilleas, crumbling cathedrals on leafy boulevards and a line-up of colonial buildings that date back to the 18th century. Dominated by a cosmopolitan crowd, hotels in Pondicherry showcase their inherent French connection and even promise hospitality and services matching its magnitude.
Pondicherry, also known as ‘The French Riviera of the East’, is surrounded by stunning beaches, beautiful French architectural buildings and tantalizing French cuisines as well. The main attraction of this place is the famous Shri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville which spreads human unity irrespective of caste, creed, nationality or sex, Arikamedu which is situated at the estuary of a river and Arikamedu which is an architectural site. The Pondicherry beach is quite famous with the localities as well as the tourists who visit this beautiful township. It is a long promenade beach with many landmarks and statues of eminent people, a huge lighthouse and a war memorial as well. It is just a perfect destination to spend a scintillating evening. Among its most appreciated public places is Pondicherry’s Bharati Park, spread over a vast area with lush green trees all around the vicinity. Among religious sites, one of its very old and beautiful temples is Sri Gokilambal Thirukameshwara Mandir which is at a distance of 10 km from the main town. The Botanical Garden in Pondicherry is also a well renowned tourist attraction and a delight for nature lovers.
Among finest budget hotels in Pondicherry, Hotel Devi’s Grand is one of the best Pondicherry hotels. It is right at the center of the town, at a distance of 2 km from the railway station and close to the main shopping center. Apart from offering all modern amenities to its guests, the hotel even has a cocktail lounge and a Chettinad specialty restaurant. The room tariffs are extremely affordable, Rs. 1,250 only. This hotel has been recommended by 100% of its guests.
Among good hotels in Pondicherry, Hotel Ajantha Sea View offers a perfect and smart urban retreat for the business or leisure travelers. It is located at a distance of 4 km from the railway station. It is classified as a business class hotel, well done-up with all modern facilities at your fingertips. It provides excellent complimentary buffet breakfast which is included in its room tariffs of Rs. 3,500 per night. Guests who have stayed here say, ‘the hotel offers amazing experience, will revisit’.
Another good option among budget hotels in Pondicherry is Hotel Coramandel. It is situated in the heart of the city having a close proximity to the cathedral in the mission street. The hotel provides the best of services and neatly and elegantly decorated rooms which make for a comfortable stay. Recommended by 100% of its travelers, the hotel charges Rs. 900 for every night.