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Planning a trip to Pondicherry, Puducherry, India

9th May to 12th May, 2024Budget Friendly Train
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Things to do in Puducherry in May

Day 1 - Thursday 9th, May
morning -

Arrive at Pondicherry by train from Hyderabad. Check-in to the accommodation and relax at Serenity Beach for a lazy morning by the sea.

afternoon -

Enjoy a relaxed seafood lunch at Le Club on the Promenade Beach. Spend some leisure time at Promenade Beach for a refreshing afternoon.

evening -

Stroll along the Rock Beach and visit the iconic Gandhi Statue. Enjoy a casual dinner at Rendezvous Street, sampling local street food and snacks.

Day 2 - Friday 10th, May
morning -

Indulge in a relaxed breakfast at Café des Arts and explore the charming French Quarter with its vibrant streets and colorful buildings.

afternoon -

Visit the Aurobindo Ashram to experience tranquility and peace. Enjoy a vegetarian lunch at Tanto Pizzeria in Auroville.

evening -

Relax and unwind at the Matrimandir, the golden globe of Auroville. Enjoy a peaceful evening at the Auroville Beach and indulge in a seafood dinner at Tanto Seafood Restaurant.

Day 3 - Saturday 11th, May
morning -

Savor a traditional South Indian breakfast at Surguru Restaurant, known for its dosas and filter coffee. Explore the local market at Nehru Street for some shopping and cultural experiences.

afternoon -

Visit the Pondicherry Museum to learn about the history and heritage of the region. Enjoy a leisurely vegetarian lunch at Satsanga Restaurant.

evening -

Relax and unwind at the Botanical Garden, a peaceful oasis in the city. Enjoy a dinner at the popular Rendezvous Restaurant, known for its fusion cuisine.

Day 4 - Sunday 12th, May
morning -

Spend a lazy morning at Paradise Beach, enjoy the serene surroundings and relax by the shimmering waters.

afternoon -

Experience a traditional Tamil thali meal at Sree Akshayam, a local gem known for its flavorsome and affordable thali lunches.

evening -

Take a calm evening walk at Arikamedu, an ancient archaeological site with a serene ambiance. Enjoy a farewell dinner at the Bay of Buddha, savoring delicious Pan-Asian cuisine on a budget.

Day 5 - Monday 13th, May
morning -

Check-out from the accommodation and board the train back to Hyderabad, bringing back memories of a lazy and relaxing getaway in Pondicherry.

Weather in Puducherry in Invalid date
Avg Temp29°C to 38°C
Chance of Rain10%

May in Pondicherry is hot and humid, with average temperatures ranging from min of 29 to max of 38 degrees Celsius. There is a low chance of rain and no chance of snow. Expect mostly sunny days with a moderate UV index. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

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Things to Carry on your trip to Puducherry

Clothing & Apparel

Light, breathable fabrics like cotton or linen -

For hot & humid weather

Comfortable walking shoes -

For exploring the city

Swimsuit -

For beach visits

Cover-up or sarong -

For beach or temple visits

Sunhat -

For sun protection


Reusable water bottle -

To stay hydrated

Sunglasses -

For eye protection

Small backpack or daypack -

For carrying essentials

Camera -

To capture memories

Travel umbrella -

For unexpected rain

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport or ID card -

For identification

Travel documents (tickets, itinerary) -

For travel arrangements

Cash and credit/debit cards -

For expenses

Travel insurance -

For peace of mind

Basic first-aid kit -

For minor emergencies

Good to Have

Insect repellent -

To keep bugs away

Travel towel -

For quick drying after swimming or showering

Local currency -

For small purchases

Hand sanitizer -

For hygiene

Small flashlight -

For navigating in the dark


Smartphone -

For communication and navigation

Power bank -

To keep electronics charged

Travel adapter -

For charging electronics

Headphones -

For music or podcasts

Universal remote -

For controlling hotel room electronics

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash and cards (Visa, Mastercard, Amex) are widely accepted.

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