Distance from Chennai to Pondicherry
Driving Directions available from Chennai to PondicherryDistance: 160 kms.
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Driving Directions available from Pondicherry to ChennaiDistance: 160 kms. | Approx. Time: 3 Hrs.
START at Pondicherry
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Reach Pondicherry by busThe most easiest way to reach Pondicherry is by bus only. Even some other modes of transport also available to reach Pondicherry. By train or by air is not a convenient one. And,it's also not easy for a new tourist to reach pondicherry other than Bus or road.
Nearest busy airport is Chennai Anna ineternational airport,Meenampakkam. After landing in chennai airport you can reach pondicherry by road within 2 hours & 30 min. If you select any other mode of transport definitly it should be waste of time and money.
Reach Pondicherry by NH-45
The other route that can be taken to reach Pondy is through the National Highway 45 (NH - 45) famously called as the Grand Southern Trunk GST Road. The advantage of taking this route is that the traffic is clearly divided into two sections . We have to take a diversion from NH-45 in Tindivanam to reach pondicherry.
Taking this route will also take you about two and a half to three hours to reach Pondy. This route passes through Tambaram, Chengelpet, Madhurantakam, Melmaruvathoor, Tindivanam, etc before reaching Pondicherry. Both the major roads from Chennai are toll roads.
Reach Pondicherry by ECR
From chennai, we can reach pondicherry by two roads either by national highway 45 or by East Coast Road. But moving through ECR really makes you remind the trip forever.
East Coast Road(ECR) if most scenic road to reach pondicherry, it runs on the cost of Bay of Bengal. If your starting from Chennai, first junction you need to reach is thiruvanmiyur and take the ECR road from there. This Road is four lane till “ECR – Solinganallur” junction.
This Road is packed with most of the chennai’s entertainments parks, resorts, open air theaters. Few to name VGP, MGM, Mayajal, TTDC Boat house at Muttukadu, Kovalam Beach, Beach Resorts, many more restaurants.
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