Puducherry Tourism

Visit Puducherry - Best of Puducherry

Situated on the Coromandel Coast, about 160 km south of Chennai, is Pondicherry. Ruled by the French for 300 years, and today, stands as living monument of French culture in India. In September 2006, Pondicherry changed its name to Puducherry, meaning new village. Designed on the French grid pattern, it features neat sectors and straight streets. Several French cultural institutes still stand in Pondicherry.

Facts and Stats for Puducherry*

  • Pollution Statistics in Puducherry

    Know the pollution level of Puducherry before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Water Pollution 51.79 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 32.14 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 51.47 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 51.92 (Moderate)
  • Puducherry: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Puducherry for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Puducherry.

    • Burglary and Theft 55 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 65 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 80 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 35 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35 (Low)
    • Attacks 60 (High)
    • Drug offense 65 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 35 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 55 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 40 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 60 (High)
  • Living in Puducherry - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 45.31 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 64.21 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 24.14 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 76.16 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.28 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 57.45 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Puducherry

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Puducherry

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.79 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.58 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 46.55 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 30.26 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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