- Address: Beach Rd, Mandapathur, Puducherry 609307, India
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Waterfront, View Point, Walking Area, Monument, Statue, War Memorial, Cafe, Family And Kids, Street Food
About Promenade, Puducherry
If you are going to Pondicherry some one or the other is bound to recommend you to go to “Beach road” and may be some of you might have been disappointed by the fact that there is no beach on beach road. Fair warning, there really isn’t a sand beach on beach road. But what there is, is the promenade and it is more than worth a visit.
The lovely area is perfect for a quiet evening with friends or family watching the sea ripple with waves or observing a ship sailing at a distance. The triangular rocks form dainty barriers for the crashing water and the place is quiet lovely and tranquil. You can even walk around or exercise on the cement path. Tiny huts provide refuge from the sun. Speaking of the sun, while you can’t see the sun set, be sure to watch the Sunrise at this memorable spot. The war memorial, the Joan of Arc Statue and the Mahatma Gandhi statue are interesting things to see on the 1.5 km stretch of land.
You can eat at the café on the shore or sample the delicious street food on offer in the evenings. Toy vendors and candy floss make it perfect for kids as well. This is the kind of place that will be a favorite haunt throughout the trip to Pondicherry, and no matter how many places you see, you are always sure to come back to this Promenade.
- Although there is no closing time, by 12 am you will be asked to leave and the laws keep changing.
How To reach Promenade by Public Transport
- Mandapathur (Bus Stop)
Restaurants Near Promenade
- Seagulls Restaurant
- Café Flunch
- Muthupilla’s Bakery
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Things to Know Before Visiting Promenade
95% of people who visit Puducherry include Promenade in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
24.39% of people start their Promenade visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Promenade
64.24% of people prefer walking in order to reach Promenade
Promenade, Puducherry Reviews
Beautiful Hotel very well located at sea front. Room is comfortable and nicely decorated. Staff is very friendly. Breakfast comprise a good range of Indian and continental options. Swimming Pool not big but beautifully set up and very relaxing. The roof top restaurant is amazing with good sea view. Disco Bar also available for a good Saturday evening outing. Overall a good experience in this boutique hotel and strongly suggested.
I was last in Pondicherry in 2007. I had stayed elsewhere but visited the Promenade hotel and been suitably impressed. Memory has a way of extrapolating nostalgia. My next visit in 2018 and the Promenade was reserved. What a let down, though. The place possibly runs only due to its history and possibly the pub. The rooms are small, the linen had aged, the safe looked antique (not in a good way), the place really lacked upkeep. Time seemed to have passed it by. There are a lot of options now and the only thing going for this place is the location but at the rate it charges, please do find something better.
Great location and very friendly staff. Had a wonderful stay over there. Food and drinks were also superb.
I stayed here for a weekend with my friends and it was an amazing experience. Beach facing rooms have beautiful view. The staff is efficient, scrumptious food, overall hospitality at its best.
Ideal for sipping cocktails and enjoying live performances during weekends. It is located by the sea. So you can take a walk on the beach. Little pricey. But worth the ambience and experience.