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  • Address: Beach Rd, Mandapathur, Puducherry 609307, India
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Waterfront, View Point, Walking Area, Monument, Statue, War Memorial, Cafe, Family And Kids, Street Food

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.

  • Mandapathur (Bus Stop)

  • Seagulls Restaurant
  • Café Flunch
  • Muthupilla’s Bakery 

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  • Promenade Address: Beach Rd, Mandapathur, Puducherry 609307, India
  • Promenade Timing: 24-hrs
  • Promenade Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Promenade: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Puducherry include Promenade in their plan

  • 33.52% of people start their Promenade visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Promenade

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

78.3% of people prefer walking in order to reach Promenade

People normally club together Bharathi Park and Rock Beach while planning their visit to Promenade.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • We went to the rooftop restaurant which served continental and drinks. The price was on the higher side, which was expected. The ambience was quite good. It offered a sea view which added to it's ambience. 5/5 for ambience The food was average. It wasn't bad either. 3/5 for food Service was good. 5/5 for that. If I ever decide to visit there again, I'll have to think twice because of the food.

  • A nice beach view luxury hotel. There are facilities like spa, swimming pool and a bar. The food in particular is very tasty and varies from french cuisine to Indian and continental. The rooms are little small and the pool is also a little too small for accommodating a larger crowd.buffet breakfast is served complementary for the in-house guests.

  • It has the best location. Food is good. Ambiance is business hotel, lacks the french Aesthetics. We didn't get sea view so if you aren't getting the sea view thier sister concern hotel Les duplex is better to stay. We got a great deal on make my trip, stay here only if you are on a work trip. Definitely Visit their Rooftop restaurant and their story teller bar.

  • Visited the restaurant. Food was really good, especially the continental choices. Nice cocktails and drinks options. It's on the higher budget sector. Service was good except for a minor confusion regarding our offer.

  • It is located just next to rock beach, white town and one of the best hotel in the area, pub on the other hand was underground and it is inside a close room perhaps to avoid loud sound on the beach. Anyone who is claustrophobic should not visit it. Music and sound was decent and good but it is just a one time visit place, perhaps there is an x-factor missing.

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