Promenade, PuducherryCurrently Open
- 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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Promenade, Puducherry Reviews
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.
Highly expensive, good infrastructure and well maintaining service, sea view restaurant avail at open space. Here, you can get French, Italian, Russian, Chinese dishes with proper presentation. Bar(special mix and cocktails avail) facility available. Better place for rich people's and business men meeting. Club dance and live concerts of musical presentation arrangements also done at special occasion(Saturday and Sunday)
Nice glimpse of the sea, even from Non-Sea Facing room that we got. Hotel staff was courteous with prompt and timely service. Location is awesome, right on the beach and near to all local attractions. Food is fine in taste but understandably priced a bit high for the kind of hotel. Thanks to the entire staff (Nelson, Gloria & the entire team)for making it a HAPPY STAY. Recommended.
Location and food is very good, staff is very polite and friendly, it is just infront of rock beach, one can have dinning in sea breeze. Lots of food options, we hangout for 2 consecutive evening here awesome, in basement there is "The Story teller bar" have Orchestra and other programs day wise. Surely you will enjoy the place.
The promenade used to be such an awesome place to go to. But now... it looks so run down. And the service is rather slow. I miss the promenade of yester years ... where the ambiance was more relaxing and the food was good. (Sigh)