Best Places for Backpackers in Pondicherry, India.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Pondicherry, India.

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Top 9 hostels in Pondicherry, India.

These are the 9 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Pondicherry, India.

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Loka House Auroville

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Loka House Auroville

Loka House is an intimate, co-living space in Auroville. There are dorms & private rooms so you can choose whatever best fits your needs and your budget. The spirit of Loka House is young and vibrant – a place to feel at home, meet fellow travelers, relax, make friends, and absorb the Auroville vibe...
Loka House Auroville is a hostel in Pondicherry. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Micasa Hostels Pondicherry

94 /100

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Micasa Hostels Pondicherry

Micasa is an exclusive premium hostel, where hosting meets traveling. The property at Pondicherry is located at the heart of the city, with 10 rooms, 4 common spaces, 2 kitchens, in-house laundry, home theatre, fun activities and a lot more. Welcome to the backpackers paradise. It is truly one of...
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Gurukulam Hostel

92 /100

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Gurukulam Hostel

'Gurukulam' Means home of a teacher and Gurukulam Hostel is an Art Theme hostel located in ' City Peaceful '. We are preparing a space for backpackers to teach ,learn and collaborate with their ideas and knowledge. Our teams are here to help you to discover our city in different ways. We can h...
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Blue Lotus

90 /100

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Blue Lotus

Blue Lotus is a hostel where you can have a relaxing time, feeling home, with the singing of birds in the morning, the breeze from the nearby beach caressing your face, and the shade of the trees protecting you from the sunshine. A place where attending one of our daily Yoga classes, or one of our v...
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Hotel Coramandal Pondicherry

86 /100

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Hotel Coramandal Pondicherry

Hotel Coramandal heritage is a tyoical Tamil Brahmin house which is 150 years old heritage building furnished with grand rose wood pillars and wooden furnitures of colonial style. the walls at the living hall were decorated with antique paintings and mordern art with a mixed style of Indo-Europe...
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Natura

82 /100

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Natura

Community Hostel, a community space in middle of the city Community Hostel - a community accommodation offered by Natura, for very limited people with a purpose of cultural exchange, meet locals and travelers, teach kids etc. Be ready for a city trail with a new friend you meet at the hostel....
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Valentine Hostel

80 /100

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Valentine Hostel

Hi Guests I am Senthil, from Pondicherry and I have a lot of interest in hosting you all and I already have a guesthouse called Villa Olivia Bed and Breakfast and I recently started this Hostel called Valentine Hostel to look after the many Backpackers offering them an affordable place to stay whi...
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Droid Hostel

71 /100

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Droid Hostel

Droid Hostel is a travellers/backpackers hostel in walking distance (600 m) from Pondicherry Bus stand. Apart from clean dorm rooms/beds, toilets, We also have a lot of common space to socialize with other travellers, we have TT, board and card games to play with other guests, projector setup to...
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Time Travellers Hostel (House By The Sea)

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Time Travellers Hostel (House By The Sea)

Time Travellers Community Hostel in Pondicherry for solo Traveller's is more than a Hostel , it gives you an experience of Time Travelling. Where we experience living in a new Time Zone altogether. Land of Art , let's explore our different perspectives and create beauty. We take you back t...
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Reflect at the Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry

Would you like to to try a natural approach to your current ailment? Whether it’s high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, depression, addiction or any other health issue – the folks at Jindal believe they have a natural remedy to cure you. Not to be confused with a weight loss institution, only applicants with diagnosed medical issues apply. Starting from a 10 day stay, your package includes a whole day of activities. You start your mornings at 5am, for a few yoga sessions, then on to spa and Ayurvedic treatments, followed by more yoga. In between, you will be treated to delicious vegan goodies grown fresh from their organic garden. A lovely escape from the city, the branch in Bangalore overlooks a scenic lake – which offers quiet the view in the morning as you stretch into your yoga poses. This is where your body, mind and soul comes to connect. Reflect at the Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry A demure hued building in the French Quarter of Pondicherry, holds a green sanctuary which was once the residence of one of the most respected gurus of India’s time – Sri Aurobindo. Now its where his tomb resides, this is a place of worship where devotees sit and observe silence. Sri Aurobindo was a spiritual guru during the British rule and was ahead of his times with his philosophical teachings and beliefs. Together with his entrusted companion, a French lady named Mirra Alfassa who devotees call with equal affection  – The Mother, they created a movement of spiritual awareness and realisation that is still followed to this day. In fact, the Mother’s tomb is right beside Sri Aurobindo’s tomb. Ashram devotees can expect a simple life, where they can stay in buildings around the area, and attend the daily rituals, be part of cultural events and find out more about Sri Aurobindo’s teachings. This ashram, does not run a strict schedule which leaves space for you to explore Pondicherry – a town that is a beauty of contrasts.

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A weekend getaway to the unassuming & unpretentious, Pondicherry!

After we tied the knot in early 2015, my wife and I didn’t have the luxury of too many days off from work, which shelved any plans for a long holiday for some time. Given we had a fairly low-key wedding ceremony compared to the customary grand Indian weddings, I had to make up for it with a couple of getaways in the next few months. A week after our wedding, I decided to surprise my wife with a short three-day weekend trip. A few hours’ drive from one of India’s metropolis Chennai, is the union territory of Puducherry. Known as “Pondicherry” until the year 2006, when it was rechristened to “Puducherry”, the coastal colony is also fondly referred to as “Pondy” by most locals and travelers alike.

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KickStart the excitement !

Me and my girlgang from school were on a hunt for places to visit for a weekend getaway. As it was our first trip , we chose Pondicherry, India, to be our abode for 2 days and one night. We started from Bangalore on friday night by SRS travels sleeper bus around 10PM. We reached Pondicherry around 6AM on Saturday morning. It was a quick journey and we were very excited to explore what the city had in store for us!

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Pondicherry: The French Colony of India

Pondicherry: The French Colony of India I always wanted to visit Pondicherry since a long time. But due to hectic schedules at work, I was not able to plan my trip. However, one day I was talking with my friend who studies in Chennai about going to Pondicherry together and I was so excited that the very next day I sent an application for one week leave to my boss. I got the leave approved and I booked my tickets to Chennai.  So, here begins my trip to Pondicherry. Finally!!

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