Pondicherry- the destination for women travelers on International Women’s Day 8th March 2020

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Location: Pondicherry , India

Destination type : Beach Destination

International Women’s day is celebrated on 8th March every year. Pondicherry is one of the prominent destinations in India which is considered safe for women travelers. It is preferred by solo women travelers also.The destination with French colonial past has been one of the most visited destination in the East coast of India.

History of  International women’s day and Pondicherry

  1. German revolutionary Clara Zetkin proposed at the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference that 8 March be honored as a day annually in memory of working women
  2. The United Nations began celebrating the day in 1975
  3. A marketplace named Poduke or Poduca is recorded as a Roman trading destination from the mid 1st century.
  4. The French East India Company established this city as their headquarters in 1674.
  5. The transfer from French governance to the Indian union took place on 1 November 1954

Activities for women travelers at at Pondicherry on International Women’s Day

  1. Stay at French quarter and explore the city on foot
  2. Go for water sports like Scuba diving
  3. Take a bicycle tour and enjoy sunrise at any of the beaches
  4. Visit Auroville
  5. Shop at mission street or MG road and try out French and local cuisines

How to reach there


Pondicherry airport has flights to Indian destinations like:

  1. Chennai
  2. Bangalore and
  3. Hyderabad

Nearest international airport is Chennai International airport 145 kms away. It has flights to:

  1. Singapore
  2. Paris
  3. Sharjah
  4. Kualalumpur
  5. London


Pondicherry Railway Station is well-connected to various cities across India . It has daily trains to :

  1. Chennai
  2. New Delhi
  3. Bangalore
  4. Kolkata
  5. Mumbai and
  6. Mangalore


October to February is the perfect time for visiting pondicherry.

Season Average temperature
Winter ( October to february) 21°C to 31°C
Summer ( April to June) 23°C to 35°C

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Chennai ( 166kms away)
  2. Gangaikondacholapuram ( 101kms away)
  3. Chidambaram ( 64kms away)
  4. Thiruvannamalai(106kms away)
  5. Mahabalipuram( 96kms)

Some hotels in Pondicherry for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

The Richmond Hotel https://www.theresidency.com/hotel/5/the-richmond-puducherry/

Hotel du Parc http://www.hotelduparc.co.in/

Hotel Le Royal Park http://www.hotelleroyalpark.com/

Hotel Bon Sejourhttp://www.hotelbonsejour.com/

Anandha Inn http://www.anandhainn.com/

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