How to reach

Pondicherry (also known as “Pondy”), is a city and capital of the Puducherry union territory in Southern India.

By road from Chennai

Pondicherry is situated 160 km south of Chennai.  Getting to Pondicherry involves a three to four hour road journey from Chennai.  One can get a bus from CMBT in Koyambedu or from Thiruvanmiyur or Guindy.  You can be sure of a seat only from CMBT in Koyambedu.

By train from Chennai

Pondicherry is connected to Chennai by railways through Villupuram. There are 2 passenger trains running daily to Chennai Egmore Railway station. In addition to this, there is also a daily express train to Chennai Egmore. It is advisable to go by road rather than train to Pondicherry from Chennai as the journey is longer by train.

Pondicherry Bus Stand to Hotel Pleasant Inn (Stay for participants)

You can take a bus or auto from Pondicherry Bus Stand. The hotel is 2.3kms from the Pondicherry Bus stand. If you are boarding a bus please get down at Rangapillai Street Cutting. Please check the map below.

Address of the Hotel:  Pleasant Inn, 33, Ranga Pillai Street, Next to Nilgiri’s Super Market, Pondicherry-605001


Hotel Pleasant Inn to French Institute of Pondicherry where Workshop sessions will be held on 2nd December to 6th December, 2019


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