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.
We recommand participants coming by bus to take the ECR buses and to get down at the stop at the front of Pondicherry University.
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.
On the Pondicherry University Campus
A bus shuttle will be offered at fixed times in the morning and evening between the guesthouses and the UMISARC.
Pondicherry University Guesthouse 1
Pondicherry University Guesthouse 2