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Seaside Promenade

Pondicherry, India
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Ranked #4 of 24 attractions in Pondicherry
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Pondicherry, India
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71 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Though the beach has disappeared, measures have been taken for the people to take a walk along the sea. Early in the morning or very late at night would be ideal. It can get very crowded in the evenings, and especially during the weekends. Some vendors can be annoying, but just say no firmly and this should do the trick.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Had good experience calm walk with my wife Pondy government has to take much care not to litter the place, some cleanliness is very much required, and some security too for family and couples, Locals comment and you can find drunk people on weekends so you may feel disturbed for some time, but if you are a nature lover you... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Visit the place after 5 PM, this place is flocked with public. You cannot touch the sand but can see the gigantic wave and hear their sounds which i feel is a treat for both eyes and ears. The full road is blocked of traffic from 6 PM, so you can walk around forgetting traffic. Roadside eateries mushroom in the... More

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Bangalore, India
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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This promenade is unique becuase it has many hostoric places infront of it. This is one of the major attractions in Pondi where one can take morning/evening walk. It also offers variety of restaurants. The only problem is a stretch near Mahatma Gandhi statue which has lot of vendors who sell food items and that causes lot of littering around.... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

After reading reviews on this we were very disappointed in this area. Quite dirty with lots of of old carts selling junk and lots of beggars. Not worth the effort to see.

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Pondicherry, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The beauty of this 1.5 km seaside stretch can be enjoyed from 5.30 Am (just before sunrise) to 7 am. I usually go for morning walk here and enjoy the breeze, sight of the small fishing boats near the shore & old french buildings, clean pavement (It is usually clean in the mornings) and the wonderful sunrise. And the fun... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is the beach in the heart of pondi. Walk thorough in the night with cool breeze and you can spent hours.

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was a most enjoyable experience! There are many restaurants and stalls along the way. Also: Do not miss the ice-cream!

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Its a km or so long road along the sea. You can sit on the rocks by the road and enjoy the waves splashing against the shore. The stretch looks lovely at night and the best part is that no thoroughfare is allowed this stretch between 7:00pm and 6:00am the next day. There are a few restaurants along the stretch... More

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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It was a beautiful and scenic long walk along the promenade. In the evening the traffic is not allowed on the road near the promenade, which makes the walk even more delightful. It was peaceful, pretty and fun to spend an evening there. Highly recommend it as something to do in Pondi.

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