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What are the major attractions in Pondicherry?

If your trip to Pondicherry is all booked but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, we can give you a few hints and tips.

Stop by Sri Aurobindo Ashram. It's one sight you'll usually find on travelers' must-do lists. Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple and Botanical Gardens are also nearby and worth a pit stop.

What are the best road trip destinations near Pondicherry?

If you're searching for day-trip ideas from Pondicherry, you certainly aren't going to be disappointed! Tiruvannamalai, just 50 miles away, offers some notable attractions that'll keep you busy. Want an excuse to go check it out? Arunachaleshvara Temple and Pachaiamman Temple ought to work nicely. If you need any more persuading, also consider Virupaksha Cave.

Where are the best beaches near Pondicherry?

One good thing about having your own set of wheels while you're in Pondicherry is that you'll be able to explore some of the area's stunning beaches whether it's rainy or sunny. So, grab your sunglasses (or an umbrella) and get ready to set off to one of these great options:

  • Paradise Beach (6 miles away).
  • Silver Beach (16 miles away).

How can I get a cheap car rental in Pondicherry?

Below we've listed all the tricks of the trade to help you keep more money in your wallet:

  • Use our amazing filter feature to point you in the direction of the hottest car deals in town — then compare the prices;
  • Keep checking your inbox for our popular Price Drop Alert. We'll keep you informed about all the hot deals cruising around your location;
  • Check both airport and non-airport pickup and drop-off office locations to be sure you're bagging the best price in town;
  • If you're not bothered about which day of the week you pick up the keys to your car and your plans are flexible, experiment with days and dates to find the best deal;
  • Do what you can to keep the time of your pickup and drop-off the same. If you return your rental car at a later time than you picked it up, you could be charged a whole extra day;
  • Some places reward you big time for prepaying — keep a lookout for these kinds of deals;
  • Make your booking as soon as your dates are finalized. The early bird catches the worm!

What kind of rental car should I get for Pondicherry?

A rental car allows you to get around the top sights easily in Pondicherry. If you're traveling on a shoestring and eager to stretch your budget, a mini or a compact is a terrific choice. These smaller cars are affordable to run and a breeze to park. If you're traveling with the family, a full-size car will give you all the space you need.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Pondicherry?

For some, owning a prestige vehicle may be somewhat out of reach. But renting the car of your dreams can easily be a reality! Imagine tearing down the open road in a high-end sports car, even if it's only for a day or two. Or maybe all you're after is a cheap ride to bring you safely from point A to point B. Affordable or flashy? Whatever you're looking for, there's a rental car to suit you in Pondicherry.

What do I need to know about driving in Villupuram District?

When driving somewhere unfamiliar, you'll want to have a clear understanding of the rules and regulations. Here's what you need to know to navigate your way around Pondicherry safely and soundly:

What side of the road do they drive on in Pondicherry?

Keep on the left side of the road in Pondicherry. If you plan to get a rental car here, take note that the steering wheel will be on the right. It could take a little while to get the hang of!

Is it difficult to park in Pondicherry?

It can be tricky to get a parking space in Pondicherry. Once you get your hands on one, make sure you read the signage carefully. Overstaying the specified time limit or leaving the car where you shouldn't can put a dent in your vacation budget.

Are there speed limits in Pondicherry?

Speed limits vary in and around Pondicherry, but usually range from 40 km/h to 120 km/h. Most residential areas have a maximum speed of 40 km/h unless marked otherwise.

What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Villupuram District?

One of two things will happen. Your car rental company may charge the amount of the fine to your credit card. This is the usual approach. Otherwise, it may provide your contact details to local law enforcement agencies so the fine is sent directly to you.

Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Pondicherry?

As is the case in many places, standard cell phone usage is not allowed while driving in Pondicherry. However, an exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just remember to stay focused on the road.

What are the rules around drink driving in Pondicherry?

The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when operating a vehicle in Pondicherry is 0.03%. If you're planning a big night on the town, leave your rental wheels behind and organize a different way of getting home instead.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Pondicherry?

Yes, you can turn on a red light in Pondicherry. Firstly though, you have to bring the car to a complete stop. Move on only when your way is clear of approaching traffic.

Are seat belts compulsory in Villupuram District?

Although there are a few exceptions, seat belts are compulsory in Villupuram District.

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