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Where is Puducherry?

Unplanned travel can be fun, but before you ditch that map and toss away your travel guide, let us tell you some things about Puducherry. Roughly 227,400 people call this incredible vacation destination in India their home. Why not pull the car over and meet some of them? If you're lucky, they might just give you a bit of advice about the best things to see and do while you're here.

How can I get a cheap car rental in Puducherry?

Here are our recommendations on how to hit the road with some extra cash in your wallet:

  • Use our handy filter feature to steer you toward the cheapest car deals around — then compare the prices;
  • Set an email Price Drop Alert for your upcoming vacation destination. You never know what fantastic bargains will whiz into your inbox;
  • Research is the key to bagging the best rental deals in town, so be sure to take a look at both airport and non-airport pickup and drop-off outlets before you pay for your ride;
  • If you're not bothered about which day of the week you pick up the keys to your car and your travel plans are flexible, play around with days and dates to find the best prices;
  • Nobody likes being charged a late fee. Avoid having to pay for another full day by ensuring your pickup and drop-off times are similar;
  • If you're hoping to keep some extra cash in your pocket, pay as soon as you book and zoom off with some of the thriftiest rates around;
  • Don't let the deal you want slip through your fingers. Book now and lock in your dream ride.

What is the most popular rental car category in Puducherry?

Don't restrict your adventures to those big cities. Puducherry has some amazing scenery, such as forests, lakes, and beaches. A set of wheels like a convertible will help you travel around them in style. These vehicles are ideal for those who'd prefer to appreciate the views with the top down. Who doesn't adore the feeling of the wind through their hair?

Should I get a luxury rental car in Puducherry?

For some, owning a high-end vehicle is the stuff of fairy tales. But renting the car of your dreams is easier than you think! Imagine the feeling of tearing down the open road in a fancy sports car, even if it's just for a short while. Or perhaps all you want is a dependable set of wheels to get you quickly from A to B. Extravagant or economical? Whatever you decide, one thing's for sure — there's a rental car to suit your style in Puducherry.

What do I need to know about driving in India?

There's no better way to discover the delights of Puducherry than from the comfort and convenience of your own rental car. But before you switch on the engine and scoot off, it's worth getting up to speed with some of the road rules. Here are a few handy tips to help make your trip as safe and easy as possible:

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

Drivers stay on the left-hand side of the road in Puducherry. If you plan to rent a ride here, be aware that the driver's seat will be on the right. It may take a little getting used to!

Are there speed limits in Puducherry?

Speed limits typically range from 40 km/h to 120 km/h in Puducherry and there are penalties for exceeding the limit. Residential streets usually have a maximum speed of 40 km/h, unless signed otherwise.

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

Normally, your chosen rental car company will bill the fined amount to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact details with local law enforcement agencies so they can issue a fine directly to you.

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

It's illegal to use your cell phone while driving in Puducherry, and you could even receive a fine for just handling a phone if you're in control of a vehicle. However, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as you keep your attention on the road.

What are the rules around drink driving in Puducherry?

While driving in Puducherry, it's against the law to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.03%. Thinking of having a couple of glasses of wine over lunch or dinner? Consider booking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Puducherry?

Traffic laws in Puducherry allow drivers at a red light to turn into the direction of traffic nearest to them without having to wait for a green signal. Before turning, the vehicle must come to a total stop and the driver must ensure the lane is clear before proceeding.

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