Puducherry, once known as Pondicherry, sits on the coast of India, along with the Indian Ocean. The territory was under French rule up until 1954, and you will see that influence mixed with traditional Indian culture. The city is a spiritual destination for many who come to worship at the Ashram, so you will see an interesting mix of people, it is where the Old World meets the New Age. One of the many draws to Puducherry is the beaches, here you will find an assortment to choose from, soft sand, rock covered and the beach where the fishermen sail from every morning. If you are looking for art galleries, restaurants, and shopping, head on over to the French Quarter, also known as White Town. While the city center is where you will find the large Sunday market, Indian restaurants, and temples. When planning your visit be sure to check out these top Airbnb vacation rentals in Puducherry to get the most out of your trip.
This small apartment is ideal for couples or travelers on a budget. The studio includes one open room with a bed, seating area and small kitchenette and a private bathroom. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee on the petite terrace with views of the canal. The apartment is centrally located near the beach promenade and you are within walking distance of the best restaurants and bakeries in the French Quarter.
Cosy room in the White Town
Top guest reviewswifi was strong and the room had ac and van bothgood ac and wi-fi charming room easy check in and outthe room is very cozy and had all required amenities like fridge heater air conditioning wifi etcnice cozy room with all the amenitiesthe decor is nice there's ac and a fridge and they provide cutlery and a water heaterthe room was clean there were plenty of spare towels and bed linen if requiredthe room was clean and homelyrooms were neat and clean with simple decoratesthe room was neat clean and well maintainedthe place is immensely clean and thoughtfully decorated
Host:the host was quite helpfulvery helpful host toothe hosts were very friendly and helpfulthe host and his family are friendly accommodating and communicativethe host is very welcoming and can arrange conveniencesRead more reviewsperfect location for travellersits quite near to good restaurants and main bus stationgreat location for a short weekend triptotally place was cute & neatthe place is pretty good location wise
The House of Blue Mangoes was inspired by the book of the same name written by David Davidar. The home is a mix of traditional Tamil architecture with French furnishings. The Isaioli room includes a large, comfortable bed, desk, shelves for storage, and a private, en-suite bathroom. During your stay, you are free to use the other areas of the house including the fully stocked kitchen. Outside you will find a lovely courtyard and garden with seating areas for relaxing and at one end of the house is a small grove of mango saplings that you might enjoy visiting. The house sits on a quiet lane outside the city center, but everything you need is within walking distance, including the beach and Puducherry’s large Sunday market.
The House of Blue Mangoes Room #Isaioli (Ensuite)Puducherry, India
Top guest reviewsthe property also has a nice terrace area and a garden area with tables to sit inthe house had 3 different rooms & had a common kitchen and veranda like areaa cozy little place a treat to the sensesthe room we stayed in was neat and clean and as described in the photosthere are just three rooms in total and the one i stayed in was very cosy and comfortableit was clean and cozyvery clean and comfortable place :)rooms are sparkling clean and comfortablevery clean will definitely recommend to anyonevery clean place in heart of city
Host:the manager gopal is very helpful toothe staff are too polite and helpfulthe other staffs were also friendlythe manager krishna is amazing and very helpfuland prithika is very helpfulRead more reviewsvery good location of the placelocated in the main area and yet away from all the hustle makes it the best locationthe location is absolutely perfectawesome place very near to the bus standvery convenient and great location
This is the ideal vacation rental for anyone who wants to get away from city life and enjoy getting back to nature. The lotus studio is part of a natural retreat located in Bommayapalayam. Your room includes a spacious room with a queen-sized bed, you have ventilation on all four sides, and your own bathroom with an open-to-the-sky shower. Outside you will find a private sitting area in the garden. With this being a nature retreat, do not be surprised if you find squirrels or geckos in your room if you leave the windows open. Breakfast is provided in the price of the rental as well as daily cleaning of your room. The retreat does not have WiFi access but several of the nearby café’s do if you need it.
Lotus Studio in Skandavan's garden, EdayanchavadiAuroville, Tamil Nadu, IndiaSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe bathroom is big with a fantastic open air view and with a nice hot showerthe bathroom was the highlight its sunlit and is designed using a beautiful earthy paletteit has a nice bed and there is enough space to rest read work and relaxwe had an amazing comfortable stay at the lotus studio roomthe studio is very comfortable and with beautiful decorationssuper clean and comfyrooms are huge in size clean and modern minimalist designtastefully designed spaces neat and clean bathroomthe studio was very clean and in wonderful conditionsthey have a very well provisioned kitchen equipped with clean drinking water and a refrigerator
Host:the host were really sweetthe hosts are amazingthe staff is friendly and helpful just as the hosts arerekha and micheal were the perfect hosts everything in skandavan was absolutely magicalhosts are very warm and welcomingRead more reviewsideal place away from the hustle and noisy city lifeisolated from the buzz of the city life it's a perfect place to rewind and declutter yourselfgreat place to stay away from city buzzthe location is great away from all the noise and pollutionit's a great place to stay if you're planning to be closer to auroville
The home is a mix of traditional Tamil architecture with French furnishings. The Kavya room includes a large, comfortable bed, desk, shelves for storage, and a private bathroom that is located across the courtyard. During your stay, you are free to use the other areas of the house including the fully stocked kitchen. Outside you will find a lovely courtyard and garden with seating areas for relaxing. The house sits on a quiet lane outside the city center, but everything you need is within walking distance, including the beach, the restaurants, and shops of the Tamil Quarter and the Botanical Garden.
The House of Blue Mangoes Room #Kavya (Unattached)Puducherry, India
Top guest reviewsour rooms were amazing and all the amenities were readily availablehad a wonderful stay the kitchen amenities were very handystylish room with nice communal areas toothe room was extremely comfortable and the tamil courtyard is where is spent most of my timethe room is cool (temperature wise) even without switching on the ac providedbathroom was very cleanthe house is clean and neatupholstery and washroom are clean and well maintainedthe accommodation itself is neat and clean but the surrounding areas are not very cleanthe house is very clean
Host:the staff was very welcoming tooamazing host lovely ambiance outstanding hospitalityboth the manager gopal and the housekeeping staff thavamani was very helpfulmr bhaskar the manager was very helpful and smilinggopal the manager was very kind and helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location and staylocation wise it was also very close to the beach arealoved the location toonice cozy place close to everythingthe place is located near all major tourist attractions
This penthouse room is located in a lovely home that sits in the heart of White Town. Your room includes two single beds, that you can push together into one, a private bathroom and amazing views of the sea. During your stay, you have free access to the other common rooms of the home, that you may be sharing with other travelers. There is a fully stocked kitchen if you want to cook, and a large terrace for relaxing with views of the ocean and the temple nearby. The price includes daily cleaning service too. You are within walking distance of everything the city has to offer, including Bharathi park, the restaurants, and bakeries of the French Quarter and Rock Beach and the promenade.
Serenity Homes (Penthouse)Puducherry, IndiaSuperhost
Top guest reviewsbeautiful airy room with view of the sea the ashram and the lighthousethe room has an attached bathroom with good internet/wifiamenities and features make for an extremely pleasant and comfortable stayour room had a great view and a terrace comes with a fully equipped kitchenwifi was very reliable and i appreciated the use of the kitchenplace was clean and everything that we requiredthe place was very clean and had all the advertised facilitiesthe place is clean and well maintainedgreat clean homely place with wonderful roofroom was clean and everything was as advertised
Host:was very helpful throughout the staywonderful host and very much cooperativethe besr part was the hospitality and friendliness of the hosthost was easily available when neededalso a very helpful hostRead more reviewsthe location is superba great place located at the best possible location for touristsexcellent location overlooking ganesh templelocated at very good placethe location is super walking distance from all the major spots and cafes
This room is located in a lovely boutique hotel that is decorated with art. Your room is located off the art gallery and comes with a comfortable double bed and private bathroom. You will be centrally located and within walking distance of everything you need including the Ashram, restaurants, most of the beaches, and interesting shops to explore.
The Art Gallery HomePondicherry , Puducherry, IndiaSuperhost
Top guest reviewsand i am so glad i decided to select the art in room experiencethe room was fully equipped for a relaxing stay and the whole setting was beautifulthe room was comfortablethe rooms are mighty comfortable and are very artistically donei loved the four-poster bed tooabsolutely clean and well maintainedthe place is clean & tidycomfortable bed basic clean placethe facility was very clean and comfortable and well-managedroom is very clean and rest of the house is very tastefully done
Host:staff is really helpfulkrtatma was a great hostparas) were really helpfulthe host and care taker (mrthe service is very attentive and kindRead more reviewsthe location of the stay is central and is easily accessiblekrtatmas place is very well locatedit is at a walking distance from interesting local spotsplace is in a good locationthe location of this place was excellent
This charming studio guesthouse sits on Serenity Beach. It makes the ideal romantic getaway and includes a large, comfortable bed, small kitchenette, comfortable seating area, and a bathroom. You have direct access to the beach from the home. You also get daily cleaning service so all you have to do is relax and enjoy your stay. You are just outside the city center, there are a couple of restaurants at the beach and your host will happily help you to arrange transportation by rickshaw into the city as needed.
Romantic sea view AC Studio in serenity beachPuducherry, IndiaSuperhost
Top guest reviewswifi is pretty goodluckily there was a fan and an additional table fan to make use ofit is very cosy stylish and comfortable with all necessary amenitiesvery comfortable and as describedthe kitchen amenities were great for us to whip up a quick breakfast before setting out each dayclean placethe place was really clean and the communication was promptplace is clean and safeit was very clean kitchen was well equippedthe place was extremely clean and very comfortable
Host:they were also very helpfulhost is super helpful and responsivemanager vicky was very helpfulthe host was reading available and quite helpfulnicely decorated and the staff was very helpfulRead more reviewsthe location is good and only 10 mins from white townlocation is very good right at the beachawesome location juxtaposed with the beachalex's place is extremely cutesuch a cute place enjoyed our stay thoroughly
This penthouse room is located in a French colonial building that is now a bed and breakfast. Your room includes a large bed, desk for working or writing letters back home, large windows to let in plenty of light, and a private bathroom. During your stay, you have access to the common areas downstairs, a lounge area and kitchen. Outside you will find a lovely garden with seating areas and on the second floor is a large terrace with views of the Indian Ocean. The home is located in the French Quarter just one block away from the Beach Promenade. Everything you need is within walking distance, be sure to grab a bite to eat at the Umami Kitchen and stop in and browse at the Auro Boutique.
Terrace room with Sea View terracePuducherry, IndiaSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe room is airy with high ceilings and has both a fan and air conditioningbig quiet room with big private balcony where you can enjoy sunsetbatista also served lovely hot breakfast between 8am to 9am in the morningbright and spacious room with nice viewthe attic room was a wonderful light space with breath taking views from the roof terracevery clean and modern tile bathroomsthe premises are clean comfortable and tastefully done upit may feel a bit worn out compared to the pictures but sparkling clean & well maintaineda joy to be in such artistic surroundings kept immaculately cleanrooms are spacious well maintained and very clean
Host:gracious host with charming hospitalitythe staff are attentive and helpfulis an amazing hostshe was very hospitable and friendlybitasta is a great hostRead more reviewsgreat location very close to the promenadethe location is perfectthe location is great very close to great restaurantsgood place and perfect locationgood location walking distance to rock beach
This room on the fifth floor of an apartment has a comfortable bedroom and a clean bathroom. Sit back and unwind on the beautiful terrace garden and admire the spectacular view of the surroundings. Wi-Fi, TV, and free car parking on the premises are available to guests. A short walk will take you to the famed White Town where you can admire the beautiful villas from the French colonial era. After a day of strolling around the neighborhood and some sightseeing, head back to the cozy rental and catch up on your favorite videos and shows.
"Kaivalyam" 1 BR in Heritage TownPuducherry, India
Top guest reviewsnice and cozy place with a big sit out area and all the basic amenitiesvery peaceful room gives a lot of positive vibeshas a tv with amazon prime so that you are entertained at all timesthe room was cozy with good security and a good view also very cleanit felt like home although a little kitchen setup and an iron would have worked a long wayit’s super clean and cozythe room is very creatively done and was sparkling cleanthe apartment was very clean with all the essentials and has beautiful interiorsthe place looks exactly like the image and it was spotlesssome quick points which i liked about this stay: 1) the place is sparkling clean
Host:manager gopal is very helpfulgopal was very helpfulgopal who was really helpful with our needsgopal the manager was very helpful and provided information about the sights to visitwe also had a great hostRead more reviewslocated at great placethe location is also very convenient and everything is super close byeasy walking distance to every where in the cityvery good stay at prime locationbeautiful place at a prime location
Located in a quiet neighborhood, this property promises a relaxing and undisturbed stay in Puducherry. This spacious house has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large living room, a kitchen, and a dining area; an excellent abode for a family of four or a group of friends. Head to the terrace for a spectacular view of the sea. Sri Aurobindo Ashram and the beach are within walking distance from this Airbnb vacation home. Private entrance to the apartment offers full privacy during your stay.
Quiet, cosy Apartment 15min walk from the AshramPuducherry, IndiaSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe maintenance of the rooms and other amenities were remarkableall basic amenities are well maintained and it made our stay so comfortablebig large clean and calm apartment with ac and good wifivery nice and spacious place for the people interested in cooking complete kitchen set up is also availablevery clean appartment with spacious hall and fully functional kitchen complete with utensils etcvery clean and well maintainedextremely clean and comfortable staycomfortable clean and spacious housethe place was very cleanclean and safe place to stay
Host:the host was really friendlythe host was very helpful throughout the stayshe was very helpful throughout our stayowner is really helpful and nicedeepa is a wonderful hostRead more reviewsthe location is also great as it is located very near to white townthe location is centrally located to travel around the city comfortably within 10-15 mins drivethe property is located within the city limits making the commute to near by places easyclose to main city ( we had our own vehicle) yet peacefulthe house is really spacious and well situated around 10 minutes walk from the sea
This unique vacation rental sits in the heart of the French Quarter. You have your own thatched hut that sits on a rooftop terrace. There are two shared bathrooms and plenty of comfortable seating for relaxing and trading travel stories with the other guests. There is an attached restaurant, the Ala Creole, which serves French-inspired seafood dishes. Also being in the French Quarter, you are within walking distance of its attractions, the restaurants, bakeries, and shops and the beach is a short distance away.
Unique thatch cabin 2
Top guest reviewsi am a huge fan of airbnb(usa) but i never tried it in indiahad a nice time reading animal farm while enjoying the breeze in the balcony of my roomvery nice rooftop room with stylish cabinsthe breakfast was one of the best i had in recent timesthe huts are clean and functional
Host:thank you sankar and staffthe staff is very friendlyawesome staff five stars to quick responses and hospitalityhost is very friendlyhost shankar is helpfulRead more reviewslocation in french quarter perfectthe location is great and the price you pay for the location is great toolocation is perfect next to the sea and restaurants 5 min drive from the market and shopping areabeautiful modest hut in the middle of white town & hardly a 5-minute walk away from the promenadegood for backpackers as this place is located in the center of the city
This lovely villa sits on Serenity Beach just outside the city center. The home features a comfortable living room, fully stocked kitchen for cooking with a large dining table, two bedrooms, and one full bathroom inside with a small bathroom in the garden. Enjoy the amazing views of the Indian Ocean while relaxing on the large terrace. The price of the rental also includes maid service every day. You are mere footsteps away from the beach and you will find two restaurants there too. Getting to the city center can be done by taxi or rickshaw, the host will happily help you to arrange travel during your stay.
Serenity Beach, Villa MajorellePuducherry, IndiaSuperhost
Top guest reviewswifi was goodcomfortable areas to chilllittle kitchen the sleepingroom without a/c too hot for a good sleepalex's assistant was very helpful during checkin and fixing small issue with the light and fanyou can expect clean earthy cozy place with fully functional kitchen view from this property is amazingthe place was clean and comfortableand it was very cleanthe villa is quiet and cleanit was super clean and had an amazing terracerooms are clean and so are the washrooms
Host:host was helpfulalex has been a wonderful hostalex is a great host and has been very quick in his responsethe staff was very helpful as well specially vicky who was always available when requestedalex was extremely prompt and a great hostRead more reviewsthe location of the place is stunningthis place is at the best locationone of the most relaxed location we experienced during our tripall in all a perfect location for a relaxed vacationa peaceful stay in a rustic location
Enjoy a cultural mix in one city
Puducherry is an interesting mix of European, mostly French, and traditional Indian cultures. You will see their influences in the architecture and shops, as well as taste them in the many restaurants. The coastal town is a lovely place to spend a vacation while enjoying a traditional day at the beach and opening yourself up to new traditions and flavors in the evening.
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