COVID-19 : PONDICHERRY is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 14 Sep 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to PONDICHERRY?

Entry is open from all domestic states but requires an e-pass.

  • Face masks to be worn when in public
  • Mandatory to download Aarogya Setu application before travel.
  • All inter-state passengers travelling to Pondicherry are required to register on state website and obtain TN e-pass issued by the district collector.
  • Thermal screening to be done for all passengers
  • COVID-19 test is required for passengers arriving from Maharashtra, Gujarat & Delhi. Travellers from other states can also be tested for COVID-19 at the discretion of health officials.
  • Lockdown in Pondicherry has been extended till 30th of September, however, there are major relaxations.
  • No complete lockdown on Sundays
  • Shopping malls and large stores to be fully functional
  • Tea stalls and restaurants can be open from 6 am-8 pm for dine-in. Takeaway is allowed until 9 PM.
  • All parks and playgrounds are open for sporting activities.
  • Places of worship can be open till 8 p.m.
  • Intra-district public buses have resumed services with 50% capacity.
  • 14 days of mandatory home quarantine for all passengers travelling to Pondicherry from other states.
  • Symptomatic passengers are required to follow Institutional Quarantine till the time COVID test results are available.
Flights

Pondicherry airport is functional and receiving flights from Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Local Transport

Puducherry Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) Buses operational on selective routes with strict social distancing norms

The government has taken all necessary measures to keep the travellers safe. We recommend you follow the guidelines and practice good personal hygiene to stay safe and get an e-pass before leaving for Pondicherry.

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Pondicherry Homestays in French Colony

Patricia Guest House, Repose Inn, Kailash Guest House, Thaneegai Residency, L Ocean Guest House, Mother Sea View Residency, La Maison Radha and many more.

The Homestay in Pondicherry White Town area gives you a chance to delve into the French Colonial era and offers you loads of insights about the rich cultural heritage of the bygone times. With French-style architectural designs, these homestays are a wonderful place where you can not only spend your vacation stay in peace and tranquillity but you can also relax and rejuvenate along with your loved ones. 

The Pondicherry Homestay in French Colony such as - Nila Homestay are family-owned-and- run homestays which present rooms that are decorated vibrantly with colourful textiles and Teak and Rosewood Furnishing giving an old-world vibe.
 
Check out some of the best Pondicherry french colony homestay during your visits like Patricia Guest House which is known for its well-furnished terraces and balconies, Repose Inn which is popular for its family-friendly atmosphere and prime location, and Thaneegai Residency which is known for its personalised services.

Here is the list of best Homestays in French Colony, Pondicherry:

01

Patricia Guest House

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Patricia Guest House
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Patricia Guest House happens to be a family-run guesthouse that dates back to the 1700s. Located close to the Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, this property has got vibrant rooms decorated with colourful textiles and wood furnishings. You will also get to relish all sorts of modern amenities as well as furnished terraces and balconies to overlook the beautiful views.

This Pondicherry Homestay in French Colony nestles in the middle of coconut plantation and this brings in a homely feel to relax and rejuvenate. 

Location: 28, Francois Martin St, White Town, Puducherry, 605001

Tariff: Starts from INR 5000 per night
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02

Repose Inn

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Repose Inn
Repose Inn can be one of the best choices for travellers coming over to Pondicherry for their vacations. It is a family-friendly homestay that features a long list of amenities to enhance your stay. This Pondicherry Homestay in French Colony is located close to many important places of tourist attraction in the city like the Varadaraja Perumal Temple and Kanniga Parameswari Temple, and many restaurants like the Puduvai Dosa, Tanta Auroville Outpost and Shawarma Spot.

During your stay at this place, you can also indulge in some of the indoor as well as outdoor activities. 

Location: Main Branch, 25, Muthu Mariamman Kovil St, Behind ICICI Bank, Viratipatu, Heritage Town, Puducherry, 605001

Tariff: Starts from INR 7000 per night
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03

Kailash Guest House

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Kailash Guest House
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Located close to the Promenade Beach, this homestay is one of the best places of accommodation where you will get a chance to indulge in the true essence of Pondicherry. This Pondicherry Homestay in French Colony nestles in the middle of shops and eateries and is just about a few minutes away from the art and history exhibits at the famous museum of Pondicherry.

You will get to relish all sorts of modern amenities in the super comfortable rooms. 

Location: No 43, Mission St, cutting, Heritage Town, Puducherry, 605001

Tariff: Starts from INR 2000 per night
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04

Thaneegai Residency

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Thaneegai Residency
Located in the heart of the city, this homestay is one of the most sought after modern places of accommodation which offers a long list of offerings as well as presents a warm atmosphere for the guest to unwind. This leisure lodging offers both standards as well as deluxe rooms.

You will be offered impeccable service by the friendly and courteous staff members who will surely make you feel at home by their continued patronage. 

Location: 112, Karuvadikuppam Main Rd, Senthamarai Nagar, Muthialpet, Puducherry, 605003

Tariff: Starts from INR 1300 per night
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05

L Ocean Guest House

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L Ocean Guest House
L’Ocean Guest House can be considered as a home away from home which aims to make your holiday vacation relaxing as well as enjoyable. This homestay in Pondicherry white town is located close to several important places of tourist attraction like Immaculate Conception Cathedral and Eglise de Notre Dame de la Conception Immaculee Church.

You will be able to make the most of your Pondicherry tour staying at this place as it puts the best of Pondicherry at your fingertips. 

Location: 170, H.M.Kassim Salai, MG Road Area, Puducherry, 605001

Tariff: Starts from INR 7000 per night
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06

Mother Sea View Residency

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Mother Sea View Residency happens to be one of the best budget homestays for travellers in Pondicherry. The homestay nestles in the middle of important places of tourist attraction in the city as well as various Asian restaurants. The homestay has got well-appointed rooms that are furnished with loads of top-notch amenities.

The hospitable staff members will cater to all your needs and you will truly be impressed by their personalised service. 

Location: 1-C Rue Bazar Saint Laurent Street, Pondicherry 605001 India

Tariff: Starts from INR 5000 per night
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07

La Maison Radha

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La Maison Radha
La Maison Radha is a homestay in Pondicherry that nestles in a calm and peaceful setting. This homestay in Pondicherry white town has a common living hall and a kitchen equipped with all the necessary appliances and objects needed to cook delectable meals.

The best part of this homestay which attracts guests towards it is the common roof terrace that has got a garden area and a bamboo hut where you can unwind yourself completely reading and meditating. The property will surely feel like home and you will have a great time with the host Ravi and Sumati. 

Location: 23, Thillai Maistry St, Chinnakadai, MG Road Area, Puducherry, 605001

Tariff: Starts from INR 1300 per night
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08

Nila Home Stay

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Nila Homestay is a neat and clean homestay in Pondicherry white town area. Coming over to this amazing property you will surely feel like being in a home away from yours. The calmness and the peaceful setting of this homestay are just magical and anyone would long to spend the whole lifetime at this place.

The homestay offers all sorts of modern amenities to make your stay comfortable as well as memorable. 

Location: 18, La Bourdonnais St, White Town, Puducherry, 605001

Tariff: Starts from INR 5800 per night
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09

A La Villa Creole

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Located in the French Quarters, Ville Blanch, A La Villa Creole has 4 double rooms and can accommodate about 10 people comfortably. This Pondicherry french colony homestay is one of the ideal places of accommodation for big family travellers as well as groups of friends travelling together.

You will find the rooms decorated with Teak and Rosewood antique furniture. The homestay will offer you delectable South Indian as well as French recipes at very reasonable pricing. 

Location: 50, La Bourdonnais St, White Town, Puducherry, 605001

Tariff: Starts from INR 1000 per night
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CheZjulien Residence

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CheZjulien Residence is located within 1.3 km from the famous Sri Aurobindo Ashram. This is one of the best Pondicherry french colony homestay facilities in the French Quarters to spend your holiday because of its calm and peaceful atmosphere.

The homestay has got a wide-open terrace where you can relax as well as indulge in meditation. During your stay at this place, your needs will be taken care of by the warm and hospitable staff members. 

Location: 7, Sri Aurobindo St, near to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, White Town, Puducherry, 605001

Tariff: Starts from INR 4500 per night
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People Also Ask About Pondicherry

  1. Which are the best Pondicherry Homestays in French Colony?

    Gratitude Heritage: Gratitude Heritage is considered to be one of the best homestays in Pondicherry to spend your holiday, as it echoes the past French-colonial era Architecture. It is an elegantly designed property for rest and recreation.

    Villa Kalifie: 
    Villa Kalife is one of the top budget homestays in Pondicherry which you can choose both for comfort as well as charm. It features a common kitchen where you can cook your own meals as well. 

    La Maison Radha: 
    La Maison Radha is one of the popular places of accommodation in the white town that offers you a comfortable stay in its eight themed-bedroom mansion. 

    Ponni Illam Homestay: 
    Ponni Illam Homestay is a charming property in Pondicherry that offers ultimate luxury to the guests. Loaded with features, this property will definitely be a great place to stay during your holiday vacation.
  2. Which are the best homestays near Pondicherry beach?

    Patricia Guest House: Patricia Guest House happens to be a 200-year-old building that reflects the Tamil and French culture through its artefacts and artwork. This is one of the best accommodation options for art and history buffs, in particular. 

    Villa Umar: 
    Villa Umar is one of the most sought after places of accommodation because of its simplicity and elegant design. The property is very well maintained and appointed with all the modern amenities. 

    Nila Home Stay: 
    Nila Home Stay is a welcoming homestay in Pondicherry close to the beach in the White Town. The homestay features heritage style rooms as well as terraces where you can relax and overlook serene views of the surroundings. 

    Ashrayam: 
    Ashrayam happens to be a self-catered three-bedroom homestay that offers your complete privacy and independence. You will surely fall in love with the peace and tranquillity of this place.
  3. What is the best time to visit Pondicherry?

    The best time to visit Pondicherry would be in the winter season, between October and March. In this phase of the year, the temperature ranges from 15-degree Celsius to 30-degree celsius making it favourable for outdoor activities and sightseeing tours.
  4. What activities and amenities are available at homestays in French Colony Pondicherry?

    Activities:

    Boulevard walking trail
    Auroville walking trail
    City tours to the bazaars and the bustling markets
    Learning the art of French baking
    Pain relief therapies
    Ayurvedic massage
    Scuba diving courses
    French heritage walk
    Pondicherry sightseeing

    Amenities: 

    Free parking
    Pool
    Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    Restaurant
    Table tennis
    Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    Kids club
    Wifi
    Outdoor pool
    Breakfast available
    Spa
    Massage
    Dry cleaning
    Laundry service

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