Chennai to Pondicherry

Cab Services

165 km

via NH 32

via NH 32

Road Condition


Chennai is a beautiful city in the south of India. This city is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and is known for the beautiful beaches, temples and amazing food that it has to offer. The city is also famous for pleasant weather all year around.Famous as the biggest cultural and economic centre down south, Chennai was earlier known as Madras. The city houses several Hindu temples, churches and museums. From its white-sand beaches to mouth-watering seafood, Chennai has everything for travellers. Formerly known as Madras, Chennai is a great place to visit. If you’re planning a trip to Chennai then you may also want to club in Pondicherry as well. You can check for some car rental in Chennai services and get to Pondicherry in less than 4 hours. When in Chennai, you should make it a point to check out the Marina Beach, Kapaleeshwar Temple, and St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica. If you love animals then the Arignar Anna Zoo is a must see. The historic town of Mamallapuram with its shore temple, about 37 miles (60 km) south of Chennai, is a popular tourist destination. You can take a ride on the battery operated cars here to check out all the animals as well as Asian mammals which the zoo is popular for.Book a Chennai to Pondicherry Meru Outstation Cab and explore this beautiful city.


Pondicherry is a unique and beautiful city that is different from most of the other cities in India. Its French legacy is preserved in its French Quarter, with tree-lined streets, mustard-colored colonial villas and chic boutiques. A seaside promenade runs along the Bay of Bengal and passes several statues, including a 4m-high Gandhi Memorial. Meru is the best online self-drive car rental portal where you can book SUVs, Luxury, and Sedan on rent. It was a French settlement till 1954, which is why the city is loaded with influence from the French.The city has many colonial buildings, churches, temples and statues which, combined with the town planning and French style avenues in the old part of town, still preserve much of the colonial ambiance. From the cuisine to the architecture, there’s French all over this city and it’s one place that’s worth visiting in India. The Promenade Beach, Rock Beach, Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the French War Memorial are a few places worth checking out here. This beautiful little city is great to check out by cab because most of the places are quite far from one another and traveling can take a toll on you if you haven’t rented a cab. Choose from a range of Outstation Chennai to Pondicherry Meru cab, fares starting at Rs. 9/km, affordable one way, and round trip packages.

Places to see on route

Covelong Beach

Covelong Beach is actually Kovalam beach that is located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal near a village named Covelong, Chennai, India.Kovalam Beach is one of the finest and beautiful beaches by nature. As it is near Chennai and is located on the way to Mahabalipuram, it is visited by thousands of people each day. It is one of the few places in the East Coast where surfing takes place.Avail Chennai to Pondicherry Meru cab service and reach there comfortably.

DakshinaChitra Heritage Village

DakshinaChitra is a living-history museum in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, dedicated to South Indian heritage and culture. It is located 25 kilometers to the south of Chennai. Located at Muttukadu, on the East Coast Road connecting Chennai and Pondicherry, the site overlooks Bay of Bengal.Developed as a heritage village, DakshinaChitra has an array of displays and relocated originals of dwellings depicting the life pattern of people in the states of southern India.

Places to see in Pondicherry

Cholamandal Artists Village

Cholamandal Artists’ Village, established in 1966, is the largest artists’ commune in India. Its artists are credited for the Madras Movement of Art, which brought modernism to art in South India. Their work is widely recognized as some of the best art produced in postwar India and is shown regularly in galleries across the country. Several Cholamandal artists have also shown in Europe, the United States and South America. Don’t forget to pay a visit here with Meru when in Pondicherry.

Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

Manakula Vinayagar Temple is a Hindu temple in the Union Territory of Puducherry, India. Dedicated to the god Ganesa, it is a popular pilgrimage site and tourist destination in Puducherry.The temple is of considerable antiquity and predates French occupation of the territory. Puducherry might be a place full of churches but Manakula Vinayagar Temple is highly coveted among Hindu devotees and tourists, traveling from all parts of the country. Book a Meru Cab and pay visit to this divine place.

Seaside Promenade

One of the things that does justice to Pondicherry’s French Roots is its beautiful Seaside Promenade. Rock Beach (or, known as, “Pondicherry Beach”) is the popular stretch of beachfront in the city of Puducherry, India, along the Bay of Bengal. It is a 1.2-kilometre-long stretch in Pondicherry, starts from War Memorial and end at Dupleix Park on the Goubert Avenue.The area is well maintained, clean and beautiful. Don’t miss the beautiful sunrise and sunset view from here.

Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

Eglise de Notre Dame Des Anges or Our Lady of Angels Church is a serene church located in White Town or the French Colony. The exteriors of the church are a combination of off white and salmon pink that reflects the elegance of the place. Primarily, the Greco – Roman architectural style is what attracts visitors to the church. It is the fourth oldest church in Puducherry, which attracts thousands of visitors to its holy atmosphere. Book a Meru cab and reach this place with ease.

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

This church, one among the 21 basilicas in India, is a famous pilgrimage for roman catholic Christians and considered one of the best places to visit in Pondicherry. Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, situated on the south boulevard of Pondicherry in Puducherry, India. The sacred heart Basilica, a 100- years- old structure represents gothic architecture. Inside the church, there are 28 glass paintings which are a depiction of the life of Christ and saints of the church. Feel some peace and serenity in the lap of almighty by visiting this holy place with Meru cab.

How the roadmap by cab would look like between Chennai To Pondicherry?

Book a Meru Cab to start off on the Chennai Kanyakumari road along the SH 114. This will take you to the Kamarajar Promenade. From there you need to reach Dr DGS Dhinakaran Salai road or the Greenways road. Once you cross these roads, you will reach the East coast road that is located in Kamaraj Nagar. Once you are on the East coast road, you need to drive straight to Pondicherry. Chennai to Pondicherry Meru Cab services will make your journey all comfortable and convenient.

What is the best time to visit?

Pondicherry is to the south of India and these areas tend to get quite hot in summer. If you want to enjoy a trip to Pondicherry the ideal time to visit would be between October to February when the climate is cooler. Winters here are not as harsh as they are up in the north and you will be able to enjoy roaming around even with cool cotton clothes without feeling chilly or cold. The winter temperature in Pondicherry is around 17 degrees. March to June are the summer months in Pondicherry. If you can avoid visiting this place during these months then it’s best to do so. The temperatures here can soar as high as 41 degrees which can make it tough for you to roam around. The plus point of visiting Pondicherry during these months is that you can beat the crowd. If you want to make the most of a summer trip here then you can always consider renting Meru air conditioned outstation cabs.

Alternate routes to Pondicherry from Chennai

While looking for a Meru cab hire in chennai, you can check for any alternate routes to reach Pondicherry from Chennai. While the fastest route is via the east coast road, you can always opt for another route if your driver is confident of the road. Meru will make you reach to your destination on time with professional drivers.

What is the road condition like between Chennai To Pondicherry?

The road between Chennai to Pondicherry is a straight one that is well maintained. This journey takes approximately 3 and half hours and is a comfortable journey without any major bumps. Chennai to Pondicherry Meru Cab service provides you best on road experience at an affordable price.