The French style city Pondicherry is a popular tourist destination among people from around the world. Pondicherry is not about the fast past or vigilant life; it’s more about the ‘take it easy’ kind of lifestyle. Here, people come to experience the laid-back lifestyle filled with sensory pleasures like food, sightseeing, and relaxation.
While marveling over French architecture, beautiful beaches, and eating delicious food, you also need to find a comfortable stay to enjoy the experience to its most.
You do not have to worry about the accommodation expenditure causing a hole in your pocket as you will find many cheap hotels and resorts in Pondicherry. You just need to be smart about planning your stay there.
Pondicherry is filled with many beautiful cottages that are available for tourists to stay upon booking. Some are right by the beaches while some are in the city’s heart. According to the amenities and your budget, you can search for your ideal cottage to stay in.
Here is a list of some of the best cottages in Pondicherry to have a comfortable stay-
1. Auro ba Cottage
Location- It is situated on Auro Beach Road in Periyamudaliyar Chavadi. It is 50 km away from Auro Beach.
Price- The price ranges from rupees 1000 to 1500 per night.
Amenities- Parking, care taker, Wi-Fi, personal washrooms in rooms and common washrooms and restaurant facilities.
The Auro ba cottages look like a village setting, making the tourist feel like they are actually living in a village from the old days. The simple architecture with thatched roofs and bamboo trees lures many tourists every year because of its simplicity. The cottages can also be of two stories, with the ground floor and first floor.
2. Edan Beach Cottage
Location- It is situated in Kottakuppam, Puducherry. It is located approximately 4.3 km away from the city center and is near the serenity beach.
Price- The price varies from rupees 1000 to 5000 per night.
Amenities- Parking, common area to sit and meet people, pet-friendly, availability of both A.C. and non-A.C. rooms, restaurant, complimentary breakfast, pool, and spa.
The Edan Beach Cottage is perfect if you want to live in a literal cottage amidst nature. The property is surrounded by green coconut trees and narrow pedestrian footpaths that take you to your private cottages. They make the cottage roofs of hay from the outside. Cottages are equipped with many essential amenities for your stay.
3. Unique Thatch and Bamboo Cottage
Location- It is located in Mariyamman Koil Street, Periyamudaliyar Chavadi, Pondicherry.
Price- The price for one person varies between rupees 1000 to 1200 per night.
Amenities- Open sit-out area, open terrace, well-furnished, en-suite washroom with western sanitary ware, in-house restaurant, a garden area surrounded by coconut trees, on-call doctor, and Wi-Fi facility.
This place is just seven kilometers from the airport. The old school design of the place and an envelope of nature on all sides has a calming effect on visitors. You will appreciate the old-school theme after you stay here. You can also partake in some relaxing activities like taking strolls in the morning or at night while staying here. It is merely 9 km away from Auroville.
4. La Villa
Location- It is located in Surcouf St, White Town, Puducherry.
Price- The cost of the stay may range from rupees 9000 to 12000 per night.
Amenities- Outdoor swimming pool, air-conditioned rooms, open terrace, mini bar, 24/7 caretaker, pet-friendly, Wi-Fi, breakfast and lunch facility.
It is a french style architecture with immaculate white walls. This villa is filled with all modern facilities like flat screen TV with cable, minibar and DVD player. The property attracts tourists who want to have a nonchalant stay with maximum modern comforts. This Villa is at a walking distance from many attractions like Rock beach, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, French War Memorial and many more.
5. La Maison Bleue
Location- It is situated in Chinna Mudaliyar Chavady, Auroville.
Price- The price ranges from rupees 2000 to 4000 per night.
Amenities- Open garden area, 2 types of huts- one with a bedroom and the other is a self-sufficient hut with a kitchenette and provides toiletries, a washer, and even a refrigerator for use.
If you want a home-style homestay, then book this place. It is pocket-friendly and has friendly hosts. This place is perfect if you want to have a peaceful stay. After a long and tiring day of sightseeing, you can come back and crash on your bed in the night’s quietness where the only sound you hear is that of waves hitting the shore and the melodious chirping of birds.
This villa is at walking distance from Serenity Beach. The nearest airport is Pondicherry Airport, 3.8 miles from the accommodation.
6. Prince Park Farm House
Location- It is located on Auroville Road, Chinna Kattu Kuppam. It is just about 2 kilometers away from Auro Beach.
Price- The rate of the place starts from 2500 per night.
Amenities- 2 large swimming pools, a massage center, indoor and outdoor games, rooms well-equipped with LCD TV, a desk, and a balcony overlooking the garden area, multi-functional hall, party lawn, and in-house restaurant that serves Indian and international cuisine.
Location-wise, this place is a real catch as it is just 4.6 km from Pondicherry airport and 5 km from Auroville. If you want to stay away from the noise and crowd of the city, then this place is perfect for you. The place is self-sufficient with all its amenities and gives guests a place to take a break from their regular fast-paced city life.
7. Rainbow Cottage
Location- It is situated in East Coast Road, Bommayapalayam village, Auroville Post, Pondicherry.
Price- This place costs somewhere between rupees 1000 to 1200 per cottage.
Amenities- Well furnished rooms, toiletries, Wi-Fi, free parking, air-conditioned rooms, Non smoking rooms and a caretaker.
If you are looking for a comfortable stay at a low price, then this the place for you. It’s simple but has all the basic requirements one could need. This cottage is a family-friendly located on Auro Beach. The nearest airport is Puducherry Airport, 5 km from Rainbow Cottages.
These are some of the best cottages you can stay in during your trip to Pondicherry to have a comfortable stay. The above-given list has some pocket-friendly and cheap cottages along with some pricey ones. You can make your choice according to their location, facilities, and price. You can choose from an old school thatched roof cottage to a modern one, based on your preference.