Pondicherry is a small town hence many sights of interest can be just simply covered by walking. Especially the French quarter and the Tamil Quarter where most of the heritage buildings are alive today is fun to stroll. You will also get to enjoy the breeze from the nearby Bay of Bengal along with your stroll and can relax at the cafe or tea stall of your choice and can have the feel of the town.
One can rent a bicycle for Rs 50 per day going to any bicycle renting place on Mission Street. Having bicycle can give you an easy access to the sand beach that is 5 KM north to the city along with the French and Tamil quarters of the city.
By Scooters, Mopeds and Motorcycles
If you prefer motorized transportation there are many to opt for in Pondicherry that can be rented from various rental places located on Mission Street. If you are planning a trip to Auroville and if you feel comfortable with the chaotic traffic of Pondicherry then this is the best cheapest option to go for. You can enjoy Pondicherry, Auroville and the sand beaches with much ease and comfort with your own leisurely mood .
This is the cheapest way to hop from one attraction to the others in Pondy. Generally at the bus stop you will see the signs that will guide you with the bus number and the route. But many of the bus stop you won’t find any signs or you will find many signs broken or worn out. The best is to ask the people waiting for the bus they will be happy to guide you. Avoid the rush hours if you can because it gets really crowded and it’s hard to get inside unless you know the local way.
Government Tourist Bus
The Pondicherry Tourism board has a daily bus for tourist taking them for sightseeing. This is the cheapest and the best way to opt for if you are just in Pondy for a day or so.