To experience this quaint, former French colony, there is no better place to stay than Hotel Atithi. The most convenient way to get into town is via the rail, but there are also bus services that connect Pondicherry to nearby cities. The best way to explore the area is on a bicycle. Auroville, a meditation center on the outskirts of the city, is popular with tourists. Travelers will notice the strong colonial influence in the city's architecture as well as the cuisine. The restaurant on-site, Le Boulevard, serves delicious regional cuisine that is a must-try. This Aitken Spence property can also help organize trips to points of interests and the popular beaches. This laid back town is the perfect place to rest and experience the slow pace of life when touring India.