Hotel De L’Orient

Heritage hotel in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

This grand restored 18th-century mansion has breezy verandas, keen staff, and antique-filled old-world rooms in all shapes and sizes; some are cosy attics, others palatial. A place to get that old Pondy feel while enjoying polished service and French, Italian or creole (French-Indian) food in the courtyard Carte Blanche Restaurant.