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Location

The Healing Hands Center is located on the rooftop of the Dune Mansion Calvé Heritage Hotel in Vysial Street, between Mission Street and Mahatma Gandhi Road, Pondicherry, India.

Dune Mansion Calvé Heritage Hotel is 150 year old Tamil mansion with influence of French and Baroque architecture and is located on Vysial street, which was chosen and renovated by UNESCO as a model of Heritage street of Franco-Tamil architectureDune Mansion Calvé Heritage.

Getting there

A number of major airlines fly into Madras/Chennai, the nearest major airport handling international flights. From Chennai, it is best to take a taxi direct from the airport to Puducherry, though there are also buses available to Puducherry. If you have arranged accommodation beforehand, a taxi can be sent to pick you up from the airport. The journey from Chennai is about three hours by road. Buses from Chennai are frequent, and cost about 60 INR A taxi to Puducherry from the airport costs up to 2,000 INR but it is probably cheaper (1,500 INR) and more convenient to book an Auroville taxi, they will be at the arrivals exit to pick you up with a sign with your name on it. See Auroville Transport ServiceAuroville Transport Service or Om Taxi ServiceOm Taxi Service or UTS Unity TransportUTS Unity Transport.

One can get a bus from CMBT in Koyambedu or from Thiruvanmiyur or Guindy. You can be sure of a seat only from CMBT in Koyambedu.

The road from Chennai to Pondicherry (the East Coast Road, commonly called ECR) is a scenic highway and a normal journey would take about 3 hours. Most tourists however, cannot resist the seashore kissing the ECR and take a number of stops en route. This route passes through Mahabalipuram, Kalpakkam, Pudupattinam, Idaikkazhinadu (Alambara Fort), Mudaliarkuppam (has a cool boat house), Marakkanam (contains large areas under salt pans), Kanagachettikulam / Kalapet etc. before reaching Puducherry.

The other route that can be taken to reach Puducherry is through the National Highway 45 (NH-45) famously called as the Grand Southern Trunk GST Road. This route passes through Tambaram, Madhurantakam, Melmaruvathur, Tindivanam before reaching Puducherry. Both the major roads from Chennai are toll roads and approximately take the same time.

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