Health and Wellness
Pondicherry boasts a good number of general as well as speciality hospitals, testing facilities and labs, as well as many pharmacies across the city. Treatments cost a fraction of what they would in many parts of the Western world. A well-established tourist destination, the city offers many options for restful recuperation to patients.
One of the country’s best known eye hospitals has a branch in the city. High quality dental care is another prominent speciality. There are several government as well as private hospitals focused on obstetrics. The city is also home to a veterinary college and hospital.
There are also many practitioners of complementary and alternative therapies. Indian therapies such as Ayurveda, Siddha, Marma and several variants of Yoga can be tried out. Workshops for various types of meditative practices, including the well-known Vipassana and Art of Living, can be found here. Massage and spa treatments are widely available. Hypnotherapy, Pranayam, Tai Chi, Watsu, Homeopathy, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Reiki, and several other types of alternative medicine are practiced here.