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Written by Kajani Shivam on July 17, 2020 Share on

Travel Guide To Mahe – The Smallest District In India

Have you ever heard about the smallest district of India? Well, to those who didn’t know, it’s Mahe. Infact, Mahe is full of surprises and there are many interesting things to do here. To begin with, Mahe is one of the four districts in Pondicherry. Also, this place is surrounded by the Arabian sea and is geographically a part of Kerala making it a good destination for a weekend getaway from Kerala. Interested to know more? This travel guide to Mahe will take you through some of the best things to do in Mahe, ways to reach Mahe and many more.

A hotel in Mahe
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How to reach Mahe?

Wondering how to reach Mahe? Not to worry! This travel guide to Mahe will take you through the different modes of transport to reach Mahe.

  • Road
  • Air
  • Train

1. Road

Mahe being close to Kerala, people can easily reach this place by road. Also, Mahe has an excellent roadway network which could be easily connected from almost all the major cities.

2. Air

Planning to reach Mahe by air? In that case, you should choose Calicut International Airport in Kerala which is the nearest airport to reach Mahe by air. In addition, this airport is almost 86 km away from Mahe. Upon arrival, you can take a cab and reach this town.

3. Train

Mahe Railway Station in Azhiyur is the nearest railway station to reach Mahe by train. You will easily find trains available from Chennai, Pondicherry, Trivandrum, Bangalore and Mangalore.

Best time to visit Mahe

The next thing on the list of travel guide to Mahe is to help you with the best time to visit Mahe. Well, keep reading…

  • Summer
  • Monsoon
  • Winter

1. Summer

The summer season in Mahe is from March to May. Basically, the summer season is not the best time to visit Mahe. You will find it extremely hot here during these months which makes travelling around Mahe tough.

2. Monsoon

You will find the charming side of Mahe from June to August. The lush green trees and the lovely breeze on your face will make you feel amazing. In addition, you will have to experience rain during monsoon. Therefore, you can choose monsoon time if the rain doesn’t bother you.

3. Winter

Finally, here comes the best time to visit Mahe. Interestingly, you will find Mahe very beautiful during winter. You will find the atmosphere completely magical and easy to travel during the winter season.

Top 6 places to visit in Mahe

  • Tagore Park
  • St. Theresa Shrine
  • Hillock
  • Azhimukham
  • Water sports complex
  • Museum and Government House

1. Tagore Park

Visiting Tagore Park is one of the best things to do in Mahe. This park is situated near the Mahe river and looks beautiful. Interestingly, you will find many things to do nearby this place. Some of the major attractions here are the lighthouse, playing area and the mesmerizing sunset views.

Location: Mahe River Side Walkway
Timings: 6:00 AM – 11:45 PM

2. St. Theresa Shrine

A click inside St. Theresa Shrine
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St. Theresa Shrine in Mahe is one of the oldest shrines of India and the oldest one in Malabar Coast. Visiting this shrine is considered to be one of the holiest things to do in Mahe. Make a visit to this shrine and learn a lot about history and architecture.

Location: K Kumaran Master Road
Timings: 24 hours

3. Hillock

This place is a beautiful picnic spot in Mahe and is a blend of natural and man-made beauty. The interesting part is that you will find everything over here. You can spend some time with your family, friends, loved ones or simply enjoy the beauty of nature.

Location: Besides the Mahe River Walkway
Timings: 24 hours

4. Azhimukham

Azhimukham is one of the scenic places to visit in Mahe. You can spend a lovely evening here by admiring the beauty of nature. You can also have a lovely walk with your loved ones and enjoy some stunning views.

Location: 2 km from Mahe River
Timings: 24 hours

5. Water sports complex

A click in the water sports complex area
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Finally, it’s time for an adventure in Mahe. Your vacation to Mahe is incomplete without experiencing the water sports. You will find many water sports such as motorboating, paddle boating, and many more. So, get ready with your folks and enjoy some thrilling rides here.

Location: Water sports complex, Mahe district
Timings: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

6. Museum and Government House

Love history and arts? Well, Mahe has got something for you people. Visit the Museum and Government House on your Mahe vacation to decipher history and to witness some rare art collections. So, get ready to revisit the pages of history.

Location: Mahe, Pondicherry
Timings: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

In Summary

Mahe is worth visiting, right? Experience a mix of nature, adventure and culture in Mahe. Well, now that you have this travel guide to Mahe, it’s time to explore this beautiful place. You can reach out to Pickyourtrail website and find some amazing travel packages to kick-start your bookings.


What is the new name of Mahe?

Mayyazhi is the new name for Mahe.

What language is spoken in Mahe?

You can see people in Mahe speaking Malayalam, English and French.

What is the meaning of Mahe?

It means Expert and also it is another word for Lord Vishnu.

What is the population of Mahe in 2023?

In 2023 the population of Mahe was 56,000.

Which is smallest district in India?

Mahe is the smallest district in India.

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