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Tips for Visiting Pondicherry

When visiting Pondicherry, please keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • The refuge is open from half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset.

  • No camping or fires are allowed.

  • Carry out all your trash.

  • Do not disturb wildlife or pick vegetation.

  • On the Mud Pond Trail, dogs must be on a leash. On all other trails at the refuge, dogs must be under the control of the owner and must not chase wildlife.

  • Be sure to wear blaze orange when hiking during hunting season.

  • Trail bikes and all terrain vehicles are prohibited on all trails at the refuge.

  • Insect repellent is recommended in late spring and summer when Pondicherry can be very buggy!

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