Pondicherry does indeed have a railway station. It is a small station but quite comfortable with all of the necessary facilities.
Will you all just look at how clean and pleasant it appears. Even the colors blend nicely!
Catch the 'Oreo Cookie' advertising all over the grounds!
Time to step inside to the small but functional waiting room and reservation / ticket counter!
Notice how clean it is! Spotless!
And what would the railway station be without a railway train?
Many of the 'schedules' are one-day-a-week! The train from 'Pondi' to Mysore leaves at 11PM on Thursdays only.
To get to Mysore and then to Ooty .. I opted to go North to Chennai and then West to Mysore because trains will run from Chennai to Mysore daily or more-often .. two or perhaps three trains a day. If problems were to arise .. I have a lot more options out of Chennai!