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Pondicherry



Pondicherry is the well-known Union Territory of India, which is officially spelled as Puducherry. This small territory is comprised with four coastal region's Pondicherry, Mahé, Karaikal and Yanam. This most famous Indian tourist place is situated in Southern area.



Tourist can enjoy this coast-hugging city with royal structures, churches, sculptures and methodical planned city. The big channel National geography has described the Pondicherry as the glowing highlighted city of sub continental destination. This weekend destination can be attained easily from the closest cities like Bangalore and Chennai. Few key holiday spots in Pondicherry are Beaches, Auroville, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Monuments, Statue, Museums, Botanical Garden, Ousteri Wetland, National Park, Bharathi Park, Hindu Temples, Churches, Mosques,

Beaches: the top most four key beaches of Pondicherry are famous for tourism. The beaches known are Promenade beach, Serinity beach, Paradise beach and Auroville beach.


Promenade beach: this big beach is popular in Pondicherry, which is 1.5 km longer. Walking on the beach is amazing experience mainly the people who are new to beaches. Several landmarks in front of the sea are special things to visit like War Memorial, the Heritage Town hall, the Statue of Joan of Arc, the Mahatma Gandhi Statue, the Old Light House, Dupleix statue, the Old Customs House and many more.


Paradise beach: next popular beach is paradise that is just eight km away from Pondicherry. Tourist can stay in Chunnambar Resort and take pleasure of the amazing view of sea from the points. Though visitors have to use the boat to reach this beach, which is again a best feature for a tourist.


Auroville beach: beach situated at 12 km distance from the city is having shallow waters with tiny waves. Here tourist can enjoy the swimming in the open sea.

Serenity beach: users have to travel for 10 minutes to attain the beach.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram: this well known wealthy ashram was constructed in 1926 by Sri Aurobindo Ghose. He was the freedom fighter, philosopher, poet and yogi. This ashram is open for public between 8 am to 12 pm. Though it is closed from 2 pm and reopens till 6 pm. However, visitors should know that children below three years are banned to enter the ashram. Photography is permitted, but visitors should take the permission from the authorities.


Auroville: this experimental township is positioned eight km away from the Pondicherry city. Founder of Auroville was Mirra Richard, and year was 1968. Visitors can reach Matri Temple situated in the middle of city.

Statuettes and memorials:
Mahatma Gandhi's sculpture: the Statue of Mahatma Gandhi is four-meter longer surrounded by 8 granite poles. However, tourist has to travel for 70 km distance from Pondicherry.


Joseph Francois's statue is positioned in the beach road. Joseph was an essential part of the colonial past of Pondicherry. Joseph was the superintendent of Pondicherry from 1742 to 1754.


French war monument: The Memorial or monument of French war reminds us about the brave soldiers of Pondicherry. Constructed period of French war memorial was 1971.

Park's monument: the white building constructed at the time of Napoleon III rule in Pondicherry is special spot for a tourist. This monument is located in middle part of Bharathi park.

Museum: Pondicherry Museum is available with statues and sculptures constructed in Roman style. The rare bronzes and sculptures made of stone are provided by the Pallava and Chola dynasties.

Bharathidasan Museum: the former residence of the Pondicherry poet Bharathidasan is spot added to tourist list if Pondicherry.


Jawahar Toy Museum: the museum positioned near to the old lighthouse is special spot. This museum is open for six days in week and Monday is the holiday. The huge collection of the Indian toys in the museum is best thing.

Botanical Garden: park located at the south side of the New Local Bus Stand is another tourist spot. The access gate of the park is constructed in French architecture style. This French designed park was constructed in 1826 with some flower beds, pruned trees and stony lined paths. Tourist can take pleasure of the musical fountain of the recreational area, but that is active in the weekends only with 2 shows every evening.


Ousteri Wetland: the popular Lake of Pondicherry is situated at the north side. This lake is only 10 km away from the city. The land area of wetland is approximately 390 ha and countless marine species are available with ample of bird in sanctuary.


Bharathi Park: This Government garden is positioned in the green part of the Pondicherry Town. Watching the finest government architecture such as Lt. Governor's Palace, Government Hospital, parliamentary legislature, private club, Ashram and the old Hotel Qualité is good thing to watch near the park.

Hindu Temples: Sri Manakula Vinayagar, Varadaraja Perumal Temple, and Kanniga Parameswari Temple are shrine places where local and tourist both are reaching to take blessings.


Mosques: Meeran mosque, Kuthbha, and Kuthba Mosque are some more key spots of Pondicherry.



Attaining Pondicherry
By Air: The closest airhead to reach Pondicherry is ChennaiChennai international airport is just 135 km distant. The direct flight to Chennai through the world is best way to reach Pondicherry (the best Indian tourist place). Direct taxies from airport to Pondicherry are also available.

By Train: Villupuram railway station is the closest big railway station. Trains from MaduraiTiruchirappalli/Trichy, and Chennai are available to reach Villupuram. Direct trains from Bhubaneswar, HowrahMangalore, Yesvantpur Jn are available at intervals.

By Bus: state and private buses from Thanjaur, Chidamabaram, Tiruchirappalli/Trichyand Coimbatore are available. Tourist might get the private buses from MaduraiChennai and Bangalore to reach Pondicherry. 

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