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Puducherry is a union territory of India and is also a city in the union territory which is the capital of the same. It is the most populous city in the union territory. It is surrounded by the state of Tamil Nadu and the culture also resembles that of the state. People have also nicknamed it as ‘Pondy’ which is a short name for the city. The history of Puducherry has many rulers who visited here and then ruled like the Dutch, Portuguese, French and British. Hence, there are many historical tourist attractions which pull a lot of crowd from all around the world.

Places to visit in Puducherry

Paradise Beach

Now, this is one of the most amazing places to visit in Puducherry. The charm of Paradise beach is out and out amazing and is quite phenomenal to experience. Especially, for photographers, this place holds an amazing significance.

Rock Beach

The Rock Beach is a very beautiful destination for tourists and travellers to experience alike. This is what you are looking for if you want to get to know something new. Furthermore, Rock Beach is also amongst the most recommended tourist destinations to visit in Puducherry.  

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Sri Aurobindo Ashram

This is the kind of place which is just the right place for people seeking spiritual harmony and enlightenment. This ashram can be visited in the morning from 8 am to 12 pm and then from 2 pm to 6 pm in the noon. Here the seekers and people in general as well are motivated to find meaning in their life and hence attain divine perfection in their lives.

Things to do in Puducherry

Raj Niwas

It is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor. Moreover, it is also one of the most significant buildings which also once served as a palace during the French colonization of the country. Another interesting fact to know about this place is the fact that it also has been the official residence of the Dupleix who used to be the official French Governor.

French War Memorial

It is one of the most popular travel destinations to visit. Built on the Goubert Avenue this place till date serves as a reminder of those valiant soldiers who had lost their lives during the world war-1 from 1916 to 1919.

Mahatma Gandi Statue

This is one of the renowned places for history buffs. Visiting this place is like paying a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. This famous statue is surrounded by eight pillars which are made of granite. If you visit Puducherry then this is one of the best places which you must definitely visit.

Events and festivals in & around Puducherry

Villianur Temple Car Festival

This festival is fundamentally an ancient tradition about the famous deity named Thirukamemswara Kukilambal. And on this very occasion, there is a huge procession of this God in a chariot. Moreover, the long procession visits many areas which then ends its journey in the temple. This festival is considered as one of the holiest traditions of pulling the sacred chariot.

Bastille Day

The Bastille Day is also one of the major festivals in Pondicherry and is also known as the “National Day of France”. The locals celebrate this festival with great pride and honour. Read More..

French Food Festival

The sophistication and also the impression of the French colony can be witnessed in various fields which are starting from many delicacies to the festivals. In every corner of the territory bears the example of the French touches in the small piece of land. The lighthouses, the cottages and the churches still bear the heritage of France and illustrates the old tales of the bygone days. Pondicherry is undoubtedly one of the best places where we can say two cultures collide. Read More..

Best time to visit Puducherry

The best time to visit Puducherry is from the months of October to March. The temperature during these months is quite comfortable for regular tourists.

How to reach Puducherry?

By Air - If you are planning to visit via air then you should know that the Chennai Airport is the nearest airport and from there you will need to either take a bus or a taxi.

By Road - The connectivity via road is also quite good. Thus, it would be much convenient for you to travel by road.

By Train - It is in Villupuram that the nearest railway station is located. From there you will either have to take a taxi or any other means of public transportation to reach Promenade beach.

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