Beautiful Pondicherry that will magnetize your soul. Presenting your travel guide.

May 1 18:58 2020 Dimpy Roy Print This Article

pondicherry is the one of the famous tourist spots in South India and if you are visiting there too then you must check out the famous places where you can enjoy your trip.

If the intense heat of Chennai is bothering you then it’s the right time to head towards Pondicherry. From Chennai airport,Guest Posting you can hire a cab that will charge you approx. 1200 INR to 1500 INR to reach Pondicherry or you can hire a Volvo bus from Koyambedu to reach Pondicherry. If you are a travel wanderer and like to travel through trains then you can buy the train ticket as well. Samosa lovers are going to love as in the local train you will get to eat hot samosas. It is interesting to know that Pondicherry is also called as Puducherry or Pondi. Here, we give you some of the exciting places to visit in Pondicherry.

Botanical Garden

In 1826, French people commenced the Botanical Gardens which are located near the Railway Station. People are welcomed by a beautiful entrance which is free of cost where you can have a silent walk. You will be in the lap of nature where you will get to view 900 diverse species of trees.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Aurobindo Ghosh in 1926 commenced another beautiful place to visit in Pondicherry which came to be known as Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Aurobindo Ghosh is known for being a freedom fighter and for setting an ashram that gives you serenity with greenery. Photography is strictly prohibited in the Ashram. The people must maintain the discipline and decorum of the place while visiting the ashram where they will see devotees practicing meditation.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram is visited by many devotees coming from India and across the globe. The ashram is a 10 min walk away from Manakula Vinayagar Temple. The Ashram is the main headquarter of Sri Aurobindo Society as the samadhi is located in the ashram. As you take a walk in the ashram you will come across the room of Aurobindo Ghosh which is designed in western style. People will also get to see a nice collection of books along with the cultural programs for the tourists.

White Town Heritage Walk or French Quarter

Pondicherry is the hub of the French architecture which is why Indians are attracted to visit places in Pondicherry. French Quarter will welcome its guests with stunning colonial villas, colourful windows and doors, beautiful beachfront area along with spectacular buildings. One interesting thing that you will notice when you visit French Quarter is that the policemen wear kepis which are nothing but military style caps.  

Sri Manakula Vinayagar Temple

One of the most famous tourist attraction places in Pondicherry is Sri Manakula Vinayagar Temple. You can have a walk and reach Sri Manakula Vinayagar Temple from Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Sri Manakula Vinayagar Temple is known for its beautiful constructed statues of gods, goddesses wherein the temple is dedicated to Ganesha, Hindu god. The chiselled carvings on the walls of the temple will grasp your attention and you will be mesmerized by the grandeur of the temple.

Sri Manakula Vinayagar Temple is a must visit as it is one of the oldest buildings in Pondicherry where the highlight is the Lakshmi, temple elephant. The most suitable time to visit the temple is during the noon hours where the crowd is less and you can easily capture some nice pictures for your memories.

Pondicherry Museum

If you are interested in viewing the ancient things and know more about history then you must visit Pondicherry Museum. Established in the 17th century, Pondicherry museum is the storehouse of historic collections and memorabilia. You will get to witness stone sculptures, galleries full of bronze metal along with diverse carriages. You will also find some excavations of Arikamedu which highlights the fact that Romans traded here. You will get to see the museum on Ranga Pillai Street which is opposite the government palace.

Paradise Beach

Everyone loves beaches and Paradise beach is considered to be one of the well-known places to visit in Pondicherry. What if the beach gives you a feeling that you are in Maldives? This will surely be an icing on the cake. Just 20 km away from Pondicherry this beach is located on an island with beautiful views. From Chunnambar you can hire a boat that will take you to the beach and the price for the boat is just 220 INR. You can enjoy the food served at the beach along with the fun and adventure.

Church of Our Lady of the Angels

Pondicherry offers some of the most stunning churches which is a must visit for you all. Eglise De Notre Dame des Anges is another name of the Church constructed in the 19th century. The light colour of the church along with the beautiful interiors will spellbound you.

The very first glimpse of Pondicherry will actually amaze you with its amazing views. There are various cafes that serve you with some great coffee along with crispy croissants which you are going to love. Pondicherry is a sure shot win for a weekend getaway as the city will charm you as you will wish that you could stay a little long. Therefore, we gave you a travel guide of tourist attraction places to visit in Pondicherry. 

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