Pondicherry is a beautiful French colonial settlement in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. Comprising of beautiful beaches, a pretty French colony, serene Auroville and ethnic French cuisine, Pondicherry attracts travelers from all over the world. The best time to visit Pondicherry is from July to September. Those who love to soak in the rain, this is the best time to let your hair down and experience the lush-green landscape of Pondicherry.
PLACES TO VISIT IN PONDICHERRY
- Paradise Beach
The beach is located 7 km from the city center of Pondicherry. Paradise beach offers a variety of beach sports like volleyball, jet skiing and paragliding. There are beautiful shacks located on the beach offering delicious coastal cuisine. So, if you don’t feel like indulging in any beach sport, you can laze on the beach, sipping on the cool coconut water and play bingo online
- French Colony
The southern state of Tamil Nadu was once ruled by the French, and as off today, there is a colony established by the French in the center of the town, with the names of the roads, cafes, cuisine and French people living there feels like you have visited a replica of France. Some of the famous cafes in the French colony are café des Arts, le bistro du parc and rendezvous café restaurant.
A famous archaeological site, situated 4 km from the Indian territory of Pondicherry. It was an ancient roman trade center. The roman treasure trail and Arikamedu river cruise is an experience you would not want to miss.
- Pondicherry Museum
The museum is a history lover’s treat. Situated in the French colony, It has a collection of rare bronze and stone sculptures of the Pallava and Chola dynasty, artifacts excavated from Arikamedu, ancient rocks, and a library.
- Auroville and Aurobindo Ashram
Every traveler dreams of visiting the Aurobindo ashram once in a life time. The world famous ashram attracts humongous travelers because of its enticing environment of tranquility.
Auroville is “the city of dawn”, people from all over the world go to Auroville to experience divine consciousness. Mantrimandir, a beautiful golden shrine designed by the French is the main center of attraction in Auroville, travelers opt for staying at the shrine for some hours to meditate and experience the state of trance.
A 3 day trip to Pondicherry will leave you feeling refreshed, content and the experience at Auroville is priceless. So, think no more, plan and execute a trip to this lovely town of southern India.