Annamalai International

479 Kamaraj Salai, Saram, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry, 605 013, India
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Night life and adventure in Pondicheery

by vineet.sood


We are two friends travelling to pondicheery on this new year.
Would like to know how the night life and other things to see and do there.


Re: Night life and adventure in Pondicheery

by Donna_in_India

Hi Vinny - can't help you with the nightlife but Pondicherry is lovely and there's alot to see. If you'd like - take a look at my Pondicherry page here -

Have a great time!

Re: Night life and adventure in Pondicheery

by rajzreporter1

Vinny..night life is pretty good..but only problem is that the area around the beach and the city is safe...i have seen many people getting into trouble when they travel outside pondicherry to auroville for night parties and when ask me any queries about pondicherr..have been here for 35 years..

Travel Tips for Pondicherry

Tourist Office

by Donna_in_India

The Tourist Office is conveniently located on 40 Goubert Ave (Beach Road). Stop in to pick up one of their comprehensive brochures on Pondicherry. Along with a Places of Interest listing, it has up-to-date Happenings (including festivals, exhibitions, etc.), a map, shopping info, Consulate info, restaurants, etc., etc. It also has many listings for accommodations including guest houses/budget hotels that start at Rs 300.

Inquire about their heritage walks as well. Several agents are avaiable to assist you and answer your questions.

Tel: 91 413 2339497

Walk along the beach

by Ricky_globetrotter

The beach is very close to Aurobindo Ashram. Though the sandy stretch is very small, I loved sitting on rocks for hours at end. The best part is when u walk along the beach on the pavement end to end. There's a beautiful children's park at one end.

You'll see vendors lined along the beach selling all kinds of paraphernalia. And there are many restaurants to choose from too!!

The Old Lighthouse

by y2ketan2007

The Old Lighthouse on Goubert Rue was built in 1836 a cost of 10000 French Francs.Louise Guerre , the engineer became famous because of this outstanding building and soon came to be known as 'Colonial Engineer'.He later became the head of the Public Works Department in the French India Colony.

Kali Temple

by Donna_in_India

The Prithiyankara Devi Kali Temple is located in Moratandi about 8 km. outside of Pondicherry. It is an easy stop on the way to/from Auroville.

It is likely that you will have noticed the 72 foot statue of Kali from the road. Stalls line both sides of a dirt lane as you approach the temple where temple offerings, religious items, and food are sold. There are long lines to enter the temple, but the inner sanctum is for Hindus only.

With bulging eyes and a long necklace of skulls around her, Kali appears monstrous. Her skin is blue. Several cobras (manifestations of Kali the Destroyer) rise above her head. In her right hand she holds a trishul which symbolizes the balance of the three forces of creation, preservation, and destruction. In her left hand, she holds a severed head.

In Hinduism, Kali is the goddess of time and transformation that is death - Lord Shiva in his destructive form. But Kali is also a loving mother, a banisher of darkness.

You'll need to read her story to understand Kali. Of course, there are many variations. A simple one is here (although the source is unusual)...

Information about Kali herself can be found here....


by abi_maha

Excavation in the early periods brought out the bustling Indo–Roman trade centre in Pondicherry named Arikamedhu. Several excavations carried out at this place have brought out the remnants of Roman trade, wine jars and ancient Roman coins. This region reveals the ancient history of Pondicherry.

This place is assumed to be the place of Roman settlements nearly 2000 years ago. Remains of a French Jesuit Mission House assumed to be built in 18th century are also visible here. Historians and archaeological enthusiasts are frequent visitors here.


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