Pondicherry Things to Do

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  • 1. Auroville

    Beautiful calm Place to visit. one can have inner peace in the Auroville. Best place for the people who love to do meditation. Important tip: to visit Maitri mandir(Globe) and to do meditation. One...

  • 2. Promenade

    It's a long stretch of rocky beach which has a provision to sit around and also a wide pavement for morning and evening walk. Just before sunset it turns alive and the crowd keeps rising. As you walk...

  • 3. Sri Aurobindo Ashram

    4 out of 5 stars

    The main reason to travel to Pondicherry (Puducherry), is to visit or to stay in the experimental city of Auroville, what I did during three days. But the town of Pondicherry has also very interesting...

  • 4. Sacred Heart Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is a (very) late Gothic church built close to Pondicherry's railway station. It is quite huge, but not particularly special architecturally. The stained glass windows in the south wall of the...

  • 5. Gandhi Statue

    The Gandhi Statue stands beneath a canopy, and is raised above the ground by sloping concrete legs. In the early evening the Mahatma gazes down at the numerous kids who make use of his pedestal as a...

  • 6. Dupleix Statue

    3 out of 5 stars

    The long promenade by the sea ta Pondicherry is dominated by a statue erected to honour General Dupleix, who was an important French colonial administrator. He stands in a small park, near to Park...

  • 7. French War Memorial

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Pondicherry is filled with reminders of its French past, and this memorial is just one of them. For me, it will always have a certain poignancy. Recently, in December 2015, we attended a moving...

  • 8. Botanical Garden

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    This garden lies in the far south-west of the old Tamil Town area and was laid out and designed in 1826 by G.S. Perrorret whose memorial lies in the garden. The gardens are a little scruffy now but...

  • 9. Old Lighthouse

    This 19th century lighthouse is one of Pondicherry's most famous landmarks. Before the lighthouse was built there wasn't any signal for the ships coming to Pondicherry. A committee was formed to...

  • 10. Church of Our Lady of Angels

    The Church of Our Lady of Angels - Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges - was built by French Missionaries in 1865. It is modeled after the Basilica at Lourdes (located in Southern France). The most notable...

  • 11. The Spanish Soul

    Spain was represented by several dozens Spaniards who lived permanently in Auroville. There was a Spanish pavilion and in it you could read about the Spanish...

  • 12. Russian Pavilion in Auroville

    There were many pavilions in Auroville. The best is the one dedicated to Tibet. The Spanish one was also very interesting. And I liked the Russian too. In the...

  • 13. Tibetan Pavilion in Auroville

    This is probably the best pavilion in Auroville. People inside are real Tibetans and will help you with explanation of the place. Dalai Lama has visited...

  • 14. Ganesh Temple

    Manakula Vinayagar Temple is one of the most popular temples in Pondicherry. It is dedicated to Lord Ganesh, one of the most popular Hindu deities. Evidence...

  • 15. Beautiful Government Park

    Government Park (also known as Bharati Park) was once the site of the first French garrison, Fort Louis, which was destroyed by the British in 1761. Its name...

  • 16. Sri Manakula Vinayagar Ganesha

    Manakula Vinayagar [means : God near the pond of sand]The Jesuits and missionaries tried destroy it, also in 1700 the French banned perform pujas in the temple,...

  • 17. hot, sunny beach side, good getaway from bangalore

    The things I truly enjoyed in pondicherry1) chunnambar--definitely worth a trip. Beautiful, neat & clean beach though I am not sure for how long? Seeing the...

  • 18. Sunrise on the beach

    Catch the sunrise from any of the beaches on the Cuddalore road stretch, you are bound to get a fantastic shot with the fishermen boats, the glorious crimson...

  • 19. Aayi Mandapam

    The park facing the governor’s bungalow reflects the French influence. Once called as “place dupantheon” now turned as Aayi mandapam - the emblem of the...

  • 20. Some lazy sunny shopping

    Head to Jawaharlal Nehru Street for some amazing street shopping, tonnes of clothes available- they are all export surplus goods. You will also find the...

  • 21. Ousteri or Osudu Lake

    Ousteri Lake is th elargest lake in pondichery, it is around 8 KM outside the Pondichery Town. We headed there last sunday to tak emy niece boating and I think...

  • 22. Saneeswarar Temple

    The Saneeswarar Temple is located not too far from the Kali Temple about 8 km outside Pondicherry off the main road on the Pondicherry-Auroville route. Sri...

  • 23. Kali Temple

    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...

  • 24. Raj Niwas, The Governor's Mansion

    An interesting combination of Indian and French architecture, Raj Niwas, is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governors of Pondicherry. Completed around...

  • 25. Small But Interesting Museum

    Though small, the Pondicherry Museum is a very interesting museum displaying the art and culture of the people of the area during the Pallava, Chola, and...

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