Union Territory of Pondicherry Things to Do

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    Shops outside Manakula Vinayagar Temple
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Union Territory of Pondicherry Things to Do

  • Auroville

    Pondicherry Things to Do

    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 must register themselves one day prior. you cant go and can go inside maitri mandir(Globe) same day. One day when you go to Auroville, first they give...

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  • Sri Aurobindo Ashram

    4 out of 5 stars

    Pondicherry Things to Do

    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 places to spend one day or two visiting them, being the most important the ashram sheltering the tomb of Sri Aurobindo, a mystic, yogi, poet and also...

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  • Promenade

    Pondicherry Things to Do

    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 down there's also a Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi "The Father of India") statue followed by a sea facing restaurant. Local vendors and...

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  • Old Lighthouse

    Pondicherry Things to Do

    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 persuade the goverment to build a lighthouse. After they agreed it took some time to get the project going. The foundation was laid in 1835. At the time...

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  • Botanical Garden

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    Pondicherry Things to Do

    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 still show formal French styles with clipped trees, flower beds, gravel walks and fountains. There are said to be over 1,500 species of plants in the...

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  • Gandhi Statue

    Pondicherry Things to Do

    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 playground slide. Out to sea behind the statue, there are a number of short poles protruding above the water level. These are all that remains of...

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  • Sacred Heart Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Pondicherry Things to Do

    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 nave (right side as you enter) gave me some cause to be excited. If you examine them carefully you will notice that they were made in 1908 by OTT of...

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  • Dupleix Statue

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Pondicherry Things to Do

    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 Guesthouse, but he is not alone. Apart from two small stone elephants who stand near to him there is a smaller monument to Victor Schœlcher...

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  • French War Memorial

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Pondicherry Things to Do

    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 ceremony to honour those who were killed in the terrorist attack in Paris on the 13th DNovember 2015. Most of those who attended were Indians with French...

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  • Church of Our Lady of Angels

    Pondicherry Things to Do

    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 feature of the church is its masonry. In order to create a texture similar to white marble, the finest of limetstone was mixed with whites of eggs....

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  • PONDICHERY SEAFRONT PROMENADE

    the best times for taking a stroll on the promenade is the early morning before sunrise(dramatic) or the late evening.afternoon sun can be a bit harsh.remember this is the very ocean which had unleashed killer waves of the tsunami.some beautiful hotels lie along the promenade with sea facing rooms.nothing can replace a walk before the sun rises.and...

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