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Top 10 best places to visit in Pondicherry
3 March, 2020      Tuerism
  1. Paradise Beach, Pondicherry
  2. One of the most famous beaches in Pondicherry, Paradise Beach, also known as Plage Paradiso is situated close to Pondicherry town, Chunnambar. An ideal place for landscape photography, Paradise Beach is an excellent place to spend a vacation with spectacular waters and palm trees. Jet skiing and kayaking are popular activities on Paradise beach.

    Visiting Hours : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
  3. Promenade Beach, Pondicherry
  4. Promenade Beach, also known as Rock Beach due to the presence of rocks is the famous stretch of beachfront in Puducherry, along the Bay of Bengal. There are also some of the best-known restaurants at Promenade Beach serving authentic and traditional cuisine.

    Also known as Gandhi Beach, due to the presence of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue nearby, Promenade Beach is a 1.2 kilometers long stretch, starting at War Memorial and ending at Duplex Park on Gubert Avenue.

    Visiting Hours : Anytime

    Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
  5. Auroville Beach, Pondicherry
  6. One of the most popular beaches in Pondicherry, Auroville Beach, also known as Auro Beach, lies on the right-hand side of East Coast Road, about 12 kilometers from Pondicherry. The famous lighthouse of Auroville can be seen from the Auroville Beach.

    Visiting Hours : 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
  7. Chunnambar Boat House, Pondicherry
  8. An ideal spot for boating, Chunnambar Boat House, also known as Plage Paradiso is famous for its backwaters, located along Cuddalore Main Road, around 8 kilometers from Pondicherry. It is an ideal place for water sports and sunbathing with clean beaches and crystallized water.

    Visiting Hours : 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
  9. Pondicherry Museum, Pondicherry
  10. One of the most famous places in Pondicherry, The Pondicherry Museum is an art and history museum located in Bharathi Park, Pondicherry.

    The collection of the museum contains 81 Chola bronze sculptures, classified as one of the largest Chola bronze collections. The Pondicherry Museum contains remains of archaeological findings from the Arikamedu Roman settlement.

    Visiting Hours : 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    (Closed on Monday)

    Entry Fee : INR 15 per Person
  11. Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Pondicherry
  12. Dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, Varadaraja Perumal temple, also called Vedapureeswarar Varadaraja Temple is located in the South Indian union territory of Puducherry. Originally, the temple was supposed to be built by the Cholas, during the 11th century, and then expanded from Pandyas.

    Maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India as a protected monument, the Varadaraja Perumal temple is a storehouse of Chola architecture, constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture.

    Visiting Hours : Anytime

    Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
  13. Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Pondicherry
  14. Dedicated to the god Ganesha, Manakula Vinayagar Temple is located in the Union Territory of Puducherry, in the southern part of the Indian sub-continent. One of the most famous sacred sites in Pondicherry, Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple is of significant antiquity and predates French ownership of the territory.

    During Dupleix’s tenure, attempts were made to destroy the temple, but it was spared due to stiff opposition from the Hindu population and the threat of British and Maratha invasion.

    Visiting Hours : 5.45 AM - 12.30 PM
    4:00 PM - 9.30 PM

    Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
  15. Arikamedu, Pondicherry
  16. Spread over an area of about 34.57 acres, Arikamedu is an archaeological site in Southern India, in Kakkayanthope, Ariyankuppam Commune, on the southeastern coast of India, 4 kilometers from Pondicherry. The name Arikamedu is originated from a Tamil word meaning Mound of Arkan.

    Originally a French colonial town, Arikemedu has been under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India since 1982. Arikamedu established as a fishing village, but with the expansion of the trade, the village was replaced by a brick-built port town.

    Visiting Hours : 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
  17. Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pondicherry
  18. One of the famous pilgrimage destinations for Christians, Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is an oriental specimen of Gothic architecture, situated on the south boulevard of Pondicherry.

    This 100-year-old historic church contains rare stained glass panels representing the events of the life of Christ and the saints of the Catholic Church.

    Visiting Hours : 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

    Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
  19. Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry
  20. One of the most famous places in Pondicherry, Sri Aurobindo Ashram is a spiritual community located in the White Town of Pondicherry. Named after its founder Sri Aurobindo Ghosh, Aurobindo Ashram’s foundation was laid on 24th November in the year 1926.

    Mirra Alfassa, one of the followers of Aurobindo, played a key role in the establishment of the ashram, and after the death of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh in the 1950s, she took control of the ashram and was known as the ‘Mother’ of the ashram.

    Visiting Hours : 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
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