Best Places to Visit in Pondicherry

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About Best Places to Visit in Pondicherry

The Pondicherry is one of the Union Territories of India. Formerly it knowns as “Pondicherry” but now currently, it is known as “Puducherry“. The Pondicherry Tourism is known for its storing of French Heritage remnants along with the Culture of India and will provide a great amusement to the Travelers. There are many Best Places to Visit in Pondicherry and also Best Places to Visit in Pondicherry in One Day

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Places to Visit in Pondicherry in One Day

The following are the Most Attractive Best Places to Visit in Pondicherry in One Day:

  • Firstly, Raj Niwas
  • Secondly, Pondicherry Museum
  • Thirdly, the French War Memorial
  • Bharati Government Park
  • Pondicherry Botanical Garden
  • Pondicherry Beach
  • Chunnambar Boat House
  • Promenade
  • Manakula Vinayagar Temple
  • Park Monument
  • Lastly, French War Memorial
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Must and Should Pondicherry Tourism Places to Visit

  • Sri Aurobindo Ashram
  • Raj Niwas
  • French War Memorial
  • The Pondicherry Museum
  • The Pondicherry Museum
  • Ousteri Lake
  • Serenity Beach
  • Statue of Dupleix
  • Mahatma Gandhi Statue
  • Immaculate Conception Cathedral
  • Pondicherry Beach
  • Rock Beach
  • Auroville
  • The Pondicherry Botanical Garden
  • Promenade
  • Bharati Government Park
  • Chunambar Boathouse
  • Old Lighthouse
  • The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Eglise de Notre Dame Des Anges

The following are the Must and Should Pondicherry Places to Visit:

Sri Aurobindo Ashram

In the First Place, Sri Aurobindo Ashram is the favorite tourist spot in Pondicherry Tourism. Sri Aurobindo the spiritual guru served the place as a spiritual community. So it named as “Sri Aurobindo Ashram”. The Timings of Sri Aurobindo Ashram is from 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM. Sri Aurobindo Ashram is famous for following the concept of Internal Yoga, which helps to bring a change in Life.

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Raj Niwas

Secondly, The Raj Niwas is located in the Government Parks and it’s few parts are open to the public. It is the also Official residence for the Lieutenant Governor. During the French Pioneer, this place has served as a Palace so it one of the Important Buildings in Puducherry.  Known for its gardens and parks, Sculpture which are present from the period of medieval and contemporary era

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French War Memorial

French War Memorial built on the Promenade or Goubert Avenue. The First World War (From 1916 to 1919) the soldiers lost their lives in this French War Memorial Place. It is located close to the Gandhi Statue which is surrounded by 08 pillars and reminds the era which has gone after Independence Day. French War Memorial famous for Joan of Arc Marble Statue which has influenced by French

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The Pondicherry Museum

In order to familiarize themselves then the Travelling Lovers should visit The Pondicherry Museum because of its Architecture, Culture, and Sculptures. The Lovers of History, World Explorers, an Enthusiasts of Arts Peoples must and should visit because of the Culture of the Dravidian and can find French diaries here. It is famous for having the memories from Arikamedu Roman Settlements

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Park Monument

The Park-Monument is also known as “Aayi Mandapam” which is located in the Government Park. During the 16th century of Napolean – 03 Perio,d this monument was constructed. Formerly it is known as Park Monument now it called as Aayi Mandapam

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Ousteri Lake

Ousteri Lake is also the Best Places to Visit in Pondicherry Tourism; here you can enjoy the natural beauty along with boating. It is famous for elegant Migratory Birds which are traveling together. You can visit from 09:00 AM to 05 PM.

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Serenity Beach

The travelers who want to choose a peaceful location the Serenity Beach is the best choice. It attracts the Pondicherry Tourists with the blue water and also the golden sand. You can enjoy with your partner here which is open for 24/7 and also for free of cost.

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Statue of Dupleix

In order to honor the Dupleix, the governor of French who ruled the Pondicherry up to 1754, the Statue of Dupleix has constructed on the year 1870. It located at the Rock Beach End and one can visit this place who is interested in the history.

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Mahatma Gandhi Statue

The Mahatma Gandhi Statue located from Gingee which has a Pondicherry fort situated seventy KM away from the Pondicherry City. The status has surrounded with 08 pillars which constructed with the granite and located around the Jawaharlal Nehru statue street

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Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Immaculate Conception Cathedral is also known as “Samba Kovil” is one of the old elegant church in Pondicherry. Known for Pondicherry Roman Catholic Archdiocese mother church Cuddalore. It also reminds the Goa Portuguese Styled Churches. Immaculate Conception Cathedral Opens from 07:00 AM to 12:00 PM and also from 03:00 PM to 08:30 PM. The bus stand of Pondicherry is 2.2 KM away from this Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

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Pondicherry Beach

It is a heaven for the Beach Lovers and it is bordered by a flowing sheltered waterway.  Pondicherry Beach is also known for its tree houses situated on the backwaters. When compared to other beaches in India the Pondicherry Beach is less in cost for residing, enjoying etc. The activities of the following cruises are: Trekking, Chess, Themed Events, Catamaran Rides, Backwaters, Table Tennis, Beach Volley Ball, Picnic etc are the Pondicherry Tourists activities which are best suitable for holidays because of golden sand and beautiful surroundings.

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Rock Beach

Similarly, to Pondicherry Beach, it is a gateway for the beach lovers which is surrounded by the beautiful rocks. This place is famous for splashing beach water soaks your feet while scenery the mesmerizing sunrise in the east. It opens for 24/7 with free of cost. The bus stand of Pondicherry is 03 Kilo Meters away from this Rock Beach


The tourist lovers who want to know the history of India, its culture and spiritual then the Auroville is the best destination spot. It is located in “The City of Dawn” which is close to the Pondicherry. The famous architect Roger Anger has designed this beautiful art which shows the ideas of developing India

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The Pondicherry Botanical Garden

The Pondicherry Botanical Garden is located in the south side of the Pondicherry New Bus Stand. It was constructed in 1826 with the Ornate Style because of the local peoples to enjoy the picnic on their free time and refreshing themselves by enjoying grasses, flowers and amidst trees. This Botanical garden consists of 1500 plant varieties and also who want to explore the greenery up close can visit this Pondicherry Botanical Garden

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The Promenade is also known as “Gobert Avenue” which is designed in a “French Style” with Parade and moving palm trees across the Promenade. You can refresh yourself by visiting here early in the morning where the surroundings are calm and can enjoy the nature with a morning walk.

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Bharati Government Park

One of the Most Diplomatic and also Organized parks in Pondicherry is Bharati Government Park. This is the best place for families with kids and also local peoples. The Governor of French has resided here and presented the Lieutenant Governor is residing here. Whenever you visit Pondicherry your tourism should start with Bharati Government Park

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Chunambar Boathouse

This best tourist place in Pondicherry not only allows the travelers to stay in a luxurious place but also it provides a lifetime amidst the nature of greenery. You can in boat-house for two (or) three days contain the following areas of sun-deck, balcony, sports center, refreshment activities, etc here.

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Old Lighthouse

Old Lighthouse is one of the ancient destinations to visit in Pondicherry Tourism which is constructed by erstwhile rulers of French in Pondicherry in 19th Century. It is only the light which provides the radiance to the ships all over the red hills and is also known as integral architecture and engineering. The bus stand of Pondicherry is 03 Kilo Meters away from this Old Lighthouse

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The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus has known for its architecture of elegant gothic. Here you can offer your prayers to the Jesus and receive his blessings. It opens at 05:30 AM to 12:30 PM and evening 06:00 PM on weekdays. On Sunday it opens from 05:30 AM to 12:00 PM and evening 06:00 PM and also free of cost. The bus stand of Pondicherry is 02 Kilo Meters away from this The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Eglise de Notre Dame Des Anges

It is also one of the most visiting religious spots in Pondicherry Tourism because of its well known interesting fact. The interesting fact is the Jesus Mother Mary status is located here with the Jesus Baby in her arms. On Sundays, the huge crowd can observe here and also celebrated with joy. It opens from 07:00 AM to 06:30 PM and also free of cost. The bus stand of Pondicherry is 02 Kilo Meters away from this Eglise de Notre Dame Des Anges.

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Other Most Visit Tourist Spots in Pondicherry

The following are the Other Best Places to Visit in Pondicherry Tourism:

  • Firstly, Vardaraja Perumal Temple
  • Secondly, Manakula Vinayagar Temple
  • Thirdly, ISKCON Pondicherry
  • The Ganesh Garden
  • Café Xtasi
  • Paradise Beach
  • Veerampattinam Beach
  • Cluny Embroidery Centre
  • Sri Karaneshwara Nataraja Temple
  • Lastly, Kanniga Parameshwari Temple.

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