Pondicherry or Pondy is an attractive South Indian city that is a world renowned holiday locale. Also known as Puducherry; the city houses a number of majestic structures, cathedrals and avenues designed with French architecture that have maintained their colonial character. Exciting travel experiences await tourists in the charming Pondicherry with the exotic bazaars of Poduke and some serene city beaches.
Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry
Pondy houses the world famous Sri Aurobindo Ashram that is visited by innumerable travelers each year. Many of them choose to stay at the ashram for at Rue de la Marine for a while and experience all that the ‘City of Dawn’ has to offer. The Aurobindo ashram is a state-of-the art township that has its own unique way of life.
Tourism in Pondicherry
Pondy is where travelers find fabulous beaches to relax on such as the Promenade or Rocky Beach, the Auroville Beach and Serenity seaside. The city is also home to a number of churches and cathedrals that were constructed between the 1800 and the 1900’s. The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and the Church of Our Lady of Angels are a couple of churches exhibiting stellar architecture. The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is another that is frequented by locals and tourists alike.
A Hindu place of worship to visit is the Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Devasthanam shrine devoted to God Ganesha. The Pudducherry Botanical Gardens make a pretty sight and Chunnambar Backwater resort offers a particularly welcome stay.