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Pondicherry ( Puduchcheri )

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A quaint enclave nestled on the Eastern seaboard , 120 kms, from Chennai is Pondicherry .

Once it was under the  possession of the French, &  is a living monument of French culture in India .The French will find it particularly charming and is noted for its lovely French architecture  & cuisine .  

 

Pondicherry

Whether you are looking for a romantic rendezvous or a fun filled resort vacation in Pondicherry the  former French Capital , is a once in a lifetime holiday experience  & sure to leaves an indelible image on one's mind.    

Places of Tourist Interest  

Shri Aurobindo Ashram  

The Aurobindo Ashram is the heart and soul of Pondicherry. Founded by Shri Aurobindo the poet-philosopher, the Ashram grew under the guidance of Mirra Alfassa, popilarly known as the Mother. Their samadhis at the Ashram are always covered with flowers. The beach front has a statue of Gandhi and a War Memorial.  

Auroville  

Auroville or The ‘City of Dawn ’ is about 10 km north of Pondicherry on the coast road to Mahabalipuram an experiment in international living, established in 1968 with the co-operation of many nations and the impetus provided by the Mother. The Matrimandir is the most imposing edifice in the self-sufficient 800-acre settlement.  

Pondicherry Museum  

Situated in the Government Park , Museum has a houses sculptures from Pallava, Chola and Vijayanagara temples.Vijayanagara and Nayaka periods, arms and weapons. The displayed terracotta figures, shards of Arretine and roulletted ware, amphorae, burrial urns, glass beads have been excavated from the surrounding historic environment.

Church of The Sacred Heart Jeseus

The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus ,located on the South Boulevard ,built in the Gothic style. This massive church is one of the most beautiful churches. with stained glass windows depicting the life of Jesus.

Englise de notre dame de lourdes  

The Eglise de Notre Dame de Lourdes was built in 1876 and contains the statue of Our Lady gifted by France .

Manakula vinayagar temple

The Manakula Vinayagar Temple on rue de Orleans is popular with devotees seeking divine blessings for new undertakings.This splendid ancient temples noted for their architecture and sculptural wealth.

Chunnambar Boat Club,

Chunnambar 8 kms away from Pondicherry . The backwater and the lush greenery on both sides of Chunnambar provide an ideal setting for boating. Boats are available on hire on all days of the week.  

Other places to visit around Pondicherry :-

Chidambaram , Chennai , Kachipuram , Mamallapuram 

The best time to visit :-  The best time to visit Pondicherry is between October to March

How To Get There Location of Pondicherry
By Air
The nearest airport to Pondicherry Chennai 
By Train 
It has a direct train link to Chennai, Pondicherry  
By Road 
Chennai 160 km from Pondicherry ,  Trichy 285 km 

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