Being one of the rarest French colonial centres in India, Pondicherry is well-known for colonial style cafes, partying and beautiful promenades. This is a perfect location if you are up for a seaside vacation. When you are planning to visit this exotic coastal town make sure to include these in your itinerary to not miss out on these best attractions.
Sri Aurobindo Ashram
This is one of the top picks for the best tourist places in Pondicherry. It is quite often said that Pondicherry is synonymous with Aurobindo Ashram. This ashram was founded by Sri Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa (mother of Sri Aurobindo). This place is a must-visit if you desire to reconnect with your inner self.
Pondicherry Museum is a delight to art and history enthusiasts. The museum is situated at Saint Louis Street in the former Law Building. The museum has a spectacular collection of handicrafts, stone sculptures from Pallava and Chola dynasties, archaeological findings from the Arikamedu Roman settlement and ancient furniture and coins from French colonial times & more.
One of the best beaches & liveliest areas in Pondicherry due to its magical beachfront. Promenade Beach is located along the picturesque seafront. As you keep walking along the beachside, you will find a good number of cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy different cuisines.
Auroville was started by Mirra Alfassa which is well-known as a universal town or experimental township. It was designed by a famous architect Roger Anger. Here you can find people living in harmony who are from different cultures, nationalities and beliefs. One of the major attractions of Auroville is Matrimandir, a lotus-shaped dome for yoga practitioners.
Botanical Garden is a 22-acre park located close to the southern entrance of Pondicherry’s New Bus Stand. You can find over 1500 species of plants, six beautiful fountains, Japanese rock, a large aquarium with a variety of fishes and few other must-see highlights of the park.
Chunnambar Boat House
Chunnambar Boat House is located 7 km away from Pondicherry. Chunnambar Boat house is surrounded by backwaters and beautiful white sand beaches, which makes it ideal for boating and a picnic spot.
About a half-an-hour drive from Pondicherry takes you to Arikamedu. This place is known to be the trade centre built by Romans. It is not much known about this place and is quite a famous maritime town that prospered in trade.
Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is one of the widely known religious places in Pondicherry situated on the south boulevard of the town. This beautiful church is adorned with gothic architecture and has a scenic and peaceful outlook. A significant place of worship which makes it a must-visit attraction in Pondicherry.
With a vast shoreline and dense palm groves, Paradise Beach or Plage Paradiso is truly an amazing place for beach lovers. This beach is located along Cuddalore main road, 8 km away from the heart of the city. This beach attracts honeymoon couples and beach lovers countrywide. Clear blue waters, golden sand and cool breeze leave you spell bound.
Jawahar Toy Museum
If you are visiting Pondicherry with your family, then don’t miss Jawahar Toy Museum. This museum is situated at an old lighthouse close to Gandhi Maidan. The museum is home to antiques and dolls that find their history from all over the country.
Hope you have got an idea of the tourist attractions of Pondicherry. Make sure to visit these Pondicherry special attractions when you tag along with your friends or family. And we will be delighted to be as your partner in your staycation. Book your stay at K Resort for affordable prices and you can get access to luxurious spaces and modern amenities.