Puducherry, officially called Puducherry is a beautiful city of southern India and the capital of Puducherry union territory. Pleasing mix of east and west facilitate tourists to enjoy south Indian culture while enjoying the French architectural colonies. Ayurveda and heritage buildings are the prime reasons that grab the attention of visitors.
Travel to Puducherry to feel its spiritual aura and spend time with virgin beaches, French colonial heritage and rich Tamil culture. Altogether they make the city a perfect tourist destination. Harmonious balance in different communities reflects the love, care and respect for each other. Wide and clean roads, manicured garden, water bodies and beautiful people, makes this city more beautiful.
Tourist Attractions in Puducherry
Located on Rue de la Marine, the ashram was set up by Shri Aurobindo Ghosh, who immersed into spirituality and revealed the power of Yoga. It is visited by thousands every year, in search of spiritual salvation. Accompanied by Mirra Alfassa, better known as Mother; the Ashram grew as Auroville, an international township uniting humanity. Main attraction here is Matri Mandir, a Geodesic dome covered with golden discs that reflect sunlight. Puducherry Tourism is incomplete without a visit to this place.
The little isolated, this beach is also known as Plage Paradiso and is a popular hangout for shore lovers. It has golden sand and cool breeze is great for relaxation. Take a ferry ride across the backwater which is a 20-30 minutes tour.
French War Memorial
This War Memorial in Puducherry, is dedicated to the French soldiers living in Puducherry, who died in World Wars. Here, one will find a bronze plaque with names of soldiers who died in the First & Second World War; also French War in Indochina and the Algerian War.
Famous for its Dravidian style architecture, this temple has Lord Shiva as the presiding deity. The lord is worshipped here as Vedapureeswarar alongwith Goddess Parvathi as Tiripurasundari. The temple has a five-tiered rajagopuram and important festivals here are Brahmotsavam, Vaikasi, Aipassi and Sivarathri.
Our Lady of Good Health
The church is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and has been a pilgrimage for Christians for last 270 years. Some people believe that Virgin Mary appeared in Velankanni, Tamil Nadu in 16th to 17th centuries.
Blessed by Mother Nature, the Puducherry boasts of breathtaking beaches. In and around the city, they are worth paying a visit. Promenade Beach is the most popular beach in the city. One can see this beach while standing on the busy road of Puducherry. It is a perfect treat to enjoy the both views. Paradise beach is another major attraction and offers a different view. The Auroville Beach and Serenity Beach offer picture perfect views and cool breeze.
Best Time to Visit
Months between October and March are considered as the best time to visit Puducherry. During this period, the city enjoys pleasing weather.
There are several hotels, guest houses and lodges are available for accommodation. Tourists, who wish to stay near Auroville, can choose from a huge range of hotels.
How to Reach
By Air: The town has Puducherry Airport at Lawspet.
By Rail: The Villupuram Railway Junction connects the town with all parts of India.
By Road: Travellers must not miss a chance to go for a long drive to Puducherry as the town is well linked with Chennai, Trichy, Bangalore, etc. via road.
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