Pondicherry (It is warmly called as ‘Pondi’) is the capital city of the union territory Puducherry, the Union territory constitutes of four coastal provinces namely, Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam.
The French connection with this place is evident from its colonial buildings, churches, monuments, hotels, guest houses, restaurants, a few of which date back to 18th century are established along a long stretch of the city streets.
The primary languages that are spoken here are Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, English and an ample amount of people speak French as well.
Pondicherry is most popular for its long stretch of untouched beaches, among them the four main tourist attractions are the Promende beach, Paradise beach, The Auroville beach and Serenity beach.
Apart from the beaches and the historical value, Pondicherry is famous for shopping. It is quickly becoming one of the crowd favored shopping destination, because with little or no taxes you can save a lot of money and save it for a rainy day.
When speaking of its originality, it is chiefly known for its traditional doll making, textiles and silks. It also offers you world class leather, pottery, aromatics, fashion and many such products. These products are distinguished mainly because of its sheer quality and craftsmanship.
All in all Pondi is a very captivating experience because it situated away from the hassle life of big cities, so you can be sure to have a peace of mind and have fun as well.
Top places to visit in Pondicherry:
- Sri Aurobindo Ashram.
- Promenade Beach.
- Immaculate Conception Cathedral.
- Basilica of the sacred heart of Jesus.
- Paradise Beach.
- Eglise de Notre Dama des Anges.
- Serenity Beach.
- French war Memorial.
- Bharati Government Park.
- Chunnamabar boathouse.
- Sri Varadaraja Perumal temple.
- Auro beach.
- Aayi Mandapam.
- Rock beach.
- Statue of Dupleix.
- Intach Heritage centre.
- Raj niwas.
- Ousteri Lake.
- Romain Rollan Library.
- Pondicherry Botanical gardens.
- Kanniga Parameswari temple.
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