Pondicherry is the place that is known as the French Capital of India. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South India. Pondicherry offers some impressive tourist attraction. One could really experience the French style in India.
What to explore when you are in Pondicherry? Here are some amazing places which you should visit when you are in French Capital of India.
1. Paradise Island/Beach
If you want to explore the heaven, then Paradise beach should be on the top of your chart when you visit Pondicherry. The beach is really soft in nature, and it’s a perfect location for the fun lovers and adventure seekers. The beach is truly a paradise with its blue water, golden and silvery sand. To reach this location, one has to take a speedboat from the Chunnambar Boat house which would drop you on this island within 20 minutes. It basically falls on the south on the way to Cuddalore.
Auroville name stands for “City Of Dawn” which was established in the year 1968. It is a town universal for men and women of any country who could live together to progress harmony and understand human unity. Auroville is on the coast, which is lined up with soft golden and black volcanic sand. To reach Auroville, one can easily get a rented motorbike for which the charges are around Rs. 100 per day. This is the best location to spend time in the evening.
3. Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Basilica Church is known as the Parent church in the Catholic diocese for Pondicherry and Cuddalore location. These locations generally fall on the south boulevard. Basilica Of The Sacred Heart Of Jesus was sanctified on December 17th, in the year 1907. The structure of this church is unique, which consist of 24 columns. This is one of the best tourist attractions in Pondicherry. One can visit this church daily from morning 7:00 to evening 6:30.
4. Shri Aurobindo Ghosh Ashram
Shri Aurobindo Ghosh Ashram is one of the well known and the wealthiest ashrams of India. The Ashram is the prime destinations for tourists and moreover, it’s a place for spiritual seekers. Pondicherry was the house of Shri Aurobindo (Indian freedom fighter) and the ashram was founded in the year 1926. The Ashram is open from morning 8 till 12 noon and from 2 to 6 pm in the evening.
5. Le Club
After the sightseeing, one always thinks of his/her stomach. Le Club is the perfect destination to quench your thirst and hunger with delicious food and beverages. You can find variety of liqours here. The bartenders are well versed when comes to drinks or to prepare some cocktail. Don’t forget to taste their most famous Mohito Cocktail. The catchy part of this place is it’s a romantically lit garden restaurant.
6. Promenade Beach
If you want to spend quality time with your loved one and need a calmer and quaint place then Promenade beach is perfect for a leisure evening walk. The breeze of the sea on this location is the most attractive part.
7. Gingee Fort
Gingee Fort is one the most famous places to be visited in Pondicherry. It is also famous for its unique architectural feat, history buffs, wanderers and loners. The fort is open from morning 9 to 7 in the evening. In the year 1921, this Fort was declared as a National Monument.
8. Jawahar Toy Museum
If you visit this place, then museum should be part of every tourist attraction. Jawahar Toy Musesum is a doll house which has more than 140 dolls brought from different Indian states. The location of the museum is near Gandhi Maidan which is at the main town at the old lighthouse. The museum is open all days, except Mondays and the timing is morning 10 to evening 5.
9. Sri Gokilambal Thirukameswar Temple
Gokilambal Thirukameswar was popularly known as the Villianur Temple. The chariot of this temple is 15 meters long, which is usually, taken out for procession during the Brahmotsavam. Brahmotsavam is the annual festival of the French Capital. The temple’s visiting timings are morning 5 to 12 noon and evening 4 to 9.
So now, your list is ready to visit the French Capital of India. Just pack your bags and explore the places in your way.
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