Pondicherry also known as French capital of India is the Union Territory of India which has French history and is still preserved here along with Indian culture.
Pondicherry has the vast and diversified things to offer when it comes to tourists attractions with temples to churches to French museums and historic places. But out of this what are the best places to visit in Pondicherry? Here is Travelila’s list.
If you are a beach person then you would surely dwell here and never want to return back from you vacation. Paradise Beach also known as Plage Paradiso is a Paradise in true sense and is known for its splendid backwaters and its glittering golden sands.
The best time to visit Paradise Beach is during sunrise with delicious street food and to have breathtaking sun set photography. This beach must be on your list of must visit places when planning a vacation to Pondicherry. Beaches are very well known in goa too, you can also see places to visit in goa.
Auroville is the best place to visit for those who to learn more about India and its spirituality. Auroville was created to bring progressive harmony and to promote creed, culture, politics and nationalities.
You will truly get a unique experience on a visit to Auroville where you can escape from city and get some spirituality. This place is often referred to as the ‘City of Dawn’ and is ideal for Nirvana Seekers and Peace Seekers.
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Shri Aurobindo Ashram
Pondicherry was the residence of Sri Aurobindo and is one of the wealthy ashrams in India which was founded back in the year 1926. This ashram is famous among the tourists who seek spiritual and peaceful vacation time.
The Aurobindo ashram can be visited from 8 in the morning to 12 noon, or from 2 in the afternoon to 6 in the evening and ispopular for its yoga concept. On you visit to the ashram you will be motivated to attain divine perfection and the true art of living your life.
The Pondicherry Botanical Garden
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Botanical gardens are famous all over the world. This place allows you to escape form everyday hustle of life and is a charm to visit. This place reminds of great French architecture and provides information about how architecture in France developed and how colonization has had an impact on the development of Pondicherry.
This place was originally built for locals to go for picnic and enjoy their free time refreshing themselves amidst trees, grasses and flowers, enjoy the sight of fountains, gravel-lined paths, beautiful flowerbeds and pruned trees.
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Gingee Fort is declared as a National Monument in 1921 and one of the best places to visit in Pondicherry. The three hills of the fort form the angular points of a rough equilateral triangle. The walls of the fort are made up of strong blocks of Granite.
The fort has three main entrances namely Arcot and Pondicherry gate. This fort is in existence for hundreds of years and numbers of ruling dynasties are connected with the history of the fort.