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Golconda, Pondicherry

  • Golconda is the first modern building present in Pondicherry and it is surely present in the list of places to visit in Pondicherry. It is considered as the introduction of modernism to India. It is a home to accommodate philosopher named Sri Aurobindo and was later converted as a dormitory. Golconda was designed by the famous architects George Nakashima and Antonin Raymond. The building is sensitive to the environment and is one of the best constructions of the modern era. It was build during the period of 1937-45. Golconda is a three storey building with two wings which are connected by a stair case in between. It was a kind of do it yourself project for the devotees present in the ashram and was build with both skilled and nonskilled people.

    Location:

    Dupuy St.

    White Town

    Pondicherry 605002

    Best Time To Visit:

    Golconda can be visited at any time of the day.

    Timings

    There are no particular Timings :to visit the place, you can go there at any time.

    Distance from Pondicherry Bus stand to Golconda Ashram

    The distance from Pondicherry bus stand to Golconda Ashram is 3 km which take 3-4 mins to travel.