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  • Sun, sand, sea, colourful buildings and a confluence of cultures, there is so much to do and so many places to visit in Pondicherry in one day, that one is simply lost for choice! The numerous cafes including the Cafe des Arts and Villa Shanti, and splendid beaches like Rock Beach and Promenade Beach will leave you coming back here for more. But what stands out is the spectacular architecture of this French colony, which is truly a sight to behold.

    We’re ensuring you make the most of your
    one day trip in Pondicherry. Start with the prominent township, Auroville, make your way to the Aurobindo Ashram, and seek blessings at the Manakula Temple. Move along to White Town, where every sight is in close proximity to one another.

    Tread along the streets while soaking in the prettiness of Pondy. Head to the coast, past the beaches where you can enjoy some leisurely activities. End your day with the Botanical Gardens, a trip to Paradise Beach and a boat ride at Chunnambar backwaters. Here’s all that you can and should visit if you have just a day in this scenic town.

    Here are some of the best places to visit in Pondicherry in one day: 

  • 01Auroville

    Auroville

    Begin your journey with ‘The City Of Dawn’. Arguably one of the most tranquil sights in Pondicherry, Auroville was built in 1968 as a futuristic township where people from all walks of life can live in peace and progressive harmony.

    A visual treat here is the Matrimandir, a dodecagon marble dome dedicated to meditation, with an optical glass globe at its centre, allowing a shaft of sunlight to stream in. This focused sunlight is believed to enhance concentration whilst in the midst of peace. Make sure you visit the boutiques, the bookshop and the cafeteria and ride along on e-cycles while here.

    Location
    : Auroville Universal Township, Town Hall, Auroville, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu 605101, India

    Timings
    : Daily 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

    Price
    : Free Entry.

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  • 02Old Lighthouse

    Old Lighthouse

    The Old Lighthouse was built by the French, back in 1836, as a guidance for mariners, who up until then relied only on the Red Hills to approach Pondicherry. It was originally a simple rectangular base with a shop, an area for the watchman and an inner staircase leading to the light which shone up to a distance of 29 kms.

    As time moved on, a second storey was added and a 1000-watt revolving light replaced the original one. Today, the Old Lighthouse has been converted partly into a museum while a new one has been constructed to the south of Pondicherry.

    Location
    : Goubert Ave, White Town, Puducherry, 605001

    Timings
    : Tues - Sat - 9 am to 5 pm | Sun-Mon - 3 pm to 5 pm

    Price
    : Rs. 10 per person

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  • 03Bharathi Park

    Bharathi Park

    Surrounded by lush greenery, a picturesque pond, a hill, and granite benches, Bharathi Park is an ideal picnic-spot if you’re travelling to Pondicherry with family.

    The area around the park is dotted with ancient sculptures, statues and stately buildings, including the Raj Nivas, the Museum and more.

    Take a stroll, sit by the pond, enjoy some quality time with your loved ones, whilst you make the most of an unhurried experience.

    Location
    : 20, Rue Saint Gilles Street, White Town, Puducherry, 605001

    Timings
    : 6:30am–8:30pm

    Price
    : Free Entry.

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  • 04Botanical Gardens

    Botanical Gardens

    Built in colonial times, the Botanical Gardens boast of French architecture, standing out from the Southern-style surroundings. The sprawling 22-acres garden has more than 1500 species of plants, including endangered and exotic ones, making it one of the best gardens in South India.

    The garden also offers toy train rides, musical and dancing fountains that you can catch only on the weekends, an aquarium, pruned trees and beautiful flower beds, all which add to the aesthetic of the venue.

    Location
    : Maraimalai, Maraimalai Adigal Salai, Near Anna Statue, Ambedkar Nagar, Orleanpet, Puducherry, 605001

    Timings
    : Daily, 10 am - 5pm

    Price
    : Adults - Rs. 10 / Children - Rs. 5.

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  • 05Mahatma Gandhi Statue

    Mahatma Gandhi Statue

    The Mahatma Gandhi statue pays homage to the Father of The Nation. With a foundation laid in 1866 and the inauguration done a century later, the 13-feet high statue is apparently one of the biggest Gandhi statue in Asia.

    The monument is encircled by eight exquisitely carved granite pillars brought in from Gingee, a fort close to Pondicherry. There is also a tunnel below the statue, which leads right up to Gingee, but owing to some unfortunate mishaps, the entrance was sealed soon after.

    The statue stands strong, right in the city centre, so make sure you pay it a visit on your one day trip in Pondicherry.

    Location: No. 40, Goubert Avenue, Beach Rd, White Town, Puducherry, 605001

    Timings: Open 24 Hours

    Price: Free.

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  • 06Sri Aurobindo Ashram

    Sri Aurobindo Ashram

    Known to be one of the wealthiest Ashrams in India, this is a must visit on your one day trip in Pondicherry. It is built on the spiritual philosophies of Aurobindo Ghosh, a globally renowned philosopher-poet and yogi.

    Visitors from across the world flock the Ashram to seek blessings from the mortal remains of Aurobindo and his entrusted disciple called Mirra Alfassa or ‘The Mother’.The remains lie in the courtyard of the main Ashram building, under a frangipani tree, accessible to all.

    Location
    : Near Junction of Manakula Vinayagar No. 9 Marine Street, Manakula Vinayagar Koil St, Near Junction of, Puducherry, 605002

    Timings
    : Samadhi - 8 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 6 pm

    Price
    : Free Entry.

  • 07Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

    Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

    Standing magnificently tall, this temple, dedicated to Lord Ganesha, was built three centuries ago. The interiors bear forty incarnations and forms of Lord Ganesha, intricately carved on the temple walls.

    A golden pyramid crowns the temple and the premises are home to Lord Murugan’s shrine, who is believed to have been the younger brother of Lord Ganesha. Together, the shrine and pyramid, create a blissful aura.Rest assured, once here, you’ll be amused by the temple elephant Lakshmi, who gathers coins from tourists and blesses them with her trunk!

    Location
    : Manakula Vinayagar Koil St, White Town, Puducherry, 605001

    Timings
    : 5:45 am - 12:30 pm and 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Price
    : Free Entry.

  • 08Pondicherry Museum

    Pondicherry Museum

    Housing a rare collection of bronze and stone sculptures, steeped into our history, excavated from the Pallava and Chola dynasties and Arikamedu, the local museum is definitely one of the many places to visit in Pondicherry in one day.

    A major attraction here is the coach, the palanquin and the pousse-pousse, which was an ancient rickshaw, needed to be operated by two people at a time.

    Once here, you’re sure to be transported to the mythological era. Spot the fossilised tree trunk, Greek and Roman relics, Hindu deities, handicrafts, coins, French furniture and more.

    Location
    : Eswaran Kovil Street, Canteen St, Puducherry, 605001

    Timings
    : 9 am - 5:00 pm. Monday closed

    Price
    : Rs. 15 per person.

  • 09Aayi Mandapam

    Aayi Mandapam

    Among the many places to visit in Pondicherry in one day, the Aayi Mandapam is on our list for its history. Legend has it that the memorial is dedicated to Aayi, a courtesan, whose brothel was ordered to be torn down by the King. After bringing it down herself, Aayi built a pond there to make potable water accessible to the residents.

    Her generosity is marked by the structure in Bharathi Park, which is illuminated in all its glory in the evenings. It is flanked by monuments and statues that also make for interesting tourist spots.

    Location
    : White Town, Puducherry, 605001

    Timings
    : 9 am - 7 pm

    Price
    : Free Entry.

  • 10French War Memorial

    French War Memorial

    The French Memorial is a beautiful but grave reminder that pays tribute to the bravehearts who laid down their lives during World War I. It was erected in 1937 and inaugurated a year later.

    While nobody is permitted to enter the grounds of the war memorial, on the occasion of Bastille Day, every year, the memorial is beautifully illuminated so as to pay homage to the valiant martyrs.

    Behind the memorial is a bronze carving that marks the day the then Governor-General of France, Joseph Dupleix, arrived in Pondicherry in 1742. Make sure you visit this too.

    Location
    : Mahe de Labourdonnais St, White Town, Puducherry, 605001

    Timings
    : 10 am to 5 pm

    Price
    : Free Entry.

  • 11Promenade Beach

    Promenade Beach

    If you’re looking for places to visit in Pondicherry in one day, don’t miss the infamous Promenade Beach. The 1.5 km stretch is often called the Pride of Pondicherry for its sparkling sands and glistening waters.You’ll spot a juice vendor early in the day, and street-foods lining the beach late in the evenings.

    That’s not all, tourists and locals alike, frequent this beach for their evenings strolls or jogs, while a majority are here to simply enjoy the vibe at the popular Le Cafe.

    After all, iIt isn’t everyday that you can sip on some delicious coffee and bite into some lip-smacking food while the waves lap at your feet, right?

    Location
    : White Town, Puducherry, 605001

    Timings
    : Open 24 hours

    Price
    : Free Entry.

  • 12Rock Beach

    Rock Beach

    Known to be one of the finest beaches Pondicherry has to offer, feel free to lose yourself amidst nature’s charm at the Rock Beach. Situated in the heart of the city, right next to the Promenade Beach, and surrounded by the most popular sights in town, the beach is lined by huge rocks.

    A trip here during sunrise or sunset is absolutely surreal, as you watch the mighty waves crash against the rocks ever so often.

    Location
    : White Town, Puducherry, 605001

    Timings
    : Open 24 hours

    Price
    : Free Entry.

  • 13Our Lady of Angels Church

    Our Lady of Angels Church

    Translated from the French term, Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, the Church should certainly feature on your list of places to visit in Pondicherry in one day. With a mix of limestone and egg whites, lending it a white marble texture, the structure is built in Greek-Roman architectural style.

    Inside, you’ll be welcomed by rare oil paintings and pastel colours which soothe your senses as you walk in. Bang opposite the church is a statue of Virgin Mary cradling Baby Jesus in her arms.

    The diversity here is visible through the Mass, which is read in French, English and Tamil.

    Location: Dumas St. and Surcouf St, Puducherry, India

    Timings: 7 am - 6:30 pm

    Price: Free Entry.

  • 14Paradise Beach

    Paradise Beach

    Looking for Paradise? It’s right here amidst the pristine beauty of Pondicherry! Offering a rustic ambience, Paradise Beach is where time stands still, yet the endless activities are a good reminder of how quickly time flies by. Feel the sand between your toes, the waves lapping at your feet, and the soft rustle of the coconut trees that transport you into a surreal space.

    You can dine at the multi-cuisine shack here, take a dip in the waters, indulge in some beach sports with your loved ones, or even enjoy a game ot two with strangers. Everyone’s welcome here! All of this and more makes Paradise Beach a must-visit on your one day trip in Pondicherry.

    Location: Chinna Veerampattinam, Puducherry 605007

    Timings
    : 9 am - 5 pm

    Price: Boat rides and activities are charged.

  • 15Chunnambar River

    Chunnambar River

    End your day with a serene boat ride or even better, a tree-house stay, at the Chunnambar River, 8 kms from Pondicherry. Yes, a tree-house stay! You read that right. Following your picnic at the adjoining Paradise Beach, the backwaters are not only home to a quaint resort, but also offer a host of activities including trekking, yachting, boating and beach sports.

    With a panoramic view of abundant greenery, a slice of ‘Paradise’ by its side, quite literally, and the gently flowing river, an overnight stay or a short trip to Chunnambar is probably the nicest ways to end your day at Pondicherry.

    Location: Pondy-Cuddalore Road, Nonankuppam, Puducherry 605101

    Timings: 24 hours

    Price: Boat rides and activities are charged.

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Shri Aurobindo Ashram

About the Place:

This ashram was founded by renowned freedom fighter Sri Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa in the year 1926. It is a holy destination for many travelers who are seeking spirituality. Not only this, the ashram which is one of the most spiritual places to visit in Pondicherry, teaches different ways to make your mind calm and peaceful. Yoga and meditation is usual practice in Aurobindo ashram. If you need to do photography inside the ashram, you have to take the permission of authorities. Ashram also consists of a library which can only be entered after taking a gate pass.

Location:

The ashram is situated near the junction of Manakula Vinayagar, Kovil Street and Marine Street, White town, Pondicherry.

Best Time To Visit:

The ashram is open on all the days of the week. You can easily spend 1 to 2 hours in this peaceful place.

Timings:

The ashram remains open from 8 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm every day.

Distance From Pondicherry Bus Stand:

Sri Aurobindo Ashram is situated at a distance of 2.6 km from the bus station which is a journey of 9 minutes.


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Rock Beach

About the Place

Rock beach is regarded as one of the most attractive sight-seeing places in Pondicherry. This beach is situated on the busy streets of Pondicherry. In the evening, a lot of activities take place on the beach which makes the place even more happening. It is surrounded by restaurants, art galleries, and the famous French war memorial is just 0.4 km away from the beach. In order to get a sunrise view, many people book a hotel near the rock beach. You will also find many food outlets located nearby. So you can spend your evening enjoying your favorite food and a scenic view.

Location

A beauty spot at the heart of the city, Rock beach is located in White Town, Pondicherry.

Best Time To Visit

It is a memorable moment when you see sunrise or sunset at the beach. Most people tend to visit the beach in evening or the early morning. You can give a refreshing start to your morning in midst of this serene spot.

Distance From Pondicherry Bus Stand

The Rock beach is situated at the distance of 2.7 km from Pondicherry bus stop. It might take just 10 minutes to cover this distance.


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Raj Niwas

The Raj Niwas building is constructed on the foundation of a hotel named Hotel De La Compagnie. This is the government house of the Pondicherry and is a blend of both Indian and French architecture. The previous name of this Raj Niwas is Palais du Government. The Raj Niwas isn’t open to public but it is one of the attractions in Pondicherry. Most of the people who went on a trip to Pondicherry will surely pay a visit to this Raj Niwas to enjoy the Indo-French architecture. The monolithic pillars, fountain are the biggest asset of this Raj Niwas. They enhance the look of the construction as well as add royalty too. The public can go into the Raj Niwas on some special days and occasions only.

Location:

White Town

Pondicherry 605001

Best Time To Visit:

The Best Time To Visit: Raj Niwas will be between 12 pm and 1:30 pm as you will be allowed into the house. The point to remember here is the passes are limited to 40 per day.

Timings

The Raj Niwas will be open between 12pm and 1:30 pm

Distance Between Pondicherry Bus stand and Raj Nivas

The distance from Pondicherry bus station to Raj Nivas is 2.6 kms which can be travelled in 4-5 mins.

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Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Pondicherry

Immaculate Conception Cathedral is also known as Samba Kovil. It is the mother cathedral church for all the Roman Catholic Archdiocese. The Immaculate Conception Cathedral present in Pondicherry is pretty much similar to the Immaculate Conception Cathedral present in France. The church was built in 1791 and still looks at its best. The lady holding the Jesus statue is present in the front of the church. Many people love the old charm that this church exerts and adore it. This is definitely one of the best places to visit in Pondicherry. This beautiful piece of architecture will leave you spellbound.

Location:

Mission St.

MG Road Area

Pondicherry 605001

Best Time To Visit:

Visit this church in between April to June.

Timings

Similar to other churches you can visit the church at any time and peace of mind is guaranteed.

Distance from Pondicherry Bus Stand to Immaculate Conception Cathedral

The distance from Pondicherry bus stand to Immaculate Conception Cathedral is 2.2 kms which takes 2-3 minutes to travel.


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Auroville Beach

About the Place:

This beach is situated at a distance of 12kms from the Pondicherry town. This destination is most popular among youngster and people who love swimming. You can find a plethora of people at the beach on weekends. You can find many hotels and restaurants along the beach. The morning scenes at the beach are too crowded as many people would love to walk around this calm and serene Location:, looking at the sunrise. The beach closes at 6:30 pm in evening. This is the most crowded street in Pondicherry.

Location:

The beach is situated at a distance of 12 km from the region of Pondicherry. It exactly lies in  Periyamudaliar, Chavadi, Tamilnadu.

Best Time To Visit:

The Best Time To Visit: this place is early morning as the environment at that time is calm and tranquil.

Timings :

The closing time for the beach is 6:30 pm.

Distance From the Pondicherry Bus Stand

This beach lies at a distance of 10.5 km from the union territory of Pondicherry. It would roughly take around 20 minutes to travel to the bus stand from this beach.


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Basilica Of the Sacred Heart Of Jesus, Pondicherry

About the Place:

This church, one among the 21 basilicas in India, is a famous pilgrimage for roman catholic Christians and considered one of the best places to visit in Pondicherry.It was built in 1908 by French missionaries. The sacred heart Basilica, a 100- years- old structure represents gothic architecture. It is 50 meters long, 48 meters wide and 18 meters high. Inside the church, there are 28 glass paintings which are a depiction of the life of Christ and saints of the church. The church has a huge area on the exterior too.

Location:

The church is located on the south boulevard of Pondicherry. Its address is 132, Subbaiah salai, Pondicherry, 605001.

Best Time To Visit:

This sacred abode of Jesus remains open throughout the year. People visit the church in masses during the Christmas festival. Though there is no specific time of the month to visit, a large number of outsiders can be seen here during winters considering the climatic condition of Pondicherry.

Timings:

Monday-Saturday: 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Sunday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Distance From Pondicherry Bust-Stand

The church is situated 2.5 Km away from Pondicherry bus stand towards south boulevard.


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Botanical Garden

This is one of the most beautiful as well as interesting places in Pondicherry. The botanical garden was built by the colonists of French and gives perfect knowledge and information that is required. The park is the representation of French architecture. It is the best place to get educated as well as have some recreation. The garden was built in 1826 in a complete French style and is spread out in 22 acres of land. People can witness nearly 1500 different species of plants here. All the plants have placards that give the complete information of the plants. The garden is comprised of six attractive fountains, one dancing fountain, Japanese rock, kids train, ornamental fishes in an aquarium and many more.

Location::

Marimalai Adigal Salai

Near Anna Statue

Orleanpet

Pondicherry-605001

Best Time To Visit:

There is no Best Time To Visit: botanical gardens. You can visit anytime during the visiting hours.

Timings:

The botanical garden is open from 10 AM in the morning to 7 PM in the evening daily.

Distance from Pondicherry Bus stand to Botanical Gardens

The distance between Pondicherry bus stand and botanical gardens is 1km and it takes nearly 2-3 minutes to travel.


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French Soldiers Memorial (War Memorial)

The French soldiers memorial is constructed in order to honor the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country in World War I. The war memorial was constructed in 1970 and is one of the best attractions in Pondicherry. The memorial is decorated beautifully on 14th July of every year and is celebrated as Bastille Day. The people from complete Pondicherry and remaining other places visit this war memorial and respect the soldiers in the form of homage. The war memorial is smaller in size and doesn’t take much time to take a trip around it. The memorial itself has a good and positive vibe which make many people from in and around Pondicherry to visit it.

Location:

White Town

Pondicherry 605001

Best Time To Visit:

The Best Time To Visit: this war memorial is in the morning. You can enjoy the nature as well as spend some pleasant time in this place.

Timings

The French Soldiers memorial is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Distance from Pondicherry Bus stand to French Memorial

The distance from Pondicherry bus stand to French memorial is 3.5 km which take 2-3 minutes to travel.


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Pondicherry Museum

About the Place:

If you are interested in historical monuments and museums, this is the place for you. This museum which is located in Bharathi Park tops the list of Pondicherry tourist places. You can find a collection of old sculptures, handicrafts and archaeological findings from Arikamedu settlement in this museum. The museum also consists of items from the French colonial times such as coins. Art from Chola and Pallava temples is also seen in the sculpture gallery. You can purchase food from the available shops there. The visitors can avail washroom facility too. If you want to capture the beauty of the monument, you can easily do it, as the cameras are allowed here.

Location:

It is situated at St. Louis Street, near White Town, Pondicherry.

Best Time To Visit:

The museum remains open for all the days except Mondays and Public holidays. It is advisable to visit the place during daytime. So, don’t miss an opportunity to visit Pondicherry museum, one of the favorite tourist attractions in Pondicherry.

Entry Fee:

Entry fee for this historical museum is just Rupee 15.

Timings:

The museum remains open on all the days except Monday from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Distance From Pondicherry Bus Stand:

Pondicherry museum is located at a distance of just 3 KM from bus stand. Isn’t it convenient?


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Promenade Beach

A stretch starting from War memorial and ending at Duplex park, Promenade Beach is a 1.2 -kilometer long stretch. It has some other best Pondicherry tourist places near it including Old lighthouse, The War Memorial,  Heritage Town Hall etc. 

The beach is a crowded spot of Pondicherry where travelers enjoy sports and hang out with their loved ones. You can also enjoy the mouth-watering street food of the food stalls present at the corners of the beach. Not only this, if you love handicraft materials, then the beachside shops offer beautifully knitted handicrafts too. 

This is the most preferred Location: by nature lovers and wanderers for sightseeing in Pondicherry.

Location: It is located at Beach Road, Pondicherry starting from War memorial and ending at Dupleix Park.

Best Time To Visit: With its busy street and breathtaking sunset view, the beach is most likely to be visited most in the evening time.

Timings: The beach can be visited any day of the week from 5 am to 8 pm.

Distance from Pondicherry Bus Stand: The Promenade beach is at the distance of 2.5 km via South Boulevard from the bus stand. This will take approximately  9 minutes to reach the bus stand from the beach.


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Chunnambar Boathouse

About the Place:

This place is located along the Cuddalore Main Road. If you are a person who loves boat riding, then this is heaven for you. Chunnambar Boathouse which is 8 km from Pondicherry offers you a chance to sail downstream and create a night camping experience for yourself. This boathouse is also called as Paradise Beach. You can spend your day enjoying beach sports and getting sun-kissed. Chunnamabr Resort offers rental boats for visitors as well as organizes beach sports. There is a multi-cuisine restaurant called as Seagulls, which serves delicious Chinese and Tandoori food.

Location:

It is located at Pondy-Cuddalore Road, Nonankuppam. This is 8 km away from Pondicherry.

Best Time To Visit:

It is advisable to visit this place for the rides and water sports during afternoon time and come back to the shore by evening.

Entry Fee

Entry fee is Rs. 10 per head, with extra charges for different water sports.

Timings

The boathouse remains open from 9:30 in morning till 4 pm in evening.

Distance From the Pondicherry Bus Stand

The two places are 6.4 k away. If you travel via Cuddalore Road, it will take around 15 minutes to reach the destination.

So this is Pondicherry, a place that has a variety to offer. If it is known for its sacred churches and historical monuments, one cannot forget the adventurous time it gives you with its beachside views and water sports. Indeed this small territory is a unique combination of fun and tranquility. So now are you convinced to book a ticket to this land of beaches, this winter?


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Mahatma Gandhi Statue

About the Place:

The statue located on the Promenade Beach is an important landmark among all the Pondicherry tourist places. It also offers a view of Old Lighthouse and the famous Nehru Statue. This is a 4 meters high statue which is surrounded by granite pillars brought from Gingee, a fort situated at a distance of 70 km from Pondicherry. Mahatma Gandhi Statue is formed by Roy Choudhary, a renowned sculptor from Madras school of arts. There is a square space in front of the statue. This space is called as Gandhi Thidal, which is used for musical activities.

Location:

It is again situated at Beach road, White Town, Pondicherry. Now you can not only enjoy the scenic view of the beach but also explore this historical statue.

Best Time To Visit:

Since it is situated near the beach, it is best to visit this place either during sunrise or sunset.

Distance From Pondicherry Bus Stand:

It is located at beach road, which is 2.5 Km from the bus station. So your all the sites are in close proximity to each other as well as the bus station. Isn’t this the best thing for outsiders?


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Serenity Beach

This is the perfect spot to relax and get all the tensions out of your head. The name serenity was picked exclusively for this place as it is the most beautiful and outstanding shoreline.  This shoreline is considered as a heaven for the newly wedded couples which is why most of the couples pick Pondicherry as their honeymoon spot to enjoy the beauty of Serenity beach. It is one of the most peaceful places and you will enjoy the shore from the bottom of your heart. You can do surfing here to pump up the adrenaline rush in you. The lovely palm trees and beautiful surroundings will give you the most peaceful experience.

Location:

Kottakupam

Pondicherry 605101

Best Time To Visit:

It is a beautiful beach and you can visit at any time of the day but it is better to visit the beach at morning and evening to have a pleasant experience.

Timings

The beach will be open from morning 5 AM to evening 7 PM.

Distance from Pondicherry Bus stand to Beach

The distance from Pondicherry bus stand to the beach is 7.9 km and it takes 7 mins to reach the beach from bus stand.


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Statue of Dupleix

This 2.88 meters high statue was commissioned as a symbol of French rule in Pondicherry. This granite statue was erected in the memory of the French governor named Joseph Francois Duplex. He ruled Pondicherry between the years 1742 to 1754. He tried to prevent the British domination in Pondicherry and is one of the famous French governors. Because of the defeat in a Second Carnatic war, he resigned for his governor post and went back to France. The statue of Dupleix has been built in 1870. The statue is situated on beautiful granite columns and gives a peaceful and ambient look to the city. This statue is considered as a major landmark and the historic representation of the city.

Location:: Statue of Dupleix is located at children’s park present at

Goubert Avenue

Beach Road

Pondicherry-605101

Best Time To Visit::

Tourists can visit the statue of Dupleix at morning, afternoon and evening. It is not good to visit the place at night.

Distance from Pondicherry Bus stand to Statue of Dupleix

The distance from the statue of Dupleix to Pondicherry bus stand is 3kms. The time taken to travel from bus stand to statue is 30mins. There are cab and auto services between the statue and bus stand.


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Pondicherry Light House

How can one miss visiting one of the best sight seeing places in Pondicherry, the Pondicherry light house? This nineteenth century light house is one of the amazing tourist attractions present in it. It was constructed by the French rulers and is one of the main city attractions in Pondicherry. The French rulers planned to build this light house in order to make the people who travel by understanding that they are in Pondicherry now. The design of this light house is a little bit different from the design of the usual light houses. The tower was built on the rectangle base.

Location: of Pondicherry light house

This Pondicherry light house is located at Dubrayapet

Pondicherry, 605004

Best Time To Visit:

The Best Time To Visit: Pondicherry Light house is at the time of sunset.

Timings

The light house of Pondicherry will be opened at 3 pm every day and will be closed by 7 pm.

Distance from Pondicherry Light house to Pondicherry Bus stand

The distance from Pondicherry light house to Pondicherry bus stand is 4 kms and can be travelled in 12 mins.

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Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges or Our Lady of Angels is one of the most beautiful and amazing Pondicherry tourist places. The church is present at the corner of Surcoof street and Dumus street. The architecture found in this church is Greco-Roman which gives you a nice feel. One can experience an angelic feel in the church which is divine. The white chapel of this church is very famous too. The limestone and egg white brought a new and different color to the chapel. Inside the church you can find various beautiful paintings and sculptures which will leave you spell bound. Point to remember is it is the oldest church present in Pondicherry.

Location:

The Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges is located at

Rue Dumas

White Town

Pondicherry.

Best Time To Visit: Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

You can visit and enjoy the beauty of this church at any time but the best months to explore this church are from September-February. The church looks amazing at this time

Timings

Similar to various other churches there are no specific Timings :to visit Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, you can visit at any time you want.


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