India's French Colony

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Tamil, Telgu, Malyalam, English and Hindi

3 Days

October to March

Chennai International Airport
29℃ to 41℃

Pondicherry Tourism

Imagine this, you’re sitting on the shore, enjoying the cool breeze as you watch the sun set. Now imagine this, you’re cycling your way through a city with brightly painted houses with bougainvillaea laden walls and clean roads with greenery around. Want more? Okay, think of the calmness that one gets when they escape the ruckus of the outside world and sit and meditate in a peaceful environment. Like it? Then Pondicherry is your one stop destination for a break from the noisy city life.

Situated in Pudducherry district of the union territory and surrounded by the state of Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South India. A former French colony, the city has retained all of its old-world French charms and thus the city comes close to giving you a very authentic feel of the French culture.

Of streets and road signs with French names, gothic churches and colonial buildings, tranquil backwaters and clean beaches, topped with authentic French cuisine, Pondicherry has all this to offer and more.

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Things to do 

Witness Villianur Temple Car Festival


- Try Surfing at Serenity Beach


- Enjoy the Best Bird Watching Experience at Ousteri Lake


- Plunge in for Scuba Diving 


- Shop at: geetanjali store, La boutique d’ Auroville and  Saram China market.


- Relish Cycling by hiring cycles from 'My vintage Bicyclette'






Pondicherry Itinerary


- Start off with Sri Aurobindo Ashram 

- Next, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

- Continue with Immaculate Conception Cathedral

- Break for lunch

- Visit the French town of Auroville and see the Matri Mandir.

- End the first day with Paradise Beach and enjoy the sunset here.



- After breakfast, head towards French War Memorial

- Next, the Mahatma Gandhi Statue

- Continue with Meeran Mosque

- Break for lunch

- Spend the rest of the day at Ousteri Wetland and National Park



- Begin with Church of Our Lady of Angels

- Continue with Gokilambal Thirukameswar Temple

- Next head to Jawahar Toy Museum

- Break for lunch 

- End your trip by visiting Chunnambar Boat House




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