Explore 'The Paris Of The East': Pondicherry Best Places To Visit!

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Gopika VC

This little Union Territory of India is an instinctive French colony with stunning villas and is known as the French Capital of India.

Pondicherry is about 12 kilometres away, and the beach is on the right side of East Coast Road. Auro Beach is one of Pondicherry's most popular beaches.

Auroville Beach


The beautiful beach offers surfing and is a perfect place to relax with a book or loved ones during a day in Pondicherry.

Serenity Beach


Paradise Beach is in Chunnambar. This golden-sand beach is secluded. To reach here you need to take a ferry ride across the backwaters takes 20-30 minutes.

Paradise Beach


This naturally beautiful spot with a pleasant sea wind is perfect for long strolls and family activities. This affluent area's eateries offer a gourmet feast.



Auroville-the global town of south India-aims to establish a space where men and women from all regions can live in peace and love.



The main statue is surrounded by eight granite pillars that are said to have come from a fort called Gingee, which is 70 kilometres from the city of Pondicherry.

Mahatma Gandhi Statue


This peaceful town is known for Paradise Beach along the backwater. With primordial sand and crystallised water, it's a great area to enjoy water sports and the sun.

Chunnamber Boathouse


The ashram contains libraries. Sports, asanas, forte training, and swimming are offered. Sri Aurobindo's Samadhi lies under a frangipani tree in the ashram.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Whether you want a romantic stroll or local specialties, Rock Beach is a good place to relax. This is one of Pondicherry's best spots.

Rock Beach


1500 plant species are there in the garden. Extra information about the tree's functions, oxygen production, and therapeutic benefits make it stand out.

The Pondicherry Botanical Garden


A dive into the sea will reveal coral reefs, manta rays, kingfish, sea snakes, butterflies, lionfish, crabs, moray eels, and more.

Scuba Diving in Pondicherry


Every 14th of July, a ceremony is held here and the monument is lit up. This memorial offers a wonderful visit.

French War Memorial


Here are bronze gods and goddesses, temple lighting, handicrafts, and art. The sculpture gallery features Chola and Pallava art from Pondicherry and Karaikal.

The Pondicherry Museum


Arikamedu is an Indo-Roman site. It's a popular Pondicherry tourist spot. The town was originally a Roman, French, and Chola commercial centre.