A Short Tour of Puducherry in India

Puducherry, a simple and beautiful town in Southern India, is an enchanting travel destination visited by tourists from all over India and abroad. I had the privilege of visiting this spectacular place. In this article, I would like to share my experiences of the prominent places to visit in Puducherry.

Puducherry was originally called as Pondicherry and was a French colony. It is a perfect place to spend a memorable vacation with family and friends at the shores of the mighty Bay of Bengal. The place is dotted with natural beauty and historical buildings, a unique combination for a mesmerizing experience.

The Beaches in Puducherry

Puducherry is famous for the serene and tranquil beaches with golden sands and shimmering sea waters. You can entertain yourself with the glittering sunrise and sunset spreading a radiant glow across the blue sky.

 The prominent among the beaches of Puducherry is the Paradise beach. The journey towards the shorelines of the beach is astonishing. Boarded on a ferry you can travel along the backwaters to reach the beach shores. The thick mangrove forests adorning the backwaters creates a thrilling experience. The total time of the journey is almost 30 minutes. As you reach the beach you would be greeted by the chirping of the birds and the splashing sound of the waves. Well since I am not a water sports enthusiast I did not embark on water sports. But many tourists engage in water sports and beach football. An interesting part is to watch the fishermen skillfully tying up their fishing nets and rods to start for the catch of the day.

The next prominent beach which you can visit is the Promenade. The entrance of the beach is special in that it hosts the statue of the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The shoreline of the beach is a perfect spot for entertainment and refreshment adorned by cafes, restaurants, food and beverage stalls, shops, monuments, and hotels. The beach is a bit rocky here with the shorelines lined up with huge black stones. You can sit on the rocks and enjoy the astounding views of the gorgeous sea.

Serenity Beach is one of the charming and quiet places to visit in Puducherry. The white colors of the sands create a relaxing atmosphere at the backdrop of the crystal sea waters. The beach is quite isolated and perfect for surfing. Auro Beach is another beautiful beach in Puducherry where the sea is calm. You can sit and relax at the beach or enjoy a cool dip into the sea waters.

Aurobindo Ashram

Puducherry is famous for the ashram of Sri Aurobinda, the legendary saint with thousands of disciples spread all over the world. Here people come to attain divinity and peace. The moment you enter the ashram you will be transformed into a heavenly state and an atmosphere of solitude. You can sit and meditate inside the ashram amid a soothing environment.

The ashram has facilities to stay and also enjoy its delicious veg meals at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I did not put up at the ashram guest house but enjoyed the lunch. You need to get the relevant passes to avail of the facilities of the ashram. There is also a library, art gallery, nursing home, playground and dairy farms inside the ashram.

The “Auroville” Town

Auroville is a small township that was founded by the disciple of Aurobindo known as The Mother. Her original name was Mirra Alfassa. It is a beautiful place where people from different traditions and cultures come and stay together in peace and harmony. The main objective of building the township was to create an intelligent educational hub for students belonging to different nationalities. It is really amazing to watch such a noble deed was initiated by the Mother and until today her students and disciples try their best to follow her guidelines. At the center of this epic city lies the beautiful Matrimandir, dedicated to the Mother. The temple is an astounding architectural beauty shaped like a globe.

The Churches in Puducherry

The two famous churches in Puducherry which you must not miss to visit are the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Our Lady of Angels. Both churches are a symbol of religious and sacred beliefs and thoughts. Their artistic simplicity is truly amazing and worthy of appreciation. They depict the ancient history of Puducherry which was dominated by the French colonies.

I tried to share my experiences as much as possible. There may be more places to visit in Puducherry. Do you share your experiences of you have any?

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Kuntala

A blogger interested in travelling and exploring new places and sharing ideas with all. Curious about the unique features of a place and its ethereal beauty.

Kuntala

A blogger interested in travelling and exploring new places and sharing ideas with all. Curious about the unique features of a place and its ethereal beauty.

27 thoughts on “A Short Tour of Puducherry in India

  • February 13, 2020 at 3:24 am
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    I’ve never been to Puducherry! I would love to go there one day, that would be so much fun.

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  • February 13, 2020 at 1:13 pm
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    Puducherry sounds like an amazing place to visit! There are so much to see and so much to hear about this place.

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  • February 13, 2020 at 1:39 pm
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    What a wondeful adventure to take!

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  • February 13, 2020 at 3:07 pm
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    Sounds like a lovely place to visit. I actually prefer this than the famous but crowded ones. Nice recommendation.

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  • February 13, 2020 at 5:53 pm
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    This is definitely one of the mesmerizing place I’ve ever seen, it has everything of what travelers is wanting. A peaceful environment and such an amazing scenery.

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  • February 13, 2020 at 10:48 pm
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    I’ve never even been to India (some day), and this place looks great. I love the pics of beaches you’ve included. Thanks for sharing this place. I love seeing some out of the way places that are not as “touristy”.

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  • February 14, 2020 at 8:54 am
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    Puducherry sounds like a fun and exciting place to explore. looking forward to visiting it in the near future.

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  • February 14, 2020 at 3:27 pm
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    Very interesting places to see. The first spot shows a building with a unique architectural style. Is that made of gold?

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  • February 28, 2020 at 1:01 am
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    Great write-up. I have written similar travel post of Pondicherry. Please have a look at my post as well.

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  • March 5, 2020 at 12:31 pm
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    Pondicherry is a beautiful place I have visited once. I love the way you have described each and every little thing in your blog. I m a traveller I love travelling such blogs really help me to explore more places. thank you so much. I had visited Chennai few days back the climate was very hot but found a beautiful resort with great ambience. check it out http://www.greenmeadowsresort.com/ . waiting for blogs about Chennai.

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    • March 10, 2020 at 12:43 am
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      Thanks for reading my article. If you are interested in guest posting in my blog then you are welcome. I will surely try to cover articles on Chennai

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  • May 9, 2020 at 10:48 am
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    A beautiful post about Puducherry! I’m working on my own and would love to include a link to yours for more information. Would that be okay with you?

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    • May 14, 2020 at 3:43 am
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      I have sent you across an email, please check

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