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Pondicherry is one of the most renowned tourist destinations and also claims to be the capital city of The Union Territory of Puducherry. The island was a French Colony till the year 1954 and today also marks as evidence of it by hosting some of the retained and maintained colonial buildings, churches, statues, and systematic town planning, as well as urban architecture of the local Tamil style. The town was also titled as “The Europe of India” as the town has struggled hard to preserve the remains of the cultural heritage that was once formed in the region.
Pondicherry is also called with its nickname of Pondy and is situated on the Coromondal coast, which is situated at about 160 km from the south of Chennai. It is also recognized as the spiritual beach town and the old French flavor in the city is clearly visible through its well-laid gardens, magnificent churches, historical monuments, magnificent mansions, and clean and wide roads.
This beautiful holiday resort is palm-fringed beaches, scenic fishing villages, Aurobindo Ashram, serene backwaters, French boulevard towns, and the international city of Auroville, making it as one of the most sought after destinations.
Pondicherry travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Pondicherry tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in Eastern India.
General facts about Pondicherry Location: Eastern India Language: Oriya, Hindi, Bengali Climate: cold, tropical and moderate Major Attractions: Shri Aurobindo Ashram, Anglo – French Textile mills, Puducherry Museum, Promenade, Chunnambar Resort the French War Memorial Ideal Time to Visit: October to March
Tourist sightseeing in Pondicherry There are many places to visit in Pndicherry which attracts the tourists such as such as Auroville Ashram, Shri Aurobindo Ashram, Anglo – French Textile mills, Puducherry Museum, Promenade, Chunnambar Resort the French War Memorial, a 19th Century Light house, Romaine Rolland Library and the Ayi Mandapam.
Climate of Pondicherry The best time to visit Pondicherry is between the months of October to March.
How to reach Pondicherry Pondicherry by Air: The nearest airport to Pondicherry is in Chennai situated about 150 km away and is served by all major domestic as well as international airlines. Pondicherry by Rail: The nearest railhead is at Villupuram at about 36km, which is connected to Chennai, Madurai, and Trivandrum. Pondicherry by Road: Pondicherry has a well organized network of roads including the national and state highways, which connects to the cities like Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.