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Puducherry (or Pondicherry), is a Union Territory bounded by the southeastern Tamil Nadu state. Rejuvenate yourself by indulging in the pleasant weather of Pondy, its pristine beaches, French-influenced building, churches, cathedrals, tree-lined streets, and chic boutiques. Forster in the Tamil & French cuisines and chilled or hot beverages, french bakeries, bohemian stores, and much more. Spiritually minded visitors may head on to Shri Aurobindo Ashram to calm their minds with meditation.

13 Best Places to Visit in Puducherry (or Pondicherry) :

  • Promenade Beach
  • Karaikal Beach
  • Sri Aurobindo Ashram
  • Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
  • The Sacred Heart Basilica
  • Bharathi Park
  • Auroville
  • Arikamedu
  • Puducherry Museum
  • Paradise Beach
  • Chunnambar Boat House
  • Serenity Beach
  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

The Promenade beach is one of the most unique beaches you would have ever seen. This is because it is mostly covered with rocks instead of sand and that too very beautifully. With a great picturesque look, the combination of clear water with nice windy weather gives a lot of peace to every visitor. The mesmerizing sound of waves mixed with good vibes here is just not something to miss. Visit this place in the evening or early morning to have a calm and lovel...

Karaikal beach is a beach situated in the Karaikal city. It is considered as one of the best beaches in the whole territory. The width of this beach is 2 kilometers with an amazing combination of soft and creamy white sand and crystal clear water. To make it even more interesting, there are several great restaurants, tennis courts, shops, and parks constructed as well. People of all ages visit this place to have a good time.


If spirituality is your cup of tea then Sri Aurobindo Ashram is a must-visit place in Puducherry. Formed in 1926, the ashram was created with the aim to transform lives and make people better majorly with the help of yoga. The founder of this ashram was an Indian philosopher, yogi and poet namely - Sri Aurobindo. Till today, thousands of lives have been transformed through the ashram and it continues to do so. Visiti...

Manakula Vinayagar temple is an ancient Hindu temple in Puducherry. The deity that is worshipped here is Lord Ganesha. It is a famous pilgrimage destination as well as a tourist spot. Throughout the year, many festivals are celebrated here with a great number of devotees. The two major attractions here are the golden chariot and the beautiful paintings done by maestros of painting. The great golden chariot here is made purely of gold while having lovely desi...

The Sacred Heart Basilica is a huge church dedicated to God Jesus. With Gothic architecture, it was established in 1907 that has a color combination of classy white and soft brownish red which makes the outlook of the church highly elegant. With lightning at night, the church looks even more beautiful. Talking of popularity, thousands of people visit this church every year, and hence, it has become a famous pilgrimage site as well. The timings to visit this church are said to be different for...

If you love nature and greenery then Bharathi Park is a great spot to be at. Absolutely clean, this park is famous for a beautiful monument at the center. The monument is painted in complete white giving it an elegant look with densely green trees and plants around. And with nicely paved tracks, you will love to go for a wall here with friends or family. This park is also considered one of the best picnic spots.


Auroville is a designed town established in 1968. The aim of creating this planned town is to allow people of all kinds across the world to live in peace and harmony together. Let there be no difference of caste, religion, race, and only be the unity among all. The town has beautiful natural surroundings with immensely positive vibes and the climate also remains quite good here throughout the year. Visit Auroville to have a big chunk of peace.


Arikamedu is a village with major archaeological spots located in Kakkayanthope of Puducherry. It has ruins of several historical monuments and buildings. There are walls, pillars and columns encircled by greenery. It is often called the Roman relic due to its past connected with Romans. The site was a major trading place between Indians and Romans. You can revisit the history through this site while having a fun picnic with family or friends. The best time ...

Museums are always fun to visit. They offer interesting things to view while giving the information regarding it as well. Puducherry Museum is a grand museum which is something no one should miss. It majorly displays art and history and there are things made up of bronze, stones, and more materials that look absolutely astonishing. From lamps to statues, paintings, shells, coins, ceramics, there are several things to wonder about. The timings to visit the museum is said to be...

The Paradise Beach or Plage Paradiso actually looks like a paradise on Earth. With the combination of clear turquoise water and palm trees on the white sand, the beach looks like a beautiful painting. There are boat rides available to chill with friends and family. There are also some good delightful restaurants nearby. What is most important is that this beach refreshes everyone. With huts and calm winds flowing along with the mesmerizing waves gives peace ...

The boathouse in Chunnambar is a major tourist attraction in Puducherry. The boats are painted with pretty color combinations and designed like a mini floating house to give you a greatly unique experience. While the ride feels heavenly due to the amazing view of the water body all around, the hills also make it more like a natural paradise here. There are different kinds of boats to ride on with different sizes. You can choose according to the number of mem...

The serenity beach has a very refreshing look. The white smooth sand with palm trees on it fulfills the heart and soul of people visiting this place. There is a small rock portion at the beach too where a lot of tourists click pictures as it gives a very picturesque look. And with a great backdrop of clear bluish water, many people watch the sunset here with friends and family. The perfect time to visit this beach would be in winters as the weather remains cool and calm unlike in summer where...

Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges in Puducherry is a huge church of Our Lady of Angels. It is a very charming church with an attractive outlook and inner look. Surrounded by trees even though it is located across a street makes the place very aesthetic and unique. Apart from praying with peace, you will also have a chance to take a glance at the beautiful paintings and portrayals here. With thousands of visitors every year, it has become a major attraction in Puducherry, and hence, you should no...

# Best Places to Visit in Puducherry

Promenade Beach

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Karaikal Beach

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Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple


The Sacred Heart Basilica


Bharathi Park






Puducherry Museum


Paradise Beach


Chunnambar Boat House

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Serenity Beach


Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges


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