Historical and Heritage

Ananda Ranga Pillai Mansion

Ananda Ranga Pillai is mainly famous for his set of private diaries from the years 1736 to 1761 which portray life in 18th century India...

Historical and Heritage

Arikamedu

Arikamedu, the ancient Roman trade centre is 4 Kms. south of Puducherry on the right bank of Ariyankuppam River. It has a long history that dates back..

Beaches

Auroville Beach

Auroville Beach - popularly referred to as Auro beach - as the name suggests is close to Auroville. It is situated at the right side of the ECR, oppos..

Pilgrimage

Basilica Of Sacred Heart Of Jesus

In the year 1895, the then Archbishop Mgr. Gandhi consecrated the Archdiocese of Pondicherry to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. He wished to build a new ch..

Nature and Scenic

Bharathi Park / Government Park

The Government Park or Bharati Park is in the green centre of the French Town and its lush trees provide ample relief from the scorching sun on a hot ..

Nature and Scenic

Botanical Garden

The Botanical Gardens add great educational and recreational value to Puducherry. The gate leading to the garden is reminiscent of French architecture..

Lake/Backwater/Waterfall

Chunnambar

Chunnambar is situated 8 kms from Puducherry, along the Cuddalore Main Road. This tropical paradise is flanked by a quiet-flowing creek on one side. ..

Pilgrimage

Church of Our Lady of Angels

This interesting church is located at Villianur, a small town 11 km. from Puducherry. It was erected in 1876 and is in the model of the Basilica in Fr..

Historical and Heritage

French War Memorial

The French War Memorial (Monument aux combattants des Indes francaises morts pour la patrie) on Goubert Avenue is a solemn reminder of those brave sol..

Historical and Heritage

Gandhi Mandappam | Mahatma Gandhi Statue

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 - 30 January 1948) was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing nonvio..

Pilgrimage

Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Immaculate Conception Cathedral is the cathedral mother church for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Pondicherry and Cuddalore. It is also known as "S..

Historical and Heritage

Jawahar Toy Museum

At a distance of 2.5 km from Pondicherry Bus Station, The Jawahar Toy Museum is situated close to the Old Light House on Goubert Avenue near Gandhi Ma..

Pilgrimage

Kanniga Parameswari Temple

The temple is unique in its architecture as it blends the style of the French with the traditional Deccan architecture of India...

Pilgrimage

Kokilambal Thirukameshwara Temple

Sri Gokilambal Thirukameshwara Temple, also referred to as Villianur Temple, is a famous place of worship of Hindus. The most popular festival being t..

Pilgrimage

Manakula Vinayagar Temple

An important itinerary of Pondicherry pilgrimage is a visit to the Manakula Vinayagar Temple. The ancient temple was constructed three centuries ago a..

Pilgrimage

Matrimandir

Auroville - or the 'City of Dawn' - was conceived as a place of research into the ideal of human unity by the Mother, the spiritual collaborator of Sr..

Pilgrimage

Meeran Mosque / Meerapalli

One of the most important religious destinations of Muslims in Pondicherry is the Meera Mosque. Built almost three hundred and Fifty years ago, the Me..

Historical and Heritage

Old Lighthouse

In the past, the Red Hills, about 3 kms to the west of the town, were the only land marks providing navigators approaching Pondicherry with orientatio..

Lake/Backwater/Waterfall

Ousteri Lake / Osudu Lake

The century old man-made Ousteri Lake - also referred to as Osudu Lake - is situated about 10 kms from Puducherry town and has been recognized as one ..

Beaches

Paradise Beach

This pristine private beach is meticulously taken care of and offers a host of benefits - from food and beverages to showers and restrooms, all just a..