#1 French Architecture
Pondicherry is blessed with a mix of two cultures which is very evident in its architecture. It is divided into several quarters like the sea side French quarter & the northern Tamil quarter which is categorized based on their distinct architecture. The French colonial architecture is evident in the promenade, the cascading bougainvillea over mustard coloured walls, gazebos and mini pavilions, the stately homes, the old churches in the French quarter that is now known as the White Town.
#2 Great Beaches, Great Surfing
The coastline of Pondicherry is 45kms long and has many beaches of which the famous ones are the Paradise beach, Auroville beach, Promenade beach (similar to Carter Road in Mumbai) & the lesser known Serenity beach. The beaches are ideal for sunbathing, swimming or simply strolling on the golden sands. One of the best water sports activities you can do there is surfing. Don’t know how to surf? Worry not! You could take surfing lessons from the experts at Kallialay Surf School. Don’t miss out on the spectacular sunrise or sunset by the beach.
#3 Rich Heritage
Pondicherry is rich in cultural as well as architectural heritage. A visit here will take you to the bygone era of elegance and romance. INTACH is an organization headquartered in Pondicherry dedicated to conservation and awareness of Pondicherry’s rich heritage. Take a fun guided walking or cycling heritage tour around the French and Tamil quarter of Pondicherry highlighting Pondicherry’s architectural heritage & exploring the hidden nooks and corner of the town, lesser known places.
#4 Spiritual Experience
Discover your spiritual side in the global peace city of Auroville. Take a day trip or spend some nights at one of the many guesthouses at Auroville. Dwelve deeper within your inner self by undertaking a meditation session at Matri Mandir or enjoy the various workshops and therapies they have to offer. You can also learn about crafts such as the art of handmade paper making , indigo dyed clothing, incense manufacturing to energy efficient solutions.
#5 Nearby Experiences
There are numerous places around Pondicherry that you can club while your visit to Pondicherry. From the temple town of Mahabalipuram to the archeological site of Arikamedu which has a long history dating back to 2nd century B.C. to the ideal picnic spot of Ousteri Lake to Tiruvakkarai that is known for the first Wood-Fossil Park of India. You can choose to visit any of the places based on your interests.
#6 Easy Accessibility
Pondicherry is easily accessible due to its proximity to the nearby major cities like Chennai and Bangalore. It is 135kms from Chennai which takes around 3-4 hours while it is around 350kms from Bangalore which takes 12 hours of travel time. One can reach either Chennai or Bangalore via air and then take the road. With good network of rail and road connectivity, one can choose to reach Pondicherry in private taxis, overnight buses, trains from the nearby major cities or any other place in India.
WHAT: A Trip to Pondicherry
WHERE: Chennai-Pondicherry -Chennai
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