Beaches are the best place for relaxation and this is one of the most beautiful beach of Pondicherry. The beach is 1.5 km long. It is one of the most visited place of Pondicherry. You can enjoy the cool breeze and take a walk with your companions. Morning or late evening is the best time to visit this place but the recommendation is you should visit this place in evening after roaming whole day in Pondicherry, Enjoy the sunset, enjoy your quality time. This is the place for the people of all ages. Capture photos take a walk or sit peaceully and do not forget to visit the classic cafes nearby infront of the beach.
The Ashram is the place for the spiritual seekers. The Spiritual community founded Shri Aurobindo Ashram and established by shri Aurobindo Gosh. The Ashram contains several office, a library, printing press, playground, art gallery, nursing home. The Ashram provides its members with all they need for a decent and healthy life. Various departments look after the basic requirements of food, clothing and shelter, as well as medical care.
Auroville is a township 8 km away from Pondicherry. Shri Aurobindo Gosh and Mira Alfassa founded Auroville. French architecture designed it. The idea was to create a universal town where people from all over the world of any caste, Religion, Nationality can live here with peace and unity. The centre of the town is crowned by a temple which symbolises the universal mother and is called “Matri Mandir”.
This is 100 year old historical church, it is 50 m long, 48 m wide and 18 m high. Inside the church there are glass pictures of 28 saints who were related to the devotion of sacred heart of Jesus. The building is fine specimen of Gothic architecture and it is pilgrimage for Christians in India. It is a Tourist spot for all the tourists.
French War Memorial is dedicated to the the residents of French India who died for the country during the First World War. It is a must visit place for the tourist, it is pretty much small in area, yet an intriguing tourist destination. Visitors are usually restricted from walking into the grounds of the war memorial. The memorial is decorated and illuminated every year on Bastille Day (14 July) in honour of the soldiers.
The another beach of Pondicherry the Paradise Beach. The beach is clean and the environment is peaceful. The entry fee is 150 INR, extra 75 for chair per hour, 20 INR if you carry camera. the Stalls are expensive so it is recommended that you must carry good amount of cash. The beach is 8 km away from Pondicherry and you can reach by boat available at Chunnambar boat house. You can also do fishing and sailing at the beach. The sand projects the golden reflection at the beach and the view together of the blue water is amazing. Beach volleyball and football is famous at the beach. you can bring your own ball or you can get one from the staff.
The place for nature lovers. It is a paradise for the bird watchers. Every morning several migratory birds are around this area. Enjoy the boat ride on the beautiful Outseri lake, see the different exotic fishes and take a walk around in the lap of beautiful nature. Take a guide along with yourself if you wish to know more about types and habits of birds and animals. The usage of camera is chargeable as well the boat rides.
The Pondicherry museum is located at Saint Louis Street. It is open on all days except Monday. The timings of the museum is 10 AM to 5 PM. It is an art and history museum. The museum has a collection of rare bronzes and stone sculptures from the Pallava and Chola dynasties and artefacts excavated from Arikamedu. The Museum’s collection includes 81 Chola bronze sculptures, ranking as one of the largest collections of Chola bronzes. The museum also has a Geology room, a shell and fossil room and a collection of handicrafts, coins, church relics and French furniture.
Where to stay
the Guest House Yatri Bhavan in Pondicherry located at a distance 2.8 km from the Bus Stand, 1 km from the railway station and around 6 km from the Airport. Samarpan guest house is a good for family accommodation.
Samarpan Guest House rooms are neat and clean with good facility. Best Accommodation to stay near beach. Guest can easily get local transportation for pondicherry sightseeing.