Tourist Attraction in Pondicherry
Why Visit Pondicherry:
One of the most frequented and loved destinations of Southern India, Pondicherry offers a delightful fusion of the historical as well as the modern. Having remained a French colony until 1954, the culture and lifestyle of Pondicherry is still characterised by remnants of that era.
Places to Visit in Pondicherry:
Anyone visiting Pondicherry must make it a point to not miss its beautiful Churches including Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Church of our Lady of Angels), Eglise de Sacre Coeur de Jesus Church (one of the most amazing and popular marvels), Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus (located in the south boulevard of Pondicherry). Statue of Dupleix, the 2.88 metres tall structure built in the memory of a French governor is a granite marvel worth beholding. Apart from these, the beaches (Paradise and Serenity) and lakes (Ousteri, especially) of the city must certainly make it to your list of places to visit in Pondicherry. The Romain Rolland library is one of the oldest operational libraries in India. The Pondicherry museum and the Toy museum must also be visited.
Culture, Climate and Cuisine of Pondicherry:
The tropical climate of the region makes it the ideal place to go to for a sun-tan. Pondicherry reflects French heritage and offers a variety of French food and beverages. Salad Niçoise, Quiche and steak fries are a must-try!
How to reach Pondicherry:
Pondicherry has a small runway and can accommodate the landing of small flights only. Crafts fly in only from Bangalore and Hyderabad therefore. One can get a connecting flight from other cities.
The nearest railway station is Vullupuram which is 35km away from Pondicherry.
There are numerous buses to reach Pondicherry which run frequently from Chennai, Bangalore Thanjaur, Coimbatore, Trichy and Madurai to Pondicherry.