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    A different experience in the once French colony – Pondicherry

    A perfect amalgamation of the beautiful and serene beaches and the French roads and architectures as part of a once-French colony in India, Pondicherry is very beautiful places that tourists love to visit in India. This south Indian city is known for its rich culture, beautiful churches and French colonial buildings. Not just Indians, but foreign visitors come in abundance to this city.

    Best places to visit in Pondicherry

    Sri Aurobindo Ashram

    Established on November 24th, 1926, by Sri Aurobindo Ghosh, this place has become almost synonymous with the city. Many people visit Pondicherry solely to visit this ashram and encounter the spiritual enlightenment that this place offers.

    Auroville

    Peace and harmony is what you feel, when you visit this place. Founded in the year 1968 by Sri Aurobindo Ghosh, with the designs of the French architect Roger Anger, this place signifies a universal place where people, irrespective of their caste, creed and religion, would live together.

    Promenade beach

    It is the most prominent beaches in Pondicherry, with statues of eminent personalities, with light house and a long beach. Tourists come to visit this beach at the evening to enjoy the calm and serene breeze.

    Pondicherry Botanical Garden

    If you are looking for a calm setting and surrounding away from the hustle and bustle of the roads, this is the place that you must visit. The trees, flowers and grasses offer a refreshing time here.

    Chunnambar River

    This is the backwater area of Pondicherry that is a perfect sport for tourists to visit for a picnic or simply for a recreational activity with the family. Water sports and simple pastime by the boathouses can keep you engaged for long in this beautiful setting. If you like the religious places then you can visit the Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. These are beautiful with their religious associations.