Pondicherry

PONDICHERRY

Pondicherry / Pondi / and now called Puducherry is a  beach city and capital of the Puducherry  union territory of India.
 2 days vacation is more than enough cover all spots leisurely. Even you can cover all main points of Pondicherry on a day-trip (about 8 hours or 9 hours).
 Although the city remains very much Indian, you can discover French architecture and restaurants serving steak and good wine. French is still understood, and a strong influence in the city, especially in the old quarters, with Rues and Boulevards lined with Mediterranean style houses and bakeries.


How to reach Pondicherry
Pondicherry to Chennai is 160 kms.. Taxi service is easily available. 
Pondicherry has an airport with facilities for the landing of small aircrafts.


Pondicherry Sightseeing 
 In pondiucherry city walking is a good option to see the city as many sights are within 2-3 kilometers of each other. Better to be with a taxi 
1. The Beach / Promenade
2. Barathi Park / Government Park
3. Churches - particularly Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus opposite Railway Station
4. Botanical garden -
5. Chunnambar Boat House
6. Oustery Lake
7. Paradise Beach - accessible from Chunnambar Boat House on motor boat 
8. Sri Aurobindo Ashram -
9. Auroville International city
10.10  Matri Mandir in Auroville
11. Manakula Vinayagar Temple - temple elephant Laxmi is a joy to see
12. Villianur - St. Lourd Church (7Km from Pondicherry towards Villupuram)
13. Villianur Thirukameeswarar Temple
14. Auro Beach (Opposite to Auroville City)
15. Goubert market

                       

Language spoken 
The main language spoken in Pondicherry is Tamil, though French is also widely spoken.