Pondicherry is a union territory,
which lies inside the state of Tamil Nadu. The inherent ambience
of Pondicherry becomes most obvious in the oldest part of the town,
which flanks the beach boulevard. The French ruled this territory
for 300 years, Pondicherry is a living monument of French Culture
Major Tourist Attractions in Pondicherry
The French Heritage
Shri Aurobindo Ashram Shri Aurobindo, the great seer, poet and
spiritualist of the twentieth century, made Pondicherry his home
from 1910 till his death in 1950.
On display are the findings of Arikamedu , the chola bronzes and
sculptures, glimpses Of French heritage, specimens of present and
traditional handicraft, paintings, armoires, carvings and many
other things of historical interest.
The Pondicherry Beach
The sun, sea and sand are best at the beaches of Pondicherry. Serene
surroundings, bracing breeze, the melodious sea, they all manage
to make your leisure time more fruitful.
The French Institute
The French Institute is built in french architectural style. It
has some notable old French books that are very rare. The Romain
Rolland library has over 60,000 volumes and overlooks the sea
Air: The nearest airport is in Chennai (160
kms) from Pondicherry.
Rail: Villupuram (32 kms) is the nearest railway
station connected directly to Chennai which in turn is connected
to major cities in India.
Road: Pondicherry is connected by good motorable
roads to places in South India.
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