5 Must Visit Places in Pondicherry

Pondicherry is also known as Puducherry & is one of the 7 union territories of India. It is also considered as the oldest French colony of India, and even today you can still see the influence of that region. If you want to know more about reaching Pondicherry and some internal nuances, then click here. There are a lot of things that you can explore and see in Pondicherry.

Listing the top 5 Must Visit Places in Pondicherry, probably that you would love too.

You can also read: All about the beaches of Dapoli

1. Rock Beach is also known as Promenade or Pondicherry beach: 

It’s that mainstream beach of the city that is always FULL. 

Rock Beach -Must Visit Places in Pondicherry
Rock Beach -Must Visit Places in Pondicherry

This touristy beach is a must-visit by almost everyone when in Pondicherry. It’s easily located in the center of the town. The beach has a stack of rocks near the shore and therefore it is known as the rock beach. One can enjoy the breeze, waves hitting the shore, and continuous chatter around. Consequently, a point comes that makes you crave for some personal space to enjoy without being disturbed.

Good time to visit: Early morning when it is almost empty but before 10 am, to avoid getting burnt under the sun. It’s highly advisable to use sunscreen, sunglasses, and also a cap/umbrella.

Auroville  -Must Visit Places in Pondicherry
Auroville  – Must Visit Places in Pondicherry

2. Auroville (Must Visit Places in Pondicherry):

It is an intentional experiential spiritual community located about 8 km from north-west Pondicherry. Seems like, it’s one of those spiritual places where people come on their own and live as per the visions laid down by Sri Aurobindo and “The Mother”. Matrimandir is located at the center of Auroville and also happens to be the main tourist spot. If you want an entry in Matrimandir you must apply for it a few weeks/months in advance. Because, even if you don’t get the entry, don’t be sad as you can also see the view of the mandir from outside. Like how 90% of the audience does.
Timing: 9:30 am to 5:30 AM

5 Must Visit Places in Pondicherry

3. SVARAM – Musical Instruments and Research:

 You can experience sound like never before in SVARAM, a music center located within Auroville. It’s a research center where you can see various music types of equipment in different proportions and dimensions using various metals each of which plays a different sound wave when touched upon differently. Likewise, while experiencing different sounds, your inner child unleashes and runs around everywhere.
Timing: Sundays closed, and morning 8:30- 5 pm 

Botanical Garden Pondicherry

4. Botanical Garden is about 3.8 km from Pondicherry.

The garden is about 22 acres wide with about 1500 species of plants. The garden is very picturesque, insightful, and makes you feel very fresh. Therefore, It’s quite a decent walk inside so wear comfortable shoes only. Perfect to spend 1-2 hours minimum.
Entry: 10 per person
 Timing: 10 am to 5 PM

5. Lady Des Angels – Notre Dames Church

It is the fourth oldest church in Pondicherry and also happens to be my personal favorite. The church is located in “White town” about 4.3 KM from Pondicherry. The whole area displays beautiful French architecture that makes the entrance and the back look quite quaint. Visit the church for some time. Stay here for peace, tranquility, and feeling close to yourself and the almighty.

These were the 5 must visit places in Pondicherry as per my visit to Pondicherry in October. It was still quite hot in the day time and was pouring in between. The weather is quite unpredictable. Do visit the place from November to January for awesome weather.

What’s your favorite place when in Pondicherry?

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Delhi Preminum says:

    Really this is best guide about the Pondicherry, I am planning to visit here but surely will go there😁

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      That’s great

  2. Definitely wish to visit Auroville on my trip. And also enjoy all that Pondicherry has to offer. Lots of tips in your post.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      I am glad it helped

  3. Mrinal Kiran says:

    I have never been to pondicherry… Would love to visit the beach and the botanical garden… Great post!

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Thanks a lot

  4. I have been to all the places you listed here except the botanical garden. Hope to visit Pondy again. Nice info packed blog.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      You definitely should, and thanks

  5. Jenifer says:

    Wow. You had a great time.
    Hope, I too get to visit Auroville & enjoy.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Soon you will

  6. Nisha says:

    I have a lot about the beauty of Pondicherry and it’s certainly on my wish list to travel. Your article provided the much needed kick and this might be my next travel destination.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      That’s really great to hear

  7. Nitya chawla says:

    This post is making the visit to pondicherry irresistible!!

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Don’t stop yourself, visit soon

  8. Delhi Preminum says:

    This is really nice blog all about pondicherry.. it’s awesome dear.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Thanks a lot

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