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Things to Do: Take a bike and head out for East Coast Road, the one that connects Pondicherry to Chennai....

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It’s easy to see why most Indian visitors will fall in love with this place instantly- giving us a chance to experience what the tourism officials proudly call the “French Riviera of India” without actually stepping out of India… Those who expect the Pondicherry experience to mirror that of Goa will be left disappointed- there isn’t any of that to be found here....

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White Town, Puducherry, Puducherry 605001, India
Next stop was the Beach and man I wasn't disappointed. I give you Rock beach...Along with a few other monuments the French war memorial , Gandhi Statue, Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus & Immaculate Conception Cathedral
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Auroville Beach, Tamil Nadu 605101
Next stop was auroville beach. Google maps gives a way that is a dead end. The beach is really dirty so I would not recommend going there. The beaches in pondicherry are far more clean. If at all you wish to visit the auroville beach ask a local person rather than google maps.
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About Pondicherry

Pondicherry used to be India's biggest French colony, and is now the home of many French citizens. This has an influence on the architecture, food and culture. The rocky Promenade Beach is ideal to take long walks along the serene Bay of Bengal. The yellow sand, yellow sea and yellow sky merge to create a breathtaking panorama. Do indulge in scubadiving to experience the abundance of aquatic flora and fauna. The Soorya Beach Resort and Le Pondy Resort are excellent choices for staying by the sea. The city is also the location of Auroville. This innovative township houses explanatory concepts based on diverse philosophies and ideas. The Aurobindo Ashram here is a platform to seek spiritual pleasure. Through the method of integral yoga, the followers aim to become one with the divine, without renouncing the world. A distinct food culture is also notable due to the Franco-Tamil hybridity. Delectable French pastries, baguettes and appams! Seafood and continental! Savour the flavour. Oh! And I almost forgot to mention the rock-bottom prices of alcohol. For delectable food, try Cafe Xtasi and Baker Street. Try ice-cream from a wide variety at Ibaco. A visit is worth a palpable sense of contentment in India’s own French connection.

Best Time To Visit

Best time to visit Pondicherry is from November to February

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