Exploring French Streets in Pondicherry

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This is how perfet weekend looks like in Puducherry

Photo of Exploring French Streets in Pondicherry by Swati Sandhu

Puducherry, formely known as Pondicherry is a Union Territory of India.It was colonialised by French East India Company for a long time and later became the Union territory of India. I won't bore you from history.

Pondicherry is a perfect weekend getaway for a beach lover as well as a perfect spot for party rockers.

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1. Matrimandir, Auroville

Auroville ,named after Sri Aurobindo, is a Meditation center where practitioners from all over the world come to find serenity and peace.It was founded in 1968 by "Mirra Alfassa".The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity.

Auroville (City of Dawn) has its origins in the French language, "aurore" meaning dawn and "ville" meaning city.

This place attracts tourists because of a large Globe shaped ,golden disc covered over the temple.

Timings: Mon-Sat 9.30 AM to 5 PM, Sun 9.30 AM to 1.30 PM only

Entry fee: Free

Photo of Auroville Matrimandir, Auroville, Bommayapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India by Swati Sandhu

2. Rock Beach

Rock Beach as named after rocks lying around the beach is a beautiful promenade beach covered by streets full of restaurants and one can take a walk along the beach or do jogging in morning/evening.

One can sight a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in center of beach and jogging area. This is connected to french streets of pondicherry. So if you are looking for the french architecture and vibrant hues enjoy the beauty there.

Entry Fee: N/A

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3.Paradise Beach

The most happening place of Pondicherry.You will forget all your pain and worries and daily life chaos when you just enter paradise beach.Its a beach in middle of an Island.

You have to reach Chunnambar Boat house to take a boat/ferry for Paradise beach and rest you need to explore.

Entry fee: 300 per person for boat ride(Pick up + Drop)

Timings: 9 Am to 5 Pm

In the boat to Paradise beach

Photo of Exploring French Streets in Pondicherry by Swati Sandhu
Photo of Exploring French Streets in Pondicherry by Swati Sandhu
Photo of Exploring French Streets in Pondicherry by Swati Sandhu

4.The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

If you are looking for a place for Scuba diving near to chennai ,then head toward Serenity beach.This is not a commercialized place,go at your own risk. Though I have never been to this place but herd a lot about it.You can easily spot fishermen on Serenity beach.

6. Party at night

Pondicherry has the cheapest booze available,the perks of being a Union Territory. The taxes are lower in Goa and Pondicherry .So you can " Party hard and enjoy harder" while in Pondicherry.

But make sure you don't carry any liquor while returning as its illegal.

Photo of Exploring French Streets in Pondicherry by Swati Sandhu

Enjoy and let me know your experiences and queries in comment section below.

For more info Checkout my Youtube Vlog.

Pondicherry Travel Vlog

Thank you for reading this Blog.

Love,

Swati Sandhu

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