Pondicherry lies on the south-east coast of India in the state of Tamil Nadu.A beautiful cloudy morning of March and I landed on Pondicherry , the new bus stop. I had chosen my Budget Oyo Room nearby for staying.
What one needs to know while in Pondicherry is where exactly to hangout. I personally love the road that extends from M.G Road to the beach.
The French capital of India, is a destination that offers serenity and sanctity in its true sense. The city is calm and its urban architecture, depicting the French style, attracts people from all over the world. Besides sightseeing you don’t need to worry about what to do in Pondicherry, for the tiny holiday destination has a lot to offer and to make it a fun-filled trip for you.
1. Beautiful Sunrise at Promenade
wake up early morning or stay up all night long. But do not miss the sunrise for watching the sun rise from the vast expanse of the Bay of Bengal is one of the best things to do in Pondicherry.
2. Some Peace at Auroville
It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Pondicherry for those who wish to attain eternal peace and harmony. One can visit the samadhis of Sri Aurobindo & his mother or participate in collective meditation in Ashram around the Samadhi in the main building on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
3.Good Lunch at French Cafe
A holiday in Pondicherry is never complete without savoring its local cuisine.
4. Scuba Diving and watersports
Scuba diving is one of the most enthralling and fun things to do in Pondicherry. In fact, Pondicherry is the only diving spot on the eastern coast of India. The place is characterised by natural coral reefs, rocky pop-ups, man-made folds, and a plethora of marine organisms. The marine life includes corals, lionfish, grouper, kingfish, moray eels, eagle, manta rays, parrot fish, sea snakes, triggerfish, angelfish, banner fish, and crustaceans.
5. An evening at Paradise Beach
As the name says .. it is actually a Paradise.One can either reach Paradise beach by boat or by road, spectacular boating facilities are available in Chunnambar River, with the lush green plantations and backwaters in the backdrop. Located along the Cuddalore Main Road, this is an amazing location for relaxing and chilling-out.
6. A walk to remember
A walk with your loved ones away from the urban chaos is all we want.The seafront of Pondicherry does not allow traffic movement from 6:30 pm till 7:30 am – to ensure peaceful and hassle-free outing and wandering of visitors.
Mahabalipuram is famous for the Shore temple (Wedding location from the movie 2 States). It is 100Km towards Chennai from Pondicherry.
What are you waiting for ? Pack your bag and visit Pondicherry. Perfect Weekend Destination.