Attractions Promenade BeachThis is a popular place for a leisurely stroll along the waterfront. You can also enjoy the beautiful sunrise and sunset views here. AurovilleAuroville is an experimental, international community known for its distinctive Matrimandir, a spiritual and architectural marvel. Visitors can explore its serene surroundings. Sri Aurobindo AshramFounded by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, this ashram is a spiritual and meditation center that attracts visitors seeking peace and spiritual growth. Paradise BeachA beautiful and secluded beach, accessible via a short boat ride. It's a great place for relaxation and water activities. ArikameduAn ancient archaeological site that provides insight into the history of the region and its trade connections with Rome. French QuarterExplore the French influence in the town's architecture and ambiance. The colorful buildings and charming streets make for a unique experience. Basilica of the Sacred Heart of JesusThis stunning Catholic church is known for its neo-Gothic architecture and beautiful stained glass windows. Botanical GardensEstablished in the 19th century, the gardens are home to a wide variety of exotic plants and trees. Goubert MarketA bustling local market where you can shop for clothing, jewelry, and local handicrafts. Manakula Vinayagar TempleA centuries-old Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha, known for its grand architecture and vibrant festivals. Chunnambar Boat HouseOffers boat rides and water sports near Paradise Beach. Pondicherry MuseumHouses a collection of sculptures, archaeological findings, and artifacts that reflect the history of the region. Mahatma Gandhi StatueThe statue of Mahatma Gandhi is a significant landmark on the Seaside Promenade, paying tribute to the Father of the Nation. Old LighthouseClimb to the top of the old lighthouse for panoramic views of the town. Ousteri (Osudu) LakeA serene lake located just outside Pondicherry, ideal for birdwatching and picnics.