Attractions

Promenade Beach

This is a popular place for a leisurely stroll along the waterfront. You can also enjoy the beautiful sunrise and sunset views here.

Auroville

Auroville is an experimental, international community known for its distinctive Matrimandir, a spiritual and architectural marvel. Visitors can explore its serene surroundings.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Founded by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, this ashram is a spiritual and meditation center that attracts visitors seeking peace and spiritual growth.

Paradise Beach

A beautiful and secluded beach, accessible via a short boat ride. It's a great place for relaxation and water activities.

Arikamedu

An ancient archaeological site that provides insight into the history of the region and its trade connections with Rome.

French Quarter

Explore 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 Jesus

This stunning Catholic church is known for its neo-Gothic architecture and beautiful stained glass windows.

Botanical Gardens

Established in the 19th century, the gardens are home to a wide variety of exotic plants and trees.

Goubert Market

A bustling local market where you can shop for clothing, jewelry, and local handicrafts.

Manakula Vinayagar Temple

A centuries-old Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha, known for its grand architecture and vibrant festivals.

Chunnambar Boat House

Offers boat rides and water sports near Paradise Beach.

Pondicherry Museum

Houses a collection of sculptures, archaeological findings, and artifacts that reflect the history of the region.

Mahatma Gandhi Statue

The statue of Mahatma Gandhi is a significant landmark on the Seaside Promenade, paying tribute to the Father of the Nation.

Old Lighthouse

Climb to the top of the old lighthouse for panoramic views of the town.

Ousteri (Osudu) Lake

A serene lake located just outside Pondicherry, ideal for birdwatching and picnics.

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