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Also known as 'The French Riviera of the East', Pondicherry (Puducherry) (Puducherry) exhibits a heavy French influence, which is more evident at the destination's old quarters. The place is pretty laid back and has some fine restaurants serving passably good French cuisine. The dreamy picturesque location of Pondicherry (Puducherry) (Puducherry) also makes it a fine destination for film shoots. How about exploring the famous French Quarters of Pondicherry just the way John Abraham did in Jism? Well, the entire movie was shot in the White Town and at the Promenade. Other notable films shot here were Saat Khoon Maaf and Life of Pi!


A favorite visiting spot is Sri Aurobindo Ashram, which attracts scores of Indian as well as foreign tourists due to its highly sought after yoga and meditation courses. Amongst other attractions, some must visit places are the lovely beach front promenade, Auroville, Gingee Fort, Gokilambal Temple and the Government Museum.


As generations of weekend holidayers already know, the charm of Pondicherry lies in its incredibly leisurely approach to life, food and commerce. Walking or cycling (cycles easily available on hire) is really the best way to see Pondicherry (Puducherry). Taxis and autos are also available. The New Bus Stand is 2 and a half km west of the Aurobindo Ashram (autos would cost approximately INR 30). All the important government offices (as well as the Tourist Office) and guest houses are located on the main promenade — the 3-km-long Goubert Avenue or Beach Road that runs parallel to the Bay of Bengal and marks the length of the old French Quarter of the city. Streets are neatly labelled and numbered. Do note that the Puducherry authorities do not levy tax on food, stay or travel. Although terribly rushed day-trips from Chennai are possible, at least an overnight stay in Puducherry is a must. Also, don’t miss Aurobindo Ashram, is the house where Sri Aurobindo and his spiritual partner, The Mother, lived, worked, taught and attained samadhi. Many-hued flowers, even exotic orchids, are grown all over the premises. The floral ambience is refreshing. In the courtyard, under a frangipani tree, is the white marble samadhi of both Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.

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Feb 11 2013
To Chunnambar from Pondy Railway station: 8 km on the Cuddalore Road southwards. From Chunnambar to Paradise Beach - 1/2 hr on water by ferry. More about the place on my blog: http://travel.bhushavali.com/2014/01/chunnambar-paradise-beach-pondic ... read more
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Dec 09 2012
With an infectious appetite for art and music, Pondicherry is a vibrant crossroad, celebrating itself and life round the clock. Quiet, intimate streets and medieval alleys are jumbled together with major arteries like White Town and Promenade, gi ... read more
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A beautiful french colony
Apr 22 2016
"Beautiful, serene and lovely beaches!" These are few words that comes to my mind when i think of Pondi. The best experience is sitting on the rocks of the rock beach with moon lit night, light breeze, gazing into the vast expanse of sea and just exp ...... read more
Paradise to visit
Dec 01 2014
I visited the place in peak summer, the place is totally different from so called chennai , you will feel lost in city in evenings on a scooty ride. Must have sports on Paradice beach . Go Tan , Go booze Go pondy ..must visit if you r visiting chenna ...... read more
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