South India is home to the most unique facets of this diversified nation. Pondicherry is one of those facets that flaunt unique historical charm blended with an invigorating natural grandeur. Buy tickets to explore the magnificence of this enamouring city.
Amalgamation of rich heritage and splendid modern streak dotted with serene yet ever-enticing beaches and spiritual charm defines the captivating magnificence of the Union Territory of Puducherry. Its capital city, Pondicherry is among the top notch tourist destinations in South India. Also known as Pondy and Puducherry, it has served as a French Colony until 1954 and even today, the city’s historical stature is depicted by enchanting cobblestone streets and colonial townhouses. The kaleidoscopic character of Pondicherry is spread beyond colonial history. Book tickets aboard flights to Pondy to experience a unique taste of differentiating India.
Coastline along South India is a paradise for beachcombers and holidaymakers boarding flights bound for Pondicherry can ill afford to miss out on visiting the Promenade Beach. This more than a kilometre long beach is known not only for its spick-and-span natural appearance but also for the historical attractions that are located at its both ends. Gandhi Statue is among the most popular ones. This 13ft tall statue is surrounded by eight pillars that were brought from a 17th century edifice called Gingee Fort. Other historical buildings located near the beach are the Old Lighthouse, Dupleix Statue, War Memorial and the Heritage Town Hall. Travellers looking to admire the soothing scenery of the setting sun should consider spending their evenings here!
Sri Aurbindo Ashram
Hordes of spiritual souls buy tickets to disembark flights in this city especially to spend time at Sri Aurbindo Ashram, a spiritual community which was established by Sri Aurbindo Ghosh in 1926. Chennai, one of the major metro cities in India, is just 160 kms from Pondicherry. International travellers planning holidays to Pondy, often net tickets to Chennai and cover the journey from Chennai to Pondicherry by road which is flanked by scenic beauty. Travellers visit this ashram to understand life through teachings of Sri Aurbindo and Mira Alfassa and indulge in activities like yoga and meditation. Main highlights of this site are a printing press, an art gallery, a library, farms, a bakery and guest houses.
To explore Pondy’s natural richness, one must plan a visit to Botanical Garden. This tourist hotspot is another impression of French rule in India. Scores of plant lovers visit the place to give flights to their fancies while taking a look at exotic species of plants and shrubs, fountains and pruned trees in this French styled botanical garden. One can buy tickets for evening shows of musical fountains to establish a connection with nature.
Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple
Often billed as the oldest Hindu temple in Pondicherry, this spiritual site boasts a fascinating facade adorned with a sculptures of numerous Hindu deities. The temple was built in 600 AD and has several legends associated to it. Holidaymakers boarding flights to the capital city of Puducherry can visit the temple to know a little more about the Hindu mythology. The temple is dedicated to Sri Varadaraja Perumal who is said to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu.