Reasons why Pondicherry is the Next Best Gateway

There comes a point in your life when it needs a revamp- a point where the beach parties of Goa becomes boring and your economic status doesn’t permit a trip to the Andaman Islands. And that’s exactly where you pack your bags and head for Pondicherry. Here are few reasons why Pondicherry should be your next travel destination:

The beautiful French architecture

french architectural design in pondicherry

Pondicherry is a union territory, which was a French colony before the independence. The architectural design is still intact; the French colony is a popular tourist attraction, which offers delectable cuisines and some magnificent French-style buildings. Take some time to explore the mix of cultures.

The driveway to Pondicherry

The 160 km driveway to Pondicherry from Chennai is as beautiful as it can be. The East Coast Road provides panoramic views of the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the reasons why your visit to Pondy is an epic one.

The endless beaches

Pndicherry beaches 2

 

pondicherry beaches

There are four beaches in Pondy namely the Promenade beach, Auroville beach, Serenity beach and the Paradise Beach. Spend a lovely evening at the Rocky beach and let the splashes take away all your negative thoughts. The shacks of Auro beach are popular among the youth and you can have a great time spending a night at these well maintained beach-front huts.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Sri Aurobindo Ashram pondicherry

Take a day off to visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, one of the affluent ashrams in the country. You can even stay there but a prior reservation is needed. Visit the various units inside the ashram and learn more about Sri Aurobindo and his works.

The peaceful churches

Pondicherry churches 3

 

Pondicherry churches 2

 

Pondicherry churches 1

As a French colony, there are a number of churches spread across the city. Feel free to send some time at these churches. The architecture is also notable because of the distinctive French influence.

The bars and pubs

pondicherry bars and pubs 1

 

pondicherry bars and pubs 2

 As a union territory, there is a waiver on liquor. The shacks of Auro beach are the perfect place to booze with your friends and have a memorable night. There are a number of bars and pubs located in the city where liquor is considerably cheap.

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