Tourist Places in Puducherry
Puduchery, the Union Territory of four unconnected districts is amongst the major tourist attractions of South India. Lies on the coastal regions of east and west arms of South India, Puducherry Tourism holds several visiting places including exotic beaches, marvelous historical monuments, beautiful colonial buildings, churches, temples, and well-planned cities.
The UT's capital Pondicherry is the most sough tourist destination of Puducherry while the other three districts ? Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam have also some important tourist places to visit Pondicherry. Here is the list of famous tourist places of Puducherry given below:
Pondicherry Beaches: Puducherry has four main silver light sparkling beaches ? Promenade beach, Paradise beach, Serinity beach and Auroville beach ? that are extremely popular among tourists and locals alike.
Visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram: Established by great Indian freedom fighter, poet, philosopher, and yogi Sri Aurobindo Ghose in 1926, Sri Aurobindo Ashram is a renowned and wealthy ashram in India. It is a prime tourist destination of Puducherry. Devotees from India and all over the world gather here for spiritual salvation too.
Auroville Tour in Pondicherry ? A new township sponsored by Aurobindo Society embodying the ideal of Universal brotherhood; UNESCO and 122 Nations participated in the formation of this Global Village.
Pondicherry Tourism: Le Cafe, Raj Niwas, Hotel de l'Orient, Alliance Francaise, French Institute of Pondicherry, Gandhi Statue, the statue of Joseph Francois Dupleix, the French War Memorial, Aayi Mandapam (Park Monunemt), Puducherry Museum, the Bharathidasan Museum, Botanical Garden, Ousteri Wetland and National Park, and Bharathi Park are the prime attractions of Pondicherry.
The major interesting places of worships in Pondicherry are: Sri Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Kanniga Parameswari Temple, Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Church of Capuchins, Meeran mosque, and Kuthbha (meaning preaching) mosque etc.
Karaikal Travel Places: Karaikal Ammayar Temple, the shrine of Lord Shani (Saturn) Thirunallar, Aayiram Kaliamman Temple, All to Jesus church, Karaikal Port, Karaikal Beach, The church of Our Lady of Angels, Thouheed mosque, Mastan Syed Dawood dargah, Karaikal, Karaikal Polytechnic College, Vinayaka mission medical college, and Pajancoa Agricultural College etc. are the major travel places to visit in Karaikal.
Mahe Tour: The Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church, Puthalam temple, Tagore Park, Mahe Walkway, and Water Sports Complex are the major attractions of Mahe.
Yanam Tour : Lord Satyanarayana Swamy's Temple at Annavaram, Bheemeswara Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Shiva at Draksharamam, Padagaya Temple at Pithapuram, Venkanna Babu Temple, Grand Mosque, and St.Ann's Catholic Church etc. are the major tourist places to visit.
Lord Satyanarayana Swamy's Temple at Annavaram, Bheemeswara Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Shiva at Draksharamam, Padagaya Temple at Pithapuram, Venkanna Babu Temple, Grand Mosque, and St.Ann's Catholic Church etc. are the major places to worship.
How to reach Puducherry?
Puducherry can be reached by all the major three means of commutation : by air, by rail and by road.
How to Reach Pondicherry By Air
Puducherrry houses no airport but it is just 135 k.m. away from the Chennai International Airport, which is well connected to all major airports of India and lots of international airports. Tourists can also land onto Bangalore airport that is just 320 k.m. away from Puducherry. From there they can take the road or rail route service.
Getting into Puducherry by Train/Rail
The nearest railway station is Villupuram, just 36 km away from Puducherry and is connected to Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram. The alternative option is Cuddalore that is connected to Bangalore and Puducherry. Commuters will have to opt the road transport for remaining journey.
Reaching Pondicherry By Road
Puducherry is well connected to Southern India road network. The national highway (NH-45) passes through it. Puducherry is well connected to Chennai, Bangalore and even Kerala too. The facilities of public and private transport services are available from these points to reach Puducherry.