Points of Interest & Landmarks in Pondicherry

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Points of Interest & Landmarks in Pondicherry

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  • HOMPRS
    New Delhi, India518 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One must visit the museum when in pondicherry not because of the architecture but the history behind the man himself. As vivekanand is for kanyakumari, Sri Aurobindo is for Pondicherry.
    Written 8 May 2024
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  • Nithya18
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful temple. Seeing Varadarajan Perumal in such an ancient and divine setting was worthwhile. The temple has colorful sculptures of all the 108 divya desams. One can feel the presence of God in this temple. Must visit when in Pondicherry.
    Written 26 December 2023
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  • Ria1104
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India665 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    We wanted to go to the Paradise Beach so decided to take a boat from Chunambar Boathouse. It was the day of Christmas and extremely crowded. They are charging separately for entry fee (just to enter the area) and separately for boating (for the boat ride to Paradise Beach). Now both the counters had huge queue and will kill your time. A single counter with the two people operating can be some much convenient for the tourists. In addition to that the wait time for the boat ride would kill up another hour. All these for a maximum 20 to 30 minute ride can easily frustrate people.

    The boat ride in itself was very blissful. The beautiful views soothed our eyes and the cool breeze calmed our souls. The ride was definitely a highlight and we really loved the experience.
    Written 30 December 2023
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  • Deadman17
    Mumbai, India550 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the place which lists down what all restorations have been done in and around Pondicherry. In a way it takes us back to olden times and shows what Pondicherry really was - a quiet sea side holiday town, long before the excellent connectivity with neighbouring cities transformed it into a weekend holiday destination. The place helps us connect the past of Pondicherry with the present.
    Written 30 May 2020
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  • Jamie A
    Cape Town, South Africa13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Its a nice hangout for an evening walk besides an esplanade. There are a lot of food joints as well.
    Written 15 May 2023
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  • DipuKV
    Pune, India3,072 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visible from a distance, Pondicherry Lighthouse is a nice spot for clicks and views. Located near the main tourist areas in the city.
    Written 3 April 2023
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  • Mikan999
    Bristol, UK516 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an old and wonderfully decorated Shiva temple. The sculptures and wall paintings are beautifully executed and maintained. There is an amazing painted ceiling. The sheer variety of deities is fantastic The noise and bustle of the main road disappear when you step through the door. The place has a quiet spiritually about it. There were no restrictions on photography.
    Written 17 January 2020
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  • ranjanapathak
    Orlando, FL1,403 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This church is situated at Madha Koil Street, Ariyankuppam, Puducherry. The Church of Our Lady of Good Health opens all days a week, and the timings of the church remain the same in all seasons. Only the mass timings differ day wise. Appearance of the Church of Our Lady of Good Health is more like a castle from old time. It is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites and tourist attractions in Pondicherry.
    Written 18 March 2019
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  • M S P
    Vadodara, India1,144 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a beautifully decorated ancient temple with so many small temples within the premises and also a stagnant water pond at the back side with so many white fish in it. The most attractive part is the nicely depicted murals covering myths from our ancient scriptures.
    Written 15 January 2020
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  • DipuKV
    Pune, India3,072 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nicely constructed, Ambedkar Manimandapam is located at one end of Beach Road. A good place for clicks and views.
    Written 13 April 2023
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  • DipuKV
    Pune, India3,072 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The statue of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, located along the Promenade, is a good spot for views, clicks and selfies.
    Written 13 April 2023
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