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Tourism -Pondicherry

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The Union Territory of Puducherry (earlier Pondicherry), a spiritual beach town used to be a French settlement comprising of Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam other than Puducherry itself. Karaikal town is surrounded by Thanjavur district in Tamil Nadu, Mahe and its villages covering 9 sq km is surrounded by the Kerala state, and Yanam covering 30 lies within the East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. Karaikal is about 150 km south of Pondicherry and Yanam about 840 km north-east of Pondicherry on the Andhra Coast and Mahe lies almost parallel to Pondicherry, 653 km away on the west coast on the Arabian Sea.

The old French flavor is visible in Pondicherry with its well-laid gardens, magnificent churches, heritage monuments and mansions, and clean and wide roads, which still carry French names. Over the years, Pondicherry has emerged as one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India. The city is renowned for its palm-fringed beaches, scenic fishing villages, serene backwaters, Aurobindo Ashram, Yoga Festival, and the international city of Auroville.

Best time to visit Pondicherry

The best time to visit Pondicherry is between the months of October to March. December through February is the highest tourist season when the climate is most pleasant.

Tourist Attractions Pondicherry

Pondicherry -Aurbindo  Ashram, Auroville Ashram, The Statue of  Dupleix, Promenade, Chunnambar Resort, French War Memorial, 19th Century Light House , Ananda Ranga  Pillai Mansion , Park Monument (Aayi Mandapam), Ariyankuppam ( Arikamedu) are major tourist attractions in Pondicherry.

Karaikal - Karaikal Beach, Thirunallur Temple, Ammaiyur Temple, Masthan Saheb Darga, The French Cemetery are some of the tourist attractions in Karaikal. The Church of Velankanni, the famous Christian pilgrim center lies at a distance of 26 kms South of Karaikal.