Posted by : Prashant April 11, 2012
Tourist attractions: Pondicherry (Puducherry), an erstwhile French colony, is a city and capital place of Pondicherry, one of the seven Union Territories of India. Many places of interest situated in and around the city make it a major tourist destination visited by thousands of tourists from different parts of the world.
Sri Aurobindo Ashram: It is one of most frequented places in Pondicherry. Founded by Sri Aurobindo in the year 1920, Sri Aurobindo Ashram is a centre of Vedic and philosophical studies. Sri Aurobindo was a philosopher and a freedom fighter. The Ashram is based on the philosophy of harmonious community. It also stresses the need of learning world religion. The Ashram witnesses a number of devotees and the tourists thronging there from the across the globe.
Pondicherry Museum: Pondicherry Museum is another place worth visiting in the city. The museum which displays many artifacts related to the history of the region is an interesting place to visit in Pondicherry. Some of the artifacts housed in the museum belong to the first century AD. Roman articles found at Arikamedu are interesting possession of the museum. Besides, the museum also showcases the fine collection of paintings, sculptures, and sea shells.
Promenade: Promenade is yet another attraction of Pondicherry. Blessed with long sea shore of Bay of Bengal, Promenade serves as a perfect picnic spot for the locals and visitors alike. War memorial and the statue of Mahatma Gandhi are other highlights of the place. Do not forget to visit Chunnambar resort which is famous for its serene beaches. The place also offers the tourist many water sports activities.
Historical Angro-French Textile Mill, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, the Botanical Garden, the Mansion of Ananda and Bhartidasan are other attractions of Pondicherry.