Top 10 must-visit tourist attractions in Pondicherry, the French capital of India

Here are the top ten places to visit on your next adventure to Pondicherry.


Pondicherry, also referred to as Puducherry is one of the Union Territories of India, which was a French colonial settlement until 1954. It is a beachside settlement located in Tamil Nadu. Here’s a list of places to visit in Pondy. 

Paradise Beach

Paradise beach is a pristine beach that mesmerizes every visitor with its blue waters, white and golden soft beach sand, and peaceful environment.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram

The ashram is one of the most spiritual and calm places to visit in Pondicherry. It was founded by Sri Aurobindo in the year 1926. It has libraries and hosts many physical education activities like sports. Asanas, strength training, and swimming.



This ashram is the brainchild of the Mother, the spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo. There is Mantrimandir, a huge golden globe-like structure at the center of Auroville. It is a massive meditation center where one could focus on the self. 

Auroville Beach

This beach is one of Pondicherry’s famous places and extremely hyped. Usually, ashramites visit the beach for relaxing, as the place provides a calming atmosphere.


One of the sought after places to visit in Pondicherry is a rocky promenade that has naturally formed. It is a perfect place for long strolls and fun-filled time with natural scenery and refreshing cool sea breeze around. 

Serenity Beach

The beach is a fascinating visit as it holds splendid beauty of nature with golden sands and blue waters. It offers surfing too.


This is an archaeological site that dives deep into history, built back in the 19th century. The place features a number of red and black ceramic statues.

Chunnambar Boathouse

This is one of the spectacular boating and picnic spot to pick in Pondicherry. At this place, one can sun lounge, get sun-kissed, and play beach sports. One may also experience boating in motorboats, speed boats, sailboats, rowed boats, water scooters, paddled boats, and pedaled boats.

Old lighthouse

It is one of the historical places to visit in Pondicherry, built in the 19th century by the erstwhile French rulers. It stands as an integral reminder of engineering and architecture.

Rock Beach

It is the topmost photogenic, sightseeing place in Pondicherry. It captures a mesmerizing sight of waves touching the rocky shores. 

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