One of India’s seven union territories, Pondicherry, also known as Puducherry but more generally known as “Pondy,” is bordered by the southern state of Tamil Nadu. This former French colony is a wonderful retreat that offers the best of both worlds thanks to its flawless fusion of French architecture and conventional Indian sensibilities.
The streets of Pondicherry’s French Quarter, also known as White Town, are lined with lovely bougainvillea-covered colonial buildings in a mustard-yellow color. These are dotted with inviting cafes and stylish shops that serve delicious French food and drinks. Simply taking a stroll through these alleyways might provide a visitor with a glimpse of Pondicherry’s enchanting allure.
Pondicherry has a lot to offer, including classic French bakeries, bohemian shops, and cobblestoned roads that are lovely for a leisurely stroll or a bicycle ride. So get yourself down to this Indian Coast fantasy town and enjoy some beer (at Union Territory pricing; say goodbye to state taxes) or just relax with a book in one of the charming cafes.
Discover Pondicherry’s boulevards and rues, which will lead you to the stunning seaside promenade where you can watch the Bay of Bengal frolic and splash along the shores of the well-known Rock beach.
Places to visit:
- Play on the Paradise Beach
- Aurobindo Ashram
- Scuba Diving in Pondicherry
- Explore the sites of Arikamedu
- Cafes in Pondicherry
- Take a Leisure Walk by the Seaside Promenade
- Pondicherry beach
- Serenity Beach
- Cycling in Pondicherry
- Auroville Beach
- Chunnambar Boat House