Tourist Places in Pondicherry

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Pondicherry Tourist Places



  • Type: Place of Worship
85%
voted as clean
Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Pondicherry
Rank 1
Ranked 1 of 169
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Average Rating
6.2 / 7 1
63 Ratings & 55 Reviews
The Manakula Vinayagar Temple is a beautiful, huge temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is situated just behind the Raj Niwas. This temple was built around 5 centuries back and the idol of Lord Ganesha is locally known as Vellakkaran Pillai. Vinayaka Chaturthi and the 18 days... Read More »
"Best place to see in POndy"3 months ago "The was awesome"Mar 7, 2017
  • Type: Beach
89%
voted as clean
Pondicherry Beach, Pondicherry
Rank 2
Ranked 2 of 169
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Average Rating
6.0 / 7 1
144 Ratings & 107 Reviews
Pondicherry Beach is a popular beach, which is a perfect venue for enjoying the cool breeze and relaxing after a tiring day. This is a secluded beach which is surrounded by cafeterias, resorts, cottages and restaurants offering traditional cuisines. It is also an ideal place... Read More »
"Pondicherry"Nov 18, 2016 "Good to spend some time"Oct 25, 2016
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
91%
voted as clean
Auroville, Pondicherry
Rank 3
Ranked 3 of 169
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Average Rating
5.9 / 7 1
311 Ratings & 253 Reviews
Auroville City is considered to be a ‘City of Dawn’ that is situated around 8 km from the main town of Pondicherry. It lies on the East Coast Road and was founded by Mirra Richard in 1968. This city was designed by the French architect Roger Anger with the purpose... Read More »
"Much Ado"Dec 29, 2016 "Place to realise life in your soul"Dec 28, 2016
  • Type: Religious Place
99%
voted as clean
Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry
Rank 4
Ranked 4 of 169
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Average Rating
6.0 / 7 1
99 Ratings & 85 Reviews
Sri Aurobindo Ashram was founded in 1926 by Aurobindo Ghose. It is the famous place, where Aurobindo preached his ideas about peaceful community. This ashram comprises several buildings and there are around 1,200 members along with 400 students living in this centre. It is... Read More »
"The Ashram"Oct 25, 2016 "Good place for meditation"Sep 8, 2016
93%
voted as clean
French Colony, Pondicherry
Rank 5
Ranked 5 of 169
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Average Rating
6.1 / 7 1
48 Ratings & 39 Reviews
  • Type: Place of Worship
99%
voted as clean
Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pondicherry
Rank 6
Ranked 6 of 169
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Average Rating
6.1 / 7 1
13 Ratings & 10 Reviews
The Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus is an important religious attraction in Pondicherry which has been constructed in gothic architectural style. This church is situated on  South Boulevard Road and has windows made of stained glasses. It is usually crowded during the... Read More »
  • Type: Beach
67%
voted as clean
Seaside Promenade, Pondicherry
Rank 7
Ranked 7 of 169
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Average Rating
6.2 / 7 1
18 Ratings & 16 Reviews
"Excellent place to visit"Jul 25, 2016 "The feel of Pondi"Mar 27, 2016
89%
voted as clean
Promenade Beach, Pondicherry
Rank 8
Ranked 8 of 169
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Average Rating
5.9 / 7 1
36 Ratings & 33 Reviews
Promenade is around 1.5 km long, which run along the Pondicherry beach in the town. This long stretch has statues of Jeanne d’Arc Dupleix and Mahatma Gandhi, the heritage building ‘Mairie’ and War Memorial built by French. It also has 27 metres tall Old... Read More »
  • Type: Beach
99%
voted as clean
Plage Paradiso, Pondicherry
Rank 9
Ranked 9 of 169
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Average Rating
6.4 / 7 1
6 Ratings & 6 Reviews
Plage Paradiso is commonly known as the Paradise Beach, which is located at Chunnambar. This place is situated close to the main town of Pondicherry and is known for the golden sand, cool breeze and beautiful sunrise that attracts travellers coming to Pondicherry. Beach... Read More »
  • Type: Park
67%
voted as clean
Bharathi Park, Pondicherry
Rank 10
Ranked 10 of 169
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Average Rating
5.7 / 7 1
7 Ratings & 6 Reviews
The Bharathi Park is also known as the Government Park, which houses the Aayi Mandapam or the Park Monument. This park is surrounded by Government Hospital, Pondicherry Private Club, the Legislative Assembly, Lt. Governor’s Palace and Ashram Dining Room. Once called as... Read More »
"Neat park"Sep 8, 2016 "Kids and elders will like this"Jun 14, 2016
  • Type: Statue
99%
voted as clean
Gandhi Statue, Pondicherry
Rank 11
Ranked 11 of 169
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Average Rating
5.5 / 7 1
7 Ratings & 6 Reviews
"Most famous statue"Apr 3, 2016 "A Landmark on Promenade"Mar 21, 2016
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
60%
voted as clean
Chunnambar Boat House, Pondicherry
Rank 12
Ranked 12 of 169
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Average Rating
5.9 / 7 1
33 Ratings & 24 Reviews
Chunnambar Boat House, the popular boating venue, is famous for its backwaters and lush greenery on either side. Tourists can enjoy boating at the Boat House situated near the Chunnambar River. This site is located at around 8 km from the main town of Pondicherry and can be... Read More »
  • Type: Temple
60%
voted as clean
Saneeswara Temple, Karaikal
Rank 13
Ranked 13 of 169
Average Rating
5.8 / 7 1
14 Ratings & 11 Reviews
Saneeswara Temple is an ancient temple situated at Thirunallar at a distance of around 5 km from Karaikal. Dedicated to Lord Dharbaranyeswara, one of the incarnations of Lord Shiva, the temple is the only shrine located in Thirunallar. The holy place is frequented by number of... Read More »
67%
voted as clean
Auroville Beach, Pondicherry
Rank 14
Ranked 14 of 169
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Average Rating
5.5 / 7 1
43 Ratings & 37 Reviews
"The beach of Auroville"Oct 25, 2016 "Nice beach"Aug 2, 2016
99%
voted as clean
Villianur, Pondicherry
Rank 15
Ranked 15 of 169
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Average Rating
5.5 / 7 1
6 Ratings & 5 Reviews
Villianur covers an area of around 65 sq. km and is situated near the main town of Pondicherry. This place has an old Sri Gokilambal Thirukameshwar Temple, which represents an amazing architecture style. There is an annual car festival held at this temple, which attracts large... Read More »
  • Type: Church
99%
voted as clean
Our Lady Of Angels Church, Pondicherry
Rank 16
Ranked 16 of 169
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Average Rating
6.7 / 7 1
3 Ratings & 3 Reviews
  • Type: Place of Worship
99%
voted as clean
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges Church, Pondicherry
Rank 17
Ranked 17 of 169
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Average Rating
6.5 / 7 1
3 Ratings & 3 Reviews
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges Church is one of the most popular churches of Pondicherry, located at Rue Dumas. It has beautiful white marble stonework that captures attention of  the travellers passing through the region. While constructing this church, the limestone was... Read More »
  • Type: Beach
Serenity Beach, Pondicherry
Rank 18
Ranked 18 of 169
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Average Rating
5.8 / 7 1
7 Ratings & 7 Reviews
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
99%
voted as clean
Statue of Dupleix, Pondicherry
Rank 19
Ranked 19 of 169
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Average Rating
5.3 / 7 1
4 Ratings & 4 Reviews
The Statue of Dupleix is 3 metres tall statue of Francois Dupleix, constructed to honour him. Francois Dupleix used to govern Pondicherry from 1742 to 1754 and this statue was commissioned in his honour in 1870. This statue has been constructed over beautiful granite columns... Read More »
Joan Of Arc Statue, Pondicherry
Rank 20
Ranked 20 of 169
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Joan of Arc (ca. 1412 – 30 May 1431), nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans", is considered a heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint. She was born to a peasant family at Domrémy in north-east France. Joan said she received visions of the Archangel... Read More »

Pondicherry is mostly preferred by travellers. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Pondicherry is, however, mostly preferred by Group, Single. The best season or months to visit places in Pondicherry are February, March, October, November, December. There are 169 tourist places in Pondicherry, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Pondicherry can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Pondicherry for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Pondicherry Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Pondicherry, browse through photos & pictures, explore Pondicherry using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Pondicherry, which are great places to visit, are Alliance Francaise Pondicherry, Ousteri Wetland and National Park, Matrimandir, Basilica Of The Sacred Heart Of Jesus, Thirunallar Saneeswaran Temple. Pondicherry can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.

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Serenity Beach, Pondicherry

Not worth a visit
Overall Rating
4.0/7

Promenade Beach, Pondicherry

One of the most prominent beac...
Overall Rating
6.0/7

Auroville, Pondicherry

Auroville Matrimandir
Overall Rating
6.0/7
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