Tourist Places in Pondicherry

Places to Visit in Pondicherry

Pondicherry
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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 Couple, Group. The best season or months to visit places in Pondicherry are February, March, October, November, December. There are 125 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 , , Arikamedu, , Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges Church. Pondicherry can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.
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Pondicherry Tourist Places



Auroville, Pondicherry
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Auroville, Pondicherry
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5.8/ 7 1
114 Ratings & 91 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 »
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  • Type: Temple
Saneeswara Temple, Karaikal
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8 Ratings & 6 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 »
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Raj Niwas, Pondicherry
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2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Raj Niwas is known as the ‘Palais du Gouvernement’, which was built during  18th century. It is now the residence of the Lt. Governor of Pondicherry, which is open to common public. There is an old court inside the complex, which houses the Legislative... Read More »
"Nothing much for a common man!"Jan 19, 2014 "Governor's house"Oct 19, 2013
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  • Type: Religious Place
Karaikal Ammaiyar, Karaikal
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5 Ratings & 5 Reviews
Karaikal Ammaiyar is a small shrine, which is dedicated to Karaikal Ammaiyar, the only woman out of the sixty three Nayanmars. Constructed by Malaiperumal Pillai in 1929, this temple is known for the huge idol of this lady saint. Popularly known as Goddess Punithavati, this... Read More »
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Villianur, Pondicherry
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5 Ratings & 4 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 »
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Navagraha Temples, Karaikal
  • Type: Temple
Navagraha Temples, Karaikal
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6/ 7 1
7 Ratings & 4 Reviews
The Navagraha Temples, dedicated to nine grahas in Hindu mythology, form a group of nine different temples that are located in and around Karaikal. Featuring the architectural styles of the Chola Empire, the grahas enshrined in the temples are believed to have association with... Read More »
"Temple Trip"Oct 8, 2013 "Needs prior planning"Oct 4, 2013
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Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Pondicherry
  • Type: Place of Worship
Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Pondicherry
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27 Ratings & 20 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 »
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  • Type: Church
Annai Velankanni Church, Karaikal
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6.4/ 7 1
7 Ratings & 4 Reviews
Annai Velankanni Church is situated in the south of Karaikal and on the coastal line of the Bay of Bengal. The church is dedicated to the Lady of Health, also known as the Madonna of Velankanni, who is renowned for possessing miraculous powers. Constructed in the memory of... Read More »
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Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry
  • Type: Religious Place
Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry
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6/ 7 1
52 Ratings & 43 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 »
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
  • Entry: Paid
Boating Club, Karaikal
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2 Ratings & 1 Review
The Boating Club, one of the recreation sites, is situated on the banks of the backwaters of the Arasalar. Spread over an area of around 2 km, the site is located on the road constructed on the banks of the sandy beach and sea. Apart from housing a boat house, the club also... Read More »
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Pondicherry Beach, Pondicherry
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5.9/ 7 1
69 Ratings & 57 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 »
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  • Type: Historic Place
Thirumalarjanpattinam, Karaikal
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Thirumalarjanpattinam is a prominent historic town, which represents the ruling period of Thirumalrayan, a Vijayanagar ruler. It is believed that the king founded this town and established his kingdom, where poet Kalamegham served as his chief court poet. The inscriptions... Read More »
"It's super"Jan 16, 2014
French Colony, Pondicherry
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6.1/ 7 1
25 Ratings & 19 Reviews
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Nedungadu, Karaikal
  • Type: Religious Place
Nedungadu, Karaikal
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Nedungadu is famous for housing an ancient shrine named Sri Tantonreeswara Temple that is believed to be constructed during the Chola period. Several architectural excavations were conducted at the site in 1948, which resulted in discovery of bronze images of various gods and... Read More »
  • Type: Museum
Pondicherry Museum, Pondicherry
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5.3/ 7 1
9 Ratings & 3 Reviews
The Pondicherry Museum is situated in the Bharathi Park and is known for its unique collection of sculptures. There is a big gallery decorated with statues, along with the archaeological findings dating back to the Arikamedu Roman Settlement. The museum also has a wide... Read More »
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  • Type: Place of Worship
Kottucherry, Karaikal
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Kottucherry, located on the northern side of Karaikal, is famous for an ancient temple of Sri Kodeeswaramudayar. The temple premises house a statue, a broken ‘kuthuvilakku’ and some other vessels that were discovered from Perumal Koil Maidan in March 1972 and are... Read More »
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Arikamedu, Pondicherry
  • Type: Historic Place
Arikamedu, Pondicherry
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4/ 7 1
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Arikamedu is a result of extensive excavations carried out in the town, which was once a prominent trading centre between India and Rome. There are remnants of wine jars, Roman coins and other important things found at this site. It is believed to be a Roman settlement that is... Read More »
"Interesting Art Form"Mar 30, 2014
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  • Type: Place of Worship
Dharmapuram, Karaikal
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Dharmapuram is situated on the west of Karaikal and is famous for housing the shrine of Sri Yazhmurinatheeswarar. It is believed the temple was visited by Thirugnanasambandar, a saint, who sang a Pathigam in praise of the enshrined deity. Read More »
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  • Type: Park
Bharathi Park, Pondicherry
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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 »
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Karaikal Sandy Beach, Karaikal
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Karaikal Sandy Beach, situated on the banks of Arasalar River, is known for its water sports. Popular for views of sunrise and sunsets, the beach has a boat jetty in the Arasalar, children’s park, vehicle parking, beach restaurant and a tennis court. Read More »
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