Tourist Places in Pondicherry

Places to Visit in Pondicherry


Pondicherry is mostly preferred by travellers from Bangalore, Chennai. 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 Paradise Beach, Temple Reef, Aravind's Wall, Arikamedu, Gandhi Statue. Pondicherry can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.
More »

Pondicherry Tourist Places



Auroville, Pondicherry
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Auroville, Pondicherry
Rank 1
Ranked 1 of 59
Places to Visit in Pondicherry
Average Rating
5.8/ 7 1
126 Ratings & 99 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 »
Hotels Near Auroville »
Raj Niwas, Pondicherry
Rank 2
Ranked 2 of 59
Places to Visit in Pondicherry
Average Rating
5.8/ 7 1
3 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
Hotels Near Raj Niwas »
Villianur, Pondicherry
Rank 3
Ranked 3 of 59
Places to Visit in Pondicherry
Average Rating
5.4/ 7 1
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 »
Hotels Near Villianur »
Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Pondicherry
  • Type: Place of Worship
Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Pondicherry
Rank 4
Ranked 4 of 59
Places to Visit in Pondicherry
Average Rating
6.1/ 7 1
28 Ratings & 21 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 »
Hotels Near Manakula Vinayagar Temple »
Nedungadu, Karaikal
  • Type: Religious Place
Nedungadu, Karaikal
Rank 5
Ranked 5 of 59
Places to Visit in Pondicherry
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 »
Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry
  • Type: Religious Place
Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry
Rank 6
Ranked 6 of 59
Places to Visit in Pondicherry
Average Rating
6/ 7 1
56 Ratings & 47 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 »
Hotels Near Sri Aurobindo Ashram »
  • Type: Place of Worship
Kottucherry, Karaikal
Rank 7
Ranked 7 of 59
Places to Visit in Pondicherry
Average Rating
4/ 7 1
1 Rating
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 »
Hotels Near Kottucherry »
Pondicherry Beach, Pondicherry
Rank 8
Ranked 8 of 59
Places to Visit in Pondicherry
Average Rating
5.9/ 7 1
74 Ratings & 61 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 »
Hotels Near Pondicherry Beach »
French Colony, Pondicherry
Rank 9
Ranked 9 of 59
Places to Visit in Pondicherry
Average Rating
6.1/ 7 1
25 Ratings & 19 Reviews
Hotels Near French Colony »
Pondicherry Museum, Pondicherry
  • Type: Museum
Pondicherry Museum, Pondicherry
Rank 10
Ranked 10 of 59
Places to Visit in Pondicherry
Average Rating
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 »
Hotels Near Pondicherry Museum »
Arikamedu, Pondicherry
  • Type: Historic Place
Arikamedu, Pondicherry
Rank 11
Ranked 11 of 59
Places to Visit in Pondicherry
Average Rating
4/ 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
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
Hotels Near Arikamedu »
Navagraha Temples, Karaikal
  • Type: Temple
Navagraha Temples, Karaikal
Rank 12
Ranked 12 of 59
Places to Visit in Pondicherry
Average Rating
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
Hotels Near Navagraha Temples »
  • Type: Park
Bharathi Park, Pondicherry
Rank 13
Ranked 13 of 59
Places to Visit in Pondicherry
Average Rating
6.5/ 7 1
1 Rating
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 »
Hotels Near Bharathi Park »
Chunnambar Boat House, Pondicherry
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Chunnambar Boat House, Pondicherry
Rank 14
Ranked 14 of 59
Places to Visit in Pondicherry
Average Rating
6.3/ 7 1
12 Ratings & 8 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 »
Hotels Near Chunnambar Boat House »
Promenade Beach, Pondicherry
Rank 15
Ranked 15 of 59
Places to Visit in Pondicherry
Average Rating
6/ 7 1
14 Ratings & 13 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: Offbeat Attraction
Romain Rolland Library, Pondicherry
Rank 16
Ranked 16 of 59
Places to Visit in Pondicherry
Romain Rolland Library is one of the oldest libraries in the country, which was established in 1872 and was previously called as Bibliotheque Publique. The name was changed to Romain Rolland, who was a French scholar and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. There are more than... Read More »
Hotels Near Romain Rolland Library »
Plage Paradiso, Pondicherry
Rank 17
Ranked 17 of 59
Places to Visit in Pondicherry
Average Rating
5/ 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
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 »
"Clean Beach!"Sep 28, 2013
Hotels Near Plage Paradiso »
Karaikal Ammaiyar, Karaikal
  • Type: Religious Place
Karaikal Ammaiyar, Karaikal
Rank 18
Ranked 18 of 59
Places to Visit in Pondicherry
Average Rating
4.9/ 7 1
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 »
Hotels Near Karaikal Ammaiyar »
  • Type: Place of Worship
Dharmapuram, Karaikal
Rank 19
Ranked 19 of 59
Places to Visit in Pondicherry
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 »
Hotels Near Dharmapuram »
French War Memorial, Pondicherry
Rank 20
Ranked 20 of 59
Places to Visit in Pondicherry
Average Rating
5.3/ 7 1
3 Ratings
French War Memorial is situated at Promenade of Goubert Avenue in Pondicherry. It is mainly a gravestone that is dedicated to the defence personnel, which died during the First World War. On 14th July, an annual remembrance is organised at this memorial site to honour the... Read More »
Hotels Near French War Memorial »
Pondicherry hotels travelers are looking right now
Hotel
Anandha Inn
247 Reviews
Hotel
Ocean Spray Hotel
83 Reviews
Hotel
Soorya Heritage Inn
12 Reviews
Check all Pondicherry hotels ›