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Villianur Overview

Ranked 15 of 169 sightseeing in Pondicherry

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 number of travellers across the world. This car festival is celebrated annually in the mid May, depending on the appearance of the full moon.

A 15 metre high, beautifully decorated temple chariot is taken out in a procession during this car festival, which is pulled by thousands of devotees. Villianur is also known for its numerous tourist sites such as Ezhai Mariamman Temple, St. Lourde’s Church, Varadaraja Perumal Temple and Swami Ram Paradesi Temple. Besides, it is also a popular picnic spot, which can be reached easily from the main town of Pondicherry.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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11 reviews

Nice Village away from beach

A village just 20 min from Pondicherry away from beach. Point of attraction is the church. No other specific places to visit. You get good vegetarian food here during the daytime.



4 reviews

Small place in outskirts of pondy

The place has everything which a town is expected to have - temples, churches, shops, a couple of government offices etc. The place is on its way to become a town soon. :)

Ram kumar Ram

Ram kumar Ram4.3/5

4 reviews

Sunday market shopping

Enjoyed and purchased a lot in the Sunday market. And visited Cuddalore area just 30 k.mtrs from Pondy



3 reviews

Good historical temple

Historical temples - Siva and Vishnu temples. This temples are very old and famous temples in Pondicherry.



9 reviews

Visit and see for yourself

Visited the church, awesome good location. Required facility to park your vehicle, clean, tidy (no wonder) feel the vibration..