The scenic Union Territory of Pondicherry, currently Puducherry is one of the most beautiful places in India. Therefore, it is also among the scenic holiday destinations of the country. Snuggled on the Eastern Shore of India, this town is known as the French Riviera of India. The largest French colony in India, owing to the colonial rule of the French for centuries, the India UT has a different kind of charisma.
While the cerulean beaches by the golden sands are the main lure, there is much more to do while you travel to Pondicherry. Historical landmarks, charming architecture, colorful buildings, scrumptious delights and even thrilling watersports add to the thrill of your holiday.
On your trip to Pondicherry you would realize it is a meeting point of all cultures. People located here speak in almost 55 languages. In fact it is a mix of cultures from the colonizers, Tamils and the natives of the land. The natural beauty of the land mesmerizes the travelers and makes them want to stay in the place for more time. The overall ambiance is relaxed, perfect for a family or a romantic vacation.
Spiritual bliss is also one of the reasons why Pondicherry features on India’s top travel destinations. The Aurobindo Ashram and the Auroville are otherworldly. The international city of Auroville is a world that does not follow boundaries of religion, caste, genders and societies but the ultimate goal of transcending to the higher levels closer to the almighty. Adding to the feel of holiday are guided walks, cycle tours and sightseeing trips.