Visit The Lovely Union Territory Of Pondicherry

Pondicherry located in Southern India is a place each and every person must visit in their lifetime. This union territory is one of the smallest union territories of the Indian Union. Pondicherry lies in South India and its neighboring states are Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. The official languages in this union territory are Tamil, Telugu, French and Malayalam. Many tourists both domestic and international visit this union territory. Pondicherry tourism is on a high due to the union territory’s superior tourism infrastructure and because of spurt in religious tourism. The official name of Pondicherry has now been changed to Puducherry which basically means ‘new town’ in Tamil language. Donned with beautiful temples and museums, one can unmistakably see the French connection to this union territory.

Puducherry or Pondicherry was ruled by the French for more than 2 centuries. While the union territory was handed back to the Indians, the French left the option to the people of Pondicherry to remain French or to become Indians.

Tourism is growing in South India and Pondicherry is no exception. The Union Territory has seen a rise of French tourists who come to visit the historical union territory. Tourism in Pondicherry is thriving due to the fact that the union territory offers a lot to tourist in terms of places to see.

Some of the famous tourist attractions in Pondicherry are

  1. Botanical Garden- the Botanical Garden of Pondicherry is treated as one of the best in South India. Many tourists come to visit the garden. Various cacti, medicinal plants and herbs can be found in the botanical garden
  2. Sri Aurobindo Ashram- This is the ashram where Swami Aurobindo’s relics are kept. The ashram is situated in downtown Pondicherry. The area in which the ashram is gets many benefits from the ashram including availability of a publishing house and medical facilities for free. The ashram is involved in the development of the union territory through businesses like Sri Aurobind Handmade Paper, Cottage Industries and Sri Aurobindo Autocare Services.
  3. The Chunnambar Boat House- It is a very famous boat house in Pondicherry. Over the years, the boat house has become a major tourist attraction. Rising tourism in Pondicherry has made the Chunnambar Boat house one of the best stops, for a tourist to visit, in Tamil Nadu.

Religious tourism in Pondicherry

Pondicherry has a variety of religious living peacefully and cordially. There are many temples, mosques, churches and fire temples in the union territory. There has been a spurge of religious tourism in India, where people go to important temples. Pondicherry is located very strategically, near the 4 southern states and it gets a lot of tourists from neighboring states. Religious tourism ranks high on the priority of the Pondicherry Tourism Board.

Best time to visit Pondicherry (Pondicherry Weather)

Summers are quite hot in Pondicherry bearing similarity to the neighboring Tamil Nadu and winters are quite pleasant. Hence, September-February is the best time to visit this beautiful place. 

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Pondicherry , Puducherry , Aurobindo Ashram , Chunnambar Boat House , Botanical Garden


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