11 Best Places to Visit in Pondicherry for Sightseeing

In this travel guide, I have listed some best places to visit in Pondicherry. I had visited all these places and trust me you will fall in love with the nature and beauty of Pondicherry.

There are many french people also living in pondicherry and near Auroville. Pondicherry is also known as Puducherry. So, don’t get confused between these two names.

This union territory shares the border with the Tamil Nadu. You can see many vehicles with the TN number plate.

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Places to Visit in Pondicherry

Well, there are many places to visit in this small union territory by area. So, I have listed some best and most popular tourist destinations in Pondicherry.

Rock Beach

rock beach pondicherry

Rock beach is a must-visit place and one of the best places to visit in pondicherry. Swimming is not allowed on this beach. So, you can have only selfies, photos, and sightseeing of this place for memories.

Auroville Matri Mandi

places to visit in pondicherry

Auroville is a beautiful place. I suggest you visit the Matri Mandir. It is one of the most popular places to visit in pondicherry.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram

places to visit in pondicherry aurobindo ashram

Sri Aurobindo Ashram is one of the key attraction and among the best places to visit in Pondicherry.

Photography is strictly prohibited inside the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. It’s a quiet place, so you can have a sightseeing of this ashram, sit and meditate.

Auroville Beach

places to visit in pondicherry auroville beach

If you like to spend time on beach, then you can visit auroville beach. It’s a decent beach, not much clean but a good place to relax. You can see high tides.

Chunnambar Boathouse

Chunnambar Boathouse pondicherry

If you like fun activities then it is definitely a place for your type. From chunnambar boathouse, you can take a boat to paradise beach.

paradise beach

This is a very clean, beautiful, and quiet beach. It is a higly recommended and one of the best places to visit in pondicherry for fun activity.

French war memorial

french war memorial pondicherry places to visit in pondicherry

As the name suggests, It is a war memorial, This memorial is dedicated to the French soldiers (who ) who died in the first world war. It is near to the rock beach and Mahatma Gandhi Statue.

French Colonies

You can visit french colonies for sightseeing. The roads are well maintained and the area view is superb. It is a good place to shot some best photos for Instagram, Whatsapp or Facebook profile picture.

Botanical Garden Pondicherry


The botanical garden in pondicherry was built by French Colonists. You can visit this place to relax or to walk.

Mahatma Gandhi Statue

places to visit in pondicherry

Mahatma Gandhi statue is one of the best places to visit in pondicherry. It is near the rock beach. You can easily visit this place If you are nearby rock beach.

Pondicherry Market


Pondicherry main market is a good place for shopping lovers. You can take a Auto-rickshaw or any private vehicle to easily reach this place. This is the image of Pondicherry Market.

Arulmigu Manakula Vinayakar Devasthanam Temple

Temple is always one of the best places to visit with family, friends, or solo. Visiting this place relaxes the mind. Manakula Vinayakar temple is dedicated to the god Ganesa.

Images of Pondicherry and Local Area

The beautiful roads of pondicherry.

Dilliwaala6 Restaurant, North Indian Restaurant, Pondicherry.

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