Pondicherry (now Puducherry) is the ultimate travel destination for people who love to experience tranquility in style. The pretty little union territory of India is one of the most visited places in the world and finds a mention in every travel lover’s list.
Exclusive French architecture, beautiful views, exotic beaches and are some never ending facts that make Pondicherry an exotic destination. So, if you are a history lover and want to experience a living replica of the French colony, this is where you should head on. The entire city portrays the beautiful view of a French countryside.
1. French architecture
Pondicherry has around 32 Churches which display the remarkable architecture. The most popular ones are ‘Sacred Heart Church’ and ‘Church of Our Lady of Angels’. This place also has a very iconic French War Memorial which was created in memory of the French soldiers who lost their lives during the World War I.
2. City of fashion lovers
Pondicherry depicts an amazing fashion culture because it is majorly visited by foreign tourists. Despite being an age-old city, Pondicherry never lets you feel left out and is undoubtedly a very glamorous place . Trendy bright-colored summer dresses teamed up with hats and shades is a fashion statement commonly seen here. Mostly a very cosmopolitan get up is dominant in this beautiful city.
3. A wide range of cuisines
Pondicherry has a wide range of mouth-watering cuisines to offer. Apart from some extremely fancy French wine and steak, it is also famous for its sea food and south Indian delicacies. Fish and Chips is the most sought after delicacy of this place. It provides a wonderful blend of many extravagant cuisines.
Though Pondicherry is not the first name that comes to our mind when asked about beaches in India, it has some really exotic shores that needs to be visited. Auro Beach, Serenity Beach, Keerapalayam and Paradise Beach are the most famous ones in the city. One can even enjoy scuba diving during the months of September and November here.
5. Street Art
Pondicherry has a very unique way of celebrating art. Most of its streets display an extremely colorful art and some refreshing graffiti which is a very rare sight to find in any other city. Though this concept is adapted from the french cities, it serves as a very delightful view for the visitors.
6. Bicycle Ride
No other place in India would encourage you to ride a bicycle the way Pondicherry does. This pleasing countryside can be easily covered in a day with a bicycle or a two-wheeler without punching a hole in your wallet.