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Fri, 25 Jan
- Sun, 27 Jan
DWICHAKROTSAV | ANNIVERSARY RIDE TO PONDY Pondicherry is the largest French colonial city in India and right besides the sea and known for its urban architecture style. The city is historically rich in terms of trade and war. Pondy will give the colourful riding experience to see colonial style buildings, churches, memorials, and statues which are excellently preserved. Once you make it to Pondicherry, you lose yourself in its quaint and old time ambience.
The White Town in one side of the city is the main French colony and the Heritage Town on the other side is the Tamil or Indian colony. Both stand together elegantly giving an unique and charming vibe to the place.
Beside being a common destination for beach lovers and spirituality seekers.
BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN PONDY
Promenade ( Rock Beach ): The most popular beach here. It is not for swimming. Ideal for watching sunrise in the dawn and a leisure walk in the dusk. Here the famous Old Light House, Gandhi Statue and Statue of Dupleix is present. The Promenade is 1.2kms long stretching from north to south. Timing : 5:00AM 9:00PM mostly. Vehicles are permitted only between 7:30 AM 6:00 PM. No entry fee.
Church Of Our Lady Of Angels: Situated beside Rock Beach. Also know as the Domas Church. Only place where the mass is celebrated in three languages (French, English and Tamil).Opposite to the church is the statue of the famous Joan of Arc.Timing: 6.30 AM 7 PM. No entry fee.
Bharathi Park: Situated opposite to Gandhi Statue of the Rock Beach. It is famous for the Aayi Mandapam or the Park Monument. Ideal for a short walk. Timings: 7 AM 8 PM . No entry fee.
Raj Niwas: Situated at northern side of Bharathi park. It is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor. Generally not open to public. Timing: Entry needs online registration and then it can be visited between 12 PM to 1.30 PM , Monday to Saturday. Children below 5years not allowed. Mobile not allowed.
Pondicherry Museum: Situated at northern side of Bharathi Park. It is famous for its collection of sculptures and snail shells.Timings: 10 AM 5 PM. Closed on Mondays and National holidays. Entrance Fee: Rs. 15 per person.
Manakula Vinayagar Temple: Situated within 100 meters towards north from Raj Nivas. It is a beautiful Ganesha temple. Sometimes a live elephant can be seen giving blessings to the visitors as in other times the elephant is sent to a camp.Timings: 5.45 AM 12.30 PM and 4 PM 9.30 PM . No entry fee.
Sri Aurobindo Ashram: Situated just beside Manakula Vinayagar Temple. It has the Samadhi of Sri Aurobindo. A place to meditate and enjoy the serenity and peace prevailing there. Mobile needs to be switched of before entering.Timings: 8 AM 12 PM and 2 PM 6 PM. No entry fee
Immaculate Conception Cathedral: Situated within 200 meters at western side of Bharathi Park. It is famous for its alluring interior and exterior designs. Timings: 5.15 AM 7 PM. No entry fee.
Auroville: Situated around 12kms from the main city of Pondicherry. Though it is a part of Tamil Nadu but it is a must visit once you are in Pondy. No extra permit needed. It is an experimental community where people can live peacefully, irrespective of nationality, colour, caste and creed.During its inauguration, soil from over 124 countries was placed and mixed inside a lotus shaped urn, symbolizing universal oneness. It is a beautiful place to go around in a bike or a cycle as you can explore the place on your own through its winding dirt roads. No fixed time. No entry fee.
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