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Pondicherry

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A small coastal city and former French colony steeped in a history of trade and war, today the Union Territory of Puducherry (formerly Pondicherry) offers a tranquil trip to the past. French architecture, beaches, classical statues, an experimental 1960s harmony township, and an important ashram all make excellent additions to a Puducherry itinerary. A stretch of 18th-century colonial mansions along tree-lined boulevards displays unmistakable French influence, while other attractions include the city's 32 churches and an early 19th-century lighthouse. Puducherry's lower tax on alcoholic beverages makes it a popular weekend escape, and one of the most touristic destinations in South India. Try the steak and wine, served everywhere. Take a look at our India tour planning app to refine the details of your trip to Pondicherry.
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Kid-friendly things to do in Pondicherry

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Serenity Beach Pondicherry
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Rock Beach Pondicherry
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Paradise Beach Pondicherry
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Auro Beach Pondicherry
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Historic Sites in Pondicherry

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Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges Pondicherry
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Immaculate Conception Cathedral Pondicherry
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Religious Site
Saniswaran Temple Karaikal
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Religious Site
Kanniga Parameswari Temple Pondicherry
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Hidden gems in Pondicherry

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Religious Site
Varadaraja Perumal Temple Pondicherry
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Walking tours Pondicherry
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Kriti Eco Boutique Pondicherry
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Sund'art Pondicherry
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Senteurs-Fleurs en Flacon Pondicherry
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Ma Pondy Cherie Pondicherry
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NavaVihan Pondicherry
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Domus Pondicherry
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Beaches in Pondicherry

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Karaikal Beach Karaikal
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Veerampattinam Beach Pondicherry
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Duration: 2 hours

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