Top Things to do in Puducherry

Puducherry, a French colony till 1954 has its legacy still into the French civilization.

Its villages, lanes, architectures and many more memorials have still kept the French beliefs and faith in itself.

If you are planning a day or two trip to Puducherry, here are our recommendations of the things you must do.

  1. Go on Scuba Diving

Water is very much clear and you can see a wide range of marine life over here in this country.

Do enjoy the scuba diving while plunging to depth of 5-40 meters. Best diving sites include Aravind’s Wall, 4 Corners, The Hole, Coral Shark Reef and Temple Reef with its amazing Temple adventure.

  1. Soak up the sun and salt at the beach

you can relax and have long sun bath on the sand of one of the longest beaches here in Pondy; the Promenade Beach. You can also enjoy a romantic walk with your partner in the evening here in the glorious orange and pink hues that reflects the turquoise waters.

Other famous beaches are Paradise beach, Mahe Beach, Serenity Beach and Karaikal Beach.

  1. Explore the French Colony on 2 wheels

Hopping the city on two wheels will show you the diverse and rich cultural heritage and cycles you through Tamil quarters, the French colonies and the Green quarters. You can see various historical monuments like Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Sri Gokilambal Thirukameswar temple and many more.

  1. French War Memorial

Built in 1971, this war memorial is a tribute to our brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the world war 1. It is one of the most impressive war memorials in the country.

  1. Fill your taste buds with the local cuisines

Pondy is famous destination for its food lovers with its authentic French, South Indian, European and western cuisines. You can get varieties of beverages both alcoholic and non alcoholic over here. Some of the best places are Surguru- for south Indian flavor, Le Café, Le Club and Mango Hill-for French flavor, La Pasta-for Italian cuisines and arte Blanche-for Creole cuisines.

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