Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Puducherry, popularly known as Pondecherry is nestled in the Southern part of India. The city is surrounded by lush green and bay of Bengal. It was once the French Colony of India. It lies in the quiet existence and vibrant surroundings. Journey to Pondecherry is excellent by road. The road goes through the deep forest which is really refreshing. The city itself is also very beautiful, clean and clear. A soothing blow of wind blows through the town. Puducherry is also considered as the educational hub of Southern region. There are 7 medical colleges, 7 engineering colleges and 10 arts, science and technical colleges and many medical, engineering colleges in queue.

Pondecherry is such a place, which means many things to many. For some people it is the place where they find inner peace in the tranquil land where embodies spirituality. For some people this place take down to the past and for romantic people it is the place where ‘un-intruding’ air of the place scintillatingly fresh.

The most visited place in Puducherry is the Ashram of Shri Aurovindo. It is situated in the heart of the city. A tranquil serene atmosphere prevail in the ashram and free for meditation to every one. The main attraction of Puducherry is Auroville, just 8 k.m. From the main town. It is an experimental township, which was the dream of Rishi Aurovindo where men and women can live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The central Matri Mandir of Auroville, is not a temple but a place for individual silent concentration.

Puducherry also attracts a lot of tourists because of its temples and churches. Famous temples of the place are Manakula Vinayagar Koil,Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Vedhapureeswarar Temple, Kanniga Parameswari Temple,Kamatchiamman Temple and Sri Gokilambal Thirukameshwara Temple. The Churches of Puducherry are - Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus,Church of the Capuchins,Notre Dame de’ and to name a few.

The description of Puducherry will be incomplete with out the names of the beaches. There are excellent beaches to freak out in the serene land. These are -Promenade, Paradise Beach, Serenity beach and Auroville Beach.

Must shop from Puducherry. Being a French dominated colony it has got some really stylish products. Specially the boutiques of Auroville are really tempting, where you could not but help buying.

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