Puducherry

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European Rendezvous

A long stretch of sparkling coastline, palm-fringed boulevards and beaches, walkways and quaint streets and cafés reminiscent of Europe, and an overpowering sense of spirituality and peace —welcome to Pondicherry (now Puducherry).  A visit to the city of Auroville, as it is popularly known due to its signature landmark — Sri Aurobindo Ashram — is reminiscent of typical French settings, with its colourful colonial townhouses and cobbled streets.  This old French colony has retained the charm of its European legacy, which contributes significantly to the unique and offbeat experience it offers to its visitors.  Be it fine dining and wine, meditation or coffee at a roadside café, Pondicherry is a definitive cultural potpourri.

Altitude

10 ft

Climate

35℃–42℃

15℃–27℃

Population

13,00,000 approx. (UT)

Shopping

  • Artifacts from Aurobindo Ashram
  • Stationery items made of Handmade Paper

Cuisine

  • Coconut curry, Soya dosa, Podanlangkai, Assad
  • Curried vegetables, Kadugu Yerra, Palpayasam (Sweet Milk)

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