A French colony till 1954, Puducherry (earlier Pondicherry) is a small Union territory in India that retains a distinctly French ambience and culture. It has a spiritual ambience, unspoilt stretch of beaches, and backwaters along with a surprising mix of cuisines. Every year, it attracts thousands of tourists who come here to visit the Aurobindo Ashram, meditate and learn yoga. Food, ocean view, coconut trees, clean air, and peaceful shores, this place has a color for everyone and is definitely a great weekend getaway from Chennai or Bangalore.
Away from the hustle and bustle of big cities, Puducherry is a quiet little town on the southern coast of India. The unmistakable French connection, the tree lined boulevards, the quaint colonial heritage buildings, the spiritual sceneries, the endless stretches of unspoilt virgin beaches and a surprising choice of restaurants serving a melange of cuisines provide a heady mix of experience.
Known as the centre of Integral Yoga, the Ashram was founded in 1926 by Sri Aurobindo, a patriot, guru and poet.
A beautiful temple of Lord Ganesha with the fragrance of incense and ringing of bells which ward off all evil.
Chennai International Airport in Chennai is the nearest airport to reach here being 160 Kms away.
Puducherry is connected by trains directly to Chennai via Villupuram.
There are state transport express buses and private buses connecting Puducherry with Chennai and other cities.
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