At Promenade Beach, the statue of Mahatma Gandhi - Father of the Nation, is one of the main landmarks in the territory of puducherry. The famous statue is surrounded by eight granite pillars that are believed to be bought from Gingee that is a fort located 68 kilometres away from the city of puducherry.
Rock Beach or Promenade beach (Pondicherry Beach) is the popular stretch of beachfront in the city of Puducherry, India, along the Bay of Bengal. It is a 1.2-kilometre-long stretch in Pondicherry, starts from War Memorial and end at Dupleix Park on the Goubert Avenue.
Auroville Beach is a prominent beach, situated near to Auroville in Pondicherry. Located at about 12 km from Pondicherry, it is an ideal place for weekend getaways. Popularly known among the locals as Auro Beach, it offers a picturesque landscape with the crystal blue waters and the phenomenal sunrise and sunset.
Paradise Beach is located at a distance of only 8 km from the central bus stand situated in the town of Pondicherry. However, the only way to access this beach is by a boat ride from the Chunnambar Boat House. This boathouse lies along the highway between Cuddalore and Pondicherry.
Chunnambar boat-house which is situated on the Pondicherry-Cuddalore highway, around 7 kms from the main city of Pondicherry. You can reach Paradise Beach by a boat ride from the Chunnambar Boat House.
The Ashram is located in the eastern part of Pondicherry. Inmates live and work in a number of buildings spread throughout the area. The focus of community life is the Ashram main building, usually called simply "the Ashram", which consists of an interconnected block of houses, including those in which Sri Aurobindo and the Mother lived for most of their lives. At its centre, in a tree-shaded courtyard, lies the Samadhi, a white marble shrine where their bodies are laid to rest.
Visiting Hours : 8:00AM to 12:00 Noon and 2:00PM to 6:00PM
The Pondicherry Botanical Garden is one of the no-miss Pondicherry sightseeing places. This lush green garden was built by the French colonists who brought exotic plant species from all across the globe and nurtured them here.
Bharati Park is in the green centre of the French Town and its lush trees provide ample relief from the scorching sun on a hot summer day. Landscaped park featuring a Greco-Roman arch structure, plus flowers, a play area & fountains.