TOP THINGS TO DO WHEN IN PONDICHERRY
Pondicherry is popularly known as the French capital of the nation, it is famed to be an ideal destination to offer sanctity and serenity in the truest sense. Most of Pondichrery’s architecture depicts authentic french style intricate detail images which attracts tourists from all over the nation and globe. Pondicherry promises you a fun- filled experience with a plethora of things to do perfect for a short escapade or vacation, stirring things you can do at to quiver your inner explorer :
Below are the few famous places to visit in Pondicherry
- PROMENADE BEACH, PONDICHERRY
Pondicherry being a tiny coastal city, boasts of some stunning untouched beaches and because of the numerous beach promenades, it takes credit for some of the most beautiful sunrises in India. Witnessing the Sun rise from the endless expanse of the Bay of Bengal at the Promenade Beach is one of the best things to do in Pondicherry..
- PARADISE BEACH ISLAND
Located in the Chunnambar River, this venue with its superb boating facilities has the beneficial backdrop of backwaters and lush green plantations. As an ideal chilling spot in Pondicherry, tourists can also sunbathe here alongside enjoying the picturesque sunset views. Boats of Paradise Island usually takes its visitors to the scenic and placid Plage Paradiso. This beach island also caters adventure enthusiasts with thrilling activities like hiking, backwater boating, overnight camping, picnicking, etc. If you are lucky enough, you might spot a dolphin or two while cruising through these waters.
Popularly known as Osudu Lake, this water body is the most significant and famed artificial lake in the coastal region, famous for its scenic beauty. Designated as one of the most important wetlands of the entire continent by IUCN or International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Ouster Lake mainly comprises mudflats and marshy lands. Being rich in biodiversity, this spectacularly serene lake houses numerous migratory and residential birds, a paradise for bird lovers.
SCUBA DIVING IN PONDICHERRY:
As one of the most exhilarating and enthralling activities that Pondicherry offers its tourists, Pondicherry is famed as the only scuba diving spot on the eastern coast of the country characterized explicitly by rocky pop-ups, natural coral reefs, a plethora of various marine organisms and artificial folds. The thrilling and stunning marine life of Pondicherry consists of angelfish, triggerfish, sea snakes, parrotfish, manta rays, eagles, moray eels, kingfish, grouper, lionfish, corals, and crustaceans.
GREEN QUARTER PONDICHERRY:
With a minimal fee of 1700 INR, It offers superb and intriguing guided tours in vintage bicycles through the traditional Tamil settlements and classical French colonies, supervised by French or English-speaking guides. This tour encompasses the Green Quarter, several cultural centers, French and Tamil houses, and other traditional and historical sites. The exhilarating, fun experience of exploring Pondicherry’s rich historical architecture and its exquisite dwellers is genuinely something you should not miss when in Pondicherry.