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Tourist Places and Things to do in Pondicherry

Pondicherry is arguably the most preferred destination for weekend getaways from Chennai as this quaint little town is ideal for relaxing and simply relishing the simpler things in life. From strolling on its clean and not-too-crowded beaches like Promenade, Paradise and Serenity and watching the sun traversing the sky to exploring the French Quarter on a bike, every experience is truly unique.

There is no dearth of things to do in Pondicherry for all kinds of travellers. Adventure enthusiasts can indulge in water activities such as surfing, scuba diving, jet-skiing and kayaking to get that adrenaline rush. Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville are THE places to visit for spirituality seekers who wish to find inner peace and transform their body and mind through yoga and other effective therapies.

The city is also a paradise for the pious as it is dotted with numerous temples and churches. Culture enthusiasts might love to explore the town’s museums and take a cycling trip through the historical quarters. And not to miss, those who come here for an eclectic dining experience and for its vibrant nightlife. Partying as the Europeans at the many bars and nightclubs in Pondicherry is a must.

International Yoga Festival, Sri Aurobindo’s Birth Anniversary, Fete De Pondicherry and Mask Festival are some of the events that reflect the city’s rich culture and are celebrated with great vigour.

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