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Puducherry, the largest union territory of India is a French colonial settlement. Owing to its history, its urban architecture depicting French style is a world attraction. The city has much preserved colonial buildings, churches, temples and statues which still give a glimpse of the colonial ambience.
The tiny city boasts a perfect getaway for a calm and serene vacation. The Sri Aurobindo Ashram is one of the most important ashrams in India and one of the most sacred. Another major establishment is Auroville (City of Dawn) is an "experimental" township located 8 km north-west of Pondicherry. It is meant to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony. Other important monuments and heritage buildings are located on the Promenade beach such as Dupleix statue, Gandhi Statue, Nehru Statue, Le cafe, French War Memorial and Romain Rolland Library.
The Puducherry Botanical gardens, Chunnambar backwater resort, boating and tree houses are very popular among the tourists. Some of the known temples are Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Devasthanam on Manakula Vinayagar Street and Thirukaameeswarar Temple. Paradise Beach and Karaikal Beach are two of the most popular beaches in Pondicherry for thrilling water sports. Boating, jet skiing and more. The city also has some beautiful churches including Bascilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Conception Cathedral. Apart from the various sightseeing places, the land is also famous for its eateries that cater to the European taste buds. Pondicherry being a, erstwhile French colony is famous for its French cuisine and a wide range of Indian, Italian, and Mexican to Thai and Chinese.
The Best time to visit the place is between October and March when the weather is cooler, perfect for sight seeing and beach fun.