Pondicherry

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A little about Pondicherry

Theres a little piece of France in India and its called Pondicherry. A fascinating, small town with enough elements to charm its visitors, Pondicherry whose official name was changed to Puducherry in 2006 was once the largest French colony in India, hence the heavy French influence. A popular destination for seeking spiritual enlightenment is home to the highly revered Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville, where people of varied beliefs and nationalities live together in harmony. The city is also known for its beautiful beaches. Interestingly, Pondicherry in many ways is not like your usual beach destination but somehow manages to offer some, if not all of its elements. Beaches are not very crowded, offer stunning views, especially during sunrise and sunset and are host to water sports like swimming, canoeing and kayaking. \n\n\nFrom home-produced, authentic and delicious French food to dishes local to Tamil Nadu; in Pondicherry, culinary delights are many. The city is filled with fine restaurants and charming cafes in addition to outlets of international food chains.The French Riviera of the East, Pondicherry is not just a typical holiday destination, its much more than that. Go on and unearth its many charms; youll be enchanted, for sure.