Top 10 Tourist Places To Visit In Pondicherry In 2020 | Pondicherry Tourist Places | Places Must Visit In Pondicherry
- by Daneel-Yunus
- Feb 13, 2020 11:04
Introduction – It is one of the Union Territory of India with a population of 657,209 and an area of 492km2. Pondicherry is also officially called Puducherry is placed on the southeast coast of India which is surrounded by the state of Tamil Nadu. This city consists of 42 wards in which wards between 1 and 10 are placed in the north of the city, wards between 11 and 10 are situated in Boulevard Town and the remaining of the wards are located in the southwest of the city center.
Pondicherry tourism is one of the popular tourist places in India as well as in all over the world. There are four coastal regions in this city such as Karaikal, Mahe, Puducherry, and Yanam in which Karaikal and Puducherry are placed on the east coast in the state of Tamil Nadu, Mahe is situated on the west coast in the state of Kerala, and Yanam is located in the state of Andhra Pradesh
As per past history, the name and popularity of Pondicherry based on the name of Vedapuri and this place is believed to be the abode of the revered sage, Saint Agasthya. The city of Pondicherry has a trade relationship with Rome in the 1st century AD. Pallava dynasty has ruled the Pondicherry in the 4th century AD which is followed by several southern dynasties such as Pandyas, the Cholas. Vijaynagar kings, and the Sultanate of Madurai.
PLACES TO VISIT IN PONDICHERRY
There are several places to visit in Pondicherry such as Paradise Beach, Chunnambar Boat House, Matrimandir – Auroville, Pondicherry Beach or Promenade Beach, Chunnambar Boat House, Matrimandir – Auroville, Pondicherry Museum, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Bharathi Park or Government Park, Botanical Garden, Mahatma Gandhi Statue, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, and many more tourist spots.
Geography of Pondicherry – Pondicherry is one of the Union Territories in India which extends from latitude 11056 in the north to Longitude 79053 in the east. This Union Territory is placed in the southern part of the Indian Peninsula.
This city is a flat without hills and forests with the several parts of Villupuram and Cuddalore in the state of Tamil Nadu. There are several types of soil are in this city such as black clay, red ferritic, and coastal alluvia. This Union Territory has four coastal regions such as Yanam, Mahe, Pondicherry, and Karaikal in which Yanam is situated in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Mahe is on the west coast in the state of Kerala, and finally, Pondicherry and Karaikal are placed in the east coast in the state of Tamil Nadu.
The climate of Pondicherry – The best season to visit Pondicherry tourist places in the month between October and March due to normally the temperature ranges from 15 to 30-degree celsius. In past years this Union Territory is known for tourism in South India which is a very beautiful city for a trip. The climate of this city is between April and June is quite hot and touches the temperature of 40-degree celsius rarely which is not suitable for the tour in this city. The good time to visit Pondicherry tourist places during rainfall in between the month of July and September. At the time of rainfall, this city looks very beautiful.
But the best time to visit Pondicherry in the festival season in which a large number of tourists come to this place and enjoy the festival of this union territory.
Culture of Pondicherry – The culture of this union territory is vibrant and diverse in which it has a strong influence on the culture of France. The Mask festival is celebrated in the month of March every year in which the people of this city make merry by dressing in fancy masks and costumes. In this city, the birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo is celebrated every August 15 when devotees collect to the ashram and pay homage to his soul. International Yoga festival is also celebrated every year in this union territory which attracts local and foreign tourists. There is another popular festival called Bastille Day in which the wars of French martyrs are honored. Several forms of famous Indian classical dance are such as Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam play a very important role in Pondicherry tourism where a large number of local and foreign tourists come to watch.
People of Pondicherry – The majority of Tamil people in the city live in the city of Pondicherry. There are several other communities from other states of our country especially West Bengal, Gujarat and Odisha. As we know France occupied this city thus a major minority community of French people and from other European countries are also live in this city. The migration of French people had an important effect on the lifestyle of citizen and several of then follows the culture of French. Due to the majority of the people of Tamil Nadu, therefore, the culture of Tamil is also largely widespread. Each one of the community in the Pondicherry follows their own traditions and culture which gives the city a multinational vibe in which both traditional and western culture attires are worn by the people of this union territory.
The language spoken in Pondicherry – As the majority of Tamil and minority communities of France people live in the union territory the official languages of Pondicherry are French and Tamil. In this city, the language of Tamil is the most commonly spoken language which is followed by Malayalam, Telugu, and French. But most of the people in the city speak English due to the influx of Pondicherry tourism. If you want to trip this city then you can speak simple English during a visit to several places in Pondicherry. Therefore you did not face the problem of language at the time of visiting this city.
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