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Botanical garden

A visit to Pondicherry is incomplete without making a trip to the Botanical Gardens. Pondicherry in general has a very fertile soil, which accounts for the greenery and vegetation around the place. It is little wonder then that the town boasts of one of the finest botanical gardens in the country .The Botanical Garden in Pondicherry is home to several species of rare and beautiful trees and plants.

The Garden serves as a nice getaway from the hustle and bustle of the everyday life. A lot of shady trees, beautiful flowers and the impressive layout of the park with pruned plants on paved roads help to create an atmosphere of sheer visual extravaganza. Tourists and students on study tour flock the place.



The Villianur Temple car Festival is celebrated around the middle of May, the exact date depending on the appearance of the full moon. Festivals in Pondicherry, Pondicherry Festivals, Traditions Of Pondicherry, Historical Background, Cultural Tradition The decorated car of the Thirukameswarar Kokilambal Temple is taken out in a procession, pulled by hundreds of devotees.

Villianur Temple Car Festival is an ancient tradition about the famous deity named Thirukamemswara Kukilambal. On the occasion day the famous god is taken out for a procession in a decorated chariot. The long procession visits the local areas and then ends its journey in the temple.

Mansion of Ananda

The mansion built by Ananda Ranga Pillai in 1735 is one of the oldest buildings in Pondicherry. When the British forces destroyed Pondicherry they spared this building. The Mansion is one of the finest examples of how a traditional Tamil House is influenced by the European Archiecture. On the ground floor of the house there is a courtyard built in a typical Indian fashion. It is surrounded by exquisitely carved wooden pillars. The terrace on the first floor is supported by decorated masonry columns. These columns display a mark of European design. Perhaps there is no better building than this which showcases the greatness of Indio French Architecture

Eglise de Sacre Coeur De Jesus

While on a trip of sightseeing in Pondicherry, one building that you should not miss and also cannot miss is the Eglise de Sacre Coeur de Jesus in Pondicherry. This is also known by the name Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Even for a person who has come for a trip to Pondicherry the Eglise de Sacre Coeur De Jesus in Pondicherry is hard to miss. This is because this Church is located just beyond the railway station and therefore no one can miss this grand building.

When we enter the Eglise de Sacre Coeur De Jesus at Pondicherry, we will find the interior of the Church has a wonderful mix of both European and Indian architecture. While the walls are adorned with beautiful terracotta crafts. The most eye catching stained glass art form that you can see at the Eglise de Sacre Coeur De Jesus in Pondicherry is imbibed at the windows that we can find on the either side of the church.


Auroville is recognized as a widespread township which is constituted with a population of 50,000 inhabitants, which is situated near to Pondicherry in South India.

While taking an excursion nearby Pondicherry, Auroville is the right choice for travelers in search of harmony and peace. Auroville is the sole international authorized project which deals with human harmony and brings forth the responsiveness of consciousness and sustainable living. Auroville deals with the prospects of mankind in the cultural, environmental, social and spiritual fields.

Auroville is located at a stone's throw from the Coromandel Coast; lying about 160 kms from Chennai in its southern side while 10 kms from Pondicherry along its northern side. Peace Area is situated at the central point of the township and is known for its Matrimandir, gardens, amphitheatre that is constituted with the soil of 121 nations and 23 Indian states. The essence of calm and tranquility surrounds you while you indulge in a trip to this wonderful place.

Anglo - french Textile mills

Anglo French Textile Limited was started in the year 1898, with the name Rodier Mill. At first it was started with the spinning and weaving departments manufacturing only grey fabric. Subsequently it became an integrated mill with automatic looms and process house. In the year 1986, Anglo French Textiles was taken over by the Pondicherry Textile Corporation, a Government of Pondicherry Undertaking.

Anglo French is at present one of the largest composite textile mills in India, supplying products mostly to export market in various forms as grey, bleached, dyed and printed fabrics. The company celebrated its centenary in December 1998. It occupies a prominent position in the economy of Pondicherry providing direct employment to more than 4000 people. A large number of people are indirectly dependent on the mills.

Pondicherry Museum

The Pondicherry museum housing some of the excellent collections of sculpture is located in the Bharathi Park. This museum has an awesome gallery with sculptures and has the remains of archaeological findings from the Arikamedu Roman settlement. One can go through the history and legendary French colonial details in the section of the museum.

There is also a very good collection of snail shells brought from the Pondicherry region. Bronze sculptures of god and goddess, a wide gathering of temple lamps, handicrafts and art are also here. Some specimens of Chola and Pallava art from Pondicherry and Karaikal are dispalyed in the sculpture gallery.