What is unique about buildings in Pondicherry

 

Every nook and cranny of this delightful seaside town of Pondicherry, now Puducherry, is an embodiment of peace and tranquility. Stroll the quaint boulevard or explore the city's colonial legacy - its serenity is something that has stayed in tune with the times.

Pondy, as Puducherry is affectionately known, is blessed with a pleasant mix of Indian and French influences. From the architecture of its historic buildings to the arts and crafts, one can explore French aesthetics and rich Tamil traditions. A visit to the local restaurant will also give you the best of French and Indian cuisine!

The Aurobindo Ashram is an iconic spiritual landmark in the city and is famous all over the world. Many tourists come to the ashram every year to learn and practice the divine teachings of "integral yoga". This is a scientific system that helps in the harmonious development of every aspect of an individual. You can also visit the charming experimental community of Auroville near town, which promotes the message of love and peace among people. The pristine beaches are another tourist attraction that provide the perfect setting for a relaxing evening. And if some places remind you of the Oscar-winning film "The Life of Pi", don't be surprised, parts of the film were shot here!