Chunnambar

Chunnambar

Chunnambar Boat House is located in Chunnambar, about 7 km from the town of Pondicherry. It is located on the banks of River Chunnambar, just few meters before it joins Bay of Bengal. The boat house provides motor boats for rent and visitors can go around the river. Visitors can also take the boat ride to visit Paradise Beach, a calm and pristine golden-white sand […]

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Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach is located exactly at the place where River Chunnambar joins Bay of Bengal. The beach is originally called Chunnambar Beach, but people rarely call it by its original name. Visitors named it Paradise Beach as the beautiful and pristine beach gives an impression that you have arrived at the paradise! The beautiful sandy beach can be reached only by boat. You can hire […]

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Rock Beach / Promenade Beach

Rock Beach / Promenade Beach

Promenade Beach is a 1.2 km long stretch of road that runs along the Bay of Bengal at the heart of the town of Pondicherry. Being in close vicinity to the town, you can find lots of people strolling on the road throughout the stretch. Rock Beach The Promenate Beach stretch starts at Gourbert Avenue and ends at the French War Memorial. A walk along […]

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Auro Beach

Auro Beach

Auro Beach is short for Auroville Beach lies very close to the experimental township of Auroville. The small and gentle waves, and shallow waters attracts several visitors to this beach. During the weekends, a lot of locals also visit the beach. You can find several people getting into and playing with the water. However, during the weekdays, you can find very few people. Visitors playing […]

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Auroville / Matri Mandir

Auroville / Matri Mandir

Auroville is an experimental township which was founded by Mirra Alfassa (known as ‘The Mother’ by her followers). She was one of the disciples of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh and was instrumental in setting up Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry / Pondicherry. After his death in 1950, Mirra Alfassa used to run the ashram. In 1968, she envisioned a township where men and women of all countries can […]

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Aurobindo Ashram

Aurobindo Ashram

Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry (or Pondicherry as it was earlier known as) is an ashram that was setup in 1926 by Sri Aurobindo Ghosh, one of India’s greatest philosopher-poets, who later became a follower of spirituality and yoga.   Sri Aurobindo Ashram Sri Aurobindo Ghosh was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata) in 1872. His childhood and schooling was done overseas, and he returned to India at […]

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Puducherry/Pondicherry

Puducherry/Pondicherry

The union territory of Puducherry (earlier called Pondicherry) has four districts that are geographically spread across. Geographically, two of the districts, Pondicherry and Karaikal, are in Tamil Nadu region (about 150 km south of Chennai), one district, Yanam, is in Andhra Pradesh region (about 180 km south of Vishakhapatnam or Vizag), and one district, Mahe, is in Kerala region (about 60 km north of Calicut/Kozhikode). […]

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