Pondicherry, also known as Puducherry, is one of the most beautiful destinations with significant remnants of French heritage rooted amongst Indian culture. The laid-back charm of Pondicherry is clearly visible when you visit the quaint French part of the town while tourists will also cherish the authentic Indian feel that the city brings through its culture and people. The place is so exquisite that it is always jam-packed with tourists sprawling in all around the year.
The best season to visit Pondicherry starts from October to February, so book your accommodation well in advance to avoid last minute hassle. It is the pre-winter and winter time, with temperature drops to 17 degree Celsius, light wools are essential to carry. From enjoying long and peaceful walks along the beautiful and untouched beaches during sunset to enjoying the heart throbbing water sports, Pondicherry offers it all.
- Chunnamar River- With lush greenery and backwater in the background, the river bank provides the most picturesque and panoramic view. Being the most chill and relaxing locations, one can happily sunbathe and detoxify their body. You can go for backwater boating in Pondicherry, hiking, picnicking, and overnight camping in tree houses in backwaters. From here, people can also take short cruises to the sea. The place is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Ousteri Lake- Also known as Osudu Lake. It is one of the most beautiful freshwater lakes one might encounter in our country. With jaw-dropping sunset views, it is best for bird watchers and nature lovers as the island are visited by various residential and migratory birds.
- Temple Adventures- It is a 5- star organiser for activities like scuba diving. The place is characterised by natural coral reefs, rocky pop-ups, man-made folds, and a plethora of marine organisms. The marine life includes corals, lionfish, grouper, kingfish, moray eels, eagle, manta rays, parrot fish, sea snakes, triggerfish, angelfish, bannerfish, and crustaceans. With certified instructors and scientists, they let you experience the perfect underwater date with colourful corals. Some of the famous diving spots are Cool Shark Reef, Aravind’s Wall, Temple Reef, 4 Corners, Ravines, The Hole, and many more. They are open and available all year around.
- Paradise Beach and Karaikal Beach- Being one of the most famous beaches in Pondicherry, the place offers various water sporting activities like Boating, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, backwater sailing, and overnight camping along the beach. Serenity beach is another famous spot for sunbathing, photography and enjoys every inch of the scenic beauty and fall in love with the symphonic rhythm of the beautiful waves.
For all the water babies and beach lovers out there, Pondicherry has all the qualities for it to pass as a shrine for you.