7 Best Things To Do In Pondicherry With Family

Things To Do In Pondicherry

There are lots of things to do in Pondicherry with family or solo trip. Pondicherry is a tourist destination has equipped with lots of attractions in and around the city. Along with the boating up to the beach, there are some exciting and breathtaking things to do in Pondicherry.

Lots of tourist places are full of entertainment and satisfy all. Travellers in all age groups will be fascinated to move around the city of Pondicherry. Just have a look below, we have mentioned the best places to visit in Pondicherry.

Things To Do In Pondicherry

Paradise Beach

It is an awesome beach and loved by tourists. Paradise Beach involves 30 minutes of boating to reach from the boat club. It has a clean and relaxing beach area where one can have many fun activities. Paradise Beach gets remarkable scenery, pleasant breeze, get to do various beach activities like volleyball, artificial rain area.  Here the boating experience is also a good one, speed boats are also there to add the thrill element.

The French Heritage

The French Heritage is Shri Aurobindo Ashram Shri Aurobindo, the great poet, seer, and prophet of the twentieth century. He lived in this heritage from 1910 to 1950 till his death. It is an ideal place and people come here from all over the world.

Museum Of Pondicherry

The Pondicherry Museum is located in the former law building of Saint Louis street. The museum has a collection of rare bronzes and stone sculptures from the Pallava and Chola dynasties and artefacts excavated from Arikamedu ( an ancient port just 7 km, from the city that had trade links with the Roman empires).

Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden was started by French colonists. It is situated in the centre of Pondicherry between the railway station and bus stand. It preserves a large variety of exotic species of plants from all over India and abroad.

Villaiayanur – Pondicherry

It is a town in Pondicherry, located at a distance of 9 km south of Municipality. It is the third-largest town in Pondicherry district. The major landmark of this town in Kameeswarar Temple. People from all around come here to visit this place. It is a commune panchayat and the headquarters of the Villanur taluk of Pondicherry District.


Auroville, Pondicherry tourism located 10 km north of Pondicherry town. Auroville envisioned as a universal town, where people from different nationality’s faiths and beliefs can live in peace and harmony. The construction of this universal town was started in 1968 under the guidance of the mother, a parries- Born painter-musician who become Sri Aurobindo disciple and close campaign from 1924 till his death in 1950. The development of this place is still in progress. Several countries have offered to set up permanent pavilions, reflecting the culture and ethos of their countries.

Seaside Promenade – Pondicherry

It is a very beautiful and relaxing place to visit with your loved ones. It gives you the perfect flavour of the French era. This is a long, clean, pollution-free and beautiful promenade. Gandhiji’s statue at midst gives it a nice patriotic touch. It has wonderful cafes that serve excellent quality food. The best time to visit there is obviously the Sun Rise and Sun Set as there are beautiful tides along with a fresh sea breeze.