Pondicherry: the French capital of India
Experience authentic French architecture and the legacy of Pondicherry, which was a French colony till the year 1954. Now a Union Territory, the city is home to serene beaches, mouth-watering delicacies and spirituality. Book a self-drive rental car with BagzPack in Pondicherry and explore this unique city at your leisure.
Here are a few must-visit places when in Pondicherry.
To experience the city fully, one must not miss the sunrise at Promenade Beach. It is a 1.2 km stretch along the Bay of Bengal, one of the most popular spots among both locals and tourists. Enjoy evening walks at the beach, with authentic local dishes at the restaurants here and spectacular views.
Spirituality is in the essence of Pondicherry. The Ashram has gained worldwide recognition for its work and is a popular tourist attraction. It was founded when a small community of disciples gathered around Sri Aurobindo after his retirement from politics in 1910.
This ancient temple in Pondicherry is known for its vibrant architecture and carved stone walls. Built around three centuries ago, this grand and beautiful temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Many devotees come to receive blessings at this popular temple.
Shop to your heart’s content at Pondicherry’s own local bazaar which offers handmade art pieces and souvenirs made by the talented local artisans. Taste the local cuisine at the cafés here, explore the intricate artwork live, interact with locals, and take priceless memories with you from this market.
Don’t forget to visit the French War Memorial, the Pondicherry Botanical Garden, the
Pondicherry Museum, Serenity Beach, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and more
when in Pondicherry. Also, take advantage of authentic seafood and other exotic dishes.
Make the smart choice and opt for a BagzPack self-drive rental vehicle when you visit Pondicherry and explore the city at your convenience. With all the comfort and fine customer care services, you are bound to have a memorable time with your loved ones. Book today!