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How it would be If you get a chance to go to such a place that takes you back a century.

Sounds cool! yeah!

Homes that made in Mediterranean style, street bakery, greenery, and Ballard around.The white-framed windows on every house, the fragrances of different types of flowers from the gardens, the Royal and the fancy horse carts, the French cuisine, the beach strolling, or the voice of the church bell.

Ok! So Let me break it down for you. You will only get a chance to see such views in many of France’s cities.

But to get all this experience you don’t need to go to France actually. We Indians should be thankful for Dutch and Portugal because they gave us  ‘A Mini France’ in our own country, India.

It’s Pondicherry, a city with two different lifestyles that make you feel at home and abroad at the same time. The city attracts thousands of tourists from all over the country and abroad every year.

Before the British, Pondicherry actually ruled by Dutch and Portugal for many years, The reason, This city is a great mix of Indian and French culture and style.

So Here The 9 Reasons To Falls In Love With This City

1. Beaches In Pondicherry

Beaches In Pondicherry

The first thing that is added in the grandeur of Pondicherry is, it’s beaches. the brightness of the streets, with the candlelight, will enchant you. In the evening, eating, lounging, and pink frost is some of the best feelings you have ever experience.

Unlike the other beaches of India, this is a very clean and well-maintained seaside coast.

See some awesome pics of Pondicherry beaches.

2. Pondicherry Food And Drinks

French cuisine

If Goa is famous for ‘Beer’ than Pondicherry is famous for its seafood. Don’t worry you can get Beer too. Pondicherry cuisine is an excellent blend of Indian and French cuisine. There is a long chain of many restaurants on the street which are known for serving famous dishes from around the world.

You can also enjoy the South Indian and the seafood that will water your mouth. Here, you will taste some Famous dish of mix culture too.

See some awesome pics of Pondicherry cuisine.

3. Water Sports In Pondicherry Tourism

Water Sports In Pondicherry Tourism

If you are a ‘water sports’ lover, This place is for you. In Pondicherry, you can enjoy parasailing to scuba diving, boat riding to snorkeling, canoeing, and kayaking.

Read More: Best Snorkeling In India And Top 7 Places For Snorkeling in India

4. Auroville Town

Auroville Town

‘The city of Dawn’, an international community dedicated to peace, harmony, sustainable life, and “divine consciousness”, where people from all around the world gather without discrimination of any cult, color, and nationality and work together to create a universal and non-religious township. Sri Aurobindo is an inspiration for this vision.

5. Churches In Pondicherry

Churches In Pondicherry

Pondicherry is also called “The City of Church” You can see churches in the entire city. Their structure and architecture certainly give a French experience. On Boulevard in the south “Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus”(an Oriental sample of the Gothic architecture of the year 1895) is located, this is the most famous site for weddings in the Christian community. Here, At the time of Christmas, Hustle and bustle increase manifold.

6. Ousteri Lake

Ousteri Lake

The man-made lake, which is more than 100 years old, is situated about 10 km from Pondicherry. the important wetland of Asia recognized by IUCN. The lake spread over 390 hectares, is the site of various types of flora and fauna. It is home to many migratory birds during summer and winter.

So you can experience some of the best Nature scenery.

Read More: Places To Visit In Nainital Tourism: The Nine Lake Of Nainital Tourist Places

7. Arikamedu

In Pondicherry, There is a great place to roam ‘The ruins of Arikamedu’ because here you get many glimpses of Roman culture. It was first used as a major port for trading with Roman merchants, because of this Pondicherry was considered to be the only city associated with Rome.

8. Old Lighthouse

Old Lighthouse

One of Pondicherry’s most famous landmarks, “The Old Lighthouse” built-in 1836 is no longer used but still remains an interesting tourist attraction.

9. Shopping While Hanging Around

Shopping While Hanging Around

If you like shopping, then Pondicherry is the perfect place for you. From here you can buy western culture clothes, leather products, boutiques, etc.

Hidesign, A leather company was actually started from Pondicherry. From its flagship store, you can buy leather items at a discounted rate.

Sri Aurobindo Handmade Factory sells the handmade paper in different colors along with all types of stationery and gift boxes.

Kalki, one of the most famous boutiques in Pondicherry, sells from home decoration, to gift items, from clothes to jewelry.

La Maison Rose is a full-fledged Empire who sells lifestyle products, including royal clothes, home decorations, and footwear.

In addition to luxury shopping, you can budget shopping from the street market as well.

With the French-Indian Mix Food, the finest sea experiences, the dual culture, the city does not only gives you a perfect vacation but gives it many times more.

So it’s time to plan for Pondicherry instead of Just Goa.

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