is situated at the confluence of 3 rivers (the Cauvery,
the Kanika and the Sujyothi). The temple here, built
in Kerala style, has smaller shrines dedicated to
Known for its calm, serene beauty, this place is an
ideal picnic spot visited by hundreds of tourists
throughout the year.
Located 10 kms north of Pondicherry town, Auroville
is envisioned as a universal town, where people from
different nationalities, faiths and beliefs, can live
in peace and harmony.
construction of this 'universal town' was started
in 1968 under the guidance of the mother, a paries-
Born painter-musician who become sri Aurobindo's disciple
and close companion from 1924 till his death in 1950.
The development of this Utopia is still in progress.
Several countries have offered to set up permanent
pavilions, reflecting the culture and ethos of their
Shri Aurobindo Ashram Shri Aurobindo, the great seer,
poet and prophet of the twentieth century, made Pondicherry
his home from 1910 till his death in 1950. His vision
and ideals continue to draw People from all over the
On display are the findings of Arikamedu , the chola
bronzes and sculptures, glimpses Of French heritage,
specimens of modern and traditional handicraft, paintings,
armoires, carvings and many other things of historical
Water Sports Centre Known for its virgin beaches and
backwaters, chunnaamber has water sports Centre which
offers exciting boating experiences. It is also great
Established by C.S perrotet in 1826, it preserves
a large Varity of exotic species of plants from all
over India and abroad.
Sri Gokilambal Thirukameswarar tamale, architecturally
the finest in pondicherry, is located 9.5 kms away.
During may- June, a ten - day annual festival (Brahmothsavam)
is held here which attracts hundreds of devotees.
The temple car rising to a height of 15.25 meters
is profusely decorated, pulled out from its usual
position and taken on a procession around the town.
It is an awe - inspiring sight. ·
Rangapillai Built in 1773, this mansion is a fine
specimen of indo - French architecture. Ananda Rangapillai
was the courtier of Joseph francois dupleix , the
governor. The dairy which Rangapillai maintained between
1736 - 60 is a book of great value as a source of
information on the history of Pondicherry and the
French in India. ·
de Sacre Coeur De Jesus
Dedicated to the sacred heart of Jesus, this church
is noted for its Gothic architecture and stained glass
planes, which depict the entire life of Jesus Christ.
- french Textile mills
Establishment over a century ago, a visit to the Anglo
- French Textile mills is an education in itself.
The mill gives a ten percent rebate on purchases made
by tourist who go on guided Tours. The acclaimed fabrics
and products of this mill make ideal mementos and