Explore the Rich Heritage of Pondicherry with Sarovar Hotels

Popularly known for its colonial buildings, cobbled lanes, blue waters, delightful cafes and spiritual centers, Pondicherry is the perfect destination to experience the best of French culture and heritage. This charming beach destination in South India, known as the French Riviera of the East, attracts tourists from all parts of India and across the globe.

Settled along the Bay of Bengal, this French colony offers some spectacular tourist attractions. Here is a list of places to visit in Pondicherry on your French vacation in India.
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Auroville

Auroville, an experimental township, is one of the best attractions in Pondicherry. Founded in the year 1968, it is a harmony place where people can live peacefully, irrespective of nationality, sex, caste and creed. Auroville houses Matrimandir, a temple of the Divine Mother which is a 100 ft high spherical structure with a lotus bud-shaped foundation. This exquisite meditation chamber is decorated with gold-encased discs and has around twelve gardens, lakes and an amphitheatre.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram

This famous spiritual center was built for spiritual seekers to learn more about the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and Mira Alfassa. One of the most visited places in Pondicherry; this ashram is spread over 400 buildings and comprises of library, playground, nursing home, printing press, guest houses etc. It is the perfect retreat for those who wish to attain eternal peace and harmony.

Promenade Beach

It is among the most popular places to visit in Pondicherry. This 1.5 km long stretch and rock-lined shore is known for some famous landmarks like the War Memorial, statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Jeanne d’Arc Dupleix and is also marked with some popular cafes, eateries and hotels. Settled along the Bay of Bengal, this scenic getaway is a perfect place to stroll, dine and to experience the beauty of Pondicherry with your loved one.

Puducherry Musuem

Listed among the top attractions in Pondicherry, this museum has a wonderful collection of handicrafts, artifacts and antiques and is the best place to learn about the French heritage. The museum has bronze and gold statues of Chola and Pallava dynasty, Roman lamps, snail shells and fossils and several other things.

Sarovar Hotels & Resorts in Pondicherry

Garden View The Promenade Pondicherry
Room at Hotel Le Dupliex Pondicherry
Sarovar Hotels & Resorts, the leading hotel chain in India has 2 magnificent hotels in Pondicherry- The Promenade and Le Dupleix. Get pampered in luxury and enjoy the world-class services in our fabulous properties in Pondicherry.

Promenade, a French styled leisure hotel, located at the Promenade beach offers some impeccable facilities to make your stay a delightful experience. The great location and classy ambience make it an ideal place to spend a vacation. Le Dupleix, a modern leisure hotel, is one of the most sought-after heritage hotels in the entire city. Sip cocktails and socialize in The Storytellers’ Bar in Le Dupleix which is a cultural hub and space for artists to perform, a meeting place for tourists as well as locals. This Bar is a tribute to Pondy, an ode to not only its unique history but to its dynamic present. Go make a memory in Puducherry and pamper yourself with our Signature Sarovar Hospitality.

Book a stay at our contemporary boutique hotels and enjoy the warm hospitality of Sarovar Hotels & Resorts.