Pondicherry (or Puducherry), is a Union Territory town bounded by the southeastern Tamil Nadu state. From Chennai it is 160Km one way and will take Approx 3.5 Hrs Drive on road.
Places are known for preserving the remnants of French heritage with Indian culture and offering a jolly good time to tourists. From its beaches to historical monuments and from its temples to churches, Pondicherry is an interesting tourist destination in India. The laid-back charm of Pondicherry is clearly visible when you visit the quaint French part of the town while tourists will also cherish the authentic Indian feel that the city brings through its culture and people.
Also several monuments in the city pertain to the French period. A French Consulate is in Puducherry, along with cultural organisations. Another important building is Le Foyer du Soldat, a veterans legion hall for soldiers who served in French wars. Among the French cultural organisations.
Most important places to Visit in Pondicherry are Pondicherry Beach, Raj Niwas,Promenade,Pondicherry Museum,Park Monument ( Aayi Mandapam ), French War Memorial , Manakula Vinayagar, Temple, Bharati Government Park ,Chunnambar Boathouse ,Pondicherry Botanical Garden etc.