Pondicherry is a Union Territory town bounded by southeastern Tamil Nadu state. It is a rare French colonial center in India. Its French legacy is preserved in its French Quarter, exotic Promenade, aesthetic cafes, chic boutiques and mustard-coloured colonial villas. Pondicherry is home to some of the most serene and isolated beaches in the country. Through its distinct calm ambience, meditation centers, beaches, churches and temples, Pondicherry offers a soulful escape from fast-paced city life.
A major chunk of Pondicherry can be explored in 5 to 7 days. Spend two days in the Pondicherry main town visiting the exquisite heritage monuments and French cafes in White Town. Do spend an evening at the Promenade and relax by the Promenade Beach. Spend a day exploring the nearby attractions such as Serenity Beach, Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, among others. Make a short day-trip to Arikamedu archaeological site. End your trip at Auroville, spending a day or two at the beach, markets and meditation centers in order to calm your inner self.