It is the capital and the most-populous city of the Union Territory of Puducherry in India. Pondicherry is a tourist destination in South India.
Promenade Beach is one of the cleanest in India and has been selected for Blue Flag certification. A number of heritage buildings and monuments are present around the Promenade Beach, such as the Children’s Park and Dupleix Statue, Gandhi statue, Nehru Statue, Le Café, French War Memorial, 19th Century Light House, Bharathi Park, Governors Palace, Romain Rolland Library, Legislative Assembly, Pondicherry Museum and the French Institute of Pondicherry at Saint Louis Street.
The Sri Aurobindo Ashram, located on rue de la Marine, is one of the most important ashrams in India.
Auroville (City of Dawn) is an “experimental” township located 8 km north-west of Pondicherry.
Sengazhuneer Amman Temple at Veerampattinam village is one of the oldest temples in Pondicherry.