Puducherry is a quiet little town on the southern coast of India and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The city is a perfect amalgamation of spiritual aura, colonial heritage, Tamil culture and the cosmopolitan lifestyle boasting tree-lined boulevards, colonial heritage buildings, spiritual sceneries, endless stretches of unspoilt virgin beaches, backwaters and a surprising choice of restaurants serving a melange of cuisines.
The best way to take in the modern heritage and spiritual culture of the city is to indulge in some of the best things to do in Puducherry which include heritage buildings with a significant French influence like Alliance Francaise de Pondicherry, Foyer Du Soldat, French Consulate, French Institute, Lycee Francais and a number of memorials and monuments like Aayi Mandapam, Ambedkar Mani Mandapam, Dupleix Statue and the French War Memorial. One can get a better understanding of the history of the town at museums like the Pondicherry museum, Bharathidasan Museum and archaeological sites like Arikamedu. Puducherry is also home to some of the best beaches in the country like Auroville Beach, Paradis Beach, Promenade Beach, Serenity Beach and other attractions like Bharati Park, Botanical Gardens and Ousteri Lake. The unique attractions and the colonial influence on the town, add more to the existing charm of the city, making it one of the most sought after travel destinations.