The union territory of Puducherry (formerly Pondicherry; generally known as ‘Pondy’) was under French rule until 1954. Here is a big influence of French culture people here still speak French, Hotels, Buildings, Restaurants, and Markets are designed by French architects.  ‘Lifestyle’ shops sell a Fascinating perception of the French subcontinental grace, enhanced by Gallic creative types and Indian artists and designers. The internationally famous Sri Aurobindo Ashram and its offshoot just north of town, Auroville, draw large numbers of spiritually minded visitors. Spotless and balmy streets with a perfect French Colonial planning Villa seduces you to long night walks. Ultra-clean and pristine beaches around the town differentiate it from other coastal towns. Cleanliness is the priority of natives of Pondicherry.

With its unspoiled shoreline and a corsage of natural beauty packed with sparkling waters and golden sands, some of the best beaches of Pondicherry draws hordes of tourists: Promenade Beach, Serenity Beach, Mahe Beach, Auroville Beach, Paradise Beach, Reppo Beach, etc in Pondicherry are known all over the world for their natural exquisiteness.

A unique beach named paradise beach

This is a little-isolated beach, and to reach here, you have to take a ferry across the backwaters, which takes around 20-30 minutes. The sand of the paradise beach is extraordinarily soft and grainy - and a walk along the entire beach is fantastic. Part of the fun in reaching the beach is the beautiful ferry from the boathouse - the backwaters on the way to the beach are green and have thick mangrove forests

For tourists looking for a lazy weekend by the beach or wishing to indulge in a number of adrenaline inflating activities, popular activities which tourists look forward to at these beaches are surfing, beach volleyball, catamaran ride, swimming etc these beaches have something for everyone when you are vacationing in Pondicherry.
Have some unforgettable time with family and friends and take back some beautiful memories of Pondicherry in both your camera and hearts.