Attractions around Pondicherry

Pondicherry Tourism

Villianur

Villianur is a town located about 9 km from Pondicherry and famous for Sri Gokilambal Thirukameswarar Temple. Sri Gokilambal Thirukameswarar Temple of Villianur is the finest in and around Pondicherry from architectural point of view.

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Ousteri Lake

Ousteri Lake is a popular tourist spot about 15 km from Pondicherry, on the Puducherry-Villupuram route. Ousteri Lake is one of the biggest lake and is an ideal spot for picnic.

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Boat House, Chunnambar

Boat House is situated on the bank of river Chunnambar about 8 Km from Pondicherry. It is an ideal site for relaxation and picnic.

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Arikamedhu

Arikamedhu, 20 km from Pondicherry, is an archaeological site which has a long history dating back to 2nd century B.C. It was used as a port for trade with the Romans and Greco-Romans.

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Tiruvakkarai

Tiruvakkarai, 30 km from the Pondicherry, is a place that is famous for the first Wood-Fossil Park of India.

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Mailam Murugan Temple

Mailam Murugan Temple is situated on atop a hillock, about 50 km from Pondicherry town. Murugan Temple attracts devotees in a large number, especially during the Panguni Uthhiram festival held in March-April.

Mandagupattu

Mandagupattu, 50 km from Pondicherry town, is famous for an ancient cave temple of the Hindu trinity-Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva which is believed to be built in 7th century during the reign of Pallava King Mahendra Varaman I.

   
   
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