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Pondicherry Museum Tourist Places

Pondicherry tourism has a lot to offer to tourists arriving here. There are many monuments here that were built during the French rule, and they have survived in fairly good condition. There are beaches as well. These are four in all. Their names are Auroville, Promenade, Serenity, and Paradise. Pondicherry beach offers breathtaking view of sunset and sunrise. Other Pondicherry sightseeing destinations include the Bharati Park, Auroville, Mahatma Gandhi Statue, French War Memorial, and Statue of Joseph Francois Dupleix.

There are several churches, temples, and mosques as well and all these are architectural masterpieces. To appreciate the monuments and the grounds here, it is necessary to know a little bit of Pondicherry history. In fact, Pondicherry has a few museums that hold much of its history. Of these Pondicherry museum has some astonishing collection of statues and objects that go several hundreds of years beyond the French rule showing some Roman links, more precisely links to Romans who settled here at Arikamedu. From the collections it is obvious that natives from the region had trade links with Europeans even back then. There are many stone engravings from the period Cholas and Pallava kings also here.

The museum also houses exquisite collection of bronze and stone antique carvings. This museum is indeed the best museum in India and therefore a must in every tourist’s itinerary.

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Facts About Pondicherry Museum
Area 492 km2
State Maharashtra
Languages Tamil, French, English, Telugu
Best Time to Visit October to March
Nearest Railway Station Pondicherry railway station
Nearest Airport Chennai International airport
Famous Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pondicherry Museum, Auroville City, Arikamedu,Aayi mandapam and Bharti park
STD Code 91-413

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