Unearth the History of Pondicherry with Holiday Package in India

Pondicherry is a union territory in India, and it is also referred as Puducherry. This place was ruled by different dynasties in the past, such as Cholas and Pallavas, after which came the colonial rule of the British. Once a French settlement, this beach town is a treasure trove of colonial structures along with temples, churches, French boulevards and statues. Due to the location of fishing villages along the coastline, fish hunting remains the backbone of the rural economy. It is also an important centre of attraction for tourists from all over the world.  Travelers can indulge in sightseeing over here if they opt for a holiday package in India.

Auroville

Auroville

Some prominent places of interest in this town are Auroville, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Promenade and Paradise Beaches, French War Memorial, Romain Rolland Library, Arikamedu as well as the 19th Century Light House.

Light House, Pondicherry

Light House, Pondicherry

The spiritual lifestyle, serene backwaters and virgin beaches add up to the mystic aura of this place. Though this town is itself a heritage as it is a meeting point of different cultural influences including the French connection, it houses several ancient artefacts and remains of the past with its museums preserving various historical symbols.

Museums

The Puducherry Museum has a priceless collection of stone sculptures and bronzes belonging to Chola and Pallava dynasties as well as artefacts obtained from Arikamedu. The major attraction over here include three unique transport mechanisms – palanquin, coach, pousse-pousse (an old version of rickshaw), which had two attendants to steer and push it. Its bronze gallery has a collection of images of gods and temple lamps. It also showcases French furniture, church relics, coins and handicrafts. The Ananda Ranga Pillai Museum  provides a range of information on French India of the 18th century. So travellers who want to see these historical discoveries obtained from excavations over a period of time can select from various Pondicherry tour packages.

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