The Union Territory of Pondicherry is just a few hours drive from Chennai along the scenic East Coast Road. It is imbued with all the charm of a seaside town in France, yet Pondicherry is both Tamil to its roots and sublimely cosmopolitan - the Auroville community here draws its members from around the globe.
Puducherry famous for its brightly painted houses with bougainvillaea laden walls, large boulevards, streets and road signs boasting French names, gothic churches and colonial buildings, serene backwaters and pristine beaches, topped with authentic French cuisine.
Pondicherry famous for its brightly painted houses with bougainvillea laden walls, large boulevards, streets and road signs boasting French names, gothic churches and colonial buildings, serene backwaters and pristine beaches, topped with authentic French cuisine.
Places of visit
"The land of the singing waves" - Tranquebar is the ultimate destinations for those who lose themselves, when it comes to History one can see mixes of the Danish, British, German and French colonies that once made their home.
The ashram sees itself as working towards the creation of a new world, a new humanity. If you're looking for a quiet haven of retreat, this isn't the right ashram for you. It's "a vibrant center of life in a modern urban setting". There's no renunciation of the world there. Everyone spends time each day in one or another of the Ashram's 80 departments. Auroville promotes the idea of equality where there are no political or economic biases in the way of a life of harmony. People of all castes creeds and nationalities are welcomed with an open heart. The vision behind setting up the community was to create a society that functions above the fulfillment of material pleasures and joy. A place where one’s spiritual identity is more important than the social labels they carry.
The marshy forests in Pichavaram, Kadalur District, are the second largest Sundarbans in the world. Aquatic birds and animals live in these forests. These forests are thriving and grown with various herbal plants in saline water, This mangrove forests protect the coastal areas and coastal settlements and structures from natural disasters such as tsunami. While the boat rides among the green forests.
The Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram built during the eleventh century is the most celebrated of the South India Saivite Temple. This Temple associated with specifically the element of space, The temple wall carvings display all the 108 karanas from the Natya Shastra by Bharata Muni, and these postures form a foundation of Bharatanatyam, a classical Indian dance. Drop-off your hotel in Pondicherry
Chidambaram Nataraja Temple (or) Thillai Nataraja Templeassociated with specifically the element of space, The temple wall carvings display all the 108 karanas from the Natya Shastra by Bharata Muni, and these postures form a foundation of Bharatanatyam, a classical Indian dance. In the Thillai forests resided a group of saints or 'rishis' who believed in the supremacy of magic and that God can be controlled by rituals and 'mantras' or magical words. The Lord strolls in the forest with resplendent beauty and brilliance, assuming the form of 'Pitchatanadar', a simple mendicant seeking alms. He is followed by his Grace and consort who is Lord Vishnu as Mohini. The rishis and their wives are enchanted by the brilliance and the beauty of the handsome mendicant and his consort. On seeing their womenfolk enchanted, the rishis get enraged and invoke scores of 'serpents' by performing magical rituals.
Temples of Visit
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