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Peaceful and Pleasant    
A small picturesque coastal city in the southern belt has a range of tourist attractions. The prominent ones include:
Auroville: Located 10 km away, Auroville is envisioned as a universal town, where people from different nationalities, faiths and beliefs, live in peace and harmony.

The construction of this 'universal town' took place under the guidance of the Mother, a painter-musician who became Sri Aurobindo's disciple and close companion from 1924 till his death in 1950.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram: Sri Aurobindo, the great seer, poet and prophet of the twentieth century, made Puducherry his home from 1910 till his death in 1950. His vision and ideals continue to draw people from all over the world.

Pondicherry Museum: On display are the findings of Arikamedu, the Chola bronzes and sculptures, glimpses of French heritage, specimens of modem and traditional handicraft, paintings, armoires, carvings and many other things of historical interest.
Chunnambar Resort: Known for its virgin beaches and backwaters.

Botanical Garden: It preserves a large variety of exotic species of plants from India and abroad.
 
Villianur Architecturally the finest in Puducherry, it is located 9.5 km away. During May-June, a ten-day annual festival (Brahmothsavam) is held here which attracts hundreds of devotees. The temple car rising to a height of 15.25 m is profusely decorated, and taken on a procession around the town.
How to Reach
 

Airport- Chennai (135 km)
Railhead - Villupuram
Rood- From Chennai, it is linked via the East Coast Road and also the National Highway.Well connected to various towns like Madurai.Trichy, Thanjavur and Coimbatore.

 
 
 
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