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.