Pondicherry is also a spiritual destination, because of the Sri Aurobindo ashram and the nearby located city of Auroville. Sri Aurobindo ashram is one of the most visited ashrams and also a well-known tourist attraction that receives people by the thousands. It was formally established in 1926. Mira Alfassa, better known as ‘The Mother’, came to settle in Pondicherry in 1920 and in 1968 founded the city of Auroville.
The combination of Tamil and French cultures, the backdrop of colonial streetscapes, the spiritual aura and the many people settled here from different Indian states and countries make Pondicherry an interesting and exotic place to discover. There’s something for everyone.