Yoga in Pondicherry, India
Practicing yoga in Puducherry- a small, peaceful town with a little French twist- offers you physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Yoga training in Puducherry is a blissful experience for people who are looking for a respite during the holidays. Prominent yoga and meditation institutions specialized in teacher training and yoga gurus are situated in Puducherry. The different types of yoga styles that you can learn in various yoga studios include Hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Power yoga, Hot yoga, Yin yoga, Pranayama, Vinyasa yoga, Bikram yoga, Kundalini yoga, etc. A visit to various communities like Auroville and Sri Aurobindo Ashram gives a relaxing and peaceful experience. The lush green environment and nature’s beauty rejuvenate the visitors, and spiritualism changes their perception of life.
Apart from beautiful temples, churches, quaint colonial heritage buildings, French architecture, and spiritual sceneries to beach promenades, Puducherry has a lot more to fascinate you. It was a popular location for movies viz. Life of Pi, 2 States, Saat Khoon Maaf, etc., because of its scenic beaches and French quarter.
The best time to visit Puducherry is just before or during the winter season, from October to March, as the climate is warm and comfortable during this time. Go and experience the charm.
Spiritual places to visit in Pondicherry
Puducherry has numerous sites of spiritual and religious interest. It has many holy temples which are known for their religious significance as well as architectural beauty. These monumental architectural and heritage temples will pleasantly surprise you with their beauty and uniqueness.
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Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
Built in the 17th century, depicts the 40 forms of Lord Ganesha.
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Immaculate Conception Church
It is one of the oldest churches in Pondicherry, i built by the first Jesuit Fathers who came to the French colony in 1689.
Other attractions in Pondicherry
Puducherry is a perfect tourist destination for peace lovers. In addition to yoga studios, spiritual ashrams, temples, and historical monuments, Puducherry has many tranquil beaches. Besides the popular Paradise beach, there are other beaches like Promenade Beach, Auroville Beach, and Serenity Beach that having calming effects. It is among one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world. A variety of marine life can be explored on different sites like the 4 Corners, Temple Reef, etc.
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Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges
Also known as the church of Our Lady of Angels, the place built in Greco Roman architecture offers a divine feel to the visitor.
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Ruins of the ancient Roman trade centre with history dating back to 4th century BC.
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Plunge underwater and discover beautiful reefs, underwater caves, and abundant marine life.
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Also known as the French Quarter, the well planned streets and beautiful buildings are a throwback to the colonial era.