5 Places to visit in Puducherry
Updated On : 01 Apr 2016,05:09 PM
Paradise Beach is one of the most attractive of the many wonderful beaches. It's compact and has a great view right across Patong Bay. It is placed 7 km from the city center of Puducherry.
Sri Manakula Vinayagar Temple was in existence before the French came and settled in Pondicherry i.e. before 1666. The Manakula Vinayagar Temple is one of the famous ancient temple is in Puducherry, a Union Territory situated in the southern part of Indian sub-continent. The golden chariot was made purely on the basis of collection of donations from the devotees. The total weight of the gold used in this chariot is 7.5 kg with the estimate of around Rs.35 lakhs. The height & breadth of the chariot is 10 ft & 6 ft.
Seaside Promenade reminders the glorious French colonisation in the region. Around 1.5 kilometres in length, this seaside stretch boasts of housing some of the most iconic landmarks of the union territory. Worth-mentioning among them are the French War Memorial, Town Hall and Old Lighthouse.
The blessing of the church and the first mass was held at the western wing of the present church by Mgr. Gandy on 17, December 1907 and the new parish surrounding this church has been established on 27, January 1908. The year 2008-2009 was celebrated as centenary year of founding of the parish. A special postal stamp and postal envelope were released to mark the valedictory function of the centenary celebrations.
It is also called as the Church of Our Lady of Angels, this religious edifice is famed for its brilliant masonry. Limestone has been mixed with the white of eggs to make a texture that appears like white marble. The structure of the church, bearing resemblance to the Basilica at Lourdes (southern France), is simply awe-inspiring.