Discover the special Franco-Tamil vibe and glorious beaches in Pondicherry

The surrounding area of Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay is in the famous Arikamedu archaeological site which dates back over two thousand years. Once an Indo-pacific site trading city on the banks of the Ariyankuppam River, Pondicherry is now a tourist favorite thanks to the endless stretches of unspoiled beaches, quaint colonial heritage buildings, and special Franco-Tamil ambiance.

Enjoy a day of watersports on Paradise Beach or wander along the wonderful Promenade Beach to see key statues, as well as the French War Memorial. Spend an afternoon in the charming White Town, known for its quirky cafés, upscale restaurants, and French colonial-era villas lining its leafy streets. Be sure not to miss a visit to the dome-shaped sphere of Matrimandir for a memorable meditation experience.

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French War Memorial

3.59 mi / 5.78 km from the hotel
The French War Memorial commemorates the French soldiers who died during the First World War. Surrounded by manicured gardens, guests should visit the Memorial by night, when it is lit in the colors of France – red, white, and blue.