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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Promenade Beach

3.58 mi / 5.77 km from the hotel
A charming promenade, known locally as Pondicherry Beach, visitors can tour the 1.5-kilometer stretch. There are some European influences to see, including the Joan of Arc statue, as well. Visitors can take a tour starting from the war memorial and ending at Dupleix park.

Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

3.85 mi / 6.2 km from the hotel
This Hindu Temple is particularly decorative, with the pillars alone painted in eye-catching colors. The walls are equally majestic with key scenes in the Hindu story. All guests can receive a blessing from the elephant at the entrance to the temple, Lakshmi.

Shri Aurobindo Ashram

3.86 mi / 6.21 km from the hotel
Close to its centenary, the Ashram was founded by Sri Aurobindo in 1926 as a spiritual community within Pondicherry, known as Ashramites. Having grown over the years, the Ashram is the main hub for visitors to enjoy a moment of reflection in this historic site.

Matrimandir

8.65 mi / 13.92 km from the hotel
Auroville or the City of Dawn is a township within Pondicherry, dedicated to peace and harmony. In the center of Auroville lies the Matrimandir, which is the Soul of the City. Inside the Matrimandir, guests can find an air-conditioned room of white marble where they have a moment of reflection.

Paradise Beach

3.58 mi / 5.76 km from the hotel
Arrive by boat to this islet beach and enjoy the charm of this charming stretch of white sand. There is a range of water activities for sports fans, although many prefer enjoying lying on the sand and taking in the calming sounds of the Bay of Bengal.

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.