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Promenade Beach


One of the most popular beaches in Pondicherry is the Promenade Beach. The beach has a 1.5 km long road, known as Promenade, the Beach Road or Goubert Avenue, running parallel to it. This long stretch has several landmarks such as the War Memorial built by the French, the Statue of Joan of Arc, the Heritage Town hall, the Statue of Mahatma Gandhi, Dupleix statue, the Old Light House, remains of the old pier, and the Old Customs House, which speaks of the grandeur of a bygone era.

A visit to Pondicherry is incomplete without a leisurely walk along the Promenade Beach. Here one can relax or take a stroll at any time of the day. The entire city of Pondicherry is in walking distance from the Promenade Beach. The other well-known beaches in Pondicherry are Paradise Beach, Serenity Beach, and Auroville Beach.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Promenade Beach and Pondicherry is from October to February, as summers here are hot and unbearable. Weather wise Pondicherry is pleasant until March after which it gets hot.


The Promenade gets very busy in the evenings and at weekends when people come here to enjoy the gentle sea breeze.


The Promenade Beach remains open to the public all through the day.

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