There are a number of places that you can visit around Pondicherry. And if you’re looking for more options, Kanyakumari, Bangalore, Kodaikanal are just a drive away. Though Pondicherry has enough to keep you booked, these places are good for interesting getaways for those keen on exploring the southern parts of India.
A visit to Dhanushkodi takes your breath away and is a visual treat with incredibly beautiful views of the clear blue sea. Dhanushkodi was a major point of entry to India until 1964, when a cyclone devastated the entire town, washing away the railway track, a steam engine and its carriages, and the entire village. Only a few fisher folk now live here. One can now reach Dhanushkodi either on foot along the sea shore by the sand dunes or in jeeps and tempos of fishermen. A ride down this 20 km long straight road leading to the ruins of the township is an exciting experience in itself.
Periyar National park
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Thekkady-Kerala. In this location of Kerala, the Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is considered as the most protected area for the elephants and the tigers. One of the most renowned national parks in South India, the Periyar National Park is set high at the Western Ghats ranges. Apart from Elephants, the other animals that can be found in the Periyar Sanctuary are, Wild Pigs, Sambar, Gaur, Mouse Deer, Dole or Barking Deer, Indian Wild Dog and Tiger.