Bharathi Park / Government Park
#8 of 29 Places to Visit in Pondicherry
Distance (From Pondicherry Bus Station): 3.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: 100m From Gandhi Statue
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 3.5 km from Pondicherry Bus Station, The Bharathi Park, also known as the Government Park is situated in the central region of the old colonial town of Pondicherry.
Government Park was once the location of the first French garrison and Fort Louis which were destroyed by the British. In 2006 the park was renovated and several new sections were included to make it more attractive. It is a beautiful and peaceful park ideal to spend time with family or for a morning / evening walk.
The Aayi Mandapam or the Park Monument is a famous monument which lies at the center of the park. At one point, Aayi Mandap was the main water source for Pondicherry town.
The Mandapam is an imposing structure that flaunts brilliant Greco-Roman architecture. The presence of flowerbeds, well-manicured lawns and beautiful fountains around the monument make it an attractive place.
There is a wonderful children's play area with several playground equipment. This park is surrounded by Government Hospital, Pondicherry Private Club, the Legislative Assembly and Lt. Governor's Palace.
Timings: 7 AM - 8 PM