Ambedkar Manimandapam - Pondicherry
Situated along the beach road in Pondicherry, the Ambedkar Manimandapam was built in the memory of the Indian revolutionist and political leader, Dr. Ambedkar Nagar. Born as Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, he was India’s first law minister after independence. Dr. Ambedkar was born in a poor untouchable family and spent all his life fighting the discrimination of the caste system in India. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna which is India’s highest award given to civilians. He converted to Buddhism which initiated a mass conversion of Dalits into Buddhism.
The Ambedkar monument at Pondicherry houses a golden colored statue of Dr. Ambedkar that is kept under a building of pure white color giving the monument a striking look. Earlier in his life he was a professor and lawyer and later went on to become a political activist and Buddhist who was also a key player in the Indian freedom movement. This monument was built in his honor.
Gandhi mandapam, French War Memorial and Old light house.
Best time to visit:
The months of October to March makes is a great time to visit the monument as the climate is a superb addition to the trip.
Way to reach:
By Air : The nearest airport is situated in Pondicherry with a distance of 6 kilometers from the monument.
By Train : The Puducherry railway station is located at a distance of 1 kilometer from the monument.
By Road : Pondicherry is well connected by road on all sides and the monument is easily reachable by road. You can hire a taxi or use the public transport to reach the monument.