Statue of Mahatma Gandhi - Pondicherry
Situated along the promenade of the Pondicherry beach, the statue of Mahatma Gandhi is a historical monument and a prominent landmark of the White town of Pondicherry. Built along the promenade it offers an excellent view of the Nehru statue and the old lighthouse.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an independence leader who became the ‘Father of India’. Leading India to independence, he inspired many people in nonviolence and to this day continues to do so. This statue of Gandhi in Puducherry is the biggest Gandhi statue built in Asia. The granite pillars of the statue was brought from Gingee, Tamil Nadu and the construction of the statue was completed in 1965.
Among all the monuments in Pondicherry this is one of the best monuments to visit. Situated along the beach, this statue sends out a clear message on righteousness for which Mahatma Gandhi stood for. As you leave after enjoying the evening along the beach side visiting the statue, it feels as if a part of you is left behind.
Promenade beach, Bharati Park and rock beach.
Best time to visit:
November to March makes it the best time to visit this monument.
Way to reach:
By Air : The nearest airport is the Chennai airport at a distance of 115 kilometers.
By Train : The statue of Mahatma Gandhi is connected by rail from the Pondicherry railway station which is just a 2 mins walk and distance under a kilometer.
By Road : The monument is well connected by road to all major cities and towns of the country.