Puducherry to host four-day beach festival to boost tourism

The Union Territory of Puducherry is gearing up to host the ‘I Sea Pondy 2022’ beach festival, scheduled to take place from April 13 to April 16. This four-day event will unfold across four venues: Gandhi statue beach promenade, Chunnambar water sports complex, Pondy Marina, and Paradise beach.

Tourism Minister K Lakshminarayanan outlined the diverse range of activities planned for the festival, including stage shows, water sports, musical performances encompassing both Western and classical genres, traditional arts such as silambam and thappatam, puppet shows, catamaran races, kite flying, a fashion show, volleyball tournament, and exhibitions, among other attractions.

On April 16, the festival will culminate with a seafood festival scheduled from 10:30 am to 09:30 pm, offering a delectable showcase of culinary delights from the region.

Minister Lakshminarayanan emphasized Puducherry’s status as a premier tourism destination, drawing visitors from neighboring states such as Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh on weekends. The aim of the beach festival is to further enhance the appeal of Puducherry as a tourist hotspot, and the event is expected to be graced by the presence of the Puducherry governor, chief minister, and other ministers.