Government Park is in the centre of old colonial part of Pondicherry
town. It is a well laid out park with flowers, lawns and fountains. Aayi Mandapam
is the most known monument at the centre of the park.
In front of the park is the Raj Niwas, the official residence of the Governor. Legislative Assembly, Government Hospital, Cercle de Pondichery and Hotel Qualite are some impressive buildings around.
Pondicherry is about 160 km from Chennai. The nearest railway station is Pondicherry Railway Station.