At Promenade Beach, the statue of Mahatma Gandhi - Father of the Nation, is one of the main landmarks in the territory of Pondicherry. The statue was built by a popular sculptor, Roy Choudhary. Apart from the statue itself, the main highlight of this popular tourist site in Pondicherry is the eight beautiful carved pillars that surround the statue of Mahatma Gandhi. It was Gingee Fort, which is around 68 km from Pondicherry, from where these monolithic granite pillars were brought and were erected in the year 1866. However, the Gandhi Statue was later placed in the year 1965, just opposite to the Old Pier. Gandhi Statue is the third biggest effigy of Mahatma Gandhi with a height of 4 m. Just below the statue, there is a tunnel that leads all the way to Gingee. In the past, the government took some initiative to make this tunnel work by desilting it. As a result of this, few people died out of suffocation, and hence, the tunnel was eventually closed. People who visit Promenade Beach also come to explore this historical site in Pondicherry. Every day, a large number of travellers pay a visit to this place which signifies the importance of Gandhi Statue in the tourism sector of Pondicherry.
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Beach Road, Goubert Avenue, Puducherry - 605001, India