Pondicherry has many amazing monuments and heritage buildings to its credit. The statue of Gandhi is one such monument. The four-meter statue is surrounded by eight granite pillars. These pillars are said to have been brought from Gingee which is a fort some 70 kms away from Pondicherry. The open space before the statue hosts various cultural, musical and commercial activities. Another statue of Jawaharlal Nehru is there opposite to the statue of Gandhi.