Travel comes with inherent risks. Some small, some not. Understanding the history of a country and how that can impact safety while traveling, is on us, the traveler. That said, bloggers and "travel influencers" glossing over safety issues by only sharing the glamorous side of travel are frankly, dangerous.
With 57 temples, there is a lot to explore in Puducherry, formerly Pondicherry, India. Temples, museums, beaches and a rather awe inspiring status of Mahatma Ganhdi along the promenade. Yet for me, the most thought provoking tourist attraction is Auroville.