Pondicherry has a rich French legacy

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The territory of Pondicherry comprises the former French establishment of pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam which lie scattered in South India. Pondicherry, the capital of the territory was once the original headquarter of the French in India.

Pondicherry is a window and heritage in India

The territory of Pondicherry comprises the former French establishment of pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam which lie scattered in South India. Pondicherry, the capital of the territory was once the original headquarter of the French in India. It is bounded on the east by the Bay of Bengal and on the other three sides by the South Arcot district of Tamila Nadu. About 150 km south of Pondicherry on the east coast lies Karaikal.
There is a major proposal to rehabilitate all the tanks in the Pondicherry region with the aid of the European Economic Commission in order to improve ground water recharge and stabilize the existing anicut.

Transport
All Pondicherry Villages are connected with moterable roads. Railways- Pondicherry is connected to Chennai by metre-gauge and the nearest broad -gauge link is Villupuram junction at a distance of 40 km . Aviation- The nearest airport, Chennai is 160 km from Pondicherry.

Tourism
Having remained the capital of the erstwhile French India, Pondicherry has a rich French legacy. With neatly laid roads, the wide and vibrant beach promenade, architecturally built Churches and public buildings of a bygone era, Pondicherry is a window and heritage in India.

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author avatar M G Singh
11th Aug 2014 (#)

Nice post. I once had a girl friend from Pondicherrey when posted at Tambaram

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