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Pondicherry Union Territory



Pondicherry Union Territory


Pondicherry is a charming little town filled with history, heritage, culture, French connections, beaches, unique life style and shopping.

Pondicherry offers lots to be experienced rather than just glancing through. It has a perfect blend of west and India, which makes Pondicherry very special among the Indian and foreign tourists.

When the French handed over this enclave to India in 1954, the Union Government took over the responsibility of its administration and till date the territory of Pondicherry, which consists Mahe, Karaikal, Yanam and Pondicherry, in a Union Territory.




PORMENADE: The 1.5km long promenade running along the beach is the pride of Pondicherry. On the sea front are several landmarks; the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, the elephant War memorial raised by French, the heritage building “Mairie”, the 27 meter tall old lighthouse.

AAYI MANDAPAM AND BHARATHI PARK:

This square facing the Governor’s bungalow reflects the French influence. Aayi mandapam is the emblem of the Government of Pondicherry. The park surrounded by Aayi mandapam had restructured by preserving its heritage.

TEMPLES In PONDICHERRY:

There are about 32 temples in Pondichery. Of these Sri Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Sir Vedapureeswarar Temple, Sir Kamatchiamman Temple, sir Varadaraja Perumal Temple are famous.

CHURCHES IN PONDICHERRY:

French missionary zeal in the 17th and 18th centuries saw a number of imposing Churches built here. The sacred – heart Church, Situated on the boulevard, stands out as an oriental specimen of Gothic splendor. It contains rare and beautiful stained glass panels depicting saints and events from the life of Christ.

AUROVILLE: (10km)

Aroville was inaugurated on 28th Feb 1968 with representation from 124 countries. Aroville was envisioned as a Universal Town, where people from different nationalist, faiths and beliefs, can live harmony and peace. It is located 10km north of Pondicherry town.

HOW TO REACH PONDICHERRY:

Pondicherry is about 150kms from Chennai. Well connected by road and rail.







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