Pondicherry, the former French colony is the perfect blend of Indian sensuality and architecture of France. The official name of the city is Puducherry. Pondicherry is a coastal city of Tamil Nadu, located on the bank of Bay of Bengal. But the port of Pondicherry do not have a harbour. Ships lay by off the shore. India has 7 union territory and Pondicherry is one of the seven. According to a tale, Pondicherry was known as Bedpuri and this place is also believed to be the home of the Saint Agastya.
French city of India
Prior to 1954, Pondicherry was a French settlement. Now the old French style houses, churches and even the new built French style shops, bright cafes and restaurants give Pondicherry a foreign look. There are several cafes and restaurants that serve French foods as well as some tongue-smacking international dishes. A bit of France lives within these. There is so much to do and explore that you won’t want to go back and want to know more about this French city of India.
Pondicherry has a lot to offer like shopping in Bohemian stores, walk on cobblestone, French bakery, bicycling in leisure, various water sports etc. Puducherry Museum, Sri Aurobinda Ashram, Paradise Beach, Serenity beach, Immaculate Conception Cathedral etc. are the local sights to see.
Best Time To Visit
Pondicherry is better to see from October to March as temperatures are usually stay between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius. April-June is summer and quite warm and temperatures reach 40 degrees Celsius.