Truly said Pondicherry as “the Paris of South”!! Pondicherry has almost all the qualities a capital city must have. In a single sentence, we can best describe Pondicherry as the paradise on the earth having great picturesque views and also serene atmosphere. Pondicherry is not only sprinkled with numerous attractions but also blessed with natural beauty in abundance by Almighty God. Pondicherry in all over the world is also known as by the different names like “India’s Little France”, The French Reviera of the East” and also “Quintessence of French Culture”.
Stretched over an area of 492 sq.kms, Pondicherry is divided into four different districts without having any connection among each other. Four unconnected districts are Pondicherry, Mahe, Karaikal and Yanam. Among all these, Pondicherry is the biggest one. Just because of its wonderful location, Pondicherry is best place for a vacation throughout the year.
If we talk of the history of Pondicherry in short, then the fact that will come in front is that Pondicherry was the capital city of Union territory and was also remained as the head quarter of the French rulers in India. As it is very clear from the name offered to Pondicherry, French culture has complete impact over this charming place who ruled over the territory for more than 280 years.
For the tourists from all over the globe, Pondicherry has lots of attractions in form of museums, temples, churches, beaches, monuments and mosques. Festivals celebrated with great pomp and fervor are also not less than a treat for visitors in Pondicherry. There are innumerable not to be missed attractions in Pondicherry among which the main are Sri Aurobindo ashram, statue of Dupleix, Park monument and so on. Beaches like Mahe beach, Karaikal beach, serenity beach and many more are popular for their tranquil ambiance and are the most idyllic place for getting relaxed and revitalized!!!