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Height above sea level
From Trichy- 285 kilometers
Light cottons in both summers and winters
The Union territory of Pondicherry encompasses
an area of only 480 sq km that includes
Pondicherry town and its villages. Pondicherry
is a beautiful place with well-laid streets,
unpolluted environment, clean localities
and a French past.
The grand boulevards, quiet promenades
and large bouquets of bougainvillea hanging
over the ivory-colored walls of colonial
mansions makes this city the most romantic.
The stunningly beautiful, safe and secluded
beaches are a heaven for the tan-seekers.
Pondicherry is a peaceful, richly cosmopolitan.
A staggering number of 55 languages are
spoken here. Pondicherry is a favorite hunting
ground for the shop-hopper as it offers
wonderful bargains and easy pickings.
Pondicherry has a rich French cultural
heritage, having been the capital of the
French colonies in India since the 17th
century. Pondicherry, Karaikal, Yanam and
mahe were transferred to the Indian union
in 1954. This French legacy is visible in
the well-Planned town, neatly laid roads,
wide and vibrant beaches, beautiful promenades,
architecturally imposing churches and public
buildings and the statues of Joan of Ark
and Joseph Francois colonies in India from
1742-54. The town also has an alliance Françoise
and the French institute.
Pondicherry is the right place to be for
those in search of inner peace, harmony
and spirituality. Pondicherry is the learning
ground of Yoga and Spirituality and Vedic
culture since ancient times.
Various places of attraction in Pondicherry
include beaches, churches and temples, museums,
parks and gardens, Yanam river cruise etc.
How to reach Pondicherry:
The Indian union territory of Pondicherry
is easily accessible through air, road and
rail from the other major Indian cities.
Air: Nearest airport is Chennai (162 km)
Rail: Pondicherry is connected through a
meter gauge railway line with Villupuram.
There is only one railway station between
Pondicherry and Villupuram, which is Villianur.
Road: Pondicherry is well connected with
major towns and cities of south India by
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