Puducherry Union Territory Of Pondicherry India

Puducherry

The Union Territory of puducherry comprises of four coastal regions viz- puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam. Puducherry and Karaikal are situated on the East Coasts in Tamil Nadu, Yanam in Andra Pradesh and Mahe on the West Coast in Kerala.
Puducherry is the Capital of this Union Territory. It is on the east coast about 162 kms south of Chennai (Madras) located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. There are no hills or forests in this region. The main soil types in this region are red ferrallitic, black clay and coastal alluvial.
Main languages spoken in the region are Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. English and French are other languages, which are spoken by a considerable number of people. Majorities of the people are Hindus. There are quite a number of Christians and Muslims, whereas very few Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists.
Puducherry is a unique place. Many feel that it has a distinct spiritual vibration. Stories of resident sages come down through its history from the earliest days. The nickname “Pondy” sums up this shared feeling of belonging, of having come home.

Special Attraction

  • Sri Aurobindo ashrama:
    This famous ashrama is dedicated to Sri Aurobindo, a greatly respected freedom fighter and philosopher. The ashrama has been built by the active participation of members who come from all countries, castes, and communities. The underlying principle of the ashrama is to promote world peace by purging one self through meditation. It is the best example of unity in diversity. 
  • Auroville:
    This is a newly built unique city close to Pondicherry and is considered to be among the tourist spots in Pondicherry. It is looked upon as a universal town where people from all cast, creed and community live in peace and harmony and work towards a common goal – peace through meditation.
  • Pondicherry museum:
    If you want to see interesting artifacts related to the history of Pondicherry you must visit the museum of this place. You can find artifacts that go back to the 1st century AD. The Roman articles discovered at Arikamedu are a few such items. The French section highlights the history of French colonization in Pondicherry. The museum also has a nice collection of sculptures, paintings and sea shells.
  • Promenade:
    Tourists love this place the most. The promenade is a 1.5 kilometer long stretch facing the Bay of Bengal. It offers a beautiful and serene retreat for locals and tourists alike. Important things to watch here
    the statue of Mahatma Gandhi and a War memorial.
  • Chunnambar Resort:
    This is one of the most popular tourist spots in Pondicherry. The fantastic beach and water sports opportunities in this place can help you have a great time.
  • Anglo – French Textile mills:
    This is a historic mill. The fabrics manufactured here are well known for their quality and tourists are given rebates on purchases here.
 


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