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Pondicherry Tourism

The old timer still calls the place as Punduchery meaning (New Town), which appears odd today as it is neither new nor a village. This pretty town is the prodigal daughter now re-united to her mother country. Pondicherry Travel is very famous for tourism industry people loved the places of this south india place.

About three centuries ago, founded as a coastal factory by the French, and developed from 1674 by Francois Martin, she has grown to its modern from and proportion of a clean, neat and well laid out town. The Union Territory of Pondicherry is South India covering an area of 492 square kms., consists of four districts, Pondicuerry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam. Pondicherry, capital of the Union Territory lies 162 kms. south of Chennai. It is very famous for tourism and thousand of people comes across the country and visit beaches, ashram, temples, sight seeing etc.

Legend associates ancient Pondicherry with the great Hindu sage Agastya. Excavation in the Arikamedu area reveal that a Roman settlement existed here about 2000 years ago. In 1673 Pulicheri, a fisherman’s coastal village 160 kms. south of Chennai was acquired by the French as a trading post which they then called as pondicherry. Kariakal was purchased by the French from the king of Thanjavur in 1738.Mahe was given to the French by the ruler of Badgara in 1721. Yanam came into their possession in 1731.

Today, Pondicherry is a bustling town. French language is still widely spoken. Bastille day is celebrated here with all fervor as one would see in Frence.

Aurobindo, a revolutionary turned saint founded an Ashram at Pondicherry to shape his ideas. It has now grown in to an International Centre for seeking after divine life of Truth, Service and spiritual development. The Mother, a Paris-Born painter-musician became aurobindo’s close companion from 1920 until his death in 1950..