Pondicherry is one of the seven Union Territories of India located in South. Pondy, as called with affection, is hugged by Tamil Nadu and Bay of Bengal. The town is amalgamation of mix culture that it shares since centuries. It is also blessed with long stretch of beaches giving pleasant view of the Bay.
Compared to other beach resorts, Pondicherry is less packed. Thence, Pondicherry leaves clamor far off for tourists to receive only bliss and pacification. As it is little town, it is suggested to explore the city by strolling on foot. Experience the brew of age-old heritage and coeval advancement garnished with French seasoning. Many streets are named in French/ the influence of French culture can be seen in buildings, gardens, streets and even in cuisine. Formerly the town is categorized into ‘White town’ which is French Quarter (Ville Blanche) and ‘Black town’ which is Indian Quarter (Ville Noire).
Stroll on white sandy beaches, get spirituality connected, shop around for handicrafts, leather, perfumes, candles, and many more. Experience glimpse of Europe clubbed in this tiny town.
Pondicherry, historically, was known as Agastiwaram. It is said that Sage Agastya established his Ashram which resulted in naming the town Agastiwaram. The town also includes excavation of Romans and later of French. Clashes between English and French handed the town to French in 19th Century. At last in 1954, French left back the territory handing over the town to independent India.