The union territory of Puducherry (formerly Pondicherry; generally known as ‘Pondy’) was under French rule until 1954. Some people here still speak French (and English with French accents). Hotels, restaurants and ‘lifestyle’ shops sell a seductive vision of the French-subcontinental aesthetic, enhanced by Gallic creative types and Indian artists and designers. The internationally famous Sri Aurobindo Ashram and its offshoot just north of town, Auroville, draw large numbers of spiritually minded visitors.
What people are saying about Pondicherry
"Nice place to visit from Chennai"
If u are looking for a nice and quiet place to visit then Pichavaram is a great place. Include this place with ur pondicherry trip as there is only the boat ride that's attracts u.. 1 hr drive from Pondi. prefer to take the row boat as this goes nearer to the mangrove forest trees and can have a closer look.