Puducherry

Puducherry

ABOUT PUDUCHERRY

  • Puducherry is a Union Territory of India.
  • Puducherry is also known as Pondicherry.
  • Puducherry is the 29th most populous union territory of India.
  • Puducherry is the 3rd most populated union territory of India.
  • The Official Language of Puducherry is Tamil, Telgu and Malyalam.
  1. AUROVILLE

Auroville is famously known as City of Dawn. It was founded in 1968. The idea was to create a universal town where people from all over the world would live in harmony and peace irrespective of caste, color, nationalities etc. The town is crowned by a temple which symbolizes the universal mother and is called ‘Matrimandir’.

2. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHEDRAL

Immaculate Conception Cathedral is a 300 years old Church. The Feast of the Church is celebrated on 8th December every Year. The church was also visited by Mother Teresa and is one of the oldest churches in Puducherry. It is also known by the locals as ‘Samba Kovil’.

3. PROMENADE BEACH

4. SRI VARADARAJA PERUMAL TEMPLE

It is considered to be the oldest Hindu Temple. It was built in 600 AD. It is built in Dravadian Style.  The temple is dedicated to Sri Varadaraja Perumal an incarnation of lord Vishnu. According to local legend the temple was originally supposed to house the idols of Lord Rama, Lakshamana, Sita and Lord Hanuman which were brought from the sea by the local fishermen.

The indigenous people of Pondicherry is of Tamil origin but Pondicherry is home to a whole host of people from different Indian states as well as from European countries.

Puducherry is a host to a rich Indo-French culture as a former French colony in Southern India. Hinduism is the major religion in Puducherry. There are numerous Hindu temples such as the Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Kamakshi Amman temple, Vannia Perumal Temple and Sithandhar Temple. Cathedrals and Muslim places of prayer include the Sacred Heart Church, Lourdes Church and the Jumma Masjid.

Pondicherry is known for its food. Naturally. The French have an ancient culinary tradition that married with local cuisines to create what one writer calls a “mosaic of culinary integration”. Pondicherry is the one place in India where one can buy bona fide French baguettes, brioches and pastries. Those apart, local restaurants specialise in good French food that is served up along side Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Bengali, Gujarati and Punjabi cuisines

WHY VISIT THIS PLACE

Pondicherry is a place worth visiting as it has picturesque surroundings consisting of palm-fringed beaches, fishing villages, backwaters, French heritage and much more exciting places for fun loving tourists.

LIST OF DESTINATIONS IN PUDUCHERRY

  • ARIKAMEDU
  • KRUMBAPET
  • KAMARAJ NAGAR
  • MUTHIALPET
  • YANAM
  • ARIYANKUPPAM
  • VILLIANUR

FAMOUS PERSONALITIES

Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo was an Indian Nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, spiritual guru and poet. During the British rule, he was a very influential leader who eventually turned into a spiritual reformer.

Dr S Somasegar

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Manoj Night Shyamalan

Manoj Night Shyamalan is an Indian-American screenwriter, film-maker and producer who is famous for producing movies with a supernatural plot.

Subramanya Bharathy

Chinnaswami Subramania Bharathi, popularly known as Mahakavi Bharathiyar was an Indian writer, poet, journalist, freedom fighter and social reformer from Ettayapuram, Tamilnadu. Bharathiyar moved to Pondicherry in the year 1908 to escape arrest from the British Government due to his freedom struggle. In Pondicherry, he was involved with journals and magazines like India, Vijaya, Chakravarthini, etc.

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