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Pondicherry - A Visit

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Pondicherry






      Pondicherry - Now it's called Puducheri(from 2006). It's a nice town. The morning sea breeze cools you a lot.We can notice the French influence all over the town. The White Town is purely of colonial style and the Black Town is of Indian style. Though the streets are all very narrow and short, they are very perpendicular and kept neat. Mostly the streets have their old colonial names and the sign boards are written in both Tamil and English (Rue Dumas: டுமாஸ் வீதி ). 




Streets




        The buildings are built in French architecture with long compounds and tall structures. Black Town consists of big bazaar, chinna market...Enjoy the breakfast in continental way - with toast, juice, plain omlette, sauce, cheese and fruits in any of the sea-side cafe.






Heritage Sites




            The Romain Roland Library, The Mairie, Anantha Ranga Pillai Museum(a street is also named after him),Raj Niwas(Governor's Bungalow), Aurobindo Ashram are some of the heritage buildings of Pu…