Pondicherry The French Connection

Pondicherry  The French Connection
 
Pondicherry fondly called ‘Pondi’ and renamed as Puducherry in 2006 is a charming city and the capital of the Puducherry union territory of India. Pondicherry is a popular tourist destination of India attracting tourist with its quaint and charming ambience and the various tourist attractions that give a distinct identity to the region.
 
Pondicherry was the largest French colony in India and as such left a deep influence upon the region which is still distinctly visible among the buildings, food and even culture of the region and as such the region of Pondicherry appears nothing like an Indian city. The French connection or influence of the region is distinctly visible among the old quarters of the city, which is home to Rues and Boulevards with Mediterranean styled houses and bakeries adding to the beauty of the region.  A large majority of the local population even understand French to a large extent, other than that Tamil is widely spoken and understood along with English in the region.
 
Pondicherry is also popular worldwide owing to the presence of the Aurobindo Ashram and the Auroville which attracts tourists from all over the world. Other than that other attractions of Pondicherry are the Auro Beach, Paradise Beach, Barathi Park, Churches, Botanical Garden, Government Museum and much more. In addition to sightseeing Pondicherry is also the place to relax and rejuvenate, enjoy a quite stroll along the beach coastline, self contemplate and meditate thus, relaxing the body, the mind and also the world.
 
Pondicherry is a tourist magnate that attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world, hosting nearly thousands of tourists every year and as such there are plenty of good hotels in Pondicherry that offer quality lodging facilities along with superior facilities and services ensuring a comfortable and pleasant stay of the tourists. The hotels in Pondicherry are present across all budget groups thus efficiently catering to the needs and preferences of the various travelers visiting the region.
 
Pondicherry is also very well connected to the rest of the country by air, rail and also road transportation. Pondicherry has its own airport that operates small carriers, other than that the there is also a well serviced railway station in the region that has several trains arriving and departing for various regions of India and lastly, there is always the state and private buses providing road connectivity to the region.
Pondicherry tourism is best enjoyed in the months of September to March and while in Pondicherry don’t forget to dine in French style at the various French restaurants and also try out the various sea foods widely available in the region at the various local restaurants.