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PONDICHERRY

FACTS

Languages

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Tamil and French.

Crops

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Cotton, millet, rice and sugarcane.

Industries

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Small-scale industries, liquor and textiles.

Time to visit

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November to March.

Festivals

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Pongal-Jan, Masi Magham-Feb.

Pondicherry

The Union Territory of Pondicherry consists of four areas: Pondicherry, Mahe, Karaikal and Yanam, which were all under the French rule earlier.

The main area of Pondicherry is situated on the Bay of Bengal, 197 kms southeast of Madras. Karaikal is in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu, Mahe is in Kerala, Yanam is in East Godavari of Andhra Pradesh. Pondicherry is known the world over as the seat of the famous Sri Aurobindo. This territory remains as a provincial French town.


PLACES OF INTEREST
Karaikal
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Enclave in Tamilnadu, Thirunallur Temple, Pilgrim center and Beach.
Mahe
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Enclave in Kerala, Avila Beach.
Pondicherry
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Union territory, Aurobindo Ashram, French cultural center, temples, churches and handicrafts.
Yanam
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Enclave in Andhra Pradesh.