There’s a tiny piece of France in India and it’s called Pondicherry. A attractive, small town with enough elements to charm its visitors, Pondicherry whose official name was changed to Puducherry in 2006 was once the largest French colony in India, hence the heavy French influence. A popular destination for seeking religious explanation, Pondy is home to the highly revered Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville, where people of varied beliefs and nationalities live together in harmony.

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Language: The languages of state administration areEnglish, French, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu are Spoken

Religion: Hinduism is the major religion in Puducherry, however, the French influence has created a good amount of Christian population as well. Islam is another popular religion here.

Must Visit Places: Arulmigu manakula vinayagar temple, Seaside Promenade, Paradise Beach, Church of the sacred heard of Jesus.

Best time to Visit: October to February