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Pondy is beautiful hangover, not from French wine but from a French colonial past. Also known as Puducherry, this place lies sunsoaked on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal in Tamil Nadu state. A light fragrant air lingers in Puducherry. The sun kissed beaches invite you for a romantic getaway or to take a river cruise or camp on the seaside. The IcityZoom Travel Guide goes for a stroll through streets with French names or dig deep into the colourful market place. A classy dinner in a colonial bungalow ....tre bien !!!!

This popular tourist destination is a union territory of India. Pondicherry tourism is held together strongly by its architecture, mosques, churches, culture and food. Puducherry is most popular due to its French connection.IcityZoom Travel Guide provides information about this region. The town of Pondicherry is located about 162 km south of Chennai (Madras), The main languages spoken in the region include Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. Apart form this, English and French are the other languages spoken by local people.

Pondy Facts

Area 492 sq km
Latitudinal parallel 11° 56' N
Longitudinal meridian 79° 53' E
Altitude 3 m
Population 654,392 (Census 2011)
Average Temperature 30.9°C
Desirable Clothes Woollen for winters and light cotton for summers
Rainfall 998 mm
Monsoon Northeast monsoon
Season March to June
Best time to visit October - March
STD Code 413
Languages Tamil , Malayalam, Telugu & Yanam
Religions Hindus, Muslims, Christian