Puducherry is a region in India which lies along the eastern coast of the country. It features coastline that stretches for over 30km. You can visit the many beaches lined with palm trees, take a look at the backwaters and fishing villages in the region, and stay in one of the many hostels, beach resorts and homestays in the area.
The heritage of the region is very diverse indeed. You must keep in mind that this isn’t a party region, unlike certain other parts of India. Here, you lose yourself in the cultural diversity, history and architecture. In Puducherry, you can explore the area to your heart’s content, take trips to the beaches and inland forests, and walk around the rustic towns and villages at your own leisure.
If you plan on staying in Puducherry, be sure to take a look at the many hostels in the area. The owners are very friendly, and the cuisine is to die for. Along with the hostels, there are also a number of other hotels, guesthouses and other accommodation available when you look for them. When looking for a hostel, search for one near attractions like the Tamil quarter and others.
The Ville Noir, or the Tamil Quarter, is an area within the town of Puducherry where the architecture and people are all of Tamil heritage, sprinkled with a little French too. From the long verandahs of Perumal Kovil Street to the mansions of Vysial Street, the Tamil Quarter has a lot of rich history to offer you. There are antiques on display everywhere, local artwork, and the cuisine filled with local delicacies.
For people addicted to France, the Ville Blanc (French Quarter) is another part of the city. You can walk through these uniquely French streets, filled with colorful houses and gardens. Many old buildings are now hotels and hostels. The atmosphere in the area is calming and gives off a rather Mediterranean aura.
Puducherry is famous for the beaches in the area. Four main beaches are present for you to laze around in. The Promenade features distinctive colonial architecture, ice cream and a statue of Mahatma Gandhi right next to one of Marquis Duplex. You can also check out the World War II Memorial that commemorates the French soldiers killed in action.
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