Puducherry, formerly known as Pondicherry, means ‘New village’ according to its literal translation from Tamil to English. This Union Territory is also acknowledged as the ‘French Riviera of the East’.
Pondicherry comprises of four small disjointed districts; Pondicherry, Yanam and Karaikal which is on the Bay of Bengal and the Mahe on the Arabian Sea.
The records of Pondicherry can be lined right back to the 2nd century AD.
The Official dialects of Pondicherry are Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil and French although English is generally used for convenience. The regional languages are Telugu and Malayalam.
1. It is one of the enjoyable place, 2. It is not a costliest place and it is a small town, So easily we can go anywhere at the shortest time. 3. It is not a polluted area 4. Schools are very famous and the pondicherry university 5. The CM (Hon'ble Thiru N.Rangasammy is a Good ruling man of " Pudhucherry Assembly".
I visit the Ashram every year. I stay at Park Guest house. Podicherry is spiritual, beautiful and should be let it eveolve naturally and should never be converted into a tourist place like Goa. Let it remain spiritual.