Pondicherry – Redolent of French influence, Pondicherry is unique and different. The French connection, the serene atmosphere and the beach combine to make Pondicherry a fascinating destination. French is still a strong presence here- it is spoken fluently in the French part of the city dominated by the ashram, a residential school once stared by the Bengali revolutionary Shri Aurobindo Ghosh and to this day a unique experiment in education and spiritual life. Facing an immaculately maintained beach with a promenade this part of Pondicherry is tourist delight in its quaint tittle lanes, neat houses and tiny shops where life is totally unhurried.
Tourist places in Pondicherry
Romain Rolland Library, Pondicherry, Museum, French Institute of Indology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Lycee Francaise– Premier seats of learning.
Botanical Gardens– Laid out in 1826 a good collection of rare plants. Has an aquarium.
Residences of subramania Bharati and Bharatidasan- two of the greatest Tamil poets of this century lives and wrote here, both these house are museums now.
Manakula Vinayagar, Srimoolanathar, Vardaraia Perumal,Villianur, chengazhunir- pre French vedic culture is still strong in these ancient temples.
Church of sacred Heart of Jesus , Eglise de Notre Dame de la Conception, Eglise deNotre Dame de Lourdes, chapel of the Sisters of Cluny – Old and beautiful churches.
Auroville – 7 km away, the city of Dawn. A Futuristic settlement dedicated to Sro Aurobindo’s dream of a community of humankind, of harmonious life that rises above political strife.
List of Indian States, and information like their capital, language of state and year of establishment.
|States||Capital||Languages||Year of Establishment|
|Andhra Pradesh||Hyderabad||Telugu and Urdu||1951|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Itanager||Miji, Apotanji, Merdukpen, Tagin,Adi, Honpa, Bangini-Nishi||1972|
|Goa||Panaji||Marathi and Konkani||1961|
|Himachal Pradesh||Shimla||Hindi and Pahari||1948|
|Mizoram||Aizawl||Mizo and English||1972|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Srinagar (Summer),Jammu (Winter)||Kashmiri,Dogri, Urdu, Ladakhi,Pahari,Punjabi and Dadri||1948|
|Meghalaya||Shillong||Khasi, Jaintia and Garo||1970|
|Nagaland||Kohima||Ao, Konyak, Angami, Sema and Lotha||1963|
|Rajasthan||Jaipur||Rajasthani and Hindi||1948|
|Sikkim||Gangtok||Bhutia, Hindi, Nepali, Lepcha, Limbu||1975|
|Tripura||Agartala||Bengali, Tripuri, Manipuri, Kakborak||1956|
|Andaman & Nicobar||1956|
|National Capital Territory of Delhi||2001|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||1941|
|Daman and Diu||1987|