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News @ Puducherry » The Puducherry administration is keen to starting the operations in Puducherry Airport at the earliest possible in the interest of tourism promotion. Puducherry Welfare and Tourism Minister P.Rajavelu urged Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram to earmark sufficient funds for Pondy for development and introduction of new tourism related projects in the Union Territory.
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Puthucherry - At A Glance
Puducherry formerly known as Pondicherry is a Union Territory of India. It is a former French colony, consisting of four non-contiguous enclaves, or regions, and named after the largest region, Pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahe, Yanam were the four non-contigous enclaves of Puducherry. The territory was officially known as Pondicherry until 2006 when it was renamed Puducherry. Puthucherry is a favourite tourist attraction for both Indians and foreigners. Puthucherry is unique as it spreads over three states, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. Presently it is a union territory of India but it was a French colony for a long time. Puthucherry has a very rich architectural and cultural heritage. Tourists flock to Puthucherry throughout the year but the best time to visit Puthucherry would be in September, October or November. Puthucherry has various festivals throughout the year and one may choose to visit Puthucherry to coincide with a particular festival or occasion.
Area 480sq.km
Capital Puthucherry
Languages Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, English and French
Districts 4 (Pondicherry, Karaikal, Yanam, Mahe)
Religion Hinduism (88.67%), Islam (5.46%), Others (5.87%)
Maximum Temperature 40 - 45o C
Minimum Temperature 25 - 30o C
STD Code 0413
Population
Total 9,73,829
Males 4,86,705
Females 4,87,124
Literacy 90 %
Road length (total) 2251Kms
Total No. of motor Vehicles (1995-96) 1,41329
No. of telephone lines 39339
No. of telephone exchanges 16
Per Capita electricity consumption 161KWH
Net State Domestic Product (1996) 26185 lakhs
Per capita income Rs 11677
Per capita investment in (1995-96) Rs 8311
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ACCOMODATION
Puthucherry offers a wide range of accommodation options to the tourists including hotels,furnished homes and guesthouses.
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FOR THE TOURIST
Puthucherry is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South India. The city has many colonial buildings, churches, temples, and
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SPECIALITY
Pondicherry has a special ambience, not felt anywhere else in India. It is a blend of spiritual aura, French colonial
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PILGRIM CENTERS
There are several Temples, Churches and mosques in Puthucherry.
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