• Capital Puducherry
    Official Language Tamil, French

    One of the most prominent and important union territory of India. Puducherry lies in the southern part of India in the coastline, it has been a French colonial settlement for a long time and got integrated into the Indian republic post Independence. Tamil Malayalam and French are spoken as a common language.

    What is Pulsating?

    There is an aura of tradition, history and culture in Puducherry and is testified by its wonderful French architecture and lifestyle, people lead a carefree and a enjoyable lifestyle akin to the culture of the west, the practices and tradition still bears the symbol. Puducherry has a rich and attractive coast line and attracts tourists from world over, while most of the practices and tradition are influenced by the neighboring Tamilnadu, the place has its own defined system and culture too. Auroville and the Aurobindo ashram are two inseparable part of Puducherry. Puducherry is also a popular weekend destination. It is a blend of spiritual aura, French colonial heritage, Tamil culture, virgin beaches and the cosmopolitan flair of many nationalities in a small but varied city.

  • Puducherry also has a strong presence in education with world class institutions in the primary and secondary school segment and institutions like Pondicherry University, Pondicherry Engineering College, JIPMER, and numerous private institutions in engineering, arts, science and medical sciences. Puducherry is fast becoming a popular hub for education in India.

  • Some of the other popular specialty dishes of Puducherry include Onion soup with bread, smoked eggplant, stuffed pepper, stuffed lettuce, coconut curry, soya dosai, tandoori varieties, kadugu yerra, Cucurbita maxima and potato bisque, vegetable kurma, eggplant gosthu and many other delicacies. One will have the French flavor in some of the food receipies. Puducherry still relishes the erstwhile French Colonial hangover.

  • Puducherry
  • The famous and the most visited - The Aurobindo Ashram in the heart of Puducherry - will see the peoples’ beeline. Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Puducherry-Tranquil, Gothic-style Catholic church, Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Puducherry-Majestic, 300-year-old Jesuit church, Rock Beach-Scenic beach popular in the evening, Old Light House-19th-century lighthouse & local icon, Puducherry Beach, Raj Niwas, Promenade, Puducherry Museum, Park Monument (Aayi Mandapam), French War Memorial, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Bharati Government Park, Chunnambar Boathouse, Puducherry Botanical Garden.

  • Puducherry is synonymus with French heritage in India. Many of the monuments in Puducherry bear an imprint of French influence. Just walk along the streets, you will feel the uniqueness of the city. The costume of the people of Puducherry is more like those of the Tamilians in Tamil Nadu only for that of the Policemen whose costume differs. The people of Puducherry wear traditional Indian dresses which include pants and shirts for men and women prefer wearing saris, long skirts and blouses.

    • Pondicherry Airport