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  Pondicherry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pondicherry consists of four small unconnected districts: Pondicherry, Karaikal, and Yanam on the Bay of Bengal and Mahé on the Arabian Sea.
Of the cultural organisations the French Institute of Pondicherry, the Pondicherry Centre of the École Française d'Extrême-Orient and a branch of the Alliance Française are noteworthy.
Pondicherry is a Union Territory of India, not a separate State, which implies that the governance and administration of the territory falls directly under the federal authority in New Delhi.
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 Pondicherry, India  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
The city is the capital of the Union Territory of Pondicherry, a seaport on the Coromandel Coast.
During the War of the League of Augsburg (1689-1697), Pondicherry, acquired by France in 1674, was captured (1693) by a Dutch force; it was restored to France in 1697 by terms of the Peace of Ryswick.
Pondicherry was constituted a portion of the Indian state of Madras, now Tamil Nâdu State.
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The Union Territory of Pondicherry comprises of 4 coastal regions viz.
Pondicherry, Karaikal, Yanam and Mahe situated on the East Coasts in Tamil Nadu and
Pondicherry is the Capital of this Union Territory.
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Besides Pondicherry itself, and the portion of British India contiguous to it, the archdiocese includes all the smaller outlying French possessions, namely Karikal and Yanaon on the east coast, Mahe on the west coast, and Chandernagore in Bengal.
The archbishop's residence, cathedral and diocesan seminaries are at Pondicherry.
Native Carmelite nuns have convents at Pondicherry and Karikal with 45 sisters.
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 Pondicherry (city) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pondicherry (Hindi: पांडिचेरी) is a city district and capital of the union territory of Pondicherry.
People in the city of Pondicherry today speak both French and English in addition to Tamil.
The city is protected against the sea by a 1.25 mile (2-kilometer) long seawall, first completed by the French in 1735, which reaches a height of 27 feet above sea level.
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 Beaches: Pondicherry
Pondicherry was known to Roman and Greek cartographers as Poduke.
Pondicherry has remnants of that colonial memory although these are beginning to fade a little around the edges.
Pondicherry also boasts of its own Education Institutions that are very reputed and are counted among the best in the country.
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 Pondicherry.com - Pondy - The one stop site for everything in Pondicherry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Pondicherry is an Union Territory which comprises of the following towns: 1.Pondicherry, the capital of Pondicherry state, 2.Karaikal, located in Tamilnadu, 3.Mahe, located in Kerala state 4.Yanam, located in Andhra Pradesh.
Pondicherry is located at 162 Kms south of Chennai, the capital of Talmilnadu and 22 kms north of Cuddalore, the capital of South Arcot District of Tamilnadu.
Pondicherry is surrounded by Bay of Bengal on East, and on the other sides are the South Arcot District of Tamilnadu.
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Pondicherry University, a Central University established the Department of Tamil in 1986, and later upgraded to a School of Tamil.
Pondicherry is a melting pot of various linguistic groups and cultures.
Pondicherry is a place, which attracts peoples of various cultures and from Pondicherry a bright student, went to Wales for higher studies in law.
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 Pondicherry, Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo, yoga, the Mother, philosophy and religion
Pondicherry town is the headquarters of the Union Territory of Pondicherry which comprises Pondicherry, Karaikal, Yaman and Mahe - four widely separated towns, the first two enclaves in Tamil Nadu, the other two enclaves in Andhra Pradesh and Kerala respectively, made one by their French connection.
Today, the Pondicherry of the French is to be found in the policemen's red kepis, on quaint signboards, in a few houses, in the statues of Dupleix and Joan of Arc, libraries and in the accented Tamil, English and French still to be heard.
Notable are: The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Eglise de Notre Dame de la Conception, the Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, the Eglise de Notre Dame de Lourdes and the Chapel of the Sisters of Cluny.
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 Pondicherry,Pondicherry India,Pondicherry Tourism,Pondicherry Travel,Tours of Pondicherry
And it is true that Pondicherry was the capital of French India and that the Sri Aurobindo Ashram is one of the best known in India.
Nonetheless, the razing of Pondicherry was the culmination of a series of skirmishes, sieges and occupations between the French and British for control of the trade of South India.
In 1789 he sailed from Pondicherry for IndoChina where his troops trained royalist forces who gradually repelled the rebels until the prince was able to proclaim himself the emperor of a united Vietnam, establishing the Nguyen Dynasty based in Hue.
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 Pondicherry,Pondicherry India,Pondicherry Tourism,Pondicherry Travel,Tours of Pondicherry
Pondicherry welcomed the tourists with its dream like tranquility at its sea beaches that relieves the people from stress and fatigue.
Pondicherry is also known for its distinct spiritual vibration from the early days and thus renowned as Sacred Land.
Pondicherry is not only about Aurbindo Ashram,serene beaches and backwaters but it offers a wide array of options for you like Chunnambar known for spectullar backwater front and Arikamedu and Mahabalipuram temples.
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 Pondicherry - A travelogue by Asheesh Sabarwal
Pondicherry, not to let out a big secret, is nestled on the Eastern seaboard of India.
The bus from Bangalore to Pondicherry was an overnight one, after about 8 hours of being tossed around like a ping-pong ball on the back seat of the bus I reached Pondicherry just as dawn was breaking out.
On my arrival at Pondicherry New Bus Stand I was immediately surrounded by a motley crew of auto rickshaw-wallahs and self-styled local guides trying to hustle me into a hotel room or inside an auto-rickshaw.
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 ASNH Pondicherry Sanctuary
Horace Wright made many references to Pondicherry in his 1911 book, The Birds of the Jefferson Region in the White Mountains, (which was updated and reprinted by Audubon in 2000), and birders have flocked to the Refuge ever since.
Pondicherry is also of interest to other naturalists.
The Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve, protect, and enhance the diversity and abundance of native species of fish, wildlife, and plants, and the health of the ecosystems upon which they depend, throughout the Connecticut River watershed.
www.nhaudubon.org /sanctuaries/pondicherry.htm   (1117 words)

 Pondicherry Travel in India,Pondicherry India Vacation Travels,Pondicherry Vacation in India
Pondicherry or Puducheri means 'the new settlement' in the local language.
Pondicherry is a planned city unlike most other places in India.
South of Pondicherry, at Chidambaram, there is a temple complex is a good example of Dravidian architecture.
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 The history of Pondicherry
Pondicherry has been successively called Poduke and Podukay in the works of geographers and historians from the first centuries of our era.
Pondicherry, as we know now, became wide known on the arrival of the French on the 4 february 1673.
Pondicherry finally came back to France in 1814 till 1954 date at which it joined the rest of the Independant India.
www.pondichery.com /english/histoire.htm   (808 words)

 Tourism of India - States of India - Pondicherry
Pondicherry continued to flourish even during the Chola period, as the discovery of the Chola coins from the eleventh and twelfth centuries indicate.
Pondicherry is oval-shaped, with streets aligned at right angles.
The Union Territory of Pondicherry actually comprises 4 coastal regions - Pondicherry and Karaikal (both on the East Coast of Tamil Nadu), Mahe (on the West Coast of Kerala) and Yanam (in Andhra Pradesh).
www.tourismofindia.com /sts/stpondicherry.htm   (265 words)

Pondicherry Yogasana Association founded by Yogamaharishi Dr Swami Gitananda Giri in 1975 has been in the forefront of the Yoga Sport movement and Swamiji is hailed as one of the founding fathers of this concept.
Pondicherry Yogasana Association has also introduced Yoga Theory aspects into all Yogasana Competitions and this has exposed competitors to spiritual aspects of the great science of Yoga in addition to developing their skill in Yogasanas.
Pondicherry Yogasana Association has been in the forefront of supporting the Tourism Department in organizing the Yogasana Competitions and the General Secretary Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani has COORDINATED these International Yoga competitions in the years 2001, 2002 2003 and 2004.
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 Pondicherry Tourism Travel & Tours Information Guide,Pondicherry Tour Operators & travel agents,package Tours ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Pondicherry has been the theatre of many battles in the wars between the British and the French, and was the capital of French India before it attained independence in 1954.
Pondicherry is famous as a centre chosen by late Sri Aurobindo, revolutionary turned saint, who built his Ashram, which draws huge crowd of tourists.
While the Aurobindo Ashram is one of the reasons to see Pondicherry, there is another place that is a must see, Auroville the City of Dawn.
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 Pondicherry,Pondicherry India,Pondicherry Travel,Pondicherry Tours,Pondicherry Tour
Pondicherry was traditionally a seat of learning and Vedic culture.
Pondicherry is the corruption of “Puducherry”, which means a new hamlet.
At the southern tip of the Promenade stands the statue of Monsieur Dupleix, the greatest French Governor of Pondicherry whose majestic presence reminds the natives that he was once the king of their land.
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 Southindia.com-Pondicherry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A french colony upto 1954, Pondicherry is a living monument of French Culture in India.
Pondicherry is located at 162 Kms south of Chennai, the capital of Tamilnadu and 22 kms north of Cuddalore, the capital of South Arcot District of Tamilnadu.
From Villupuram, Pondicherry is located at 40 Kms towards east.For every 15 minutes buses depart from Villupuram to Pondicherry.
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 Pondicherry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Its capital is Pondicherry which lies on the Coromandel Coast, 196 km/122 mi south of Chennai (formerly Madras).
Pondicherry was founded by the French in 1674 and changed hands several times among the French, Dutch, and British before being returned to France in 1814 at the close of the Napoleonic Wars.
Together with Karaikal, Yanam, and Mahé; (on the Malabar Coast), it formed a French colony until 1954 when all were transferred to the government of India;; since 1962 they have formed the Union Territory of Pondicherry.
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The newly acquired lands (four parcels in all) are near the Mount Washington Regional Airport in Whitefield, on the southern end of the refuge.
The refuge’s new addition is adjacent to a 309-acre tract in Jefferson that was purchased from the Stiles family and added to the refuge in January.
Pondicherry has been declared a National Natural Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior and was designated as New Hampshire's first Important Bird Area.
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Pondicherry is 160km south of Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal.
Pondicherry is famous as the location of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, founded in 1920 by Sri Aurobindo.
From Pondicherry, there are four local trains on a branch line to Villupuram at 8 and 11 am and 4.30 and 9 pm.
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