Pondicherry is a Union Territory located along the southeastern coast of India. The history of Pondicherry goes back to before the Roman times when it was a flourishing trade centre and had an ensuing rich maritime history. Eventually, it was occupied by different Southern dynasties and later saw conquests by the Portuguese, Dutch, Danes, and English. Nevertheless, it was the French who changed the history and landscape of the town, a change so monumental that it can be perceived even today. Whether it is a walk by the popular Rock beach with its statues of French personalities or through its French Quarters with its streets and buildings named in French, or its churches and streets being adorned for Christmas festivities, Pondicherry is a living testament to its French history and heritage.
A stroll through the streets of Pondicherry will greet one with a myriad of colours creating an elegant backdrop to the streets. The façades of the buildings are charming but there is more to these buildings than just their colours - they are splendid examples of diverse architectural styles and sensitive conservation processes.
Join us on a fascinating tour of Pondicherry, an experience that will be a captivating combination of visual delight and local history.
This is an online guided tour.