About Pondicherry

Pondicherry is a Union Territory of India formed out of four enclaves of former French India and named for the largest, Pondicherry.

The name, which means "New Town" in Tamil, is Putuccēri in Tamil and Pondichéry in French. In September 2006, the territory changed its official name from Pondicherry to Puducherry (Putuccēri). It is also known as "The French Riviera of the East" (La Côte d'Azur de l'Est)