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PONDICHERRY TOURS

PONDICHERRY TOURS

THE FORMER CAPITAL of French territories in India, 1 Pondicherry was established in 1674 by Francois Martin, the first director of the French East India Company. The town is laid out in a grid pattern, with parallel streets cutting across each other at right angles. Its main promenade, the 3-km (2-mile) long Gouhert Salai running along the Bay of Bengal, formed part of the French Quarter, with its elegant colonial mansions, tree-lined boulevards, parks, bars and cafés. Beyond this was a canal, now dry, that demarcated the Tamil Town, where the local populace once lived.

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