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Pondicherry District : Puducherry (UT)

About District

Puducherry district bears relics to the rich cultural ancestry and traditional legacy of the bygone French era. Unaltered and unaffected by rapid industrialization, the district of Puducherry has preserved the rich historical past of the glorious period of the French colonies. Located at a distance of one hundred and sixty two kilometers from Chennai, Puducherry is commonly referred to as Pondicherry. Puducherry district has maintained a perfect balance between agricultural productivity and industrial developments. While most of the local inhabitants are engaged in the traditional occupation of farming and the allied economic activities of animal husbandry and fishing for earning their livelihood, the educated people are engaged in industries and service sectors. Blessed with a natural scenic beauty, the district of Puducherry has many interesting places of tourist destination. Some of the notable tourist spots of Puducherry district are Botanical Garden, Puducherry Museum, Auroville and Shri Aurobindo Ashram etc.

District at a Glance

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