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Puducherry (earlier known as Pondicherry) is a charming little town filled with history, heritage, culture, French connections, beaches, unique lifestyle & shopping. Pondicherry is divided into quiet and tranquil white town and active Indian town wherein the architecture and streets completely differ. The history dates way back to pre-historic days. It is believed that Vedapuri -the old name of Puducherry (Pondicherry) was the seat for the great sage Agasthya. Later this fishing village became one of the major ports during the Greco - Roman period. Later Puducherry was under the rule the Pallavas, Cholas, Vijayanagara Kingdom and sultans until the European settlements stepped in. The Dutch, Portuguese, Danes, English and French influenced Puducherry. But it was French who controlled the + more about Pondicherry

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