Pondicherry is a charming little town full of history, spirituality, French heritage, beautiful beaches, calm and well planned white town street capes, handicrafts and unique life style. Pondicherry is divided into quiet and tranquil white town and active Indian town wherein the architecture and streetcapes completely differs.

It is believed that Vedhapuri - the old name of Pondicherry was the seat for the great sage Agasthya. Later this fishing village turned out as one of the major port of trade during the Greco- Roman period, the excavations at Arikenmedu makes a proof of this.

The Dutch, Portuguese, Danes, English and French influenced Pondicherry. But it was the French who had control over 280 years.

Pondicherry and Auroville are exposed to multi-cultural activities and may be this is one of the places where travellers can get exposed to so many languages, cultures and societies within a small area. Pondicherry offers much more to be experienced rather than just glancing through. It has a perfect blend of the West and India, which makes Pondicherry very special among the Indian and foreign tourists.