Satisfy Your French Yearnings With These 6 Pondicherry Experiences

Explore the ruins of Arikamedu, a thriving maritime port dating back to the 2nd century BCE, and witness the captivating wildlife at Ousteri Lake, a designated Asian wetland

An auto rickshaw driver awaiting custom in the French quarter Photo: pjhpix/Shutterstock

If you're having the blues for Parisian and French culture, then there is no better place than Pondicherry to satisfy your yearning. Pondicherry is a former French colony which blends Indian and French heritage in a unique and colourful way. There are plenty of French bakeries, bohemian stores and cobblestoned paths which will make even the most hardcore Francophile happy.