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Pondicherry Museum

Pondicherry is the capital of the union territory of Puducherry. It is located at a distance of 160 kilometres from Chennai and 300 kilometres from Bangalore. India became independent of the British in 1947, but the French settlements moved out of India in 1954, handing out the present union territory of Puducherry to the Indian government.
The town was officially inaugurated in 1968. Auroville Ashram is considered the “universal town,” and the city is perfectly planned in a circle of radius 1.25 km.

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Pondicherry is also known as the ‘French Riviera of India’ as the city still holds its past history of French colonialization.

One of the highly populated tourist attractions in Pondicherry is the Pondicherry Museum. This place houses a variety of sculptures and archaeological findings from Arikamedu. The foyer has a lot of stone statues. There are also many pre-Christian relics, such as Roman and Greek jars and pieces. The museum has a fossil room, a geology room, and collections of coins, handicrafts, and other relics. Other places to visit in Pondicherry include Auroville, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Ousteri Wetland, and the National Park and Park Monument in the Government Park of Pondicherry.

A trip to India would be incomplete without seeing the ways French colonialization has had an effect on India. There are lots of monuments and other museums that showcase the French rule in Pondicherry.