Statue of Dupleix
The statue of Dupleix is a historic monument and is housed in the Children’s park in Pondicherry. This statue was installed in the year 1870 by the French government.
Joseph Francois Dupleix was the then Governor of Pondicherry and the town prospered under him. He was also the governor general of the French establishment in India.
He trained troops and infantrymen. Under one of those infantrymen was the great warrior and king, Hyder Ali. Dupleix was known to have invested most of his private possessions to aid for his public reforms.
Dupleix was an integral part of the French settlement in India especially in Pondicherry. The present statue of Dupleix in Pondicherry was erected on 1870 after the French government realized his efforts and work in India. Two statues were erected in his honor, one in Pondicherry and the other can be seen in France. This monument in Pondicherry is
Nearby places :
Auroville, Statue of Mahatma Gandhi and the French war memorial.
Best time to visit :
November to March makes it the best time to visit this monument.
How to reach
By air : The nearest airport is the Chennai airport at a distance of 115 kilometers.
By train : The statue of Dupleix is connected by rail from the Pondicherry railway station which is just a 3 mins walk and distance under a kilometer.
By road : The monument is well connected by road to all major cities and towns of the country.