Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Pondicherry soon to be Puducherry

Pondicherry, that former French Colony about 150 km south of Chennai (Madras) on the East Coast Road, will soon be renamed Puducherry. Sad. I believe each time we change names of places of historical significance we erase a bit of our past.
But this post is not about the name change.
A trip to Pondy by road, especially the East Coast Road is a great experience (if you drive carefully and manage to stay out of the way of the numerous maniacs who use that road like a race track.)
The best part of Pondy itself is portion close to the seaside. Here are a series of pics of places in Pondicherry that make the place interesting for me.

4 comments:

ramki said...

Balaji, Nice series and great pictures, especially of the salt pan. As you said, wonder why people want to change names of places.

R. Balaji said...

Thanks, Ramki.

S.Prabhu said...

brings unforgettable bad old memories:)- the race track bit you have mentioned

R. Balaji said...

Hi prabhu welcome to in Camera.