Pondicherry  / Pondy or Pudhucherry as it is being called now. This state was the seat of the colonial powers like Dutch,Portuguese, English and French.

The city has many colonial structures and a very popular tourist destination.The four beaches, The Auroville Ashram, the age old churches, the Botanical gardens and the beautiful temples attracts crowds from India and abroad.

The Pondicherry cuisine has a lot of influences.It is a perfect blend of cultures and customs.The main characteristic is the French influence on the cuisine.Coconut and coconut milk, sea food are predominant in their cuisine.The influence of the neighboring states – Kerala, Tamil nadu and Andra can also be felt in their dishes.

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