Pondicherry
 
Have you seen the movie, The Life of Pi?
The first part of the movie is shot in Pondicherry or Puducherry as it is now known.
I visited Pondicherry on a trip across southern India that started on the east coast in Chennai (Madras) and finished in Kochi (Cochin) on the west coast. This photo is taken in one of my favourite areas of the town, The French Quarter. Rue Dupuy is one of the tree lined streets crossing the area that is fronted with decaying french colonial buildings…reminders of the days gone by when this was the French capital of India.
Fame at last for this city that is a glorious mix of cultures and religions not seen in any other part of India!