Pondicherry (union territory)
Pondicherry is a union territory in Southern India. It consists of a number of so-called pockets in three different states:
All the territories of Pondicherry were under French occupation before they were peacefully handed over back to India.
Tamil is the official language. French and English is understood and spoken by the educated elite. good
The territory consists of enclaves isolated from one another, so "getting around" is somewhat indistinguishable from getting in and out of the place.
There is a lack of "sit down" food & tea outlets of the budget range. Plenty of samosa stalls
You can get south Indian style foods like idly, dosa, sambar that are moderately spiced.