Pondicherry is a union territory of India. It is a surprise town in India because of its weel-laid wide streets carring french names and kept unpolluted. Pondicherry is derived from the Tamil language word which means new town. The culture is very assorted with churches, temples, and mosques all standing with their diverse identities in peace and harmony. Pondicherry is richly cosmopolitan and nearly 55 languages are spoken here. It is quite famous for the Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville where he spent his golden years. Major dance forms are Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi while Carnatic style of music is the widespread musical tradition.
|Area||492 sq. km|
|Languages Spoken||Tamil, English, French, Telugu, Malayalam.|
|Best Time to visit||Throughout the year.|
|Climate||Max: 31.90°C, Min: 24.50°C.|
Orissa was known as Kalinga in ancient period and as Utkal for a period in the early 20th century. Orissa was originally inhabited by the aboriginal tribes, the Buiyas and Gonds. Before 1912 it was a part of Bengal and till 1936 it became a part of Bihar. In 1936 Orissa was made into a separate province by the state's merger order (Governor's provinces) of 1949. Orissa has the largest variety of tribal communities in India. These have contributed a great deal in making rich the history and heritage of Orissa.
There is a good road network in the state connecting it with the other parts of the country as well as different places within the state.
By AIR :
Bhubaneswar is the only civil airport in the state connected to different parts of the country through regular flights.
There is an extensive railway network that connects different parts of the state to the other parts of the country. Bhubaneswar and Puri are the major railheads for the state.
Bhubaneswar, Puri, Baripada, Phulbani, Sambalpur, Rourkela, Cuttack, Konark, Dhenkanal