Puducherry is a union territory of India and is also a city in the union territory which is the capital of the same. It is the most populous city in the union territory. It is surrounded by the state of Tamil Nadu and the culture also resembles from that of the state. People have also nicknamed it as ‘Pondy’ which is short name for the city. The history of Puducherry has many rulers who visited here and then ruled like the Dutch, Portuguese, French and British. Hence, there are many historical tourist attractions which pull a lot of crowd from all around the world.
Pondicherry which is also the other name of the union territory is very close to Tamil Nadu and its capital Chennai. It is connected to the city via East Coast Road. There are buses running by the government transport services within the city and also around it. There are trains from the city to all the metropolitan cities and also to other major cities of the country like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, etc. Puducherry airport is also located at Lawspet which serves the city and connects it to other parts of the country.