Welcome to Puducherry UNION TERRITORY OF PUDUCHERRY PUDUCHERRY is on the east coast, about 162 kms. south of Chennai. (area - 290 Sq.Kms.) KARAIKAL region is about 160 kms. south of Pondicherry and is surrounded by Nagapattinam district of Tamilnadu (area - 161 Sq.Kms.)
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Identified as one among the 30 living treasures of India by India Today magazine
that attracts thousands of tourists every year was discovered by Romans in 200 B.C.
and much more
Architecture: The French built houses at the French quarter is otherwise called the ‘Ville Blanche’
that one gets to experience is something unique…
It is Internationally acknowledged for its is comparatively quieter, cleaner & greener atmosphere
Puducherry is more than just history, heritage & spirituality…
Tourism has been seen as one of the fastest emerging industries in Puducherry
The above statistics do not cover the “Day Visitors”, which is a minimum 25,000 – 30,000 per day (Commercial/ Shopping/ Weekend visit/ Students)
Total no. of rooms available in Puducherry is: A/c Rooms – 863 & Non A/c – 1,579
This would result in:
The present lure is only because of its inherent strengths. Major investments are yet to be made for specific tourism promotion
TOTAL - Rs.615 Crores
90% of total project cost i.e Rs.553.98 sanctioned on 20.09.2005
Operation of air services from Pondicherry to Chennai/Bangalore/ Thirupathi to commence shortly.
First Phase – Expansion of runway by 260 meters and provision of night landing facility to facilitate landing of ATR type of aircrafts.
Second Phase – Development of a full fledged airport with a runway of 2400 meters suitable for landing of Air Bus/Boeing.
Airport at Karaikal
Development of a green field airport in Karaikal is under consideration
The world famous Thirunallar Temple dedicated to Lord Saneswarar in Karaikal attracts about 20,000 to 50,000 people on normal weekends on an average. More than 1 million people visit the temple each year .
Government of Puducherry has decided to develop Thirunallar as Temple Town. The consultant HUDCO has completed the Master Plan for the project. The project envisages an investment of Rs.220 crores in the form of infrastructure development of every kind as required for a small well designed town. Land acquisition is under process.
Land acquisition is in progress
Development of lagoon has been taken up with dredging works and simultaneously a consultant shall be appointed for lagoon based tourism promotion. Yacht Marina shall also be included.
Arikamedu, the archaeological site of the ancient Roman Trade Centre. The Port Town dates back to 2nd century.
Now it is proposed to acquire 46 Hectares of lands adjacent to the site. HUDCO has been appointed as consultant for preparation of Master Plan for development of Arikamedu as tourist destination.
Prime property at northern end of beach road is proposed for development under Public Private Participation.
Family Entertainment Centre with iMax with Multiplex, Retail area, Star Category Hotelis proposed.
Project Cost – Rs.35 crores
45 hectares of land at Manapet Village in Pondicherry has been identified for development of a Golf Course and a Club House.
The project is conceived with an objective of promoting high end tourism.
70 acres of Govt. land is available for this project. Facilities like Mangrove Aquatic Park, Eco Beach Park, Landscaping, Food Court, Recreation Room, Fun Kiosks, Bazaars etc will be created.
INTACH has been appointed as consultant for preparing Detailed Project Report. Approx. project cost is Rs.5.00 crores.
Areas for future development
10. Bird Sanctuary
11. Fishing Island
6. Swimming Pool
5. Fair Ground
2. Fun park
3. Sport Complex
12. Water Sports
8. Seagull Restaurent
1. Plaza Complex
Eco Beach Park at KaraikalProposed Plan
Beautification of Mahe beach was taken up by Department of Tourism as one of its major projects to beautify the place as well as provide an evening get away for people of Mahe and its neighbourhood.
Yaname is located on the beautiful river bank of Gauthami-Gothavari river. The development of water front of Gauthami-Gothavari river is halfway through and has already become an evening paradise of the entire hinterland.
An expenditure of Rs.12.93 crores is in the pipeline for this development.
The Beach Promenade is typically French as it can be experienced in most seaside towns in France. It has always been an active place from the days of the French rule to the present day. Today one can see people at all times of the day going for their daily stroll either early in the morning or late in the evening.
This popular promenade is proposed for development on a large scale.
Realising the need for land for large scale tourism products, the department has started Land Bank Scheme where in more than 350 acres of lands are being acquired for implementation of various projects under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.
46 Hectares of land near Arikamedu (Archaeological site)proposed for acquisition
23 Hectares of land at Chunnambar back water isproposed for acquisition
72 Hectares of land at Manapet beach front is under acquisition for Golf Course.
* World Tourism Day
* Goan Food Festival
* Mahe Mahotsav
* Heritage Festival
* Food Festival
* Vintage Car Rally
* Air Show
* Yanam People’s Festival
* International Yoga Festival
* Karaikal Festival
* J Walter Thomson and National Film Development Corporation have been appointed as Media Campaign agents. Budget for the campaign is 350 lakhs.
* The campaign shall be through
* Print Media * Dailies - Chennai & Bangalore * Magazines * Karaikal – Campaign on Shani Temple. * Yanam – Hyderabad & Vizag * Mahe – Vernacular magazines in Kerala
* Television * News and infotainment
* Internet * Rediff, indiatimes,sify, yahoo and google sites * Travel sites – journey mart, outlook traveller
* Hoardings * Chennai - ECR, NH * Bangalore
* Petrol Bunk Campaign at Chennai & Bangalore
* Contacting the value customer – Hoteliers, travel & tour operators.
* Local campaign
Enhanced investment subsidy : 25% of the total investment subject to maximum of Rs.100 lakhs per project.
Pondicherry, one of the most popular tourist destinations in India, offers a slew of incentives for investors in tourism infrastructure. Investment opportunities exist to develop star & heritage hotels, amusement parks, multiplexes, food courts, beach resorts, eco-tourism, health spas, art & craft village and other tourism relates products. Incentive include investment subsidies and exemption from luxury tax. Special incentives are also offered for renovation and restoration of heritage buildings. All investments will enjoy unstinting support from the Government.