The Pondicherry people, culture, festivals together
contribute to the lively ambiance of the place. Various
fairs and festivals form an integral part of the culture of
Pondicherry. Several aspects of the daily activities and
lifestyle of the people are celebrated in these festivals.
There are festivals dedicated to food and handicrafts as
During the colonial period a tradition of practicing art and
crafts evolved in this place. Till date many people of
Pondicherry work to keep this age old tradition alive. The
local people are involved in making various dining mats,
candles, incense sticks, wooden serving mats, screen
paintings, batik paintings on clothes, etc.
On a trip to Pondicherry, the French Rivera of the East you
will discover how in the two sectors of the place both the
French and the Tamil culture are celebrated and maintained
with equal enthusiasm.
The presence of two dominant influences have made the
Pondicherry culture complex but very vibrant at the same