About Dept of Revenue & Disaster Management Puducherry:
The Union Territory of Puducherry comprises the former French establishment Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam, which lie scattered in South India. Puducherry and Karaikal are situated on the east coasts in Tamil Nadu, Yanam in Andhra Pradesh and Mahe on the west coast in Kerala. The main languages spoken here are Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, English and French.Puducherry, the capital of the Territory was once the original headquarters of the French in India, is situated on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal and is about 135 kms. from Chennai Airport. It is bounded on the east by the Bay of Bengal and on the three sides by Tamil Nadu. About 150 kms. south of Puducherry on the East Coast lies Karaikal.