Puducherry, which used to be called Pondicherry is a Union territory of India. Pondicherry is divided into four separate parts: Puducherry district, Karaikal district, Yanam district , and Mahé district. These four areas are under one name because they were all once ruled by the French. Chandranagore, the fifth former French colony 30 kilometers north of Kolkata, in West Bengal, India, is now outside this unconnected territory.
When India took control of them, they took them in as one territory. Pondicherry is going through a name change to Puduchery, which means "new village" in the local language. It covers an area of 183 mi² or 474 km², it is bigger than Andorra but smaller than Saint Lucia. Its a very nice tourist place . Its heritage buildings with old french architecture is fabulous . The Boulevard is ellipse shaped with two clock towers of Small market and the Big market as the Focii of it .The area of Boulevard close to the Beach is called White Town. This was the area where initial French settlements happened .Henceforth it is called White town area .