Ananda Ranga Pillai House in Pondicherry

Ananda Ranga Pillai House Overview

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Located right opposite the Grand Bazaar on Ranga Pillai Street, Ananda Ranga Pillai House is one of the oldest buildings in the town. Doubtlessly a must-visit attraction, this house belongs to Ananda Ranga Pillai- a courtier of Joseph Francois Dupleix (former French governor of Pondicherry).

Built in the year 1735, this building flaunts a flawless blend of Asian and European architecture styles. The building's ground floor, featuring a spacious courtyard with wooden pillars, resembles a typical Tamil house. On the building's first floor, there is a terrace that exhibits European Gothic design.

Although many buildings were ransacked by the British when they conquered Pondicherry in the year 1761, this building remained unharmed.

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Ranga Pillai Street, MG Road Area, Pondicherry, 605001