Pondicherry officially known as Puducherry, perhaps the prominent connection between India and French.
An impromptu visit to this French town turned out to be enriching and informative. Well, a visit to this French Quarter will certainly take you the colonization era. The town was integrated into India on 1st Nov'1954 from the the French, eventually established as Union Territory of India.
Presently Pondy(common name for Pondicherry) is the most populous out of the seven union territories of India. Since I visited this town for only two days peak Summer (March) I couldn't see all the places which you usually find in "Things to do in Pondy" on internet, however I couldn't miss the streets of the White Town (French Quarter).
White Town is the section of Pondicherry which is separated by a canal from rest of Podicherry city, where the white French people made it as their home in 1674. Pondicherry acted as headquarter of trading activities between the French acquired towns of "The French East India Company".
The streets, houses, hanging balconies, bougainvillea covering the entrance in White town are a treat to eyes in harsh summer. The numerous bright mustard yellow villas are charms of this town.
A stroll in the streets of White town will certainty transcend you in history with an amazement.
The city has many colonial buildings, churches, temples and statues which, combined with the systematic town planning and planned French style avenues, still preserve much of the colonial ambiance.
Tip to reach Pondicherry via road
The route to follow is Bengaluru --> Hosur --> Krishnagiri --> Take left to Chennai highway --> Ambur --> Arani --> Pondicherry.
The higway after Krishnagiri is exteremely good, was my best experience in terms of driving.