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Bharathi Park in Pondicherry

The Government Park or Bharati Park is within the green centre of the French Town and its lush trees supply ample relieve from your scorching sun on a very hot summer day. With young children playing in ponds, on their hill or in the targeted traffic park, grown-ups sitting or lying on granite benches, families on the picnic and occassional sit-ins of striking citizens, the park will be the most appreciated public area in town. Strolling underneath the cool trees is as dynamic as it gets. Unless people rush towards the spot when an occassional movie is becoming shot.

The Aayi Mandapam has turn out to be the unmistakable centre from which four lanes divide the Park in four nearly equivalent elements. The region is dotted with ancient sculptures and not so historic statues. About it stand quite a few stately structures:

The Raj Nivas - The residence in the Lt. Governor, formerly the Palace from the French Governor of puducherry.

The Museum - located opposite the Raj Nivas on St Louis Street, houses an intriguing assortment of excavated artifacts from Roman Instances and heritage through the French Time period.

In direction of the east, concealed behind a thick wall and huge trees lies the previous French bandstand on which the French Army Band utilized to play.

Around the southern side are the puducherry Artwork Gallery, Resort Qualithe as well as the Chamber of Commerce, all built with a street front in colonial type. The UCO bank is surrounded by its own garden premises. A mighty stair invites you to the interior of the standard bank.

Past the Common Hospital on the western aspect will be the Legislative Assembly and also the Cercle de Pondichéry.

Turning back towards the Raj Nivas on the left is beautiful Villa Aroumé, which houses the Ashram Dining Room.