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World India Pondicherry Puducherry (Pondicherry) Arikamedu

Arikamedu , Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Type of Destination
Historical
Languages Spoken
Tamil & English
Arikamedu Altitude
12m

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About Arikamedu

Arikamedu, the ancient Roman trade center and now an archaeological site is located 7 KMs from Pondicherry on the bank of Ariyankuppam River. Arikamedu gives unforgettable experience by taking you back to 2nd Century BC. According to archeologists, Arikamedu used to be a Tamil fishing village which was formerly a major Chola port dedicated to trading with Roman traders.

Currently, the ancient port & settlement does not bare much except the perpendicular walls that were excavated and the French Jesuit Mission House - which was built in the 18th century.

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