Puducherry, formerly known as Pondicherry, is a union territory of India. It was formed out of four exclaves of former French India, namely Pondichéry, Karikal, Mahé and Yanaon. It is named after the largest district, Puducherry.
The climate of Pondicherry is classified by Köppen-Geiger system as tropical wet and dry (As), similar to that of coastal Tamil Nadu. Summer lasts from April to early June, when maximum temperatures frequently hit the 41 °C (106 °F) mark. The average maximum temperature is 36 °C (97 °F).
Pondicherry is a shopper's delight, offering an array of shops, boutiques and department stores for the passionate shopper. Pondicherry being an octroi-free destination for everything, the prices of whatever you buy while Shopping in Pondicherry, will naturally be cheaper.