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Mahe in Pondicherry | Mahe in Pondicherry
The beach-comber and the sun-worshipper have miles of nirvana in Pondicherry.Mahe in Pondicherry, Pondicherry’s Mahe, Pondicherry Regions, French Town, Malayalam, St. Theresa’s Church, Malabar The waters are cool and soothing. The sands clear and sparkling. In splendid seclusion. Quite often, your only company is a lone seagull. Or a sandpiper. Many resorts, cottages, cafes and bars command an excellent view of the sea.
From Calicut, you will find this 75 kms north of the town, bordered by a luxuriant crop of tall palm. And dotted with numerous fishing hamlets.
Located at a distance of about 647 km away from Pondicherry’s Mahe is the erstwhile French Town that covers an area of about 9 square kilometers and is surrounded by the Kannur district of Kerala on three sides. Mahe in Pondicherry, Pondicherry’s Mahe, Pondicherry Regions, French Town, Malayalam, St. Theresa’s Church, Malabar Pondicherry’s Mahe has a population of over 36,000. The people here speak the Malayalam language. Initially Mahe was named ‘Mayyazhi,' which means ‘eyebrows of the sea'. Trust southindiaholidaytours to provide indispensable info on Mahe and the places of tourist interest within it.
Theresa's Church is a major tourist attraction in Pondicherry’s Mahes. In fact it is the most renowned church in Malabar. Constructed during the French Reign, this church stands testimony to the legacy of the French rule. The annual feast of St. Theresa of Avila is celebrated in this church every year from 5 th to 22 nd October. People from all over Kerala and the neighboring districts of Karnataka flock to this place only to be a part of this festival.
Puthalam – During the first fortnight of every March, the Puthalam festival takes place where the Theyyam is enacted. Theyyattam is a renowned ritual art in North Kerala which is an amalgamation of art craft, choreography, dancing, painting, acting and singing. Puthalam draws a number of tourists for its ancient temples.
Othenan's Fort – The Othenan's Fort remnants can be seen round the corner of the Kozhikode Kannur National Highway in close proximity to the Mini Civil Station. The construction of this fort is credited to Thatcholi Othenan, a renowned folk-lore hero.
Besides these Pondicherry Regions and mahe is also dotted with a number of Hindu temples that include Sree Venugopalalayam, Station Road, Sree Hareeswara Temple, Mundock, Sree Ayya Temple, Koyyoottu Theru, Keezhandoor Temple, Chalakkara, Sree Narayana Madam, Chalakkara and others.
How to reach Mahe
Rail – The nearest railway stations are at Madras and Villupuram. Alternatively you can take a train from Bangalore to Cuddalore.
Road – You can reach Mahe easily from the neighboring states. Mahe and Pondicherry Regions is well connected by a network of roads from Chennai, Bangalore and Kerala.