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Statue of Dupleix, Pondicherry

  • This 2.88 meters high statue was commissioned as a symbol of French rule in Pondicherry. This granite statue was erected in the memory of the French governor named Joseph Francois Duplex. He ruled Pondicherry between the years 1742 to 1754. He tried to prevent the British domination in Pondicherry and is one of the famous French governors. Because of the defeat in a Second Carnatic war, he resigned for his governor post and went back to France. The statue of Dupleix has been built in 1870. The statue is situated on beautiful granite columns and gives a peaceful and ambient look to the city. This statue is considered as a major landmark and the historic representation of the city.

    Location:: Statue of Dupleix is located at children’s park present at

    Goubert Avenue

    Beach Road

    Pondicherry-605101

    Best Time To Visit::

    Tourists can visit the statue of Dupleix at morning, afternoon and evening. It is not good to visit the place at night.

    Distance from Pondicherry Bus stand to Statue of Dupleix

    The distance from the statue of Dupleix to Pondicherry bus stand is 3kms. The time taken to travel from bus stand to statue is 30mins. There are cab and auto services between the statue and bus stand.