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orbarThe Statue of Dupleix

hot11A huge attraction in Pondicherry, 3 meter high statue of Dupleix, built to honour Francois Dupleix, who governed Pondicherry till 1754. This was commissioned in 1870. It is constructed over beautiful costly granite columns at the Place du Republique. The statue, now after its relocation, overlooks the pretty children's park placed at the southern end of Goubert Avenue.

The statue stands proud and tall, towering at a height of 2.88 meter over half a dozen, massive and elaborately decorated pillars.