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Ananda Ranga Pillai House

Ananda Rangapillai Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Poorly Managed House

Very difficult to find this place because almost no one has heard about it. Then when you finally... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eric G
Yerevan, Armenia

Very difficult to locate as Google map directions were total out of sync. With the help of locals... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Mumbai, India
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17 May 2017
“Oldest Mansion”
16 Apr 2017
“nothing to see but a history”
Ananda Rangapillai Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very difficult to find this place because almost no one has heard about it. Then when you finally find it, it is closed. No opening hours and days are posted anywhere. No telephone number either. It doesn't have a website. The Office of Tourism told...More

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Very difficult to locate as Google map directions were total out of sync. With the help of locals and auto drivers could get the correct direction and reach the location. Just a view from outside as the site was closed. Waste of time.

1  Thank vmtrek_travel
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This ancient mansion is owned by Ananda's descendants and they are gracious enough to allow curious visitors in. The family member who received us even gave a brief history of the house and the man himself. The house is quite well kept despite it's age,...More

Thank Nishant K
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The Ananda Ranga Pillai house is located on a street named after him in the old `Native` quarters.This mansion is one of the oldest surviving buildings here.He was working with Dupleix Governor general of Pondicherry in the 18th century. He meticulously maintained a dairy of...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

its not a remarkable place to visit,house like a common one..instead of its history.if you love it then it will good one for you otherwise not.

Thank Debapriya p
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Located right opposite the Grand Bazaar on Ranga Pillai Street, Ananda Ranga Pillai House is one of the oldest buildings in the town. A must-visit attraction, this house belongs to Ananda Ranga Pillai- a courtier of Joseph Francois Dupleix (former French governor of Pondicherry). Built...More

Reviewed 27 July 2016

It took a while for me to figure out the location. Apart from the statue it was jus a big hall.I didnt find any thing interesting here.

Thank Sanusc
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Visit this house for peeping in to French era in India... writing of this famous personality named Ananda Ranga Pillai born in Madras, worked with French in Pondicherry reviles the working style of French those days...

1  Thank ShyamKasturi
Reviewed 17 June 2015

It is very difficult to find it, as on market. Really good to visit, photos, statue are there. Maintained properly.

Thank PSChanda
Reviewed 4 February 2015

The Ananda Rangapillai house is in the middle of a row of shops and very very easy to miss. The 2 times I went, big trucks were blocking the tiny entrance. There is a doorbell at the front but it usually isn't answered. So, to...More

6  Thank sharonnisha
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