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Oldest Mansion

The Ananda Ranga Pillai house is located on a street named after him in the old `Native... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Newdelhi india
nothing to see but a history

its not a remarkable place to visit,house like a common one..instead of its history.if you love it... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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18 Mar 2018
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Ananda Rangapillai Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

The Union Territory of Puducherry lists this as a place of tourist interest and if I am not mistaken, it was restored some years ago using public funds. And yet, the descendants of Ananda Ranga Pillai do not allow you to see the place. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

I was very glad we tracked this place down - a block East of MG road. The only house in Pondicherry to have survived British attack in 1761- and worth a quick visit. Note it's still lived in by the same family as way back...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Ananda Ranga Pillai House ====VERY DIFFICULT TO LOCATE==== Although we tried our best, we could not locate the house. But here are some information we got: This is a personal / private property! The descendants of Ananda Ranga Pillai (who worked with Dupleix - Governor...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
1  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.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  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

Date of experience: January 2017
Reviewed 17 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.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Debapriyap12
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

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank S8542KDrahulk
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.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Sanusc
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