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So, at the end of the rock beach (or the start depends from which way you enter) or at the marina... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PatilChinar
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Pune, India
It's old

It's an old statue located at the end of the rock beach. I don't know who Dupleix is but must be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AlexV1998
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Kodaikanal, India
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Goubert Avenue | On Beach Road, Pondicherry, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So, at the end of the rock beach (or the start depends from which way you enter) or at the marina, you'll see this rustic statue. It's a sweet gesture, but they need to do something to keep it safe.

Thank PatilChinar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's an old statue located at the end of the rock beach. I don't know who Dupleix is but must be someone important, that they made a statue of him.

Thank AlexV1998
Reviewed 4 May 2018

The 2.88 m tall statue of Dupleix stands at the southern end of the park. This is part of rock beach only and not a separate view point as such

Thank Veena K
Reviewed 3 May 2018

The place looks bright in the evening, and the statue adds grace to it. After the restoration works the statue has regained the glory.

Thank Oceans_sea
Reviewed 1 May 2018

statue on one end of rock beach. This is part of rock beach only and not a separate view point as such.

Thank Sunny M
Reviewed 22 April 2018

The Statue of Dupleix is at the end of the promenade opposite the GMT ice cream parlor. It is overlooking the Rock beach and adjoining the promenade.

Thank Memoirs-Sachin
Reviewed 11 April 2018

This statue is at the other end of Promenade rock beach - it has historical significance that's it. Not a majestic one but at least its there to read about Dupleix and maybe google a bit about him and know the history of Pondicherry .

Thank Akshat P
Reviewed 17 March 2018

What a shame it is that the 'powers that be' decide to retain a French era statue in a very prominent place and smugly decide to ignore all maintenance work.

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Pondicherry being ex french has besides the mandatory Nehru and Gandhi statues, this statue of Lord Dupleix. Spend a moment , click a picture and move on

Thank neeleshkulkarni
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Joseph Marquis Dupleix (Jan 1697 – Nov 1763) was Governor-General of French India and rival of Robert Clive (the British). The STATUE of Joseph Francois Dupleix at Puducherry Beach, the Monument to Dupleix in Puducherry!! With the commissioning of Two Statues (one in Puducherry &...More

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