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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 May 17, 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 April 16, 2017
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Mar 18, 2018
“Worth looking for”
Feb 23, 2018
“2 STAR BECAUSE, WE COULD NOT LOCATE, after a long search; A private property!!!”
Ananda Rangapillai Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Reviewed March 18, 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

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Reviewed February 23, 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

Thank Traveller G
Reviewed January 30, 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

1  Thank Eric G
Reviewed November 9, 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.

2  Thank vmtrek_travel
Reviewed September 10, 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

2  Thank Nishant K
Reviewed May 17, 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 April 16, 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 Debapriyap12
Reviewed January 3, 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

1  Thank Rahul K
Reviewed July 27, 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 October 14, 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
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