Ideal duration: 1-2 days
Best Time: June - September Read More
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The city of Yanam is situated in the Yanam district of Puducherry, India. The small city which covers an area of 30 square kilometers is in the confluence where Godhavari meets Koringa to the south of Kakinada district in Andhra Pradesh. The city has a widely distinct culture with a mixture of French and Telugu traditions, commonly referred to as the Frelugu culture.
Yanam was under the Dutch rule, later shuttled between the rule of French and the Britishers before finally gaining independence in 1954. Having been a French colony for most of its history, it has many fascinating churches that are a must-visit in the city. The city is famous for its interesting history, culture and festivities. The place is most enjoyed between June and Septembr when the weather is comfortable and pleasant for travel.
Apart from its diverse culture, the Rajiv Gandhi beach and the view of sunrise and sunset from the viewpoint there is an engaging place to visit. There are a few holy temples spread around the city that are usually visited by the locals. Also, the city has some age old churches which are of historic and religious significance.
The structures have a touch of French architecture to it as most of them were built during the French reign. Adding to such beautiful places of visit, what makes the city worth exploring is the history it holds and the unique culture it has led to. It is a pocket-friendly place to visit within a short period and enjoy a quick, entertaining holiday.
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