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Ananda Ranga Pillai HouseRanga Pillai Street, MG Road Area, Pondicherry, 605001 Phone: Not available
Ananda Ranga Pillai House is one of the oldest buildings in the town. Doubtlessly a must-visit attraction, this house belongs to Ananda Ranga Pillai- a courtier of Joseph Francois Dupleix (former French governor of Pondicherry). Built in the year 1735, this building flaunts a flawless blend of Asian and European architecture styles. The building's ground floor, featuring a spacious courtyard with wooden pillars, resemblances to a typical Tamil house. On the building's first floor, there is a terrace that exhibits European Gothic design. Although many buildings were ransacked by the British when they conquered Pondicherry in the year 1761, this building remained unharmed.