Yanam : The French Counterpart Of The Southern Peninsula


Yanam, a part of the Pondicherry Union Territory, is the little French counterpart of India, and is a place rich in culture and history.

A tiny part of the French India during the days of colonial rule, till the year 1954, the place still represents its French self and still basks in the shadow of the early European settlements.

French is still the official language here. This small coastal town, located near the delta of the Godavari river, became a part of the Indian Republic in the year 1954. With its intriguing one-of-a-kind melange of both French and Telugu culture, Yanam is a place you should head to for the next vacation.

Like most places in South India, Yanam has a very hot and humid summer. Hence, the best time to visit the place is during the winter season, when the temperature is moderate and never soars above 25°C with a minimum of 14°C.