Tamil New Year: April 14th

Ugadi (Telugu New Year): April 2nd

Vishu (Malayalam New Year): April 15th

Spread across 4 different regions the ethnic culture of the Union Territory is spread across three language and cultural identities: Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam. With this multicultural identity comes celebrations of festivals of each cultural component. The Indian New Years are marked with prayers and celebrations and often mark the start of new business cycles in the respective traditions. Along with Puthandu, the Tamil New Year, Pondicherry celebrates Ugadi and Vishu, the Telugu and Malayalam New Years with equal fanfare in Yanam and Mahe. Make a complete trip to the entire Union Territory during these festivals and absorb their vibrant cultures.

Regional New Years

Forget the race, visit Pondicherry. A city of bon vivants- heritage, peace, delicious food and memories in store just for you. Come once, you will come again.


Government of Puducherry