Declared as a UNESCO Heritage site in 2008, Vysial Street is one of the rare locations in Pondicherry where still old houses with the earliest examples of fusion between European and Tamil architecture can be seen. The houses here are about 250 years old and still preserve their original beauty. The unique features of the architecture of these houses are the ‘thinnai’, a flat-ceiling platform built into the facade and supported by large wooden columns, the 'mutram', a central open courtyard surrounded by a colonnaded roofed space, and the 'thalvaram', a tiled roof extending from the sloping roof to posts or pillars at the curb, sheltered people from intense rain or shine.

Vysial Street


Vysial St, Heritage Town, Puducherry, India


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