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Statue of Dupleix, Pondicherry

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Once a former governor of Pondicherry, the Statue of Dupleix memorializes the French recognition of Joseph’ Dupleix’s contribution to India and France. Originally installed in 1870, 126 years after Dupleix left Pondicherry, the statue can now be found alongside Promenade Beach. The 2.88m (9.5 ft) tall statue shows Dupleix in a commanding stance, with his left hand on the hilt of his sword, and his right holding a plan of Pondicherry. Prominent features of the statue include the Curt dress, as well as the bag wig and long riding boots. Restoration of the statue was undertaken in 2014. Put Statue of Dupleix on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Pondicherry trip builder.
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  • The Statue of Dupleix was a big disappointment. I wish I visited the place at night...at least the lights would have created some kind of attraction. It stands on the end of the Rock beach. 
  • Can't call it a tourist attraction as it is just one more statue in Pondy, in respect of the French Governor, located at the end of Promenade on Beach Road, inside the Children's Park. Can be viewed a...  more »
  • Situated at one end of the promenade by the Alliance Francais which is worth a drop in as well. Set in nice gardens with some basic information it's a good place to take a break and watch the world go...  more »