Many feel if more places are developed, Puducherry can become a week-long destination
Puducherry has emerged as a favourite tourist destination in the south, thanks to its pristine beaches and landscape. But many regular visitors to the city and those in the hospitality industry feel that there is tremendous potential to promote places of interest, which could fetch higher revenue to the government besides sustaining the growth of the tourism sector.
The region attracted 15,31,972 domestic and 1,31,407 foreign tourists in 2017.
The figure rose to 16,16,660 domestic tourists and 1,41,133 foreign tourists in 2018. Till October this year, 14,54,994 domestic and 1,39,359 foreign tourists visited the region.