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Statue of Dupleix Monuments

Statue of Dupleix

The statue of Dupleix is a historical monument and is housed at the Children’s park in Puducherry. This statue was installed here in the year 1870 by the French government.

Joseph Francois Dupleix was the then Governor of Pondicherry and the town prospered under him. He was also the governor general of the French establishment in India. He trained troops and infantrymen. Under one of those infantrymen was the greatest warrior and king of Mysore, Hyder Ali. Dupleix was known in history to have invested a lot of his private possessions to aid for his public reforms.

Joseph Dupleix was an integral part in the French settlement of India especially in Pondicherry. The present statue of Dupleix in Pondicherry was erected in the year 1870 after the French government realized his efforts and work in the Indian settlement. Two statues were erected in his honor, one in Pondicherry and the other which is situated in France.

Nearby places

Auroville, Statue of Mahatma Gandhi and the French war memorial.

Best time to visit

November to March makes it the best time to visit this monument.

Way to reach

 By Air - The nearest airport is the Chennai airport at a distance of 115 kilometers.

 By Rail - The statue of Dupleix is connected by rail from the Pondicherry railway station which is just a 3 mins walk and distance under a kilometer.

 By Road - The monument is well connected by road to all major cities and towns of the country.