Anand Ranga Pillai Mansion is a historic building which was once the home of legendary chronicler Anand Ranga Pillai. Built in the year of 1733, Anand Ranga Pillai Mansion building stands as symbol of cultural heritage of Puducherry. The mansion is located opposite to Grand Bazar in Ranga Pillai street, located at a distance of 2. 5 Kms from Pondicherry city center.
Anand Ranga Pillai Mansion house has combination of different styles, though it is predominantly French. It has both Asian and European styles. The wooden pillars of the house resemble a traditional Tamil house. Terrace on the first floor and columns represents European styles. This French - Tamil style house symbolises the marriage of two unique cultures where there was a lot of give and take in construction of the house. This mansion will perfectly resonates with the history and heritage of the city. So this is best place to visit to look back into the ancestral times.
Visitors can visit Anand Ranga Pillai Mansion during timings 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Anand Ranga Pillai Mansion mansion will give the visitors the imaginative picture of French culture in a Tamil setting. For History enthusiasts this mansion will give real time experience of the history. Crowd for this mansion is usually low, so one can experience it very peacefully.