State: Puducherry (PY) Statehood: 16 August 1962 10172 Views
Karaikal is a district in the Union Territory of Puducherry, located on the eastern coast of India. It is one of the four districts of Puducherry and is situated about 300 kilometers south of Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu.
Karaikal has a rich history and cultural heritage. It was a major trading port during the ancient and medieval periods, attracting merchants from different parts of the world. The district has witnessed the rule of various dynasties, including the Cholas, the Vijayanagara Empire, the Marathas, and the French, before it was eventually integrated into the Indian Union.