About Mahe

     60 Kms north of Calicut is a beautiful slice of history called Mahe. This warm, calm, sunny spot was named after a French naval Captain, Francois Mahe de Labourdonnais. Located on the exact opposite coast of Puducherry, Mahe shares many similarities with it.

A land that satiates an intelligent tourist, Indian, as well as foreign. For, this small land, its every nook and corner, has got its own wonderful story to tell, which keeps your eyes wild with awe and excitement.

If, as a French Tourist has once reveled in, there is any place in India that makes and keeps its own history as a beautiful legend, that is Mahe fantastic blend of Myth and Mystery.

Mahe is a tiny point in the Geographical map of Kerala, the million earner for the distant Pondicherry Government. In this former small French Town, over 35,000 inhabitants live in peace. This petit French Town is situated just between Badagara and Thalassery, 58 kilometers from kozhikode, 24 kilometers from kannur in kerala and is a busy trade centre.

Maheyans breath Malayalam as their Mother tongue. They keep a different culture and manners too. Reminiscent of the French one, thousands of miles away.

More often than not, beautiful French words and phrases squeeze themselves into the colloquial slangs of Mahe Malayalees like., " Bonjour, Comment Ca Va Monsieur ?"

There are those who still speak French without any grammatical mistake, with astonishingly Parisian pronunciation Mostly they are youngsters. They bubble out wits in French among themselves.

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