Mahe, a small town surrounded on all sides by Kerala but not in the state of Kerala. The importance about Mahe is that it is a union territory which is part of Pondicherry. The official name of Mahe is Mayyazhi in the local Malayalam language. The majestic town Mahe nestled at the mouth of the Mayyazhi River is situated on the West Coast of the Indian Peninsula. It still retains the lively charm of an erstwhile French Colony.
This little town was a French colony earlier, which is originally called Mayyazhi. It was renamed as Mahe by the French. The St. Teresa's Church in Mahe is a famous one. People from all the religions gather here. This French town is a Union Territory which is part of Pondicherry Government. More than 35000 people live here in peace. The nearest railway stations to Mahe are Chennai and Villupuram. The nearest airports are Madurai and Chennai. One can reach Mahe easily from the neighboring states.
Mahe and Pondicherry Regions is well connected by a network of roads from Chennai, Bangalore and Kerala. Mahe is a land for the domestic and foreign tourists. Every corner of this land has to tell a wonderful story which will keep your eyes wide open with wonder and excitement. Mahe is a beautiful blend of myth and mystery. Mahe is a tiny place in the Geographical Map Of Kerala but it earns millions for the Pondicherry Government.
Mahe was under the rule of the French for more than 233 years. They began ruling Mahe in the year 1721. The people of Mahe achieved freedom in 1954. This French Town is situated between Badagara and Thalassery, 58 kilometers from Kozhikode, 24 kilometers from Kannur in kerala and it is a busy trade centre. Mahe has great importance in the Kerala Tourism sector.
Mahe is a beautiful land with several sightseeing destinations. Mahe boat house is located about 1.5 Kms away from the Government House on the Mahe river. Speedboats, Pedal boats and Kayak boats are available here. There is an overwhelming number of liquor shops in Mahe because of the lower excise duties as a union territory.