Mahe is a small district on the west coast of India which is situated geographically in
and politically forming part of
. It is a picturesque little area which is bounded in the south-west by the Arabian Sea
, in the north by the river Ponniyar and on the other sides by a stretch of calcareous hills of medium height which are linked to the ghats by a series of wooded hillocks.
The total geographical area is 9 sq km. Mahe is inhabited by over 35,000 people. The main languages spoken are
Malayalam, Tamil and
Telugu. Othenanís Fort, St George Fort, Cherukallai Kunnu, Sri Krishna Temple and St Theresaís Church are the major tourist destinations. Mahe is about 630 km from Pondicherry by road and 704 km from
Chennai by rail. It is well connected by road with all the major towns in Kerala and