Puducherry, a union territory, is spread into Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh. It is a planned city unlike most places in India. All the roads meet at right angles according to the grid system and a long Petit Canal divides the city on the seaward side.The French township is on the sea-facing side while the other is on the Indian side. Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry Museum, Pondicherry beach, Bharti and Bharthidasan Memorial museums and the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Places are some places to visit.