|HAL HT-2 IX-476 in good condition at the Botanical gardens in Pondycherry. Pic Courtesy Andries Waardenburg|
Pondicherry is an ex French Colony surrounded by Tamil Nadu. Officially a Union territory, the architecture as well as the culture shows sign of french presecence. It is a popular destination to tourists, who savour the french atmosphere as much as the tourists who visit Goa enjoy the Portugese culture.
Andries Waardenburg of Netherlands visited Pondicherry in 1993 and was pleasantly surprised to discover a HAL HT-2 in the local Botanical Park. As the photograph of Andries shows, the HT-2, IX-476 is in great condition. Andries has graciously consented to let us use the photo and he wonders if the aircraft is still there? Let us know!