Karaikal is a major port city of east coast of India and a municipality in Karaikal district in the Union Territory of Puducherry, India. This is the origination of Karaikal Ammaiyar. The French government procured Karaikal in 1674 and held control, with incidental intrusion from the British and Dutch, until 1954 by law in 1956, when it was consolidated into the Indian Union alongside whatever is left of French India. A few clarifications are offered for the word 'Karaikal'.
The majestic Gazetteer gives it the signifying 'angle pass'. Be that as it may, the name Karaikal is no uncertainty a blend of two words 'Karai' and 'Kal'. Both the words 'Karai and 'Kal' have a few implications, of which the more adequate ones are 'lime blend' and 'channel' individually. Henceforth it has been proposed that the name may mean a waterway worked of lime blend. Be that as it may, no hint of such a channel is clear at this point.
The greater part of the general population around the local area are office bearers and modern laborers. There are ious iron and steel moving plants, turning factories, tiles, polythene, elastic and synthetic businesses in Karaikal. Other normal wellsprings of the general population's pay originated from business. The conspicuous wellspring of salary of this area is horticulture and angling. Karaikal is a waterfront town with an aggregate coastline of 26 kilometers 16 miles.