The former French colonies of Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe, and Yanam, which are dispersed throughout South India, are now a part of the Puducherry Union Territory. The territory's capital, Puducherry, is located on the Coromandel Coast of the Gulf of Bengal and is around 135 kilometres from Chennai Airport. Puducherry was previously the original French embassy in India. Tamil Nadu borders it on three sides while the Gulf of Bengal borders it on the east. Karaikal is located on the East Coast around 130 kilometres south of Puducherry. Around 70 kilometres from the Calicut Airport, Mahe is located on the Malabar coast of the Western Ghats, surrounded by Kerala.