When I planned a trip to Pondicherry aka Puducherry all I had in mind is to just enjoy the place by simply taking a walk along the streets having those heritage french style buildings and to have a night stay at a hotel near any beach watching the sunrise. So it was strictly not a trip covering the main tourist attractions in Pondicherry but just enjoying the place by just taking small walks and sitting lazy.
So me and my wife decided to go to Pondy at night of Friday, 13th September 2019 from our home town Thrissur by train. Since there were no direct trains connecting Thrissur and Pondy, we booked tickets on the Mangalore - Puducherry express from Shoranur junction.
It leaves Shoranur at 10 p.m. We took a passenger train from Thrissur to Shoranur around 8 p.m and reached Shoranur after 9. We already had dinner from home and so just waited at station for the train to come. Train was on time and we boarded and found our berths and went to sleep.
The next morning we woke up to the view of a beautiful sunrise from train. Train was halted at a small station some where before Vriddhachalam in Tamilnadu.