The Ashok Beach Resort

Niviya Vas
We drove to Pondy from Bangalore (the drive was approximately 6.5 hours), freshened up quickly, had a friend of dad’s take us to a local eatery in the middle of the city , and attended the concert. We spent the night at The Ashok Beach Resort. Yes, it sounds fancy, and it would’ve been, had it not been for the obnoxiously loud and unnecessarily bright concert/music festival that was held in the garden-area of the resort at midnight!To make up for the disastrous sleep, we woke up at 5.30 AM, and made our way to the beach, which was a minute’s walk from our room, since it was ‘part’ of the resort. The dark circles so gained were worth the view.