Pondy, our own french town on the southern coast of India or the french riviera of the east. Whole city is pleasant mix of East and West. Cosmopolitan flair of many nationalities in a small but varied town. Tree lined boulevards, colonial heritage buildings, Tamil quarters show contrasting architectures and cultures. Food offered here also display this vast difference. Quiet beaches and peaceful resorts in the north and south of the city balance the town's busy, yet easy going life.
One can cover all main points of Puducherry on a day-trip (about 8 hours) in a private vehicle. Two days are more than enough to cover all spots leisurely. If you want to take things very slow and enjoy the city then plan for more days. I took 3 days to enjoy this town leisurely. First day spent on covering major tourist attractions, second was spent enjoying various beaches and third on gastronomic adventures (French and Indian).