PUDUCHERRY meaning "New Town" it's former name Pondicherry (A.K.A Pondi) is a tiny coastal city also India’s union territory will make you wonder if you are in India or in France. Pondicherry was colonized by the French for almost 200 years, this shows the strong influence and beautification in Pondicherry.
Why I chose Pondicherry as my first solo traveling trip?
Firstly, travelling alone can be daunting but it shouldn’t be, I wanted to have an amazing experience alone to explore the city where my father grew up which had great places to visit, amazing food to eat, history and a little piece of France.
How to reach Pondicherry?
Pondicherry is located 160 kms south of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. I traveled by train from Mumbai Dadar station to Pondicherry it took 32 hours.
Other ways of travelling to Pondicherry is by flight to Chennai then a 3 hours drive to Pondicherry or there are flights from Bangalore to Pondicherry 5 flights per week (S M W T F )
Places I visited in Pondicherry
Before coming to Pondicherry, I made a list of places where I wanted to visit, it is a quaint little place and you can see everything there is to see in Pondicherry in one day but I made sure I explored the places slowly. One of the best things about Pondicherry is the beaches, there are four main beaches- Promenade beach, Paradise beach, Auroville beach and Serenity beach and compared to the other beaches they are pretty clean and well kept.