I have come across a lot of people who mistake Puducherry as a rip-off of Goa. To them I want to say - No, this is not a mini-goa. And yes, it is nothing like Goa. And thank god for that.
Visiting Pondicherry is like entering a time capsule. This petite town is laden with history that comes from the times when the Dutch, British, Portuguese and the French had settled here during India’s tete-a- tete with colonialism.