Pondicherry was on my cards ever since I settled down south here in Karaikudi. It was about 300km away but one year went by and it was still in the bucket list.
September 2016. A three day long weekend on Ganesh Chaturthi - I finally convinced myself for the trip.
I started from Karaikudi - my base for the conquest of South on board the Cape-Pondicherry Express on 2 September 2016.
Travelling overnight I reached Pondicherry to be welcomed with a beautiful sunrise. Probably the first sunrise I saw on a beach.
My first day in the union territory was spent visiting the experimental town of Auroville, having a delicious lunch and lazing around the Rock Beach with a friend.