The erstwhile French colony, Pondicherry is a melting pot of a vibrant South Indian culture with a smattering of French flavours. Perched on India’s east coast in Tamil Nadu, Pondy is dotted with Gallic landscapes of bougainvillea-draped colonial townhouses, pastel cafes and leafy boulevards. A haven for both the traveller in quest of adventure and spiritual awakening, and the leisure-seeking tourist, there's no dearth of places to visit in the lovely town. But by far, the best way to explore the city is through its food, that epitomises Pondicherry's past and present.
So after you have doused yourself in the tropical sunshine and surfed the waters of the Auroville Beach, here's your guide to some of the city's most charming cafés that will whip you up the most lush crème caramel and fluffiest of croissants.