So the day 1 starts when we reached Pondicherry. It's a small and beautiful town with french and Portuguese architecture all around. We covered paradise beach on day 1 as it was quite far from our accomodation which was in Anna Salai. It was atleast half an hour away from our place. The autos are quite cheap in Pondicherry and it is difficult to find a cab there (Ola or Uber).
Paradise beach is huge. One has to buy a ticket for a ferry ride to go to Paradise beach. The backwater is beautiful. Although you do not have much options to eat at the beach but there are definitely a lot of huts for people to rest and get a shade from the scorching heat. There are water sports, boat house and rain dance arrangements also.
We spent the entire day by the beach and it was blissful. Here's a small video where I tried to capture the view of the beach.
In the evening we went to the famous church in Pondicherry Basilica of the sacred heart of Jesus. The experience there was amazing. It is a beautiful church filled with lovely people. It felt like we were in heaven and can sit there for the entire night.