It was our first solo trip, and we were two girls. Autos are available at every corner. We checked in to our hotel and wasted no time to reach the famous White Town, that oozes French vibes even today. White town is rather less white and more yellow, and trust me folks, for a moment you won't feel like you're in India.
That day, we visited Aurobindo Ashram. They have such beautiful perfume fragrances, decorative sweet smelling candles and agarbattis. You have to walk barefooted in the premises and it's so serene and peaceful inside. Most of the tourists places in Pondi is in and around White Town itself. You can walk around and visit the places, no need to take vehicles.
Previously we had our breakfast at Le Cafe. It has a view of the Promenade Beach, which is also called the Rock beach of Pondi, due to boulders filling it coastline. You can sit on the boulders and chill all day long. Occassionally there will come some icecream vendor and you can relish on your icecream scoop with the sea wind at your side. (I wanna go back right now)
The road beside the boulders is pavemented and there is a Gandhi statue. A little walk from there you will get the Rajnivas or the Government House, which is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.
Soon it was lunch time and we entered a beautiful cafe by the roadside at White Town, Le Club. Then we walked for around 20mins to reach the famous Basilica of Sacred Church of Jesus. The interior feels like just another world, so so beautiful ! We just sat and prayed, for no particular reasons itself, but that's the magic of the place.
By the time it was early evening and dined at the Le Dupleix. Previously it was the residence of the Mayor of the town, but now it's just a posh dining place with lots of foreigners here and there.