Chennai and Pondicherry have always been my all-time favourite destinations. Given a chance, I’d happily relocate to either of the two places with no regrets. As much as I’m not fond of the humidity, I love the location, the beaches, the food, and especially the Tamilian red chutney with dosa.
I’ve visited Chennai and Pondicherry on several occasions and it had been a while since I’d dropped by to see how my favourite places were doing. My friend had never been to Pondicherry (even though he was a Tamilian) and it was an excuse enough for me to want to go there! I instantly got down to listing out all the things I wanted to do and began execution!
Pondicherry is roughly 100 km from Chennai and is just a few hours’ drive from Chennai. There are several modes of transport to get to Chennai and while trains and buses are a perfectly good option, I wanted to get there quickly, spend more time, and get back as soon as possible. And that’s why I decided to go there by flight this time.
Having visited Chennai on countless occasions, I wanted to spend more time in Pondicherry. But, I did want to visit Dakshin Chitra which is on the highway to Pondicherry. I also wanted to go to Besantnagar beach road and eat some roadside food and walk along the beach like I always did when in Chennai.