" Let the waves hit your feet and the sand be your seat"....
On 10th of March I started my journey along with my parents towards the French Town of India- Puducherry.
Puducherry, earlier known as Pondicherry, was the French capital during the British rule. This union territory, has a strong influence of many foreign cultures apart from Indian and French. The majority here speaks English and Tamil. And, this town is super clean compared to other places in and around Tamil Nadu. The town is inhabited by three community, equally divided in area, i.e. Christian, Islam and Hindus.
HOW TO REACH:-
My parents and I took a train named HOWRAH PUDUCHERRY EXPRESS 12867. This train, starts at 11.30pm and runs only on Sunday from Howrah. We reached Puducherry station on 12th March at 9am. We took an auto for ₹100 from outside the station and went to White Town were I had my booking in a villa. It's just around 4min from the station in an auto. You can also hire an ola but I did not see much of them running on road.
You can also reach Villupuram Junction from any part of India and hire a bus or a train and reach Puducherry station or the town.
Where to stay:-
Puducherry has a large number of hotels including budget to luxurious and heritage hotels and villas.
I booked through an online app and got an amazing deal in white town. The hotels in White Town are quite expensive. I stayed with Villa Meena.
8- suffren street, White Town, Puducherry- 605001.
If you wish to stay in the Aurobindo Ashram, you can do as well:-
Ashram offers you a good stay for a very minimal amount but you need to contact them over phone before arrival at a minimum time span of 2months earlier.