Pondicherry, officially known as Puducherry, popularly called 'Pondi' is an ideal getaway for a short break from the daily humdrum. With its unique flavor of French colonialism, Pondi is an ultimate break to relax with some good food.
With an absolute hectic routine and no break since Hampi in January, we decided to steal a short weekend off for ourselves to explore the Indian-French colony. 3 days in hand, we booked an early outbound flight & a late night inbound flight back to make the most of our trip.
Landing in Chennai at 8am, we had a pre-booked cab waiting for us for a drop-off to Pondicherry - this was one of the best decisions as we avoided peak hour traffic and reached our hotel at around 11am getting the entire day for us to explore.
Our hotel, Villa Ecotiva, was a cozy place owned by a super-awesome owner - he himself made us eggs-to-order breakfast each morning, had us a scooter arranged right as we checked in, and also arranged us an emergency cab to the airport for our flight back since our pre-booked cab owner conveniently cancelled on us at the last minute.
We have thankfully met such gentlemen on most of our trips, and we are so glad about it!! :)