An Xtended weekend in Pondicherry

Tripoto
2nd Sep 2016

Pondicherry was on my cards ever since I settled down south here in Karaikudi. It was about 300km away but one year went by and it was still in the bucket list.

September 2016. A three day long weekend on Ganesh Chaturthi - I finally convinced myself for the trip.

I started from Karaikudi - my base for the conquest of South on board the Cape-Pondicherry Express on 2 September 2016.

Travelling overnight I reached Pondicherry to be welcomed with a beautiful sunrise. Probably the first sunrise I saw on a beach.

My first day in the union territory was spent visiting the experimental town of Auroville, having a delicious lunch and lazing around the Rock Beach with a friend.

Photo of Rock Beach, Puducherry, India by Arindam Ghosh
Photo of Rock Beach, Puducherry, India by Arindam Ghosh
Photo of Matrimandir, Auroville, Bommayapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India by Arindam Ghosh

The bright coloured French style building are worth seeing here if you can't afford a trip to France. I spent my second morning trailing this buildings in the White town while I headed to relax at Auro beach in the afternoon. The evening was spent just gazing the works of renowned photographers at Pondy Photo 2016 - a photography exhibition.

Photo of An Xtended weekend in Pondicherry by Arindam Ghosh
Photo of Auroville beach, Bommayapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India by Arindam Ghosh
Photo of Palais de Mahe, Puducherry, India by Arindam Ghosh

I had planned to end my trip by visiting Paradise but it turned a bit adventurous - an unplanned road trip on public transport.

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