We boarded a bus on Friday night from Shantinagar Bus Stop. Having done with dinner, all packed for Pondicherry, we stepped into the bus. And that being a sleeper bus, off we went to sleep.
Next morning, around 5:30 am, the bus dropped us in Pondicherry. Getting off the bus, we were greeted by a group of auto driver. They are always available, but you have to master the art of bargaining in case you are a tourist. A cute little sister researching at the Pondicherry University was going to our partner for the day. So, we were aware of the rates to reach our hotel. Yet, we had to struggle a lot. And finally made the deal.
Even though for a day, but we needed a place to rest and freshen up. We chose a place near Auroville that was perfect for our tight budget. Vedanta Wake Up- Auroville Beach was our place of stay. We were tired and headed straight to our room. The entire day was to be spent exploring Pondicherry, hence we thought of resting our back for a while. Sorry, for capturing pics of the room. But, trust me it was cozy. In case you are travelling in a group, do look out for their dormitory. It’s perfect for every gang.
Ready for the day, we headed towards the Auroville beach. Our travel partner took us to this amazing place situated right on the beach; Nalla Eco Beach Resort. This resort is a good option in case you are coming down with your family or as a couple, and wish in Auroville. However, we were tight on budget and hence stepped in to only celebrate the day.