After the visit, I felt complete. My feelings were similar to that of a flying Ninja! I didn’t realize it was past afternoon, by the time I came out to tour the rest of Pondicherry. I lost track of time, whilst contemplating on my thoughts, drowning to find my inner peace.
The moment I entered Pondicherry, I was disappointed. I had a vivid imagination of alternate Goa painted in my head with secluded neighborhood, shacks at the shore and chilling by the bay. I rented a bike for the day or rather for those few hours left, pacing restlessly to cover the rest of the places.
I checked- in at a hotel in a locality named, White Town. Apparently, that was where I caught a glimpse of French colonies, colorful urbanities, blocks painted in yellow/green. It was thrilling! To finally have visited the French reign! Overwhelmed by the surroundings, I marched to treat my taste buds a savor of French!
Being a lover of Wood-fired pizza, I had a time of my life relishing the food at this restaurant. Affordable prices, tasty food and great ambience. This place is groovy at all times!
Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
This one’s a must on the itinerary. The extremely beautiful stained glass panels portray the origin of the Christ. Its specimen architecture draws a whole lot of devotees as well as tourists to admire the magnificent house of God.
My ride to Paradise beach will always be a dear one, for it being nothing less than chaotic.
The only way to head to the Paradise beach is by taking a boat through backwaters. The boat ride would last for 30 minutes and the last ride back to the boarding point is at 6 P.M.
Oblivious of the fact, I reached the boarding point finding myself in a huge waiting line for tickets to board the boat. While I was progressing through the queue patiently not losing my ire, to my horror, after waiting for sweet twenty minutes, the ticketing counter pulled up the board that it was closed.
Dejected, I made my way towards the counter to at least enquire about the accurate timings and other details. I couldn’t really help myself to move out of the place as I have heard great reviews about it. Nevertheless, sub-consciously, I knew I will visit Pondicherry another time since there was a lot left to cover.
Just before my exit, I noticed a huge crowd gathered in front of the ticketing counter. Within span of seconds, I stormed to the point with the obvious hope to squeeze in a ticket.
Luckily, I made acquaintances with a group of tourists who were desperate enough like me and clubbed in the queue to buy tickets together. My excitement knew no bounds! It seemed like I won a raffle.
The topsy-turvy visit to Paradise beach was absolutely worth the adversity.