It's right saying that unplanned trips are far better and adventurous than completely planned trips.It's just that if you have the right person to travel with even the unplanned trips become the most fun and memorable journeys.
Pondicherry or Puducherry: French capital of India where one could easily find french culture and french colony, a place with the french connection. The distance between Chennai and Pondicherry is around 160Km and the journey from Chennai to Pondicherry is one of the best road trips itchy feet could miss.
Me and one of my friend were on business travel in Chennai for few days and one of the best places to visit around Chennai is Pondicherry. Since it was an unplanned trip we had no idea what all to do and where all to visit so it became the fun and adventure and most importantly an exploration of a city new to us. On our last weekend in Chennai suddenly we thought of visiting this place named as the French capital of India after the cancellation of our planned trip to Bangalore. On Saturday night we were trying to book bike or car so as to go for the trip next morning but nothing was finalized as there were no available on such a short notice so we decided to leave it on luck to get a rented car or bike the next morning.
Next morning, we woke up with a hope of getting rented car and after having our breakfast, we took our necessary things and reached one place in Chennai in search of a person for the rented car. It was one such struggle to find the exact place in Chennai if you are not aware of local language. Finally, somehow we manage to find the exact place and get the car.After completing all the formalities, we decide to take up the shortest route to Pondicherry as we are already late due to our hunt for the car.
After we started our journey, we searched for places to visit in and around Pondicherry and we made a short list to cover all the places during our one-day road trip. Crossing Chennai city finally we reached East coast road and our road trip had begun successfully.