The city of French Villas and Bouganvillas did win over me but not for its beauty and charm this time but for the crazy stories that me and my friends Cannica and Pallavi will narrate to our grand children. The two day trip was a rollercoaster ride of weird twists and turns but at the end of the day it only left us laughing at the mishaps and of course a little bit of skin tan. Pondicherry happens to us in a much clichéd way when all three of us had reached the threshold of our 9 to 5 life pressure.
We gave the trip a two weeks window time, meanwhile we booked our stay and the transport. When we met at the majestic station the Friday night barely did we know that the two days ahead had in their bags for us. A comfy overnight journey in Greenline bus and we were in Pony before the crack of the dawn. Here comes the lesson one - bargaining with auto drivers when you are tourists is a waste of time because you will be overcharged anyway.
9 kms away was the beautiful Airbnb property we had booked purely out of impulse purely by just looking at the pictures of the beach side huts the the pristinely blue sea. Well it's a perfect budget hide out in a natgeo like set up incase you are looking for some insane get away. the cottage overlooks the blue waters Auroville Beach situated in remotest corner of the village.
Although its not safe to hang around by the beach but you can have a gala time sitting in your room staring at the vast sea sipping over your coffee. To help you guys out I have attached the link to the property here.Samprutha Beachside Hut- Ganga Up, Bommapalayam.It would have been too gutsy of three girls who had carried the shortest of their outfits from their wardrobe for this much awaited beachside getaway to stay at such a secluded place. With a heavy heart we cancelled our booking there and headed towards the main city.
Day 1 - White Town and Promenade Beach