7. Visit the SITA Cultural Center:
Even though Pondicherry was a French Colony, there is a lot of Tamilian influence in the culture and the food. People have retained their culture and blended it with the French way of life for the best fusion ever.
The SITA Cultural Center organizes a lot of different activities for people to immerse themselves in the culture of Pondicherry. Although I didn’t get to do any of these when I visited, it is on my list of things to do.
They have bike tours, photography tours and a lot of different workshops. Some of the workshops include, kollam or the art of drawing intricate rangolis, Indian cooking classes, Tanjore painting classes, Jimikki or traditional earrings with quilling paper.
Here is the link to the SITA Center:
8. Water Sports:
Pondicherry is one of the leading places for surfing in India. A lot of hobbyist surfers come to enjoy the unbridled waves. The Kallialay Surf School teaches interested people how to surf in India. There are sessions from 1.5 hour sessions to 15 day courses, giving a range of options for those who want to explore this adrenaline filled sport. Pondicherry is known as one of the best surfing spots in India and this is definitely something all sports lovers should try.
Here is the link to Kallialay Surf School: