Exploring Paris of the east

Tripoto
9th Jun 2019
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Day 1

After a long bus ride from Hyderabad to Pondicherry, I was extremely exhausted. To my surprise, as soon as I got off the bus the pretty sky caught my attention and filled me with energy. I've always loved watching the sky so the clear pondi sky with a hint of clouds was a feast to my eyes. Although it's recommended that we visit pondicherry in the pleasant seasons, the June heat didn't seem to bother me (excitement of a newbie you see????).

I headed towards my hostel, freshened up and my hunt for a nice breakfast began. I headed out of my hostel and everything about the place seemed so great. The nice and soft breeze, the clean air and the amazing sky. So far, so good. As I walked down the lane, I saw many beautiful houses built here. But there was something big that caught my attention. The st. Basilica church. It's so huge and so beautiful, that I had to stare at it for a while to take in all its glory. Moving ahead, I saw many local shops and stalls which sold the local south indian breakfast. As I had no change with me, I decided to go to a restaurant and have something to eat. I got myself some pooris and then headed back to the hostel.With a full stomach and tired body, I got sleepy headed. Got over that with a good nap and woke up to explore the "white town".On my way, I saw many beautiful boulevards and beautiful houses and clicked a lot of pictures. It was finally lunch time and I headed to one of the resto bars called "chitra's cuisine". It's a fancy little restaurant on the bottom and has a beautiful rooftop bar too. It was amazing.

St. Basilica church, Pondicherry

Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Boulevard

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Chitra's cuisine

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Flowers

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Flowers

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Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

French architecture

Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Roads

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Promenade beach (Rock beach)

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Wall paintings

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Food

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❤️

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The restaurant

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Promenade beach (Rock beach)

Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Shells

Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Statue

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Streets

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Crabs

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Crow

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Iced tea

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Aesthetics

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Sunset

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Sunset

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Sunset

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Le cafe

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Crab

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Milkshake

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Le cafe

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Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Beach road

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Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Boats

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Shells

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Shells

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Memorial

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Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Shells

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After feasting on some Tandoori and a couple of drinks, I headed towards the promenade beach which is at a walkable distance from the restaurant. The afternoon sun made it really  hot but the beach was beautiful. Comparatively cleaner than the other beaches, promenade (rock beach) turned out to be a stunner. The pitch black rocks and the white foam made when the waves hit the road is are worth watching as it's such a perfect blend of colours. Then I took a long walk along the beach and clicked a few pictures of crabs as well! It was getting hotter so I decided to return to the beach after a small break. After the break, I went to the beach around 6:00 pm which I felt is the perfect time to chill there. The sky was lit with many colours as the sun went down the horizon and the hot breeze was replaced with the cold and nice one. It was pretty beautiful in the evening. After walking a bit, I came across many cafés and restaurants and went to one. It's called "le café". It's a rooftop cafe which is opened 24 hours. Had a milkshake and a burger which were pretty decent and spent my entire evening chilling on the rooftop. We can see the Gandhi statue, the lighthouse and the French memorial from the rooftop pretty clearly. After that, I headed back to the hostel and spent my evening relaxing and listening to music with a cold one. I decided to take a final trip to the beach at 11:00 pm and it was an amazing decision. The starlit sky despite the clouds made it pretty scenic. The breeze was not very pleasant because the humidity stayed which kinda bugged me. I spent some time at the same cafe, watching the waves and enjoying my time.

Day 2

After a good night's sleep, I woke up for another amazing day. Today it was a bright and clear day. Wasting no time, I headed towards the paradise beach. On the way, I saw a lot of street art which blew my mind. Mid way, I stopped at the fishermen's harbor, clicked a few pictures and spoke with the locals. They were very friendly and guided me to the boating point. After a short ride from the place, I reached at the boating site. For 220rs, I had a beautiful motor ride until the paradise beach. The trees surrounding the lake made me feel better at a whole new level.

The fishermen's harbor

Photo of Paradise Beach, Chunnambar Boat House, National Highway 45A, Nonankuppam, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

The boating. Well, the water was cleaner than usual places and it was a very fun experience in running the hand through it.

Photo of Paradise Beach, Chunnambar Boat House, National Highway 45A, Nonankuppam, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Glazed. Getting tanned in the pondi sun is okay I suppose?

Photo of Paradise Beach, Chunnambar Boat House, National Highway 45A, Nonankuppam, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

View from the boat. Feels amazing

Photo of Paradise Beach, Chunnambar Boat House, National Highway 45A, Nonankuppam, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

The boating site. Look at the clear sky, beautiful lake and the total scenery. Just amazing

Photo of Paradise Beach, Chunnambar Boat House, National Highway 45A, Nonankuppam, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Had  to wait for a really long time in the sun for this click. 

Photo of Paradise Beach, Chunnambar Boat House, National Highway 45A, Nonankuppam, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Paradise Beach, Chunnambar Boat House, National Highway 45A, Nonankuppam, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Paradise Beach, Chunnambar Boat House, National Highway 45A, Nonankuppam, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Paradise Beach, Chunnambar Boat House, National Highway 45A, Nonankuppam, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Paradise Beach, Chunnambar Boat House, National Highway 45A, Nonankuppam, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Paradise Beach, Chunnambar Boat House, National Highway 45A, Nonankuppam, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Paradise Beach, Chunnambar Boat House, National Highway 45A, Nonankuppam, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Paradise Beach, Chunnambar Boat House, National Highway 45A, Nonankuppam, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Paradise Beach, Chunnambar Boat House, National Highway 45A, Nonankuppam, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Paradise Beach, Chunnambar Boat House, National Highway 45A, Nonankuppam, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Paradise Beach, Chunnambar Boat House, National Highway 45A, Nonankuppam, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Paradise Beach, Chunnambar Boat House, National Highway 45A, Nonankuppam, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Finally, I arrived at the paradise beach. The beach definitely lives up to its name "paradise". The white sand, the cold breeze and the scorching heat (yep) go along like magic. Apart from the heat, I loved absolutely everything about it. First thing I did when I reached the beach is that I took my sneakers off and stepped into the ocean. I kid you not, it felt like the sea is recharging your entire body. I looked at the vast expanse of the ocean and took in all I could from what I was seeing. Let me tell you this, the worst part of traveling solo is that you don't always have someone to click your pictures in beautiful places like this. But fortunately, I came across another guy who was travelling solo. He clicked my pictures. After a fun time at the beach chasing crabs and enjoying the climate, I felt hungry. To my rescue, came samosa and coke. Totally loved them. Just when I was going to wear my shoes, I realised my feet were wet and sand stuck to it. "Oh dear god", I screamed and ran to the nearest place to sit under the shade and waited for my feet to dry. Then I wore my shoes and headed back to the boating place and took a boat back.

After that, I simply headed back to my room, had lunch at chitra's cuisine rooftop place and chilled on the terrace of my hostel and slept a bit later.

The welcome board.

Photo of Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by AYUSH PANDA

I found this to be a perfect place to click pictures.

Photo of Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by AYUSH PANDA

Beautiful sky makes me happy

Photo of Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by AYUSH PANDA

Posing?

Photo of Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by AYUSH PANDA

The paradise beach

Photo of Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by AYUSH PANDA

A kiss from the waves

Photo of Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by AYUSH PANDA

Fishy?

Photo of Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by AYUSH PANDA

Some aesthetics

Photo of Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by AYUSH PANDA

Mr crab

Photo of Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by AYUSH PANDA

Mr crab returns

Photo of Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by AYUSH PANDA

Issa samosa

Photo of Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by AYUSH PANDA

One of my bucket list pictures

Photo of Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by AYUSH PANDA

Beauty.

Photo of Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by AYUSH PANDA

Being too tired from my trip to the beach, I was asleep until late in the morning. So as soon as I woke up, I took a nice shower and headed for the place. Got myself some food and a coke from the bakery on the way. 

Today, I headed towards auroville. The ride to that place is simply breathtaking. You have to witness it because I can't explain how good it was. The place has a very cheap parking rate (Rs. 10) which was nice and the peace and beauty of the place is perfect. I saw many quotes written around, many types of trees and plants, saw a fish made out of many discs and the matrimandir. Being a nature lover, I absolutely spent all of my time there looking at everything in awe. Also, I got myself a reservation for Saturday for the famous meditation session that's conducted there. After that, I headed to have a pizza in the famous stop called tanto. But I was disappointed as the shop was closed for some reason. I looked around for a place to eat and had a chicken steak sizzler from orange multi cuisine restaurant. It was pretty nice and absolutely filling. Then I headed back to my room, napped for a while and then went to the rock beach in the evening to my favourite spot, le cafe. On the way, I stopped at a cafe called Sicily's. I had a cream spaghetti and margarita. Simply loved the pizza. After that, I spent the rest of the evening at le cafe, sketching and sipping on some dark espresso.

Streets

Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
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Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA

Matrimandir

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Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
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Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Exploring Paris of the east by AYUSH PANDA
Day 4

After a night of stargazing, waking up was the hard part. After taking a cold shower, I got dressed up and kicked off to another fresh day. I drove through the market today, looking at many shops and fancy places and clicked a lot of pictures. The French architecture never fails to get me excited! The clean, busy and active active streets blasted with joy and energy. So I spent the first half of my day roaming around the streets of Pondicherry. Honestly, despite the heat,it's an amazing place ( I know I've been repeatedly saying this). So after that, I headed to a restaurant called le boulevard. It's a beautiful restaurant with amazing food and service for an affordable price. Had a meal that included paneer tikka, fried fish, many types of rice, momos and dessert all for rs 399. After that, I headed straight to aurobindo ashram. From outside, it may look really nice and normal. But, the best things lies inside of it. The beautiful flower garden, the green trees and the peace filled me with another level of calm. Meditated there for a bit and then went into my favourite place, the book store. They had a wide variety of books based on yoga, meditation and the history of the place. I bought few cards which I found really pretty and left the ashram.

Paneer tikka, samosa chat, masala paapad, fish fry and dessert

Photo of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Butter milk

Photo of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Momos

Photo of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Momos

Photo of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Parotta chicken

Photo of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Momos again ????

Photo of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Rice

Photo of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Love this

Photo of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

As the afternoon passed, I drove to botanical garden. It's a very beautiful place with a lot of trees. I took a walk along the boulevard and the toy train tracks. The aquarium was pretty nice and I loved the turtle ????. After couple of hours of "safari" I left the place. As it started raining on the way back, I headed back to the hostel and ended my day.

Tropical feels

Photo of Botanical Garden, Maraimalai Adigal Salai, Near Anna Statue, Ambedkar Nagar, Orleanpet, Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Botanical garden, Pondicherry

Photo of Botanical Garden, Maraimalai Adigal Salai, Near Anna Statue, Ambedkar Nagar, Orleanpet, Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Signature picture returns

Photo of Botanical Garden, Maraimalai Adigal Salai, Near Anna Statue, Ambedkar Nagar, Orleanpet, Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Nice?

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Hibiscus ????

Photo of Botanical Garden, Maraimalai Adigal Salai, Near Anna Statue, Ambedkar Nagar, Orleanpet, Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Scenic

Photo of Botanical Garden, Maraimalai Adigal Salai, Near Anna Statue, Ambedkar Nagar, Orleanpet, Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Focus

Photo of Botanical Garden, Maraimalai Adigal Salai, Near Anna Statue, Ambedkar Nagar, Orleanpet, Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Tracks

Photo of Botanical Garden, Maraimalai Adigal Salai, Near Anna Statue, Ambedkar Nagar, Orleanpet, Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Tracks pt. 2

Photo of Botanical Garden, Maraimalai Adigal Salai, Near Anna Statue, Ambedkar Nagar, Orleanpet, Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

⛓️

Photo of Botanical Garden, Maraimalai Adigal Salai, Near Anna Statue, Ambedkar Nagar, Orleanpet, Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

High

Photo of Botanical Garden, Maraimalai Adigal Salai, Near Anna Statue, Ambedkar Nagar, Orleanpet, Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Mini sunflower?

Photo of Botanical Garden, Maraimalai Adigal Salai, Near Anna Statue, Ambedkar Nagar, Orleanpet, Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Mini SF pt.2

Photo of Botanical Garden, Maraimalai Adigal Salai, Near Anna Statue, Ambedkar Nagar, Orleanpet, Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Love this

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Thoda Tumblr?

Photo of Botanical Garden, Maraimalai Adigal Salai, Near Anna Statue, Ambedkar Nagar, Orleanpet, Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Portrait

Photo of Botanical Garden, Maraimalai Adigal Salai, Near Anna Statue, Ambedkar Nagar, Orleanpet, Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Yellow? Yellow.

Photo of Botanical Garden, Maraimalai Adigal Salai, Near Anna Statue, Ambedkar Nagar, Orleanpet, Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Hello fish.

Photo of Botanical Garden, Maraimalai Adigal Salai, Near Anna Statue, Ambedkar Nagar, Orleanpet, Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Mr. Jelly

Photo of Botanical Garden, Maraimalai Adigal Salai, Near Anna Statue, Ambedkar Nagar, Orleanpet, Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Crab in action

Photo of Botanical Garden, Maraimalai Adigal Salai, Near Anna Statue, Ambedkar Nagar, Orleanpet, Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Turtlleee

Photo of Botanical Garden, Maraimalai Adigal Salai, Near Anna Statue, Ambedkar Nagar, Orleanpet, Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Memes are life ????

Photo of Botanical Garden, Maraimalai Adigal Salai, Near Anna Statue, Ambedkar Nagar, Orleanpet, Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA
Day 5

Well, my actual food hunt began today. After a nice sleep, I left my room at around 12:30 pm. Wandering randomly through the hot pondi streets I saw so many good places, that it was hard to decide where to go eat at. Finally, I reached adyar Ananda Bhavan. It's a pretty good place to eat chat and stuff like that. I had a Raj kachori which was damn filling and costed only 84rs. After that, I headed to Indian coffee house to have some South Indian tiffin. I was disappointed when I reached there as they were not serving what I wanted that time. So I decided to try out some local meals. For that, I headed to sree Andhra mess. I had a meal which was filling and costed me rs.90. I got fried ladies finger, rice (2 kinds) , Dal, cabbage fry and papad. It was pretty nice. After that, I headed to hotel Rolex to have some parottas and an omelettete. 

Adyar Ananda bhavan

Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

They look beautiful

Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Raj kachori

Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Indian coffee house

Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Sree Andhra mess

Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Meal

Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Podi rice with ghee

Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Parotta and omlette

Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Museum

Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Beautiful sculptures

Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Museum .

Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

After eating all that, I didn't have any more appetite for anything. I'd be worried if I did????????????. So I went to the museum. Phones weren't allowed so I couldn't really photograph anything. Let me give you a brief idea on how the place is. First, they tell you about the history of the place. Then they go on to show you some of the ancient as well as modern currency. Then comes the weapons section followed by furnitures, decor, sculptures and a separate section for some amazing oil paintings. It was pretty dope.

Being totally exhausted by then, I decided to go take a nap.

In the evening, I went to a place called mission BBQ. So here's how this street food place is. It's a royal Enfield with LEDs all over it and a grill behind it. It was so beautiful and the chicken wings were amazing. A must try place. Then I headed for the "famous Pani poori" place in Pondicherry. Had the popular masala poori for 30rs. After that it was fried chicken from dry fries. Then headed to hot kings and had a shawarma. With all this in my stomach, my soul was finally quiet.

Amazing right?

Photo of Puducherry Museum, Canteen Street, White Town, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Masala poori

Photo of Puducherry Museum, Canteen Street, White Town, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Dry fries

Photo of Puducherry Museum, Canteen Street, White Town, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Chickennn

Photo of Puducherry Museum, Canteen Street, White Town, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Hot king

Photo of Puducherry Museum, Canteen Street, White Town, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Shawarma

Photo of Puducherry Museum, Canteen Street, White Town, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA

Damn delish

Photo of Puducherry Museum, Canteen Street, White Town, Puducherry, India by AYUSH PANDA
Day 6

Today is my last day here in Pondicherry. I woke up at 5am and headed towards the beach to watch the sunrise. IF YOU ARE IN PONDI, YOU MUST GO TO THE PROMENADE BEACH TO WATCH THE SUNRISE. The best part about pondicherry is the sunrise and sunset. They are simply breathtaking. So yeah, moving on. I sat at the beach for more than an hour and had a full view of the beautiful sunrise. Then I went back to my hostel, took a shower and headed towards the next spot.

Photo of Promenade Beach, Puducherry by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Promenade Beach, Puducherry by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Promenade Beach, Puducherry by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Promenade Beach, Puducherry by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Promenade Beach, Puducherry by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Promenade Beach, Puducherry by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Promenade Beach, Puducherry by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Promenade Beach, Puducherry by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Promenade Beach, Puducherry by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Promenade Beach, Puducherry by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Promenade Beach, Puducherry by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Promenade Beach, Puducherry by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Promenade Beach, Puducherry by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Promenade Beach, Puducherry by AYUSH PANDA

So matrimandir was my next spot. I had booked the slot for today morning for the session inside the temple. The temple was very beautiful from the inside and it is very peaceful. Do book a slot when you visit this in advance. It's free and completely worth it. So after that, I head on to the auroville beach.

So this is another beach in pondi but it's not as clean as the other ones. Apart from the trash around the beach, it was pretty nice. Then I headed to tantos for my lunch. Has a butter chicken pizza with some ice tea and headed to hostel for a nap.

Photo of Auroville Beach, Tamil Nadu by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Auroville Beach, Tamil Nadu by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Auroville Beach, Tamil Nadu by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Auroville Beach, Tamil Nadu by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Auroville Beach, Tamil Nadu by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Auroville Beach, Tamil Nadu by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Auroville Beach, Tamil Nadu by AYUSH PANDA

This is a beautiful church and you should go there for a bit for some spiritual time. After that, I spent the rest of my evening in the beach watching the sea. There ends my trip of Pondicherry, also my first solo trip.

Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
Photo of Ecole Notre Dame des Anges, Rue du Pont Boursier, Aigre, France by AYUSH PANDA
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