Next bus was mine and it was via NH32. So I realised that alternate buses go through different routes. Remember? there are two route for pondicherry, You can choose either of them as buses are available for both. Well! when you will book tickets, bus route will not be mentioned anywhere on the time of online booking.So Yeah ! I missed the earlier bus via ECR.
Anyways, I reached Pondicherry around 1.30 pm, with 24 hours in hand. I will narrate about my experience and few popular places I have covered in this limited time. Hope it will help you to plan your next trip to Pondicherry ????
I booked hotel Golden Sun Inn through make my trip beforehand. It was a budget hotel and I got this in 1300Rs for AC room. The location of hotel was really good. It was 2.9 km from Pondicherry bus stand. Auto rickshaws charges heftily here, Auto drivers asked for 150Rs for just 3 k.m. (no meters :/) and after bargaining, final deal was done in 120 Rs. I reached hotel and checked in, Room was okay with all basic amenities. After freshening up, I got ready to head out. I was already done with the auto rickshaws and decided to rent a bike. I got Activa scooty for 350Rs/day and googled for Auroville.
I had lot of confusion initially because I thought Auroville to be a just another place to visit. So, some how after asking 'n' number of people I managed to enter the most sought place, Auroville. Turned out Auroville is a township planned for upto 50000 people, where people from all over the world can live in harmony. For those who don't know, In 1968 some 5,000 people assembled for inauguration ceremony attended by representatives of 124 nations, including all the States of India. The representatives brought soil from their homeland, to be mixed in a white marble, lotus-shaped vase, situated at the focal point. For more insight you can visit their website