4:30 bus stand ,take an auto to Rock beach ..First day in Pondicherry , enjoy the sunrise and ambience of the wherabouts .After enjoying sunrise , head to Hari tea and snacks corner for a yummy yet reasonable breakfast. Everything here is good ,but do try thier mini samosas ,they are too good.
After enjoying a local breakfast ,head to Gurudwara Guru Nanak devji ,Ariyankuppam.Many of the local people are not aware of this place and autowalas consider it to be outside the city .This place is around 8 kms from bus stand and Auto will charge around 200rs for it.
From here , head to chunamabar boat house .this boat house providea the water route to Paradise Beach.An alternate road route is also available and easily accessible using Autos.
However , if you enjoy boating ,then this water route is recommended . Paradise Beach is a beautiful, neat and clean beach .And totally worth a visit.It has shower rooms and other facilities .The beach also provides for Rain Dance,zorbing ,Fish spa and other water activties. you can easily spend good 3-4 hours here.Return and enjoy lunch at Chunamabar Boat house .
By this time ,you will be requiring a break ,so head to your Hotel and take rest .Try finding a hotel that is either near to market (if you are a shopaholic) or near to beach(if thats the reason of your trip)
In the evening ,head to any local bakery to enjoy the irresistible crossiants and pastries (if you have a sweet tooth) or head to a local tea stall for samosa,bhaji/pakoda,vada (if you prefer savoury items).And then ,spend the later half of the day shopping in local markets.The entire area can actually be covered on foot.And if you ever feel lost(though ,difficult if you use Google maps),ask anyone for beach lane and you will reach Rock beach.
Before retiring for the day ,ask Autos for a full day Trip around.Try and Bargain ,since autos are a bit costly here .we hired a complete day Auto for around 500 to cover Auroville Ashram ,Auroville Beach ,Serenity Beach and then back to M.G Road.Thankfully ,the people here are nice and helpful. ask politely and you will be able to get a deal.