I have always been in love with the name of the place - Pondicherry and that is one of the reasons it has always been on my mind.
After a trek in Himalayas, all I wanted next was some family and BEACH time.
Adding to it, my grand father, who retired in SBI, has traveled all over India on work and vacation, and the only place he did not visit was Pondy.
So this called for a trip to Pondicherry, with my family.
Planning for a trip excites me soo mucchh and it only ends, when the trip ends. I get so excited, I want to do this, do that and do everything possible.
We decided to go till Chennai by train and then take a bus to Pondy from there. We got our train tickets done nearly 2 month before, so the next excitement was to check for our stay.
After a good research, the best option we found was the Aurobindo Ashram's - New Guest House, suggested by my cousin.
New Guest House is one of the many guest houses, that belongs to Sri Aurobindo Ashram. It is a very simple, yet a decent place to stay.
I made a list of places I need to visit and the food I must definitely make space for.
Many of them who have been to Pondy, told me there isn't much to see there and one day would be more than enough. They laughed at me for planning a 4 day trip. I did not understand if it was true, but I was very sure Pondy has much more than that and deserves some time to explore.
So, Pondiiii, here we come !
Our Trip Itinerary
Cost - 10k around for 4 people from Hyderabad.
We took train from Hyderabad to Chennai Egmore station.