Pondicherry: A place of cultural multitude and tranquility!!!

Tripoto
10th Sep 2016
Photo of Pondicherry: A place of cultural multitude and tranquility!!! 1/9 by Saumya Shyam
Promenade Beach....
Photo of Pondicherry: A place of cultural multitude and tranquility!!! 2/9 by Saumya Shyam
Photo of Pondicherry: A place of cultural multitude and tranquility!!! 3/9 by Saumya Shyam
Photo of Pondicherry: A place of cultural multitude and tranquility!!! 4/9 by Saumya Shyam
Photo of Pondicherry: A place of cultural multitude and tranquility!!! 5/9 by Saumya Shyam
Photo of Pondicherry: A place of cultural multitude and tranquility!!! 6/9 by Saumya Shyam
Port Point of Puducherry Beach
Photo of Pondicherry: A place of cultural multitude and tranquility!!! 7/9 by Saumya Shyam
Mahatma Gandhi Memorial on the Beach Road
Photo of Pondicherry: A place of cultural multitude and tranquility!!! 8/9 by Saumya Shyam
Photo of Pondicherry: A place of cultural multitude and tranquility!!! 9/9 by Saumya Shyam
Beach Road... A walkers Paradise

So much of excitement rushed into my adrenaline the moment I started to plan a short trip in a short time to Pondicherry. Probably its for the love of beaches i have! Me and husband kick started on night of 9th September from Bangalore. Unfortunately there was a bandh call on 9th in Bangalore where no cabs were available for station. But we never gave up... we headed to station on a bike and left the vehicle at station's parking and ran for the train , not to miss this exciting trip.

Day 1

Day1: Entered Pondicherry aka Puducherry with all excitement , but here lies a major problem .. LANGUAGE... But thank god ! local people can speak English. But, nevertheless we need to be careful with autowalas.. huh! They can plunder you with exorbitant fares. And then we took a scooter for rent at Vijay Arya Two wheeler Rentals. Thanks to the Rental guy he explained the whole Pondicherry routes and helped us to find the places of visit. Rushed to the hotel and then visited the most exciting place of Pondicherry , Beach... The Promenade Beach. Such a lovely place in Pondicherry .... Beach with harbor and a proper road and memorials which welcome us with all its beauty. Entering the beach Road through French colony ... awww..wow... Those old constructions with bright and brilliant colors make the mark of Pondicherry. Heard alot of French colony.. But watching them in person made my day... Such blissful place!!! Multicultural amalgamation in a simple city... Little France in India I must say. A full Day spent at Promenade Beach, Harbor, Port. And the Beach Road at Promenade Beach ... Its heaven... Nature lovers will just love the walk on that beach Road.... Many little hotels and eateries Aurobindo Ashram units on one side, with a neatness of road and cleanliness will make u enjoy the scenic beauty of the Beach. A whole day spent on this beach side did not made us bored and infact it was the best experience we ever had.

Day 2

Aurobindo Ashram

Photo of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry, India by Saumya Shyam

ClassicFrench Balcony

Photo of Rue de Bussy, White Town, Puducherry, India by Saumya Shyam

French Consulate... A classic French style Building

Photo of French Consulate, Puducherry, India by Saumya Shyam

Old French Buildings with Classic European Style Lamps

Photo of French Consulate, Puducherry, India by Saumya Shyam

Great Banyan Tree at Auroville.

Photo of Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India by Saumya Shyam

Matri Mandir ... Crux of Auroville

Photo of Matrimandir, Auroville, Bommayapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India by Saumya Shyam

French Consulate Rare Side View

Photo of Matrimandir, Auroville, Bommayapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India by Saumya Shyam

Classic French Doors

Photo of Matrimandir, Auroville, Bommayapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India by Saumya Shyam

Paradise Beach

Photo of Paradise Beach, Puducherry, India by Saumya Shyam

Serenity Beach

Photo of Paradise Beach, Puducherry, India by Saumya Shyam

Beach Road Night view

Photo of Pondicherry Promenade, Goubert Avenue, White Town, Puducherry, India by Saumya Shyam
Day 1

Day 2: Next day started with visit to Aurobindo Ashram. Auro Ashram was a simple place in French colony Area. A place well known for discipline and tranquility. Every one in the Ashram are to maintain silence to receive the divine spiritual vibrations. The samadhi of Sri Aurobindo was generally touched and bowed by all the visitors. Visitors generally meditate here and can make purchases of books and other spiritual materials. The best experience of DejaVu when you see Rickshaws in french Colony. they charge you a very meager amount to drop you any where in the French colony. Thats the best way to explore those French Colonies . Then we headed to the Museum where we get a chance of seeing the French style of Living and many antiques of french general Le Dupleix. Not just that we can grab a chance to watch all the antiques from 1st century. Archaeological Extracts and Vintage transport systems are on display which just keeps you awestruck for all its skill and workmenship. From there exploring of French colony. Now straight to Auroville, which is out of Pondicherry and quick trip in Auroville. Matri Mandir is the crux of the place . A Spiritual construction with engineering brilliance connecting the spiritual entity with Cosmos. Not everyone are permitted to enter Matri Mandir unless you are serious of pursuing meditation keeping absolute silence. A must visit place for visitors of Pondi. Then we headed to Paradise Beach and Serenity Beach. Paradise Beach is a regular beach not so cleanly maintained. But Serenity Beach is a private Beach well maintained by Serenity Resorts. And surely to mention the furious Bay of Bengal . The waves are so high and in full spring some times scary too.. It is always better to be cautious as the boards over there warns us. But beach and other places had left a great memory in our minds so fresh and healthy! I must it is worth a visit to rejuvenate our selves in the Little France of India. Left Pondi the second day with all the memories treasured bidding adieu to the colorful city. 

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