Every time one reads about all the cheap places to visit or the safest place for female travellers or even the best place for solo travel, the name of Pondicherry keeps popping up again and again. Now if there was a place that seemed to have extreme aversion to my visit, it was Pondicherry. I forget the number of times my plans for Pondicherry got cancelled.
Finally I took matters in my own hand, asked destiny to mind it's own business and went to book my tickets for Pondicherry. A friend of mine also decided to join me hence the fun and excitement doubled up.
We went during the Holi weekend and it proved to be a big mistake. Pondicherry was teeming with tourists. The buses from Bangalore were full, the hotel rooms were full... but where there is a will there will be a way!! We found seats in a special bus of KSRTC and an overnight journey dropped us in Pondicherry early in the morning. The bus ride is a different story altogether. I have never experienced such a bumpy ride before in my life, tying myself to the seat seemed to be the best option.