Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. 

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Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila

Can't decide whether I'm in love with travelling more or with these crazy girls. They made this travel story even more happening. I swear I have not laughed like this in any trip. This was not about thrill or adventure it was more about 'need a break' kind of trip and by the end it became 'all about continental food and doors' trip.

Yet another place, different culture, different food, different colors and a story full of good, amazing, weird and funny experience. Let me start with the origin place.

Day 1: Ranchi to Chennai

3 of us had our flight from Ranchi to Hyderabad and then Chennai and one of my friend flew from Patna. By 5:30 pm we reached Chennai and took a cab directly to Thrivanmayur where one of my friend's dad lived and the best part: beach was only 200 meters away just a turn away and the there's the beach in front of you. Even though it got dark we rushed to the beach sat there and enjoyed the sound of the waves and the cold wind.

Day 2: Chennai to Pondicherry

So morning we booked a cab and moved to Pondicherry, we had the toothsome south Indian breakfast.

Day 2
Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila

It's a nice drive along the trees, river, sand and sea.On way we stopped by for coconut water and then moved on.

Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila
Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila
Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila
Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila
Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila

We booked a homestay and also hired 2 scooter for the next few days. Which was Rs. 300 per day.

starting our exploration

Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by anila

ready to ride

Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by anila

So after checking in we drove to the White town for lunch. Our destination was Villa Shanti, a villa look with a garden on a wall along the courtyard. The ground floor has the restaurant and the rooms are from the first floor.

VILLA SHANTI:

Photo of Villa Shanti, Suffren Street, White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of Villa Shanti, Suffren Street, White Town, Puducherry, India by anila

We were lucky enough as we reached just half an hour before the kitchen was to close for the noon break (which was for the first time that i had ever come across). Anyways we ordered asap and went around the place. Soon there was food on our table which looked so simple yet delicious, definitely not the spicy look but such an appealing one. We were hungry so hogged over it and found to be too delicious and soon fell in love with the continental food.

Here's the plate:

Photo of Villa Shanti, Suffren Street, White Town, Puducherry, India by anila

After filling up we went to the market area and found nothing special so drove ahead to Serenity beach. Sounds good, right.

SERENITY BEACH:

The beach it a little away from the main town we reached there, parked the vehicle and walked towards the beach. The beach had tourists but also many locals. We wanted to be away from the crown so walked away a little ahead on the shore.

Photo of The serenity beach, Mariamman Koil Street, Muthirapalayam, Pipdic Industrial Estate, Mettupalayam, Kottakuppam, Kuppam, Pondicherry, India by anila

There's a major problem here i.e. the language barrier, on way few people said something aloud but we couldn't understand whether it was a comment or some suggestion. Later we realized it was definitely nothing important.

So leaving our bags on the shore we walked towards the waves. We had a good gala time here, chatting, playing, laughing and jumping around.

Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila

After watching the sunset we returned tot he main town, it grew dark and then we drove to the Promenade beach.

PROMENADE BEACH:

It's the main beach of the city and runs along the White town. This place is something else a very long stretch with so many people yet you will not feel crowded. It seemed as everyone comes to this place after the sunset, all age, all groups, everyone.

So that was an evening at Promenade beach and best part of the evening was dinning at the beach side restaurant again it was way more perfect.

Photo of Promenade Beach, Puducherry by anila

After dinner we spent the rest of the time dancing and making GIF and boomerang. Which was way more fun with these crazy people.

After dinner we headed back to the hotel.

Day 3:

New day and our morning plan was not a walk on the beach but to drive, enjoy and have a feel of the White town, the French colony and that ambiance. It was definitely a very good decision, we drove on the road , posed along the doors and colorful walls and the flowers. The town has a very different feel.

Day 3
Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of Promenade Beach, Puducherry by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila

While driving along the White town we reached the church Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, constructed in the the year 1855 an amazing piece of architecture reflecting the Greco-Roman architecture. One of the most beautiful church in the town. Being here was just serene and divine.

NOTRE DAME DER ANGES:

Stands so peaceful

Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila

The serene place

Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila
Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila
Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila
Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila
Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila

One groupie here as well

Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila

CAFE DES ARTS:

Our next stop was a cafe which speaks as its name Cafe des Arts, which was a piece of art again, a house converted to cafe with a boutique and antiques. The ambiance was more enhanced with the old furniture and the small garden.

Photo of Cafe des Arts, Suffren Street, White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of Cafe des Arts, Suffren Street, White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of Cafe des Arts, Suffren Street, White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of Cafe des Arts, Suffren Street, White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of Cafe des Arts, Suffren Street, White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of Cafe des Arts, Suffren Street, White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of Cafe des Arts, Suffren Street, White Town, Puducherry, India by anila

The food was yet amazing:

Photo of Cafe des Arts, Suffren Street, White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of Cafe des Arts, Suffren Street, White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of Cafe des Arts, Suffren Street, White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of Cafe des Arts, Suffren Street, White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of Cafe des Arts, Suffren Street, White Town, Puducherry, India by anila

After breakfast we just thought of driving to Auroville which I would not advice the others if its hot. We reached there had lunch and went around the place exploring some corners of the place. You need more that a day to enjoy the place where life starts in the evening due to the heat.

At AUROVILLE:

Definitely these are not the ones that people expect when they look for Auroville pictures, yet this is what we experienced and enjoyed.

on way

Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of Auroville Puducherry, Auroville, Bommayapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India by anila
Photo of Auroville Visitors Center, Auroville Road, Auroville, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, India by anila
Photo of Auroville Visitors Center, Auroville Road, Auroville, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, India by anila
Photo of Auroville Puducherry, Auroville, Bommayapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India by anila
Photo of Auroville Road, Auroville, Kuilapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India by anila
Photo of Auroville Visitors Center, Auroville Road, Auroville, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, India by anila
Photo of Auroville Visitors Center, Auroville Road, Auroville, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, India by anila

and the food:

Photo of Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India by anila
Photo of Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India by anila

PROMENADE BEACH:

Evening we came back to the promenade beach , went wandering at the shops there having some street food, sat along the beach having some spring potato chips and feeling the cold ocean breeze.

Photo of Promenade Beach, Puducherry by anila
Photo of Promenade Beach, Puducherry by anila

Yet another mesmerizing evening at Pondicherry and soon we were hungry and it was getting late and we wanted a super delicious dine and definitely continental. We landed at Escape Inn sea view restaurant by the Promenade beach for a fine dine.

Photo of Promenade Beach, Puducherry by anila
Photo of Promenade Beach, Puducherry by anila

And to wrap the fine dine we had the super awesome waffles from Waffles on the rock.

Now this wasn't the end of the day we had our ride we had all the time and we were here to have fun so we thought of driving around the city and enjoy the lights of the place. We drove around and by 11:30 night we went back to the hotel for a good night sleep.

Day 4:

Now this was the last day at Pondicherry and we still had not seen the entire French town for morning we decided to go around the place and walk on the roads and enjoy the colors there.

Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of Promenade Beach, Puducherry by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila

We had the south Indian breakfast in a small hotel. Then returned to the hotel as we had to leave for Chennai and the cab was there at 12:00pm.

leaving from Pondicherry

Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila

Checked out of the hotel and started from Pondicerry and by 4:30 pm we reached home. The evening we spent at Chennai shopping at Nalli and hanging around at the beach.

In a mall at Chennai

Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila

Interiors of the Washroom though

Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila

Next morning we had out flight back to Ranchi.

Overall the entire trip was about amazing food and being stupid and having fun with these maniacs. Girls trip are the best one's ... always.

Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila
Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila
Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila
Photo of Pondicherry : all about amazing Continental Food and Doors. by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
Photo of White Town, Puducherry, India by anila
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