History. Culture. Art. That is what Pondicherry is all about.
For a long time I wondered, what was all the hype about? All I knew was that there were some strangely colourful buildings along its coastline that was its trademark. But one long weekend in this rich, colourful city and what I figured out was this - It is the New Orleans of the East! New Orleans is world famous for its french quarters; people from all around the globe flock to experience its french tradition and culture. And now, Pondicherry is too!
Usually frequented by visitors from southern India, Pondicherry is now rapidly gaining reputation as an exotic travel destination for people from all over the country. It is "exotic" because it was a french colony too and as people are becoming more aware of it, they are getting more curious to explore this quaint little town.
Exploring The City -
So I decided, the very first thing I want to do in Pondicherry was to learn all about it! So this is what I did -