Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences

Tripoto
17th Jul 2015
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Pondicherry: For the ones who crave for new experiences by Meghana Jambhe

This is one place, where i can go and spend time again and again. There is something in this place which caught me. I don't know whether that is because of new culture or the company i had when i visited. One thing about this place is its hot :P Literally as well as emotionally :)  My suggestion would be to visit in the second half of the year ( preferably after August ). And to get most out of Pondy, take a rented bike/cycle and roam around the city like local :) 

I don't know why some people didn't like this place. May be they compared this place with Goa. Please, never do that mistake :P Goa is a place to have fun like there is no tomorrow. What happens in GOA remains in GOA!! But, Pondy for me it was a place to have fun with peace of mind and just chill out. Of course you get what u want for night party same as GOA :P To make sure that you enjoy the place completely, stay there for 2 nights.  

Must do-list according to me, except visiting places:

  • Sunrise @ any beach 
  • Morning and night stroll in any beach :)
  • Explore new food culture (Italian); Please don't have normal north/south Indian thali even in Pondy. Try its Italian thali :)
  • If you are a spiritual person, then meditation @ Auroville is must
  • Shopping is a must for girls. So guys better avoid going with your girl friend/lover :P
  • Walk in Tamilian colony and French colony.
  • Spend some time in cafe near beach :)
  • last but not least be a local 

I would say this is one place for which you don't need an itinerary. That's why  i am not going to share any itinerary this time. Just reach there and roam around like you are the mayor of Pondy :P 

Enjoy the cultural blend in Pondy :)

This beach is where you can see the crowd of Pondicherry. Its almost same as marina beach of mumbai. People come here early morning to watch sunrise. Even staring at stars in night while enjoying the cool breeze and listening to the sound of waves :)
Photo of Promenade beach pondicherry by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Promenade beach pondicherry by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Promenade beach pondicherry by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Promenade beach pondicherry by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Promenade beach pondicherry by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Promenade beach pondicherry by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Promenade beach pondicherry by Meghana Jambhe
This place is around 6km from the town. Its a very big lake. If one wants to reach paradise beach, he/she has to cross this lake. Varieties of boating options are there. We went for a 200rs one, where they will drop us to the beach and pick us after we spend some time in beach.
Photo of Chunnambar River, Puducherry, India by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Chunnambar River, Puducherry, India by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Chunnambar River, Puducherry, India by Meghana Jambhe
I guess this is the cleanest beach in pondy. Nice place to lye around and spend time in water. This place even got a changing room :-p You have to cross chennambar lake to reach here. There are options like just visit the beach and return, or spend some time and return whenever you want. But 4 is the closing time as i remember to enter the beach and play.
Photo of Paradise Beach, Pudukuppam, Pondicherry, India by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Paradise Beach, Pudukuppam, Pondicherry, India by Meghana Jambhe
This is a spiritual and most visited place in Pondy. This is inside Auroville Meditation center. But make sure you have prior booking slot to visit inside the matri mandir where the the largest optically-perfect glass globe is present.
Photo of Matrimandir, Auroville, Bommayapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Matrimandir, Auroville, Bommayapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India by Meghana Jambhe
You can see people playing in water in this beach. Also lots of stay option. One can choose this place to have a beach view stay :)
Photo of Auroville Beach, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of Auroville Beach, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Meghana Jambhe
This place is little far from Pondy. But please make some time to visit this place. They have 2 boat ride options. Either motor ride or row boat. I would suggest row boat as the rower will tell you some good deal and show inside the forest where the view is amazing. He will cover the places where motor boat can not go :)
Photo of PICHAVARAM MANGROVE FOREST, Pichavaram extension R.F., Tamil Nadu, India by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of PICHAVARAM MANGROVE FOREST, Pichavaram extension R.F., Tamil Nadu, India by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of PICHAVARAM MANGROVE FOREST, Pichavaram extension R.F., Tamil Nadu, India by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of PICHAVARAM MANGROVE FOREST, Pichavaram extension R.F., Tamil Nadu, India by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of PICHAVARAM MANGROVE FOREST, Pichavaram extension R.F., Tamil Nadu, India by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of PICHAVARAM MANGROVE FOREST, Pichavaram extension R.F., Tamil Nadu, India by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of PICHAVARAM MANGROVE FOREST, Pichavaram extension R.F., Tamil Nadu, India by Meghana Jambhe
Photo of PICHAVARAM MANGROVE FOREST, Pichavaram extension R.F., Tamil Nadu, India by Meghana Jambhe
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