Disclaimer: The total trip cost is from Delhi to Delhi, this can vary based on your point of origin
I had the privilege of travelling through the history and modernity of french India during the month of February. Some people also refer Pondicherry as the Goa of the east. Pondicherry has a pleasant calm to its environment but also becomes alive with a lot of party places to hang out. You can experience living through history of colonial french India at one hand, and the bustling happening cafe's at one hand. When in Pondicherry you must also experience the living and culture of Auroville, a one of its kind self sustaining experimental township.
Whats better than being part of a traditional wedding ceremony in Southern part of India as I hail from a very different culture from the North. My roommate and friend (Hariharan Radhakrishnan and Sudhakshna- Bride) are natives of Pondicherry and their wedding ceremony in Pondicherry was a once in a lifetime experience for me. I got to be part of the great culture and witness all the ceremonies firsthand. And the best part the chance to unravel this whole journey in the quaint town of Pondicherry.
Traditional South Indian food, warmly welcome from my friends here and the best of hospitality. This is an experience that cannot be described in only words. Witness this place, dwell in its past and relax at the beaches, you will be surprised at the host of things that Pondicherry offers. The details of the journey and pictures to delight follow.
Accommodation details: Micassa Hostels. In all my years of travel, this is a backpackers paradise. Built with inspiration from Spanish hostels, this is the best destination in town to park your luggage. I had the great experience of making friends from all parts of the world, sharing stories that we never came to know we had just met for couple of days. Clean, safe and happening. https://www.micasahostels.com/