This is a post due since so long it's been more than a year! My two girlfriends and I planned this Pondy trip to celebrate the last week of the year, in a place of serene calmness to welcome the New Year in a different way! Me, being a total excel sheet person, I read up everything there was to read and know about Pondicherry and made up a list of things to do and places to be visited, leaving some space for spontaneity to work its magic!
We booked our flight from Mumbai to Chennai costing ₹6000 each and took a cab to Pondicherry to enjoy the scenic East Coast road at ₹1900 each (which can be enjoyed by taking window seat on a bus for ₹150 too!) and reached Hotel Coramandal Heritage, which is a property converted from 150 years old Franco-Tamil home, and provides basic comforts for the stay, for ₹5000 for a week (we 3 shared the room).