As the saying goes, Life is always better at the beach, so I planned a trip to the French Riviera of the East, Pondicherry. Located at a distance of around 160 kms from Chennai, the union territory of Pondicherry is a quaint, beautiful destination that has a lot to offer to its visitors. From the pristine, serene beaches to scrumptious baguettes and croissants, there’s nothing about this little town that I didn’t adore! The town was a colony of the French for hundreds of years, which is apparent in the lovely French architecture and succulent French cuisine. Sunflower coloured churches, charming colonial buildings, sculptured temples bring out the French culture gracefully. So, I took this pleasant, relaxed trip to Pondicherry with my sister who admires untouched, quiet beaches more than anything else.