My visit to India's own fragrance of France, Pondicherry.

Tripoto
13th Jun 2019
Day 1

An overnight drive to the union territory. Witnessed an early sun rise after a while and I actually enjoyed it..

Photo of My visit to India's own fragrance of France, Pondicherry. by Vinay Gandhi

At last, a lovely french breakfast!
PS: try the banana crepe. You might wanna thank me later

Photo of My visit to India's own fragrance of France, Pondicherry. by Vinay Gandhi

Wandering the streets, getting the feel of the place

Photo of Coromandel Cafe, Romain Rolland Street, White Town, Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by Vinay Gandhi

The beautiful Matrimandir@Auroville. Quite a pleasant place to be.

Photo of My visit to India's own fragrance of France, Pondicherry. by Vinay Gandhi

Behold! The blueray fish

Photo of My visit to India's own fragrance of France, Pondicherry. by Vinay Gandhi

A nice walk at Auroville beach

Photo of My visit to India's own fragrance of France, Pondicherry. by Vinay Gandhi

Covered a mangrove on the way too

Photo of My visit to India's own fragrance of France, Pondicherry. by Vinay Gandhi

There's no better end to your day when your expensive imported wine costs half its MRP.

Courtesy of the union territory status of Pondicherry

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Day 2

The day started off with a lovely brunch at cafe des Arts. I'm not a fan of clicking pictures of food, but worry not! I'm posting a pic of the guy who ate it ;) .

Someone called me?

Photo of Cafe des Arts, Suffren Street, White Town, Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by Vinay Gandhi

After stuffing our bellies, we embarked on our journey to witness the history of the "Troy of the East" ! (Saw a few forts outside Pondicherry)

Gingee queen's fort

Photo of My visit to India's own fragrance of France, Pondicherry. by Vinay Gandhi

On the way to Rajagiri fort

Photo of My visit to India's own fragrance of France, Pondicherry. by Vinay Gandhi

Entrance to the kingdom

Photo of My visit to India's own fragrance of France, Pondicherry. by Vinay Gandhi

Entrance to the royal grounds

Photo of My visit to India's own fragrance of France, Pondicherry. by Vinay Gandhi

These walls are strategically built on top of hundreds of metres of rock! Talk about impenetrable.

Photo of My visit to India's own fragrance of France, Pondicherry. by Vinay Gandhi

Sharing a drink with an ancestor species of ours. History and evolution. The roots are deep.

Photo of My visit to India's own fragrance of France, Pondicherry. by Vinay Gandhi

Ancient cannon, comments are welcome

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"Troy of the East" - a comment given by the British to describe the Gingee kingdom. More information:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gingee_Fort

After a tiring yet dehydrating exploration of the kingdom, we finally headed back home with fond memories. Thanks to my dear friends without whom this trip, ergo this post wouldn't be possible

The trip and the pic credits go to everyone in this picture

Photo of My visit to India's own fragrance of France, Pondicherry. by Vinay Gandhi

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