Pondicherry – Re- Travel Diaries

“One’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things – Henry Miller”

And here I am back again with another travel post.
And this time it’s Pondicherry. ❀

Let me first tell you why the title of my post says it’s a “re-travel.”
This is the 4th time that I’ve been to Pondicherry. (Ah, something’s burning, eh? πŸ˜‰ )

Don’t be jealous my buddy, I’ve got you a good set of pictures and stories so that you can pack your back ASAP.

We started off on a Friday night (as usual) and this time, as we had to save time, we opted to fly.
Our journey was en-route to Chennai (MAA) from where we took local buses to Pondicherry.
The bus fares are really affordable and you get to enjoy the ECR road view.

Once in Pondicherry, our hotel guy ditched us and we decided to tour while walking.
With loads of luggage in our hand [ you’ll understand this if you’re a female πŸ˜‰ ] our search for a good hotel started.

We finally ended up in this guest house named Kailash guest house.
It’s pretty neat and decent and is 2 blocks away from the beach. (For Nomadic travellers like me)

Took a 2 hour nap, did our lunch at a local restaurant, rented bikes ( you get it for Rs. 300/- per day) and started off to Auroville.

Ensure to get good bikes, we took three bikes and one of them was a thirsty one. πŸ˜›

It’s a different kind of experience to see people believe in one thing and stick to it.
We spent an hour or so, exploring the place and started our way towards Auroville beach.

Let me tell you, it’s not one of the cleanest beach if you’re hoping to see one.
But it’s good enough to sit and watch the waves. πŸ™‚

Started back to our rooms, freshened up and started exploring the local areas by foot.

Had our dinner at a Chettinad restaurant (Kuthu paratha is a must try (veg/egg both available) and set off to beach.

Beach is open late until 1 AM and you can have a good time there. πŸ™‚
There ended our Day 1 at Pondicherry.

Day 2 : Pichavaram Beach

We arranged for a car today and took off early towards Pichavaram mangrove forest.
Backwaters along with a Mangrove forest and boating, blissful. ❀

The rates of the boats are on an hourly basis.
Do not be tempted if the boat guy tells you he’ll take you a little further in if you pay some extra bucks.
I’ve had very different experiences in my 4 times travel to this place.

After an hour or so, we realized we had another place to reach and rushed our way back to Paradise beach.


This was where we had the best time.

Playing with the waves, making sand dunes, and collecting sea shells. ❀

Back to our den, we went to Delhiwala, a beautiful french house turned into a themed restaurant. It’s cosy and the food and ambience is pretty nice.

There ended my day 2 trip to Pondicherry, and I made my way back to home sweet home.

And as always, with bags of memories and in a hope to collect more signing off until next time. ❀

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