Pondicherry Trip

I was off to Pondicherry from 29th to 31st January. The trip was one of the most awaited things on my ‘To-do’ list, so I am glad it happened and that I am back from the trip with truckload of memories. Here’s the highlights from the trip along with some pictures. Enjoy!

Highlights:

  • Overnight train journey on Friday (28th) with a friend and three of her college friends – two of whom I got to know on the trip itself
  • Ordering and eating Pizza at the train station – it was fun telling the Domino’s folks, “No, not Flat No. 6, it’s Platform 6, please!”
  • Trying French bread at Baker’s Street, which wasn’t exactly pleasing to my taste buds
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Baker Street, Pondicherry

  • Visiting the Sacred Heart Church

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  • We stayed at the Fab Esparan Hotel – which wasn’t exactly up to my liking looks-wise, but the people were real nice – they let us keep our luggage for more than 8 hours post check out for FREE!
  • Tried out wood-fired Pizza at Cafe Xtasi – I am not really a pizza person, but I liked the thin crust pizza from there
  • My first tryst with oceans and beaches – Rock Beach, Serenity Beach and Paradise Beach
  • In those few days, I explored so many sides to beach life –
    • watching the dark, choppy waters just before sunrise
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    Sunrise at Rock Beach, Pondicherry

    • watching the sun rise like red ball through the clouds over Bay of Bengal
    • sitting through the afternoon and watch evening fall on the sea
    • watching fishing boats on the sea
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      Yours Truly, At Serenity Beach, Tamil Nadu

    • watching people sunbathe with books – just like they show in movies
  • Visiting Auroville
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At Matrimandir, Auroville

 

Have you been to Pondicherry? Which places did you visit? Which eateries did you try out? Share your experience with me!

 

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About Arpita

Arpita Pramanick is a little, young woman with a bright face (who'd rather not look directly into a stranger's eye) you'll find walking on the corridors of Mu Sigma, Inc. She tells herself she wants to be a properly published writer (by which she means she wants to be published from the likes of Penguin), but isn't really so sincere about writing everyday. So if you see her, tell her to go write. She'll love you for doing that!
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10 Responses to Pondicherry Trip

  1. AdiC says:

    This is still pending! I’ve heard the beaches are really peaceful and clean. Is it so?

    You seem to have had a good trip 🙂

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    • Arpita says:

      Well, Paradise is super clean with its almost-white sands, Serenity Beach is a fishing beach – so no luck there. We spent most of the time on Rock Beach, because we lived close to it, and though the cracks between the rocks do contain stray stuff, I really loved the place. Plan a visit 🙂

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  2. anankhan98 says:

    It’s been so long since I’ve seen the ocean.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Peaceful, Serene, and Majestic.

    Liked by 1 person

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