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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!