Explore France in India : Pondicherry




Here we are back with a new experiences from Pondicherry


We are talking about Pondicherry. One most interesting thing about this places in India to visit. Its a perfect combination if The Experience and Tourism – There is a chill relaxed vibe whereas there a many places you wish to see as a tourist.  As soon as you step into Pondicherry you wonder if you are in Indian or france. So here is some history about Pondicherry that why this city has French twist.

 

 


History :
The story is about 2nd century when British were biting into India, then the French realised that they could even get part of us, so for making their way into India they managed to enter India through Pondicherry, the two kept fighting( British and French) and finally British gave this union territory to the French. Thus the architecture of Pondicherry is French.
Our stay in Pondicherry was short. But it was amazing experience.
An interesting thing was We stayed in Domus , beautiful colourful building having a cafe and apartment where we feel like home. Pondicherry is all about beaches, French architecture.


Pondicherry you get to experience French Cuisines and get to see French Architecture , Clean and not so crowdy beaches. Its an out of India experience within India.

Also this time instead of a Hotel we booked Airbnb because we needed extra space for baby and it was costing same as a hotel.

 

Beaches :
Promenade Beach/Rock Beach
Serenity Beach
Paradise island
Auroville Beach

Beaches in Pondicherry are all nearby , From Promenade to Auroville beach its a  20-30 min. distance via Scooty (Depending upon market traffic). If you are in Pondicherry then you can miss out any of these Beaches as all of these are unique in their own way.

The best area to stay in is “White Town” which is the main area that is all French and is closest to Promenade beach so you can easily be there during sun rise and sun set it has palm trees on side of road adding to the beauty of its.
Along promenade beach is famous Mahatma Gandhi Statue.

Serenity Beach is  a long beach with rock pathway that goes quite further into the sea. Sun set at serenity beach is most beautiful so make sure you are there just in time. also there are shacks on the beach side to chill and fill.

Paradise island is a adventure kind of place you take a ferry to there, there they have all the water sports and everything depending upon the weather. we didn’t go there as our kid was just 4 months old then, But its not a experience to miss out if you are into water sports. It will take your full day at paradise island.

Auroville beach is just a raw and simple beach quite off the road. its not at all crowded but very massive and raw. the waves and vibe is just so amazing.

Auroville : 

Auroville is a interesting little village near to Pondicherry (30 mins away) and is a must visit while you are in Pondicherry. Local produce of Auroville is main thing to enjoy, Almost all cafes use local produce of Auroville so everything you eat is just so fresh and interesting We might put up a food blog as well so wait to find out what to eat where.

Being in Auroville you must go to Matri Mandir & Svaram Musical Instruments & research centre, It has wide range of one of a wind instruments.

The ashram can be visited from 8 in the morning to 12 noon and 2 to 6 in the evening. It’s a ashram where people come to seek spiritual harmony and peace. The ashram is also responsible for founding the concept of peaceful coexistence in a town ship Auroville. Auroville township in Pondicherry is the direct product of the ideals and aims in the ashram.

Hope you all enjoyed our experience of Pondicherry..!!



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