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67 Francois Martin Street, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry, 605012, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Pondicherry

Pongal in Pondicherry - our last day in India

A travel blog entry by kittyemma


We are now learning, we actually interviewed three tuktuk drivers before taking on Anthony, for our usual "sightseeing tour". We definitely made the right choice. Not only did he speak impeccable English, who was a truly kind man, who felt nothing was too much trouble - and he ensured that we had an action-packed day.Starting off with the Mecca of …

Pondicherry or Pondy as the locals call it

A travel blog entry by kittyemma


Having shared our luxurious private compartment (think train travel in Raj times!) with the Forestry High Commissioner of Madras, it was ironic that we were travelling through a cyclone-devastated area. The novelty of his "specialised subject" (in the words of Magnus Magnusson) wore off quite substantially - and an hour into the journey we were …

Churches and the Promenade

A travel blog entry by laurenw_is


Author: Steven

Spending a couple of hours lazing in an upmarket café is always a pleasant way to spend the morning. Especially as our hotel does not have Wi-Fi and the tourist cafés do.

After breakfast we sought out an ATM (successfully) and a particular restaurant for lunch (unsuccessfully). On our meandering path we stumbled across a huge book-store. I searched for my book again, but the lack of any order to the ...

Auroville is art and music

A travel blog entry by bryan.walton


... contemplative pieces on festive occasions. I just loved the very alive irregular tones of his play while daily passing his room. Once he started to struggle with cancer and being in big pain most of the time he did not have the strength—as he said—to give to the demanding instrument, but continue to tread the flute as one of his most precious possessions and companion. i had been with him over his last year and finally went with a friend to take him ...

Pondy - Jack's week

A travel blog entry by jdtrip


... the bus at 1pm and found myself walking along a quiet road through the forest wondering where the hell everyone was. I thought Auroville was a popular place to visit. 30 minutes later I discovered I had been on the old Auroville road and arrived at the new one where tourists were flying past on scooters. In Pondicherry I was told it was about 5km from the main road so a scooter was advisable but as I had missed that opportunity I decided to keep walking - the ONLY person who ...

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