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Getting back from Murshidabad to the Kolkata airport to fly to Chennai was again an ordeal on the bad road. To enlarge and improve the road huge trees are being cut with lots of manpower, and they cause occasional traffic jams, as we found out. But they provided good photo opportunities. From where our car got stranded we see a tiny man with an axe …
We leave Chennai after having had a nice coffee at a newly constructed house of an old colleague of the Lutheran Church in India from Chris. The road to Pondicherry is partly a toll road and later on it passes in between beautiful wetlands. We are heading for the Birds mountain that has on the top a Shiva temple cut out off the granite mountain. It …
... a few minutes of standing awkwardly on the side of the road a bus bound for Pondicherry pulled over and picked us up. My fears of having to stand in a cramped bus for three hours were not realised and there were a few free seats. A pleasant couple of hours passed staring out over the Indian countryside listening to Skeptics' Guide to the Universe. This podcast is a panacea to the ubiquitous nonsense found in India (and the rest of the world). It does ...
... but apparently there was once a lot of trade going on. The drive was an adventure as Arikamedu was somewhat off the beaten track. We passed some amazing sights on the drive, heading into gradually smaller and smaller, rougher and rougher roads as we headed towards our destination. I think Mr Mathews was getting a little concerned about his car! After bumping along an unsealed track we came to our destination - not a house, car or person in sight! However, as we got out of the car ...
... classes such as yoga, meditation, art, dancing etc
- You earn a 'living allowance' of three tiers depending on your role and what you can offer (equality?), half of this is in Indian Rupees, half is in 'Aurovillian dollars' that can only be spent inside Auroville
- Alcohol is not permitted
- Free education and health care is available
- You must purchase a property to become a resident which you cannot sell when you leave
- The ultimate ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Atithi Pondicherry
Nice room and we enjoyed the rooftop swimming pool and health club. The dining on the fifth floor is also nice.
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