Hotel Corbelli

170, Mission street, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry, 605001, India | Hotel
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A certain je nais cest qua

A travel blog entry by meos


Pondicherry aka 'Pondy' is the Indian home of the French.

The city stays faithfull to its French heritage through the architecture, bakeries, patisseries, cheese, steak, tree lined streets and a whole lot of French expats. The clash of Indian and French culture seems to work in a strange way.

Although it is a bit weird eating …

Day 221: French India

A travel blog entry by adventurenonni

... of sand.' The name was later shortened to Manakula Vinayagar. It is a Hindu temple, Dedicated to the god Ganesh and is said to predate French occupation of the territory. The temple was large with two arch way entries on either side leading to a small courtyard type area with stalls selling religious bits and pieces. Inside the courtyard, at the entrance to the temple was a sad looking elephant blessing people who fed it bananas. The elephant looked so tired and a little drugged up. ...


A travel blog entry by fernbob


... streets with quaint cafes were what we were anticipating. Well it isn't at all like that! It may have been, but unfortunately, there are not many cafes, some of the cobblestone streets have been paved over and a lot of the buildings are being renovated trying to recapture the old French charm, and some still in a state of disrepair. It did have an extremely interesting bazaar that was large, and full of buyers, sellers and ...

Chennai and Pulicat revisited

A travel blog entry by dijoh2o


... in the Central Madras Archives he said that all the old papers of the VOC have now been scanned and that they are well preserved. He also mentions that the old Dutch tax office building that was threatened to be demolished earlier this year will be spared. So that is good news for the Indian - Dutch heritage. Unfortunately we missed this building in our tour.

Xavier wrote a book "Pulicat and Sadras" that is available ...

Hello steak....hmmm.....

A travel blog entry by ben.taggartryan


... it. That is until you go into one of the internet cafe's (which we had to) and witness Indian men openly watching porn. Definitely one of those moments that as a English person you're just not meant to have to deal with.

One way of dealing with that shock is to find a bar of some sort and hit the cocktails... something i can tell you we did very successfully. The bar we found was truely one of the little gems of the trip. ...

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