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Travel Blogs from Pondicherry
... it) was 70R and this nice more honest young man took us instead. Pondicherry has a lot of French influence and whilst its kind of apparent in the architecture and some lovely tree lined streets it still very much fights against dirty smelly typical India. There is a 'canal' (read, sewer) that separates the French quarter from the usual madness. Pondy does have a lovely garden/park and seafront with a classic pretty-much-no-beach-just-rocks situation ...
... for dinner at a nice little white washed restaurant by the ocean called Le Cafe. It was really lovely to sit outside facing the water which we couldn't see as it was dark by this time, but which we could still here and feel. The waves crashing against the rocks and the cool breeze was so relaxing. This is a pretty cool place and not very expensive either. I can't actually remember what I ate there but I do remember that I drank ...
Pondicherry (officially Puducherry since 2006 but not everyone seems to have got that memo as it's still widely referred to as 'Pondy'), is an old French colonial town that sits on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. Several things immediately stand out that give away its French past: it has a long promenade similar to the French Riviera; it has a block system so it's a million times easier to figure out how to get around, and; all the restaurants close between 3 and 7pm. Anywhere else ...
... it together and crack on again soon I promise!
Anyway, i'm just back from a nice afternoon ride to paradise beach and a short boat trip out to the island area. A good way to spend a relaxed Sunday.
So, it's a quick non bike related update before heading out for dinner.
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... no photos, no shoes (they give you socks to wear so you don't dirty the white carpet). After walking up a spiraling ramp and passing small waterfalls built into the walls, you enter a large room with white marble floors and twelve tall pillars formed in a circle. In the center of the room is a huge crystal ball, which absorbs the sunlight from an opening in the ceiling and creates a mystical beam of light from the top of the Matrimandir to the crystal below. It is breathtaking and ...
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