The Sunway GRT Grand Pondicherry
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... ship (it genuinely looks like a gold golf ball spaceship) and the mother died in 1972 followed by the chief architect more recently in 2008. Whilst it's a nice concept I'm not sure how a society with no leader progresses... The geographical centre of Auroville is marked by an epic banyan tree - banyans are unique as their roots grow out and down appearing as a whole group of tree trunks linked together (see the photo, then that will hopefully make more ...
... The place does seen pretty tranquil for India away from the noise and traffic where people can practice yoga and mediation. The founders transformed some of the wasteland into a forest after learning irrigation techniques. They have community outreach programmes and sustainable power sources (India is a great place for solar energy). There's also the usual alternative ******** you'd expect from this kind of 'hippy' place, homeopathy and alternative medicine and people ...
... and a dozen other budding business and management masterminds.
Being left on my own, on the first day I decided to wander around the French quarter to get a feel for the place. I walked around the main park, past the must-see temple and into the local ashram but after seeing the sights of Udaipur etc it's hard to get excited about Pondicherry's offerings.
While I was walking along the promenade, I was asked for directions. Having only just arrived I was a bit ...
... the showroom before helping Shiva (the mechanic) in a quick check over of my bike.
What a star he was and totaly deserving of his photo on this Blog - top man!
I left the bike with them knowing that a new instrument cluster was also needed as the chip had frazzled from the water ingress. A service was booked and I was told to come back at 5. I then did an auto back to my guest house, caught up on ...
... 1) apparently a cheese & bacon jacket potato is classed as a salad here, 2) samosas are sold with a sweet sugar syrup, and 3) washerwomen think that cleaning laundry involves whacking the newly washed clothes onto the cowpat covered tarmac numerous times then leaving them to dry on ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Sunway GRT Grand Pondicherry
Great value for the price. Super clean, super customer service and super food. Even the pool is clean!
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