Hotel de l'Orient
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... disappointment I was so looking forward to this ...we walked in the heat for miles to see ONLY Matrimandir...... the dome that houses it from a distance ...all very weird Not happy Jen :( I find out then at breakfast that the crystal is really just a large ball of glass ...mmmm Really feeling like I'm in India today and feeling SO BLESSED to be here and experience it all Went to a very ...
... staying in an awesome hotel which served us breakfast in bed! The people working there were also really lovely and helpful. Pondy is a French colony, so there was a mix of both indian and french locals, meaning there was also a lot of European cuisine everywhere. For our first evening we splashed out on a highly recommended restaurant for an amazing sizzler meal and the house special crème brulee... Yummy! We stayed for a couple of nights, so spent our days wandering around ...
... continue for some time, and the climax had better be worth it……by the way…..it was….multiple times over!
So, after getting to the Matrimandir site on little bus, handing over any bags, cell phones, cameras so that visitors would capture the memory of this place in our minds and our hearts, and not on the memory card of any electronic device, we finally made it through the entry gates. For us, as compliant westerns this was no issues, but ...
Set on the east coast we 'd read and heard lots of different things about pondicherry, but because we love the life of pi movie, we wanted to find out for ourselves. We arrived at sunrise after a horrendous night bus journey, to the sight of Pondicherry harbour and the sounds of car horns and scooters, we had arrived in a typical India. It had a lovely feeling about it, the hotel was clean and had a lovely hot shower, we ventured out in the afternoon to the harbour / ...
... day in Auroville, we caught up with another travelling family – or rather they caught up with us as they had been travelling a few days behind us for a few weeks. It was great meeting like-minded people, who knows what it is like travelling with kids and too hear all their amazing experiences.
Experiences like the one we had in Auroville are one of the best things about travelling: being surprised and amazed by places that you didn’t know what to expect ...