The Richmond, Puducherry
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... overhead, it takes on somewhat of a "5 chariots appearance". However, the amazing commentary to offer here is that the whole site has been carved from ONE large rock. The site is not complete as the then ruling dynasty in the 8th century, "was rolled" by the Chola dynasty and so all the workers were sacked: so the incidence of the number of "chiselers" dropped !! I wonder if the name of "Rocky" was used far less after this change of power ? Just a thought that I felt ...
We make our way to the top of the second temple by a funicular railway and the kids are soon overrun with requests for photographs. A gorgeous young local girl with a shaven head attaches herself to us and poses for the photos with the kids. The locals only want photos of the blondies of course but she refuses to be pushed out of shot and clings to her new pals beaming with pleasure. When we come to leave she follows us to the funicular. The queue is ...
... What a deal.
January 19 - Around Pondy
For breakfast, we had the choice of Indian or Continental and was delivered to our room. Our choice the Continental consists of a juice and toast with a veg omelette, not bad.
Everyday, fresh flower petals are used to create colorful patterns in the lobby. The location of the hotel is about a kilometer from the beach. Walkable. ...
... us up a level; sweeping white carpeted walkways designed to guide us further inside this incredible space and afford us a wonderful view all around whilst we walked on soft white carpet - white carpet in India of all places! These walkways rose high and disappeared into covered chambers which no doubt held more intriguing secrets. We soon found out why the carpets were still white, as each person was directed to pop on a pair of white slipper socks, all fresh and folded neatly ...
... a familiar French architectural vernacular. The streets are very leafy with bougainvillea and jasmine overflowing the boundary walls. All the street names are written first in French and then in Tamil and we spotted a Café des Artistes and in a chic gift shop, Maison Rose, the staff spoke French.
The area is strictly contained within its limits and within a few feet we were walking in the familiar chaos that is India. We found ...