The Richmond, Puducherry
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... popularity. This four-metre statue is clearly visible with the granite pillars that are said to be brought from Gingee. Gingee is a fort located 70 kilometres away from Pondichcheri. Close to the Gandhi statue you can also see the Jawaharlal Nehru statue. Like the Gandhi statue, this too is surrounded by four pillars from Gingee. By the statues is a space dedicated to art: a number of cultural musical and other trade activities that fill the year.
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 ...
... too! Looking forward to catching a train! Auto rickshaw to the guest house in the French quarter. Very nice place, lovely room with small balcony looking out onto the street and trees with squirrels for company. There is a lovely area up on the top floor for breakfast or just relaxing, with a good view out to see. We have not got tired of the spicy food for lunch and dinner yet, but the daily masala omelette and boring white sliced bread and mixed fruit jam we had eaten ...
... 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 ...