The Richmond, Puducherry
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... to have beef on the menu a lot and it is ridiculously nice. There was even a roof we could go up to and have our smokes, with dad initially being paranoid about smoking here, after asking Sam he said no problem and led us to the shelter of the roof. Not only that but at dinner that evening he came and gave Dad a big bag of dope, which has served me since.
We had some epic chats with Sam and his tragic life (he’s the latest motor mouth ...
... the steps up to one of the temples. Crowds of pilgrims swarm around, wrapped in dhotis, shawls and saris of vivid colours; red, green, yellow and white. We are accosted by an excitable group who show us we must buy some camphor to light every ten steps or so as we ascend. They tell us the temple is due to close and we must hurry and grabbing the kids arms they set off at a quick pace. Amber and I wheeze along after them up the 500 or so steps pleased of the brief ...
... we could see that this disc had been carved as an exact diagram of the Matrimanidr, from a bird’s eye view, so effectively you could see a huge circle (the dome) and then the 12 lotus petals, which corresponded the 12 attributes of the mother, it was like an altar which had been crossed bred with a map, holding ancient secrets of this place.
Penetrating the exact centre of this marble carved map was a single, powerful beam of light which came from what looked like ...
... Both were fish with different sauces and one with chips the other with rice! I must say we are extremely disappointed with our stay in Pondicherry. This was to be one of the highlights of the trip. Haven't seen any wide boulevards, French cafes etc. Would like to know where Rick Stein filmed his episode here because we haven't seen anything like it. Last photo shows 3 women sweeping the road - what is the point when there is rubbish all ...
Next up on our trip was Auroville, where we were to spend the next 10 days. Auroville is a spiritual community, which aims to achieve human unity through non religious means. It was started by a French woman, known as 'The Mother', who has been ironically deified. If you didn't know this background, you might mistake it for a hippie commune/weird religious cult. Luckily, Ruth's uncle lived here so we got the full story before we arrived. After 5 ...