Un Peu de Français à Pondicherry

This past weekend, I traveled 8 hours east to the cute little coastal town of Pondicherry in the state of Tamil Nadu. Famous for its French influence (it is a former French colony) and Auroville international community, Pondicherry is a laid-back relaxing getaway. It doesn’t provide the kind of paradise that most people look for in beach towns, but I liked the non-touristy feel of the place – instead of bikini-clad foreigners sunbathing, in Pondicherry you find local fisherman pulling in the morning catch and Indian families lazing in front of the sea. Some areas of the city do still retain remnants of its French past and I loved being able to speak French with the locals, but don’t go there expecting a mini-Paris…Pondicherry is still very much Indian at heart.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. memoirs of Chennai/Madras city says:

    i am planning to write a love story on this city

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Yeah, it’s a pretty cool little city 🙂

  2. Shekh rabbani says:

    Your blog was never neglected and I always enjoy reading your updates, so good luck with everything at work and keep blogging!

    1. Thank you! Unfortunately, I’ve been the one that’s neglected this blog for the past few weeks, but finally getting back to it 🙂 Thanks so much for reading!

  3. ashok20 says:

    Nice Pics!! Especially the flower names. I run a small horticulture green house.

    1. Thanks Ashok, and thanks for reading!

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