A vintage villa in the midst of Pondicherry’s French quarters, La Closerie was converted into a guest-house and hotel a few years ago, and has six adorable rooms that one can crash in. You can either take a flight to Chennai and then drive down to Pondicherry. Or even drive down from Bangalore; it takes five hours by car. The drive is beautiful and scenic, so don’t forget to carry your camera on the journey.
Good things come in small packages, and that can be said about La Closerie as well. This boutique hotel has only six rooms, but each is done up beautifully; some even have a wooden staircase within the room leading to a mezzanine attic level. It has a sweet little pool, with bougainvillea decorating the brick walls. They don’t serve meals besides breakfast (a lovely French omelette, anyone?), but nearby are some of the cutest Pondicherry cafes, so you can traipse around the area, rent a cycle from near the canal and have a wonderfully swell time in Pondicherry. If you are going with a big group, you can even book out the whole mansion.
It will set you back by around INR 4,000 a night. Find out more by calling them on +91 84897 02210 or emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org. The property is extremely close to the beach, so pack your beach bag, don those shades and get moving. Pondicherry awaits!