Ditch Your Goa Scenes & Plan A Vacay To Pondicherry With Your Friends Instead
What Makes It Awesome
Pondicherry is a place which transports you to zen mode as it lingers through the day in a lazy relaxed manner. For those used to fast lifestyle, a week is a too much restlessness but the place teaches you to take it slow and relax. Way too many options to stay and eat. The best place is of course Cafe Des Arts to eat, also Surguru and Anand Bhavan for budget meals, Baker Street and Zuka Chocola for desserts, Casablanca, Hidesign and Aurobindo Ashram trust to shop, French quarters to soak in the afternoons, church and cathedral in the evenings and a night stroll at the promenade. If the stay gets boring, there's a story trail and food trail which is like an interesting heritage walk that can be taken up. The outskirts of the city have Auroville for a day trip, the beautiful Paradise beach and Mahabalipuram day trip which helps cover surrounding touristy areas.It's such a lovely place, you cannot go there just once.
What Could Be Better?
The nightlife can be better. But honestly, sitting on the stones by the sea beats any party right?
What's My Pro Tip?
Plan your vacay during Christmas and stay till New Years. That's the best time. Also, pre-book your stay at Aurobindo guest house and opt for a sea-facing room, and you'll surely love to wake up to the scenic view.
Go to Auroville for two consecutive days and do not miss out on the Matrimandir meditation experience, it's one of a kind!