Puducherry – Give Time a Break

Puducherry – Give Time a Break

The French Riviera of India- serene, beautiful and peaceful. I fall short of words as I begin to describe my experience of Puducherry or Pondicherry as many people still call it.

Pondicherry is one of Indian Union Territories. The natives speak Tamil and French. You’ll easily come across many French couples who have settled here for years and have excellent home-stay facilities at very affordable rates. If you really want to experience something different I’d suggest you go for such homestays atleast for a day and interact with them, listen to their stories, may be have a glass of wine together.

Beaches, food, wine – what is not there to love. Pondicherry in itself feels like a beautiful poetry- tree-lined streets, mustard-colored colonial villas and chic boutiques. Those porch style restaurants where you can just sit and idle away for hours lost in the serenity of the place.

As I mentioned the food here is amazing, just go to any cafe in the French part of town and you won’t be disappointed. The colonial villas, the architecture – just roaming around in those streets either on foot or on a two wheeler( which you can easily hire at 300 Rs per day) is another experience altogether.

Sunset at the beach, a quiet evening at Aurobindo ashram will wash away all the stress of your hectic city life.

There are many water sports that are available here, I’d suggest you to go for scuba diving if you are not planning a trip to Andamans or Maldives soon 😉

Will come up soon with a post on must try foods and places in pondicherry and how to plan a cost effective trip.

Till then,

Happy Tripping!

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Vibrant Gujarat

Vibrant Gujarat

Hey Guys! In this post I’d like to share my experience of a 5 day Gujarat trip. Be it Sabarmati Ashram or Vijaya Vilas Palace, Gujarat boasts of a rich cultural and historical significance, and the people of Gujarat are probably the most helpful people you’ll ever find in any part of India. My whole experience was very surreal, from deserts to beaches everything captures the essence of ethnic India yet, of something that is very modern.

My favorite part was the camel ride at The Great Rann of Kutch and of course the Gujarati Thali. The love with which you’ll be served here, will make you feel,  welcomed and overwhelmed.

Most amazing thing about this place is safety. I never felt this safe roaming around and exploring places as I did in Gujarat. Even for girls you can go around, roam on roads at 3 in the night and you’ll be safe here.

Over all Gujarat has been a delightful experience for me. Will be writing about how to plan a cost effective Gujarat trip soon. Please feel free to give a feedback!