Pondicherry calling:”give time a break”

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Pondicherry is a glaring example of the secular culture of the region and the country. An overnight journey from Bangalore offers you a time break as same resonate in state slogan words “give time a break”.

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An overnight journey from Bangalore offers Banglorites a lovely break from their busy schedule.

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Pondicherry is a concoction of French cuisine to the desi south Indian dishes, Gothic architecture churches and  Gothic Islamic architecture Meeran mosque to Dravidian style temples.

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LOK ADALAT
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Chief Secretariat

The territory of Puducherry comprises the former French establishment in India known as Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe ,yanam. French handed over territory to India in 1954. Subsequently, it was administered as an acquired territory, till 1962 when it was made a union territory by the 14 th constitutional amendment Act.



How to reach:

I took a greenline bus from Madiwala (Bangalore)with sleeper AC bus and it was a comfortable journey.
By Road: Pondicherry lies on NH45. Chennai (150 km from Pondicherry) and Bangalore (320 km from Pondicherry) are the nearest metros cities.


By Bus: Buses to Pondicherry are available frequently from some of the major nearby cities, including Chennai, Thanjavur, Trichy, Coimbatore, Bangalore, and Madurai


By Train: Nearest Railway Station is Villupuram (35 km from Pondicherry); well connected to cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, and Trivandrum


By Air: Puducherry Airport is a domestic airport in Lawspet district of Pondicherry. It has regular flights from Bangalore. Chennai Airport (135 km from Pondicherry) is the nearest international airport.
 


Places to visit(what WE EXPERIENCED)


We stayed at the hotel which has a good location and food availability then we hire a scooter at 250 per day and traveller had to submit his id proof as security.


1.AUROVILLE

Remembering the Sri Aurobindo and his views on the renaissance of India in nineteenth-century had three aspects from his book “the Renaissance in  india”


A)It aimed at a recovery of the old spiritual gospel contained in sacred books of country,researchers helped the people in the west and India to understand and appreciate the achievement of the Indians in past


B)this re-invigorated spirituality inspired fresh activity in the field of philosophy, literature, art etc.
c)An attempt was made to deal in an original way with modern problems in the light of the new inspiration.

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All religion people are here seeking wisdom
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Whole ashram is a glaring example of the latest technology for water purification and Solar powered freezer.
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2.AUROBINDO ASHRAM:



This place reminds us that thoughts of the great leader remain forever AUROBINDO believes that the spiritual and intellectual advances of India is bound to come.

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Photography of inside serine , pious environment is prohibited. So , only outside view

3.Paradise beach:


Paradise Beach which is a pristine, untouched expanse of white sand and shallow waters presence of beautiful sea creature as coloured crabs nesting and playing is visible. Recent Tall pillared façade is added attraction for best photoshoots.

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4.French war memorial:

we also visited the gigantic French war memorial, which is a window to the past dated back to world war 1constructed in memory of brave soldiers, situated in the Goubert Avenue.    

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5.GANDHI Jayanti and celebration and police commemoration anniversary:


Remembering the ideals of Gandhi even after 150 years his ideas still remain relevant who fought against the caste system and was instrumental in abolishing the practice of untouchability.

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Planning of police commemoration anniversary


 

6. Glimpses of nightlife:

Rocking nightlife with a whole range of beverages give you exotic experience and moreover few cafés as La Café remain open 24 hours, where we celebrated my birthday  that would also be remembered as Destination birthday

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7.Botanical GARDEN


Perfect place to become a child again and ride in toy train.

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8.Best hubs for shopping :


Muthu silk plaza
Mission street
Serenity beach bazar


9. Few other things to do


Bicycle tour of the city
Kayaking
Bonefire at the beaches
Yachting
Volunteer at Auroville
Tour of DUNE eco-village


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