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I heard stories about beauty of the Pondicherry from college days. I was there in Chennai on few important assignments where it got delayed and postponed to monday. I thought i need a break and i started early morning to OMR where i saw the real beauty and growth of chennai city. I have no interest to going to temples because i go to temple with proper intention and pure mind. Here i have two options. whether i can see Mahabalipuram or Pondicherry. My heart has soft corner on pondicherry,then i changed my plan after reaching OMR.
I reached Pondy and straightly i visited auroville beach where i shocked to know ” Auroville is no more called as Beach ” The access path to the beach is a litter-strewn strip of land filled with all types of waste ,No shade, no facilites, not a tree in sight.Due to heavy floods and heavy waves in last two years. It’s very tough for swimming and sunbathing. when i was speaking with Hotel Employee near to beach he said ” From last one year visit percentage of foreigners are very less ” due to change in beach environment.
But i love the morning view in Auroville, where you can see lot of fishermans are going into sea in Sona Boats and the sunrising view is amazing here.
Stay away from Auroville Beach
Commute : If you want to reach Auroville Beach you will get direct bus from pondicherry bus stand with 5 Rs charge. Auto wala will charge 170 Rs minimum.
Distance : Maximum 7 Km
After returning to city. iam sitting in CCD and searching for Tourist places in Pondy. Then i found Paradise Beach is good place. I reached there at 12 Pm and it’s good place where you can spend time with your friends by playing games volley ball, cricket and other games.
It’s good experience to travel in boat for 10 min from Boat house to Island Beach. Paradise Beach is a good place where you can get quality food and chicken items. i played volley ball with unknown persons for one hour then i had Prawn Biryani ( Famous in Island Beach)
Swimming is not allowed in Paradise Beach but i love break rules. I enjoyed swimming, then i was simply walking on seashores and enjoyed with few games.
Over all comparing with Auroville, Paradise Beach is Good.
Entrance fees to Boat house is 10 Rs per head.
From Boat house to Island( 2 way ) : 150 Rs
Food items are generally costly everywhere in pondy.
Commute: from Pondi bus stand you will get direct bus which goes through Cuddalore road. Charge will be 5 Rs. if you take auto it will cost you 120 Rs.
Distance : 7km from bus stand
Then i returned to city and i decided to spend time where i love my self ” French Colony and Rock Beach ” These place is consider as Icon Area for pondicherry Union Territory.
French traditions are still followed by many people in pondicherry. when i was walking in the streets of pondi. i saw many french citizens are roaming around these areas and their houses are amazing.
French Consulate has significant role in Pondicherry Union Territory through GOI
Rock Beach is neighbourhood area to French Colony, where Raj Bhavan,Assembly ,Secretariat and other official offices you can see.
Mahatma Gandhi and French Memorial Statues are center of attraction in these road.
Rock beach is One of Best Sea view in my life where you can see tides are coming to near to you with high force. I love to watch it again.
As per my friend suggestions there are two restaurants in Rock Beach area. 1) Le cafe , 2) Sea Gulls restaurant
I visited both places. these places are both amazing, iam in dilemma to select Best. Le cafe is good place for snacks and coffees.Both places are sea view mode. I was hungry then i visited Seagulls restaurant had Biryani and spent almost one half hour in Sea Gulls with Good Sea View.
Seagulls restaurant is famous for sea food in these area. I enjoyed the View 🙂
Last Pic in Pondy
Over all visit gave me wonderful experience 🙂
I started writing my travel experience inspired by Sangeeta Blog ” Life is a vacation ”