In August 2011, three of us travelled to Pondicherry (Puducherry), India. This was not our first time to the place but it’s remarkably special how a familiar destination can redefine our close friendships into unforgettable moments.

Pondicherry is one of India’s Union Territory with a beautiful coast line. It has a very strong influence of the French from their acquisition way back in the 17th Century. This time around, we stayed at the French Quarter and made a day’s visit to Auroville. Here are some photographs from the special escape.

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Friends who travel together, are together

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Boutique at Rue Romain Rolland

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Coloniale Heritage, where we stayed

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The mandatory bicycle photograph!

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Road signs

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Random graffiti

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At L’espace, La Bourdonnais Street

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The rocky shore line in the evening

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A memento I still keep with me

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Matrimandir at Auroville

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The Auroville Beach

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A busy evening at the Auro Beach

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Sand in my shoes…

Amrita Das

Amrita is a freelance travel writer and professional travel blogger. She has been contributing to some of the top publications in India and internationally. She propagates female solo travel and shares her experiences from off-beat, culture and adventure travel through her writing.

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8 thoughts on “Le Pondy- Give time a break

  1. As always well done…and as I say I am always clear about ur goals.lovely done up blog and the entire concept is super cool.i am glad people can read ur writing now.love u loads and wish to join u in every travel that u make.god bless u always and always.

  2. Beautiful Blog Amrita.I am packing my bags for Pondi in July.Your blog has really made me Happy :)

  3. Beautiful post :) Just one thing though, I visited Auroville some months back and the Temple in the picture is MatriMandir instead of Mata Madir that you have mentioned, that is what i was told. :)

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