Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pondicherry - Tamil Nadu

Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
Getting there - travel south from Chennai on East Coast Road also called the ECR. 
Distance: 165 kms.
Travel time by road: 2 1/2 - 3 hrs.
Weather: HOT!!
French Quarter of Pondicherry
A must-do: walk through the broad, cobbled streets of the French quarter and see old Heritage buildings, quaint houses, Gandhi statue on the Seafront Promenade, the Soldiers' Memorial and much more...
A tiny little shop
Gandhi's statue, Seafront Promenade
 Soldiers' Memorial, Beach Road
Street names not expected in India
 Inside Auroville:
The big Banyan Tree
Auroville dome - Matrimandir
elsewhere in Pondicherry - 
Mother's Maison
Auroshikha - the shop
Salt pans on the seaside when you drive from Chennai to Pondicherry.

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