The must do things in Pondicherry

{Unwind} Mornings on Beach road

Take a morning or evening walk along the breezy and picturesque beach road or promenade and be charmed by the ocean waves. Refresh yourself with some coconut water or cutting chai , and remember to pay your respects at the Mahatma Gandhi peace memorial along the way.

{Experience} Scent of Pondicherry

The Laboratoires Senteurs , one of the Aurobindo Ashram's departments is located at 1, Rue St Gilles, Pondicherry and was started in 1968 in a sadhak's house, to make lotion called "Friction de Foucaud", that was often used by Mother. Laboratoire Senteurs today prepares and sells a number of products such as perfumes, deodorants, shampoos, hair-lotions and rose water.
Showroom Timings: 9.30 am - 11.30 am, 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm;
Office Timings (for discussion with clients): 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm.

{Eat} Dine with the Pondi Police at the Police Canteen

When and where does one get to share breakfast wit cops? You can do so in Pondicherry at the Police Canteen on Romain Rolland, just south of the Park. Feast on basic yet delicious South Indian delicacies here.

{Eat} Delicious French Delights at Hotel De L'Orient

Stay at their one of a kind rooms or Indulge in a delicious Creole meal at the charming Carte Blanche courtyard restaurant. Located at 7, Rue Romain Rolland, this upscale place offers old world French charm along with both Indian and European food.

{Explore} Immerse in History

Intach Heritage Walk:
Intach conducts around 90 minute heritage walks in the French quarter on Friday & Saturday starting 4.00pm from Le Cafe on Beach Road. Do not miss out on the Pondicherry Museum, an old mansion full of relics from the past, and the Aurodhan Gallery, perhaps the city's finest collection of contemporary Indian art.

{Experience} Get Blessed at Manakula temple

Get Blessed by Lakshmi the Elephant at the Manakula Vinayagar Temple at Manakula Vinayagar Covil Street, located south of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Notice the mark on the elephant's forehead and guess the occasion!

{Explore} Bougainvilleas Boulevard

French Quarters
Take a stroll or bicycle ride along the lanes and by lanes of Pondicherry's French Quarter (Ville Blanche or 'White town') .Many streets still retain their French names, and French style villas are a common sight. In the French quarter, the buildings are typically colonial style with long compounds and bright red and yellow walls and full of bougainvilleas.

{Eat} L'Espace: Your Gateway to a Secret Village

Spend a relaxed evening at this hip and stylish rooftop bar located at 2 rue Labourdonnais, Pondicherry. The place boasts of a vivid cocktail menu, ice cold beers and great food. Best time of the year to hang out here would be from October to February.

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