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Bewitched in Pondicherry
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

I am not one for the seaside — the forests call me more often. But Pondicherry changes all that. Our guesthouse is in French town, amidst grand heritage buildings, their blue doors and ochre walls mimicking beach sunsets. I am taken back by the abundance of trees and flowers in this coastal city. Sea-grape trees line the beach road, and are just starting to fruit. Frangipani, Bahunia trees, and bougainvillea are in bloom everywhere. An entire avenue is covered by a sausage tree, its gourds hanging like lanterns. We walk a lot, we have relaxed dinners in restored mansions, we stay out late on the beach and eat the perfect gelato. Our day-and-a-half seems to stretch out languidly. Island time. I think I could get used to it.

My enduring image of Pondicherry: grand old houses and flowering trees

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Some day, I want to return, hire a cycle, and coast down the beautiful dappled avenues of French Town.

Pondicherry photo blog

Morning walks on the beach

Pondicherry photo blog

The confectionery-coloured Lady of Angels Church was built in 1855 and can be glimpsed from the beach road.

Pondicherry photo blog

Painted stone pillars in the sylvan surrounds of Auroville. My soul feels pretty grateful for this lovely holiday.

Pondicherry photo blog

About the Author: Suchi Govindarajan works as a technical writer and pretends to be a photographer. In her spare time, she enjoys writing humour pieces and poetry. She hates brinjals. You can read her work at http://www.suchiswriting.com


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My name is Sudha Mathew. I'm an ex-banker who quit the rat race after a decade to follow my passion for travel and to combine it with my experience in understanding client requirements and exceeding their expectations.

 

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