Pondicherry travel guide

What to do in Pondicherry, India

Le Cafe

  • Rue de bussy

A 24 hour cafe towards the north. Le Cafe on Rock Beach Road (Rue de Busse)

Casablanca and Titanic

  • Mission Street

must see shopping. the latter is a factory outlet of the former.

French Quarter Architecture

  • the other side of the canal road to the coastline

There is not much one is expected to do at Pondicherry. You would understand this better once you get there and understand the pace of life.

You can also do some serious meditation at the Auroville, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, or going to Bharatanatyam performances that are often organized there by the Auroville Cultural Exchange (http://auroce.org) in the local temples, or at major hotels.

You can also go fishing in a Catamaran or while away your evenings at the Rocky Beach. You can also hire mopeds and go on long drives for the sandy beaches that dot the coast line.

You can also experience staying in a traditional 'Parapachai' house - an affectionate name given by connoisseurs to traditional green colored houses. First class experience.

The Healing Hands Center

massage courses

(http://www.ancientmassage.com/world/india.htm). classes in ancient massage / thai massage. five-day course, ten-day course and one-month professional course, runs every month and recognized by thai (thai healing alliance international) worldwide and natural health practitioners of canada (nhpc).

massage courses

Scuba Diving with Temple Adventures in the oceans of Pondicherry. Diving is daily out in the sea from Pondy Harbour. Centre is located in the centre of town for easy access to divers. 1 day experience can be provided for non-divers and swimmers, and PADI courses offered for divers, or anyone to learn over 4 days, or as many as you like. Great marine life, reefs, fish, and company.