The most apparent legacy of Pondy's colonial past is the French and Tamil quarters of town; separated by a canal. Pondy is best explored while on foot or a bicycle to see all of its cultural unity in diversity. The lively nature of this colonial town makes for an experience of a lifetime; the rickshawalas here are chatter friendly, so make sure you hire a rickshaw or rent a bicycle for a leisurely amble across the town of Pondicherry.
The Aurobindo Ashram and City of Auroville form the other part of Pondy's popularity worldwide. The spiritual thought evolved by Sri Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa, has prompted salvation seekers for many decades now, to visit Pondy. The Ashram building houses samadhis of the revered duo and the universal township Auroville also lies a short drive away.A visit to Auroville is an experience in itself. The township was designed by French architect Roger Anger to go hand-in-hand with the Franco-Tamil layout of Pondicherry.
For a traveller in India (native or foreigner), a visit to Pondy is a must do!
Copyright (C) Simplotel - All Rights Reserved.
Unauthorized copying of this file, via any medium is strictly prohibited
proprietary and confidential.