Be overwhelmed by the strong European feel set in a tropical backdrop at the French Quarter of Pondicherry. Finding Pondicherry accommodation while exploring this former French colony by the sea would not be an issue since Hotel Atithi is a delightful Pondicherry hotel that would most undoubtedly serve to further enhance the experience of this harming quarter. It is easy to forget the fact that one is still in India while strolling through the tree shaded trees glancing up at stately colonial buildings with long compounds and majestic walls. The French street names and the French style villas all add to the ambiance of this charming city. things are very much old school French right down to the afternoon siesta time when nothing really steers. Cars are banned from these charming streets and therefore is a welcome respite from the craziness of the city. It’s a multicultural city and the fusion of the Indian and the French can be seen during festival times when Pongal, the Bastille Day, Diwali and Fete de Pondicherry are celebrated in equal festivity and fervour. Start your stroll from the seafront promenade the Goubert Ave and wander off towards the south soaking up the atmosphere with the French flag fluttering in this French corner of India.
Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Calliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered. Google+