Pondicherry A big NO by Me.

Pondicherry A big NO for Me.

A Big NO To Pondicherry or Puducherry whatever you call it.

Yes you read it right, from childhood I had listen and read many stories about Pondicherry, Saw some beautiful movies shot in Pondicherry and always had a dream to go there once. But all those Dreams shattered as I entered the Pondicherry. 

Pondicherry is very very small place, it is 492 square kilometer or you can say 20 X 24.6 Km including everything, it ends before it starts (Just for your reference Goa is 3,702 square km). It is a Poor Union Territory with no Development visible if compared to the other states of India. The Local people are good but it is surrounded by Tamil Nadu. People from Tamil Nadu come to Pondicherry for cheap Booz and create nuisance and crimes. This is the reason why this place is not even safe. 

I with my wife and kid had stayed in Puducherry for 5 days and had tried Ola and Cab from Make my Trip. Drivers from both the services were Pathetic, Rude and Cheat. I am not saying that everyone there is like that but the four Drivers I came in Contact in first four Days were like that only and had spoiled the fun and feeling of the trip. Then I searched the Google and found “Udaya Tourist Cab Rental”, he had very good ratings so I called Mr. Udaya. I inquired about a site seeing package with drop at Chennai he said 4500 which was 1000 bucks more for what other people had asked for same package. Then I told him about my situation he understood and assured me of the Professionalism of Driver and cleanliness of cab and I booked him. Which turned out to be a good decision. For a simple decent service which we get most of the time in North India on the basic fare only but to get that also in Pondicherry we have to pay premium. Even after reading this you decide to go to Pondicherry with family then book cabs from here.

There is not a one good tourist attraction here, believe me I am a photographer and loves taking pictures but even after visiting all the Tourist Points here I had not even bothered to bring out camera from my bag (below you will see lot of pictures but they are of my Resort, Room and from the Life at the Beach in front of my resort). 

In the name of French Architecture there is just one and a half small street and that’s it. In the name of French Bakeries in Pondicherry you will find one good spot "Baker Street" and that’s it. I found Coromandel Cafe interesting but its bit on expensive side.

So on the whole you have nothing to do in Pondicherry except relax at your resort and stroll on the beach. On the Name of Beach Resorts there are very few of them and most of the Beaches in front of them are Dirty. The Best Beach Resort in Pondicherry is “Le Pondy Beach Resort” which is obviously very expensive. They had kept their personal staff to clean the beach in front of their property.

So we stayed 4 nights at Luxury Pool Villa of Le Pondy Beach Resort which saved my trip. If we didn’t even had the property and beach in front of it to enjoy then surely we would have had a very very bad trip. But on the whole saved by the Luxury Pool Villa and Beach area in front of Le Pondy Beach Resort.

On the whole Pondicherry is big No by me.

Caution - People will say that they had enjoyed Pondicherry or they had enjoyed this resort or that resort of Pondicherry. Don’t forget to ask them in detail 99% of them had just had a brief visit to Pondicherry and rest of the time had enjoyed the Big and Beautiful beach Resorts “Near” Pondicherry which are not in Pondicherry. For example “Taj Fisherman's Cove Resort & Spa” is famous as the Pondicherry resort but in reality it is near Chennai and 2hr 30min away from Pondicherry.

Below I am posting pictures as I took them . . .  

All the Pictures are from
Camera - Canon EOS M50
Lens - EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

A Doll face on Beach in front of  Le Pondy Beach Resort Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019.
A Doll face on Beach in front of  Le Pondy Beach Resort Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019.

Shot at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019
Shot at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019

Shot at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019
Shot at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019

Freshly Caught Fish at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019
Freshly Caught Fish at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019

Shot at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019
Shot at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019

Shot at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019
Shot at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019

Crab in the Net at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019
Crab in the Net at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019

Fisherman taking out crabs from net at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019
Fisherman taking out crabs from net at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019

Shot at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019
Shot at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019

Storm Time shot taken at the Beach in front of  Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019
Storm Time shot taken at the Beach in front of  Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019

Waves at the Beach in front of  Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019
Waves at the Beach in front of  Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019

Waves at the Beach in front of  Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019
Waves at the Beach in front of  Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019

A Kid Enjoying at the Beach in front of  Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019
A Kid Enjoying at the Beach in front of  Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 29-Oct-2019

Swimming Pool and Restaurant area at Le Pondy Beach Resort Pondicherry- 30-Oct-2019
Swimming Pool and Restaurant area at Le Pondy Beach Resort Pondicherry- 30-Oct-2019

A lady staff of Le Pondy Beach Resort cleaning the Beach in front of it's property- 30-Oct-2019
A lady staff of Le Pondy Beach Resort cleaning the Beach in front of it's property- 30-Oct-2019

Shot at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 30-Oct-2019
Shot at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 30-Oct-2019

A Fisherman trying to control his boat at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 30-Oct-2019
A Fisherman trying to control his boat at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 30-Oct-2019

Shot at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 30-Oct-2019
Shot at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 30-Oct-2019

View of  Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry from Beach - 30-Oct-2019
View of  Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry from Beach - 30-Oct-2019

Rabbit in the gardens of  Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 30-Oct-2019
Rabbit in the gardens of  Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 30-Oct-2019

Path way back to Luxury Pool Villas at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 30-Oct-2019
Path way back to Luxury Pool Villas at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 30-Oct-2019

It's Raining - 30-Oct-2019
It's Raining - 30-Oct-2019

Crab Near the Pool at my Luxury Pool Villas at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 30-Oct-2019
Crab Near the Pool at my Luxury Pool Villas at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry - 30-Oct-2019

View of Pool area at Luxury Pool Villa, Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
View of Pool area at Luxury Pool Villa, Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

View of Pool area at Luxury Pool Villa, Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
View of Pool area at Luxury Pool Villa, Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

View of Pool area at Luxury Pool Villa, Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
View of Pool area at Luxury Pool Villa, Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

Way back to your Villas at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
Way back to your Villas at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

Kids Playing area at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
Kids Playing area at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

Sea Facing Rooms at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
Sea Facing Rooms at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

Sea Facing Rooms with pool area and restaurant at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
Sea Facing Rooms with pool area and restaurant at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

Pool Area at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
Pool Area at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

Pool and Restaurant at the back at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
Pool and Restaurant at the back at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

Sunrise from Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
Sunrise from Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

Sunrise from the Beach of Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
Sunrise from the Beach of Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

Lady Cleaning the Beach at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry Staff of Le Pondy- 31-Oct-2019
Lady Cleaning the Beach at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry Staff of Le Pondy- 31-Oct-2019

Shot of Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
Shot of Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

A Local Fisherman showing me Lobsters his catch of day at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
A Local Fisherman showing me Lobsters his catch of day at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

Fisherman bringing there boat back to shore at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
Fisherman bringing there boat back to shore at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

Fisherman bringing there boat back to shore at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
Fisherman bringing there boat back to shore at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

Shot at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
Shot at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

Shot at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
Shot at Fisherman Area near Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

A Leaf - 31-Oct-2019
A Leaf - 31-Oct-2019

Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

Bathroom View of  Luxury Pool Villa at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
Bathroom View of  Luxury Pool Villa at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

View of Room at Luxury Pool Villa, Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
View of Room at Luxury Pool Villa, Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

View of Room at Luxury Pool Villa, Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
View of Room at Luxury Pool Villa, Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

Bathroom View of  Luxury Pool Villa at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
Bathroom View of  Luxury Pool Villa at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

Restaurant View at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
Restaurant View at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

Restaurant View at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019
Restaurant View at Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 31-Oct-2019

Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 1-Oct-2019
Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 1-Oct-2019

Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 1-Oct-2019
Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 1-Oct-2019

Back to Villas - Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 1-Oct-2019
Back to Villas - Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry- 1-Oct-2019

From Pondicherry we took cab for the site seeing at Mahabalipuram then drop at Chennai, So below are few pics from what we saw in Mahabalipuram.

Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram - 1-Oct-2019
Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram - 1-Oct-2019

Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram - 1-Oct-2019
Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram - 1-Oct-2019

Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram - 1-Oct-2019
Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram - 1-Oct-2019

Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram - 1-Oct-2019
Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram - 1-Oct-2019

Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram - 1-Oct-2019
Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram - 1-Oct-2019

Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram - 1-Oct-2019
Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram - 1-Oct-2019

Main Beach of Mahabalipuram- 1-Oct-2019
Main Beach of Mahabalipuram- 1-Oct-2019

Pancha Rathas at Mahabalipuram - 1-Oct-2019
Pancha Rathas at Mahabalipuram - 1-Oct-2019

Pancha Rathas at Mahabalipuram - 1-Oct-2019
Pancha Rathas at Mahabalipuram - 1-Oct-2019

Pancha Rathas at Mahabalipuram - 1-Oct-2019
Pancha Rathas at Mahabalipuram - 1-Oct-2019


3 comments

  1. Good location for horror movie shoot though..

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  2. Well you made it more gloomy by b&w pictures.

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  3. Suggestion well noted! However the pictures are amazing. Hope you enjoyed taking them at least. :)

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