Vellanki to Pondicherry.
Vellanki was really a cool place. We left around 8:30-9:00a.m. After having a filling breakfast. We stopped at Tranquebar it is also called Tharangambadi. We directly headed towards the beach which also have a Danish Fort nearby the fort was basically built for soldiers to stay as it was near the shore so the goods that are transported were kept in the fort those days. There was a small museum inside the fort.
Then we left for Pondicherry aka Puducherry. The City of Pondicherry have recorded history after the advent of the Colonial Powers like the Dutch, Portuguese, British and the French.
Our hotel was Already booked for that day and then next day we were shifting to another place. We were received by Revathi Co-chairman of the Annamalai Institute. Even the media people were expected but due to the pongal the plans were changed.
Sayali wanted to buy ‘Mallets‘ from this particular shop, so we rushed to Auroville. The place is called ‘Svaram‘ which is the place where you can buy beautifully synchronised musical instruments. I just loved that place. It was about to close so the our darling Prerna took the responsibility and drove insanely, so that we reach there before it closes.
Auroville (City of Dawn) is an experimental township. We came across so many foreigners roaming around on mopeds and bikes.
You may get a sense of the appeal of the place after a visit to the visitors centre and the ‘Mantrimandir‘ in Auroville.
We later roamed around the place had coffee at a beautiful cafe at Auroville there I met this amazing creature.
Then we left towards our hotel.
It was already late we had food and as that was our relaxing day we all planned a party and bought some snacks and boozers and partied till late. We played ‘I never ever had..’ and ‘Truth and Dare.’
Next day, after having breakfast we left for Auroville again some of us wanted to roam around and some of us were keen on sightseeing and Vanita was leaving that day so we dropped her at bus-stand and went to ‘Aurbhindo Ashram‘ The Sri Aurobindo Ashram is a spiritual community located in Pondicherry
It is a calm and beautifully decorated ashram. I bought some books from there one for me and another one for my daughter Keya.
Then we went to an exquisite Italian cafe had Coffee and Crepe there. Which was yummy.? 😍
Later that evening we explored the beach at Pondi again. And also shifted to another Hotel 😀