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Where is it?
Pondicherry - is little bit of France in India, formerly a French colony, with a franco-pondicherien community that speaks Tamil and French in equal measure. Nearby (15 mins by scooter/car or rickshaw) is Auroville -the utopic community set up back in 1968 - dedicated to the vision of Sri Aurobino - the South Indian philosopher/saint. In Pondy (as we call it) his ashram continues today and large swathes of the city house his distinct devotees, quiet if slightly odd body of people - you may have noticed wondering around - Ange Lee's 'Life of pie' - which incidentally was film at the end of our street! Pondy is a small town, which you can navigate easily on foot - as well as scooter- in lest than a day. We have India’s only sea front promenade, were every evening - one and all wonder in this 19th century Parisian manner. Still the Tamilian influence is close at hand - Christian, Hindu & Muslim - Basilica’s, Mosques and temples are dotted around the town. The local flower market is a must, were (literally) millions of garlands are made daily - before breakfast.
Places of interest - well pretty much you have south India - from Madras, Chetinand, Kodi Kannal, to Triruvanamali, Tagore, on your doorstep... It s gentle way to see and experience India without the hassle.
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