Pondicherry - India
A little bit of France in India
Pondicherry is the "French" part of India. It was one of my favourite weekend getaways from Bangalore when I lived there.
I think Pondicherry is gorgeous. There are a few streets that look European (to me, but I’m Australian, so definitely not an authority on what looks European) with cobblestone/paved roads and the architecture.The “French” part of Pondicherry (also known as Puducherry) is called White Town. There are several streets in this area called “Rue” instead of street and you can see the signs on the walls of these streets.
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Cobblestone/paved streets and overhanging trees.
Of course with the rickshaws around you won’t mistake Pondi for Paris.
This is the view from the balcony of one of the hotels along the beach in White Town.
I would recommend sticking to local food, and there is great seafood there. My husband thoroughly enjoyed crab when we were there, look at this smile!