Today we further explored Pondicherry.
The Muslim Quarter – with a number of buildings with wooden balconies and shaded pavements.
The French quarter – with the Governor’s building overlooking a park which is where a memorial to a harlot got Pondicherry into the Guinness book of records. It also is in there because 55 languages are spoken here.
We visited a paper factory, a project set up by the local ashram, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, the museum, several churches & the Sri Manakula Vinayagar temple dedicated to Ganesh (who had a milk bath as we visited).
Some of the filming of the Life of Pi was done in Pondicherry – for example in the botanic gardens.
In the evening, we helped cook in the home of Mrs Banik, a local lady and qualified chef, who prepared a fabulous, huge meal.
That’s all for now!