Pondicherry (also Puducherry or Pondy)

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!



  1. Fantastic pics! More fun than my week so far ….except for the quick pret coffee and muffin just had with Goof 😁


  2. Granny Devon · · Reply

    The meal looks delicious – wish I could be there too.
    Enjoying your blog. X


  3. Granny fixit · · Reply

    Food looks good. Was Bromley taking notes.
    Typical Indian contrasts in architecture.
    The white car, I think, is the type Claire wanted when in Dehli.


    1. Yes def wanted that car – I liked the bench seat


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