We’re planning a trip to Pondicherry – to escape the heat of Hyderabad. Pondicherry in the height of the Indian summer, you roll your eyes in astonishment.
Well, here’s what: Its 43deg celcius in Hyderabad, and only ( sic!) 32 deg celcius in Pondicherry, so it is like a summer retreat, right?
Pondicherry just happens to have loads of nice eating places, including the Ashram’s dining hall and numerous eateries with Tamilian food served on banana leaves. Or so I’ve heard. We’re to find out.
Meanwhile, Kopili, Appapappa and N are trying to figure out where to stay. Choices are between the guest houses run for the Ashram, and French colonial heritage homes. And strangely, they appear to be about the same budget range.
!!: Prices in LP are vastly different from what makemytrip is showing for the Heritage Homes. How come??
Update : Got a booking at the Ashram Guest House – a room overlooking the sea, Yippeee.. I have been told it’s awesome. Its very reasonable – 600 Rs a day, for a non-AC room ( no AC room available).
But what is this … no train tickets available. What did I expect? That I’d get a reservation 5 days before the train leaves? There goes the budget now, we shell out 6000Rs for two tickets Hyd-Chennai by air 😦 >