Delightz Inn, Ooty – Giving Hospitality a whole new meaning

There’s always a trade-off we make when we look for super affordable hotels in India. If its easy on the wallet, we need to keep our expectations low. We can get by with just clean linen and expect that we’ll need to just ‘make-do’ with whatever hotel room we’re handed. But…

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Things to do in Pollachi, Tamil Nadu

There’s never a wrong time to pack your bags and go explore some place new. In Tamil Nadu, unlike the bigger cities like Coimbatore and Chennai, the idyllic town of Pollachi is a place to go if you simply want to relax, unwind and do nothing. You won’t find a…

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Coco Lagoon by Great Mount – A Palm Tree Paradise in Pollachi, Tamil Nadu

The horizon was awash with myriad hues of evening sun, and just like that, the fatigue of hours of travel dissipated. My early morning flight to Bangalore had me leaving the apartment at 4 AM – and now, it was sunset, and we were still driving to get to our…

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Pondicherry Travelogue – The French Connection

Pondicherry, for the longest time, was an item I was itching to tick off on my bucket list. This little French nugget, far too small for an Indian town is located on the East Coast of India, close to Chennai, a bustling metropolis in South India. It’s history is fascinating.…

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Exploring the Mangrove Forests of Pichavaram

“It will take months to explore every canal here” says our boatman, as he gently pushes the boat along, his oar creating another barely audible splash in the gloopy water. “I’ve lived here all my life, and I’ve seen every inch of this place,” he goes on in a mix…

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The Courtyard, Le Dupleix – Restaurant Review

Who doesn’t love a restaurant that lets you dine under the sky? A hint of sunshine, gentle breeze, a sound of a fountain – it really brings on those vacay vibes. So does Pondicherry, for that matter, and its here that I found a lot of courtyard restaurants sprinkled around…

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Where to eat (and not to eat) in Pondicherry – #TGGFinds

Hey guys! Hope you’re enjoying the Pondicherry Series! As you probably know by now, Pondicherry is tantalizing mix of South India and France and so one of the reasons I visited was to see what the culinary scene was like. Would French food and South Indian food maintain their identities,…

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HOW TO TRAVEL FROM CHENNAI TO PONDICHERRY

What Goa is to the West Coast, Pondicherry is to the East. Its beaches, impressive churches, bougainvillea-lined streets and colourful walls are quite similar to Goa, more precisely, the Fontainhas area of Panjim. While many travel to the ‘Riviera of the East’ for Instagram-worthy pictures, others make a bee-line for…

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A Visitor’s Guide to the Churches of Pondicherry

My mother always calls me up like clockwork every Saturday I silently mouth the words of a sentence I’ve been hearing every weekend for the last God-knows how many years. “Don’t forget to go to Church on Sunday!” she says. So one Sunday in a sunny little French town in…

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Auroville and the Matri Mandir

Hey! Welcome back! It’s been an exciting week since I returned from Pondicherry! If you’re following me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, you’ll know that ThatGoanGirl just won an award by the Food Bloggers Association of India for the Best Culinary Travel Blog in India for the 2nd year in…

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