Experience the laid back and charming lifestyle of the French in Pondy and soak in the blue of the Bay of Bengal. The tour includes the guided walk of French quarters and bicycle ride through Pondy streets! Pondy is a place balanced beautifully at the intersection of two imaginings. If the streets, with their neat plaster bungalows and flower-decked balconies speak the patois of Colonial France, then the air, salt-laced and fragrant with spice, unmistakably places you on the Coromandel coast of India.
The street signs speak several languages fluently. Historic buildings jostle against charming sidewalk cafes. Trendy boutiques stand next to sari shops. And swish design studios share space with bangle sellers, temples and bustling markets. Palais de Mahe lets you experience both these worlds. A short, extremely pleasant walk due North from Palais de Mahe would bring you to the city’s main square, surrounded by fine public buildings and gardens.
Head west about the same distance, and you’ll find yourself in Mission Street, the bustling shopping district. Best of all, Palais de Mahe is just footsteps away from the famed Promenade, far enough to keep the noise at bay, near enough to stroll over in flip-flops.
- Enjoy the mesmerized city of Pondy with your 2N/3D stay
- Take a walk to the French quarters with a guide
- Go for bicycle ride through he quaint Rues (streets) of Pondy