Coromandel Cafe, Artika, Cafe des Arts,
Every year we have a few new ones opening up...
However, the locals drink their coffee at the kiosks...look for one next to the Chief Secretariat. You will find them on most street crossings in Tamil Town.
Every old building, every street name, even an old signage or the pieces of logs which are sticking out in the ocean, have a story to tell.
The French quarter also includes the area of the Sr Aurobindo Ashram
You will probably walk at a slow pace for a couple of hours or so on level ground.
This is a specialized walk which will be give you access to some of the buildings that you would not normally gain entry,
The walk starts at the Intach Heritage Centre. The Pondicherry chapter of Intach has done a tremendous amount of work in preserving Pondicherry's built heritage.
You will be guided by an Architect or a Preservationist.
You will see the different types of houses in both Tamil and Franco-tamil style
Subramania Bharathi and Bharathidasan enriched Pondicherry with their Writings and Poetry. The Tamil Quarter walk will take you to their Museums which was their abode. Anand Rangapillay's (the Dubash) house is also a Museum now.
There are quite a few cooking classes and market tours in Pondicherry and you can look for them online. We do them as well (only for our own guests)...so if you are staying with us, ask us for details.
They take you through all the major spots so you will definitely get an overview. Once you have done this tour, you can then decide on which areas to focus on.
Many visitors ask us if they can visit GBP. Honestly, its not a place for just a casual visit because its a teaching place. You can see/buy their products from other shops. But if you wish to learn from the best, then that is possible. We work in partnership with them to help organise and run classes for various levels of students. You can contact them directly as well or through us.
The residents of this locality, who are mostly fishermen, are now used to visitors and often try to interact as well. We start early just before sunrise and may even catch some fishing boats returning after a night's work. Capture the color, iconography and the decorative elements of their lives.
The only thing is, you need to be a non-vegetarian to really enjoy this. There are some age old pavement restaurants which serve the typical muttey (egg) dosa and prawn curry which you will not find anywhere else. They open at 6pm and shut at 1 am and are definitely not to be missed.
Within short distances in the Boulevard town, you can visit some really nice churches and stunning temples.
The Eglise de Norte Dame des Anges is the fourth oldest church in Pondicherry. The original strcture was built in Greco Roman architecture by Napolean 3 in 1855. It is the only church that offers mass in three languages: French,Tamil and English.
these are Auroville's aims and achievements in fewest possible words. Depending on your interest, there is much to discover...go through their website in detail. We can certainly guide you but you need to make your own arrangements for the tours.
We think they make the BEST organic, vegan chocolates. You can buy them at Bread & Chocolate but why not see their operation up close?
Book a tour or workshop with them.
you will soon find out why. Just trust us.
Paradise beach is the Tourist MUST VISIT beach....you need to get there in a boat. Chinna Veerampattinam is quiet and less crowded.
so if you want to stay with us long enough to create a body of work, we will be happy to organise an exhibition for you. Write to us with your portfolio attached.
Alternately, you could just paint for fun or take classes to learn.
though you may find them playing this on various other Pétanque grounds. Generally each area has its own ground and its own team.
At the Park opposite the Notre Dame des Anges Church, you can enjoy a walk in the garden as you see the teams play.
Buy fabrics from the local market, slecet the blocks and create your own design and produce a range of products, all under personalised training and supervision.
Ask us for more details.
is part of the journey and being Reiki practitioners ourselves, we may be able to help you decide.
Write to us if you are interested.
is something that you can certainly get, if that is what you are looking for.
Research work done over the years are documented at EFEO and at IFP. At the Sri Aurobindo Library, you will have access to all the work of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
very private, very exclusive, this is only for select few who would truely appreciate a day out into nowhere.