Once we were done napping then we didn’t wanna waste anymore time and straight got down to exploring the place. We got ready, got into our waiting car and asked the cabbie to show us around the place. In 2 mints after leaving the hotel we stopped at a liquor store. I got some very different flavoured bacardi breezers not available or even seen in Mumbai and hubby got Heinekens. I ain’t a beer person. The booze at this place is dirt cheap Coz of it being a union territory. While sipping on our drinks we reached Promenade!!
The beauty of this place was such that we didn’t wanna get back in the car for a while. So we finished one drink each at this beach…took a stroll…clicked lot of pics and then went on to check the french colonies.
After driving around for a while seeing the colonies and ashrams I was amazed to realise that how many ppl from outside India flooded the place as tourists but very few ppl from India actually exploring it. Well with all the sightseeing you tend to get hungry and so did we. I checked zomato and ended up going to Le cafe Dulycee, where we ordered a pasta and coffee. But the order took a long time to come and what was delivered after the wait wasnt so great
So we finish that but not being satisfied we decide to try another place for food. But this time instead of zomato we started asking couple of foreign tourists walking by as to which place they loved the most for eating around. Few of them suggested baker Street so we turned on our Google maps and found the place in a bit. I must say it was the best decision to come here. It was a beautiful looking bakery. Lovely english music playing. Super neat and clean. Some books to read and nice little tables in the centre to relish their yummy food. The food counters ???????? i wish i couldve eaten it all.
This place became such hot fav on our first day that remaining all 3 days v came here for desserts. Sharing the pics of the drooling things we ate here ????
We were super happy with the pizza but the dessert counter with all the french pastries and chocolates was so amazing that we couldn’t wait to try them on.
We tried the Mille fille chocolate pastry and Strawberry crystalline. Omg!! We were in love with these dainty pastries ???????? have never had something even close to this in Mumbai. They were slices of heaven. We finished them in minutes. Then since we were stuffed but still wanting more we ended up calling for cappuccino and almond meringue
The best meringue but since it was so huge we got it parcelled and took back to hotel for sugar cravings in the night.
After all this eating we did some Street shopping. They have beautiful clothes and artefacts being sold in the streets there, and if you r good at bargaining ull get the best things dirt cheap. I bought 2 dhoti pants in beautiful shades, a short kaftan dress, chillum as souvenir, hubby bought a pair of shorts and all for a total of 1100 bucks only.
After that we got back to hotel relaxed for a bit and then got ready to party. Btw a heads up; Pondicherry is a place of peace so there r no clubs or anything open after midnight, but since had to bring in hubby’s birthday in style we headed off to Risque bar located in The Promenade (luxury boutique hotel by Hidesign located on the ocean front). It’s a beautiful place. We sat there by the ocean front sipping on our drinks in one of the best places with excellent service and sheer luxury.
Well that’s how the first day ended….but the birthday had just got started and there were many more beautiful things coming up, so we excitedly went off to sleep waiting for the next day full of surprises planned by me for the birthday boy, to begin….
(Stay tuned for more…..)