Pondi or Pondicherryis is a mix of Dutch , Portugese, British and French influences merging right alongside the Tamil Indian cultures. You can see this in the streets, in the Architecture and Food of Pondi. Where one side you can get the best Gourmet dishes served in style in luxurious hotels , a 5 min walk will take you to the most yummiest Tamil style street food which will not make your purse lighter.
Pondi is known to a lot of travelers, it is not known as an off beat place, then what is it that keeps me going back there ? It is everything, the charm , the people the art and so many many places to sit and sketch , have a coffee and walk down the beach promenade.