The walk down to the beach at Pondicherry, down the Rue de la Marine is quite a nice one, filled with quaint houses and a hint of a slower pace of life.
The bicycles you see parked or the ones put to use on the cobbled streets are somehow are very refreshing to see, as against the smoke-spitting automobiles in congested streets that we are used to. Continue your walk down the street, and then you catch your first glimpse of the blue waters and feel the salty breeze across your face.
I went in, a week after the Thane cyclone and all the trees and foliage were bent in direction of the violent winds. That in itself was a sight to see – trees, and bushes and almost anything that had no strength against the cyclonic winds.
And then you see all the typical sights at the beach…