Pondicherry, that former French Colony about 150 km south of Chennai (Madras) on the East Coast Road, will soon be renamed Puducherry. Sad. I believe each time we change names of places of historical significance we erase a bit of our past.
But this post is not about the name change.
A trip to Pondy by road, especially the East Coast Road is a great experience (if you drive carefully and manage to stay out of the way of the numerous maniacs who use that road like a race track.)
The best part of Pondy itself is portion close to the seaside. Here are a series of pics of places in Pondicherry that make the place interesting for me.