Missed us? I know its been quite a long time as we were quite busy with our modal exams and finally this evening we had decided to hang around the town called “WHITE TOWN” and we are fully ready with our essentials – A camera and a vehicle.
Thinking to explore the French town in a day? Simply no way at all if you are a selfie craze or a dynamic photographer.We are at the center of the city and the atmosphere is quite cool besides being surrounded by beautiful buildings and the French Nationals thus making you feel the essence on exploring France in India.This place now looks so calm as in the past few weeks back there was an election campaigning being held.
“A part of the town which still remains as FRANCE”
The above lines definitely defines what Pondicherry or probably now pronounced as Puducherry is all about in just one sentence. The first thing which we came to see is the French Quarters thus feeling the fresh vibes of French from the ever faded yellow walls. Its that every piece of this architecture is simply amazing from which we couldn’t take our eyes off. We just went on capturing the sun burnt yellow color buildings as they were mesmerizing.
This place gives you much more than you expect to think. Just like the time traveler, lets travel to the French era where you can experience the mismatch features of French and Tamil cultures. A walk across the town has just grabbed us towards its exotic architecture. Always we used to wonder who dwell inside these elegant houses. as we hardly see people coming outta their homes.
What we had discovered was that, even after the French colonization the streets over here bear the french names and these French styled buildings have something that is so uncommon to be unique in the town.
The best thing about these buildings is that it has very high walls with arched windows, rococo styled balconies and the most of all the houses are being splashed with different kinds of colors specially yellow and grey which are simply flamboyant.
As we were so hungry we went to a cosy hotel which was built in the 17th century called the DU PARC and had a sumptuous lunch.
Today we found something really spooky!
It somewhat looked like an abandoned French hotel closed for so many years but it beckons everyone of us.
The strange feeling that we had was that, we were not allowed to enter one of the streets of the French Colony. I didn’t understand so with my team went ahead to ask them and the reply we got was that, there was a problem over there so that’s why we are not allowing visitors. We were curious to know about the problem but we didn’t ask anything much as we felt it wouldn’t be good enough or that feeling of being rejected without knowing the actual reason behind it, would really drive us crazy =D . The only guess we could make was that there could have been some kind of a tragedy or they might just allow only the French Nationals. A controversy being doubtful.
Somewhere at the corner of India, Do have the pleasure of visiting THE LITTLE FRANCE.
Swetha and Team