Can the middle class citizen of India dream of holidaying in exotic locations. I would say no to that. Bogged down as we are with work and family life, our holidays are spent attending to the needs of the family and visiting relatives if we manage to find time to holiday. I managed to holiday in exotic locations in India thanks to Club Mahindra, who have resorts in some 42 destinations in India and abroad. I got my Club Mahindra membership through a phone call that I got at my office informing me about the Club Mahindra tour package. The rates were so reasonable that I immediately signed up. I have never regretted my decision.
The pristine beaches of Pondicherry also known as Pudducherry remind you the French colonial culture. This is one of the seven union territories of India. Presently Pondicherry town is the capital of the union territory. Pudducherry literally translated means new town. Popularly known as Pondy the town is a favorite destination of those who want to enjoy the pristine beaches of Pondicherry. Pondicherry is located on the Coromandel shoreline. It was ruled by the French for three centuries. Today it is a living monument of the French culture in India.
What attracts tourists to Pondicherry is its beautiful beaches, its natural beauty and the pleasant climate. The cuisine is also superb here and beer is cheaply available.
Pondicherry was a French colony from 1675 to 1954 and it became a part of the Indian union in 1954. Pondicherry was once upon a time an obscure village that later became a centre for learning. Pondicherry is full of historical architectural marvels. One of the main attractions of Pondicherry is the Sri Aurobindo ashram, where Sri Aurobindo and the mother spent time uplifting the society around them. Some of the other attractions of Pondicherry are Auroville, Church of the sacred Heart of Jesus and the lovely beaches of Pondicherry.