5 Interesting Things to Do in Pondicherry

If you want to take a break from the monotonous and tiring routine and the everyday struggle of work and home, then Pondicherry is a great place to explore in South India. It is an ideal blend of heritage and spiritual culture to give you a real peace of mind. With a lovely weather, well-cleaned and not so crowded beaches, you can experience the real beauty of this place.

Here is a list of five simple yet really interesting things to try in Pondy and discover a whole new sublime side of yourself.

  1. Pottery
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Pondicherry is known for its versatile traditional heritage which is a fusion of Tamil and French influences. Here you can find a vast diversity of ceramic pottery, handmade paper, paper-mache crafts, stone carving and many more. You can try this fun activity and dirty your hands at the Golden Bridge Pottery by attending workshops. Discover the creative side in you and if you don’t have it, then just go there, relive your childhood and have fun with clay.

  1. Bicycle Tours
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A brilliant way to see Pondicherry and relish its beauty and tranquillity is with an early-morning guided bicycle tour. Through this activity, you would also get the opportunity to savour the breath-taking sunrise, especially on a beach. You can imagine how beautiful it would be to see the sun coming out of the blue sea. It is indeed one of the most wonderful things to experience.

  1. Water Activities
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Pondy is undoubtedly the best place to try a lot of water activities. Some of them are Scuba diving which is conducted in the months of February-April and September-November. Also, while spending your day at the sea beach, going for a boat ride and enjoying the clean blue water is a must try. It is an excellent way to enjoy the scenery especially for the birdwatchers as a number of birds’ flock to the lakes and beaches of Pondy.

  1. Aqua Zumba
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Now, here comes the most fun-filled and healthy activity for your trip. Aqua Zumba is an amalgamation of doing Zumba dance with water resistance generally in a pool. It is considered to be one of the highest energetic water exercises. You should surely give it a try as being aquatic; it would create a lesser impact on your joints. Moreover, considering water resistance, every step       will become even more taxing. So, all you have to do is just let your body lose and have fun splashing in water while dancing. Prior registrations and some planning are really important to book your seats.

  1. Finest Dining

There is nothing more relaxing and rejuvenating for our tired souls than relaxing at a beach, looking at the seamless sky, listening to the sea waves and enjoying good food with a glass of wine. One must try French and continental cuisine at Le café, Gourbet Avenue right by the sea. This experience would surely be outstanding. Moreover, abundant bakeries and cafes are there to serve your taste buds in unique ways. Pondicherry is a place where you would discover sea food that cannot be found anywhere else. Traditional Tamil cuisine and some of the most sumptuous dishes from neighbouring states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala would definitely yield a luxurious fine dining experience.

All these activities would surely help you in having the best of your time at Pondicherry. They are really relaxing and a lot of fun to try with family and friends. A trip to Pondicherry would certainly happen to be the right decision if you are looking for peace mixed with some urge to expand your horizons of knowledge.

Author Bio:

Rohit Agarwal, a traveller and blogger, in search of the most fascinating tourist sites loves exploring different places across India. His blogs at TransIndiaTravels.com are full of such interesting blogs about various places and cuisines.

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Where To Go Shopping This Season?

Are you always confused while choosing a place to shop? Wait no more and visit Fbb store. Fbb is running amazing discount offers on almost all items in their stores.

FBB is one of most coveted brands in fashion. Today I got a chance to visit FBB Store in Kamla Nagar, Delhi. They have all the collection including western, ethnic, casual etc. Visit the store and check out some amazing offers.

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Have a look at inside view of this FBB store and some of my favorite outfits from Super-60 sale:

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My favorite 6 from Fbb-Super 60 sale:

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Red Comfortable Shorts (MRP Rs 599/- – 60%)

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Pattern Pants (MRP Rs 549-60%)

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Classy Skirt (MRP Rs 799-60%)

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Flower Pants ( MRP Rs 1099-60%)

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Beautiful Kurti ( MTP Rs 1299 – 60%)

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Formal White Pants ( MRP Rs 1299 – 60%)

Visit your nearest FBB store and pick up some amazing stuff. Find the nearest store by using the FBB Store Locator :http://bit.ly/FBBStoreLocator

Your comments are awaited.

Love…

Riya

Find out what to see and what to do at NAINITAL

I was lucky enough to visit the beautiful Nainital  last year in August. The weather was too good and less tourists were there as it was off-season. It was my third trip to Nainital but i simply love this place & can visit this hill station as many times as i can. I love to roam around the very beautiful “Mall Road” in Nainital. You can find a lot of interesting activities there like good stuff to shop,  good street food, some temples & of course boating etc.

So here is the list of the must-visit places in Nainital:

(which i personally recommend)

1.NAINI LAKE

Naini Lake is located in the heart of the city and this attractive lake is the reason that Nainital earned its name. This eye-shaped lake is a tourist empyrean and acts as a magnet for all those visiting this alluring hill station.

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2. Nakuchia Lake

Nakuchia Tal is a lake known for having nine corners. This lake has maintained its serenity till date as it is still untouched by the majority of the tourist population. I would really recommend this place to all those who are looking for some peaceful time with their Family or Friends.

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3. Snow View Point

This point is located at a height of 2,260 m and is among the coldest regions in Nainital. I visited in summers so missed the beautiful scene. (My bad)

4. Hanuman Temple Naukuchiatal

This hanuman temple is located near Naukuchiata ,is 52 feet tall,surrounded by mountains and valley. The main attraction, comprises , staying place for devotees, the meditation room, Ram Darbar temple, and the Shani Temple. I truly loved this temple.

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What are the things to do at Nainital & Nearby Areas?

Here is the list of recreational activities that a tourist can enjoy at Nainital:

1. Boating and Yachting

Naini Lake & Nakuchia lake provides the tourist a perfect opportunity to enjoy yachting and boating. One can experience the nature’s splendor while enjoying the boat expedition in the Naini Lake.

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2. Trekking

Being a hilly place, Nainital presents its tourists with a large number of trekking choices, amidst the charming beauty of nature. The popular trails include Nainital Binayak Trek, Nainital Betalghat Trek, Nainital Kilbury Trek, Nainital Kunjkharak Trek, Nainital Kainchi Trek, and Snow View Trek. Do not miss this if you going to Nainiital.

3. Nature Walks

This is something i love. When in Nainital hill station, one should not miss out the chance of going on a nature walk.

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4. Water Zorbing

One of my favorite activities ZORBING. This adventure sport is fun, exciting, thrilling as well as highly entertaining to the participants as well as the onlookers

Have fun as you bounce and float in the exciting sport of water zorbing.

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As Nainital is among the most popular hill stations in the country, it is better to book the rooms in advance if a person is planning to celebrate the holidays in Nainital. One can do the booking online as well with some good offers.

How to Reach Nainital?

By Air: Pantnagar (70 km).
By Road: A widespread network of roads connects Nainital with major cities like Delhi (310 km), Dehradun (300 km) and Haldwani (40 km).
By Rail: Kathgodam (35 km) is the nearby railway station of Nainital.
I feel if a person is dying to flee from the daily grinds of life, then he or she should take time off to travel this spell-binding hill station!

Never stop exploring, dreaming and discovering….

Love….

Riya