White town is the most beautiful, peaceful, people-friendly place in Pondicherry. The place is surrounded by cute looking doors, street lights and colourful street art on every corner.
There is a place called paradise beach here but this place literally is a paradise for people like us who love nature.
If you love walking, White town in Pondicherry is the place for you. You can spend an entire day walking and still have a few places left to visit.
List of things to do in Pondicherry
We started with Domus Street
It is full of cafes, street art and a lot of walking by the beach. Our first stop was
Cafe de Arts
Known for its ambience and the boutique look to it. Cafe de arts is surrounded by street art and is best for book lovers and shopaholics. It is a mix of cafe, shopping and book reading which adds character to the cafe. A must visit but pre-book your table and go as we had to wait 40 minutes for a table.
A villa of sorts where you can even choose to stay as it was super clean and had an earthy feel to it.
We had lunch here. The service was superb and the food was heavenly. One of us is a vegan so they even helped us out by respecting our choices and giving us what we wanted.
Cost for 3 people for lunch was Rs 2200
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Paradise beach in Pondicherry
As the name suggests, it is a paradise that one must explore. The best part is you will hop on a boat go through the Pondicherry backwaters to enter the paradise. The backwater experience is an experience one must not miss.
To visit the beach, you would need to go to Chunnambar Boat House where you will see a counter to buy tickets just to the enter boat house. Once you enter the boat house, you will see a long line for the boat, go past it to the ticket counter and buy your boat tickets.
Cost of entry into the Boat House : Rs 10 per person.
Ferry ride : Rs 300 per person
Speed Boat : Rs 2400 for 3 people.
Closing time : 6:30 pm
Then you go in and stand in another line to buy a ticket for a boat ride to the beach.
Cost of Backwater ride: Rs 240 per person
Cost of speed boat for 3: Rs 2400
We took the speed boat as we reached at 4 pm and wanted to be back by 6 pm
Honestly, the speed boat was a much better experience as it was faster and our speed boat driver made sure we had fun. He was creative in water by giving us a circle with the speed boat in the water and even asked us to stand in front to have a good experience. It also helped us skip the queue and saved us a lot of time.
You can also refer to Lonely Planet India to gain more information about Pondicherry.