East meets West.
Beautiful streets with names like Rue Romain Rolland, and Dumas. Smatterings of conversation in Tamil and French. Splashes of bright colour, harmonized with Mediterranean white. An ashram that attempts to bring together yoga, and modern science. A Vinayaga temple on one street, and an 18th century church on another. Beaches for meditative quiet, and beaches for energetic water sport. Museums, monuments, and botanical gardens. And exquisite cuisine. Pondicherry is like nothing you've experienced before in India. Or Europe.