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A Trip Close to Heart, Pondicherry

The mental trip was done, several times, even before the actual one started! And yet, when the time came, I didn’t feel I was prepared for it. But in a better sense of the experience! The excitement was almost overwhelming and the trip that followed, didn’t disappoint! So, I started my Pondicherry trip on 28th March on a decent Friday evening, from Secunderabad. On arrival in Chennai, I boarded on my pre-booked cab to Pondi, reached Ginger Pondicherry, got refreshed and started visiting places I chalked down in my two days itinerary. The cafes, the Promenade, Auroville and 1-2 surprising finds, the treasures, on the way. Here is a picturesque memoir of my journey at the French Capital, in India.

 

A Glimpse of the East-Coast Route from the Cab

A Glimpse of the East-Coast Route from the Cab

Day 1 comprised of relaxing at the hotel room, a visit to the Baker Street Cafe and the Promenade.

 

My Room @Ginger Pondicherry

My Room @Ginger Pondicherry

A View of the Baker Street Bakery

A View of the Baker Street Bakery

Sea View from the Promenade

Sea View from the Promenade

Day 2 visits comprised of a trip in Auroville, Baker Street, Cafe Food Habit and again, the Promenade.

 

Boutique Shops @Auroville

Boutique Shops @Auroville

Concrete plaque on the way to Matri-Mandir @Auroville

Concrete plaque on the way to Matri-Mandir @Auroville

Matri-Mandir, the meditation center @Auroville

Matri-Mandir, the meditation center @Auroville

 

Earth without art is just "eh"!!!

Earth without art is just “eh”!!!

 

 

Food Habit

A quiet & comfy evening @Food Habit

The yummy fares @Food Habit

The yummy fares @Food Habit

A View of the Promenade, Pondi

A View of the Promenade, Pondi

AND the collectibles for my loved ones! I admit, I had most fun in purchasing these as each made me think of my friends’ choices and likes and about them 🙂

Pondi Souvenir

Pondi Souvenir

So, another night of refreshing sleep followed and I started for Hyderabad. Some moments that I could capture from the cab on the way to Chennai Central Station.

Backwater

Backwater

A glimpse of the azure sea n the sky...

A glimpse of the azure sea n the sky…

Thus, Pondicherry bid me adieu, with a bag-full of souvenir, a heart-full of sweet memories and a soul full of yearnings to return again 🙂

 

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A Fun Filled Krav Maga Team Outing – Part I

It was a CW Proposal. If you are wondering what or who this highly confidential sounding CW is, then here is the answer – CW denotes Mr. Clarence Wong, the never exhaustive activity think-tank in our energetic Hyderabad Krav Maga family. Now, to catch up on the trail let’s come back to the ‘CW Proposal’ which was a quick trip to Medak Church and the nearby dam. So, on a fine Saturday afternoon, divided in four cars, we started our trip.

The group on the trip

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The journey that ensued created a string of fun-filled moments that till date we cherish. For instance the memorable detour of our Sir ji and Rahul; their pakoda picnic on the way while the rest of us was trying to get them back with us thinking they are having a hard time finding the way back!

medak2Sir n Rahul before taking off to their detour! 😀

We also did experience being ‘stranded’ in the middle of a highway, that also sitting in a moving car due a spectacular difference in speed between the three other cars! While CW’s mean-machine zoomed passed ours, there was no sign of Sir’s Yeti cause of his cautious driving 😀 . The only relief was the occasional view of Kaushik’s car which signaled that we’re on the right way!

knThat’s KN’s car; our relief!

And at last we reached! The rain started by that time creating a lovely weather but also hurrying us up on the way back. So, here are some quick treat to eyes, the places that we visited –

churchThe Medak Church, our main trip attraction.

medak4A view from the Church entrance of the rain drenched pathway.

dam 1Trip attraction No: 2; Medak Dam

dam2A lovely water bed near the dam.

And as the evening darkness was setting in fast, conniving with the cloudy weather, we had to start our return journey ASAP. But a lovely and memorable trip was this one paving way for many more in the days to come 🙂

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