10.09.2011 - 10.09.2011 33 °C
We went to Pondicherry from Chennai on 10th SEP 2011 as a one day trip. We left chennai by a passenger train (Fare Rs:29) from Egmore @ 6:35 AM. we bought Breakfast (30 Idlis for Rs.270) & had it after chengalpattu. Reached Pondi @ 11 AM. Went straight to the beach & took some snaps. This beach road has the Police commissioner office, Gandhi statue, Lecafe restaurant, Pondi legislative assembly. This is a very nice place, no dust, no smoke, no traffice & not even a police is standing there. Its a sunny day, so we had a juice (Sweet lime Rs.35) & butter milk (Rs.5) (@ Ponlait - a pondi govt undertaking). Went to Mankulam vinayagar temple & after darshan @ 12 PM, went to Hotel Karthik. The hotel has a friendly environment. Had a Buffet lunch (Chappathi, Panner butter masala, Pappad, Sweet, salad, meals,payasam, beeda, curd) for Rs.70 in an AC hall around 12:30 PM. From there we went to Chunnambar boat house @ 2:45 PM (Through a tempo & by a bus - toal cost 4+4). The motor boat trip cost Rs.75, for that they will drop you in an island like place (actually it is not), where you can swim in the beach for max of 2 hours. The boat will sail through a lagoon/backwater like area (the water is not salty) & drop you in "Paradise beach". After the salt water bath @ sea, there is a shower & a small tank (Kinaru) where we took a small bath to refresh. After small snacks & rest, left the place @ 4:45 PM. Reached Pondi Busstand (Bus fare: Rs.4) & left to Tindivanam by bus (fare Rs.13) @ 6:20 PM. After some refreshment in Tindivanam from 7:10 to 7:30 PM, we left to Chennai (Bus Fare: 32). Reached Tambaram around 10 PM.