Last July M & I visited Pondicherry & its surrounds. I’m back now with A, A & J. We arrived via the same route thru Mahabalipuram/ Mamallapuram. We visited the Shore Temple, Caves & Lighthouse.
We’re staying in Pondy at a hotel facing the sea-side promenade. This is the view of the Bay of Bengal at dusk from my room:
We had a great dinner — with local lobster, prawn & red snapper– and celebrated A’s bday with a candle in a walnut chocolate brownie (although the mango sorbet & chocolate/cinnamon ice cream stole the show). Here she is blowing out the candle: