Wanderlust: Puducherry

“Once a year, go someplace you haven’t been!”– Dalai Lama

We StyleCracker girls are wanderers who love to travel and explore new places. Take a look at SC’s senior stylist Tia Paranjape’s experience of an amazing trip to the beautiful Puducherry.


It had been on my list of must-visit places for a while, and all I can say is, it was definitely worth the wait. Quite the ideal location for a ‘girl’s trip’ Puducherry is quaint, quiet and unabashedly charming.  We stayed at a place that according to me can only be described as ‘Narnia’, fondly known as ‘Wunderhaus’. This 6 room, home-stay added immensely to our little adventure.

Here are my 5 most memorable experiences that will take Puducherry to the top of every wanderer’s travel wish list!

Surfing at Serenity Beach

Honestly, when I first signed up for this, I thought I would just amuse myself but what-an-experience!

Where: Kalliyalay Surf School

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Wunderhaus Breakfasts

From local delicacies to French breakfast treats, waking up at Wunderhaus was a vacation in itself! The host prepares a meal for his guests every morning! How enchanting is that?

Source: https://www.facebook.com/wunderhauspondy
Source: https://www.facebook.com/wunderhauspondy


The French Quarter

Cobbled streets, quaint French architecture, signature mustard and white paint washes and al-fresco cafes, make the French Quarter a dreamer’s paradise. Walk through the tiny avenues and discover something new at every corner.

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The Auroville Bakery

I would live in this bakery, if they allowed me to! The butter and chocolate croissant, the banana nut cake, the butter biscuits, the lush lemon cake… I could go on and on and on! If you visit Pondi, you cannot not, swing by the Auroville Bakery.

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Tanto’s Pizza

Highly recommended by the locals, Tanto’s Pizzeria left us speechless! It’s probably the BEST pizza I have eaten- ever! Again, a hidden gem in the heart of Auroville.

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Roadtrip- Chennai to Puducherry

The drive to Puducherry was simply stunning! A quick tip; plan your trip such that you catch the sunset while en route.



Best time to visit would be November-February , the weather is simply amazing and the people are just so warm and welcoming.

Style-Code: Leave the sky-high-heels at home, cool-casuals are the way to go!

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