It was my first encounter with sea in Jan 2015 and I was super excited.

Pondicherry was under France and considered as capital of French India (French establishments in India) before it got independence in 1954 and was finally merged in Indian Union in 1962. Pondicherry still has French colony which is one of the main tourist attractions there.

The Promenade — Is the liveliest of all places in Pondicherry. With the enthralling view of Bay of Bengal , it is situated near Goubert Ave, White Town, also known as French Colony. You will find many tourists and locals enjoying morning and evening stroll on The Promenade.

Kids enjoying waves

More tourists

Colors !

Lost in thoughts

Leisurely Walk at Promenade

There is a cafe on The Promenade called Le Cafe and is usually crowded as it is the only cafe there. Other then this there are some stalls selling fruits, corns, bhel-puri etc.

Le Cafe at Promenade

Fresh assorted fruits

Puri Bhaji

Some variety of mango

Corn!

Some desserts

Toy Stall

Shells and more

It is a very good sunrise spot. We visited in the morning and were happily surprised to see “rangoli” competition going with many people making beautiful rangolis.

And the wait is over !

Sunrise over Bay of Bengal

Women decorating her rangoli

Another group busy in making rangoli

Youngest participant !

Our hotel was at walking distance from The Promenade so we use to spent our evenings relaxing on there. Few more evening shots —

Tides !

French War memorial , Promenade

B R Ambedkar memorial, Promenade