In Pondicherry, after a rather productive morning of shopping at the Hidesign flagship store, Casablanca and Ma Pondy Cherie, we made our way to Rue Suffren for a rather late lunch around 2 pm. After parking the car, we entered this restaurant from its side entrance. The first thing we saw on one of the walls was a “ship’s wheel (helm)” flanked by a gigantic painted, polished replica of driftwood. A vintage road king bike also joined in to welcome us.
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Hotel de L’Orient, Pondicherry

I had always wanted to stay in a Neemrana property at their “non–hotel Hotels”.  The very charming and picturesque heritage Hotel de L ’Orient, where we stayed during a recent trip to Pondicherry, is in actuality a converted colonial mansion by the Neemrana group.
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