I recently made a trip to Pondicherry with my cousins! It was just the peaceful escape needed!
We stayed at this lovely place called the Hotel De L'Orient, which is a resorted 18th century mansion.
Love the french doors and the shutter windows ( so gorgeous)
The decor is very quaint and there are antique paintings in most hallways.
The rooms are just as rustic and royal as it can get. The poster beds, the wall to wall windows, the very antique ceilings and ofcourse the rest of the antique furniture.
The hotel has the most friendly staff, attending to one's every needs. The gentleman helped us find all the cafes and hotels around the city.
It was such a pleasant thing to have breakfast every morning in that setting.
Also I loved how every room is named after former French possessions: Masulipatam, Surate, Calicut, Gingy, Balassore, Cassimbazar. I stayed in "Surate"
It was a very relaxing experience and I would love to go back again sometime very soon :)