This former French colony makes for an excellent spot for a quiet and relaxed holiday experience. One of the most popular attractions is the small town of Auroville with under 2000 residents. The best way to explore the villages, the beaches, and the shops is to rent a motorcycle and move at your own pace. Alternatively one can go on a cycling tour of the city or hire a boat to explore the backwaters. Zest@Big Beach lets guests to Pondicherry unwind in style with a pool bar, hookah lounge, DJ nights and beach shacks.