Located in the heart of the French Quarter, apt is 2 blocks from the beach and a nice walk to Aurobindo Ashram. It has a master bedroom, guest room, extra room, open kitchen, a living room and a roof terrace that looks out to the Bay of Bengal.
My apartment is on the 3rd floor of a building that was designed by an amazing architect from Berkeley, California - Mui Ho. Locally, we collaborated with the wonderful INTACH organization led by Ajit (who since has passed away) and Arul. This building is a labor of love and appreciation to the beauty and spirit of Pondicherry.
Coming to Pondicherry is my way of reviving my weary soul from the fast pace life of the West. The building and my apartment were designed to maximize light, decrease clutter, have the best fixtures and material to bring out the harmony of old and new.
I named the building "Radiance" and only by staying you will understand.
Elevator available to the 3rd Floor to my apartment - Apt 2
Only two apartments in the entire building: Apt 1 - leased and Apt 2 - mine
I live in Berkeley, California for most of the year. This is my home when I am in Pondicherry. I will not be meeting you when you arrive. You will be meeting my property manager. She is very helpful and wants to ensure you have a great stay. Your feedback is very important to me so I improve as a host.
• Check-in time is 12PM - 7PM not later than 7pm
• Check out is by 11 am.
• No smoking & No loud parties
• No shoes in the house.
• Please turn off AC when you leave the apt.
• Please use a tablecloth (available in the apt) with the marble dinning table.
• Please leave the kitchen sink clean when you checkout.
• Please take down the kitchen trash daily.
I grew up in New Delhi and then immigrated to the US with my parents and siblings when I was 8 years old. I started coming back to India and Pondi in particular after my sister got married to my brother-in-law who grew up in Pondi.
I love architecture new and old. I love the outdoors and traveling whenever I can. I love taking cooking classes but still can't make anything but eggs, rice and masala chai.