Pondicherry, or Puducherry as it is now called, is a Union Territory of India (official web site). Formerly a French colony, it has lots of French influences, most prominently in the architecture.
Since Pondicherry is on the eastern coast of India, by the Bay of Bengal, it is possible to see the sunrise over the Bay of Bengal.
On the day I woke up early enough to get to the shore and watch the sunrise, there were clouds on the horizon. So I could not watch the sun rise right over the ocean, but all in all, this was pretty awesome anyway.
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