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HILLMAN INDIA ADVENTURE
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South India: Gallery 22
SALT ROAD TO PONDICHERRY
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Leaving at 10:30 am we headed to Pondicherry or Pudicherry and drove past many irrigated rice fields. One main photo-op was the salt-harvesting patches. Those familiar with Gandhi's Salt March will understand the significance of salt to this country. Bill brought back some crystals, and yup... salty!

The Salt March, which took place from March to April 1930 in India, was an act of civil disobedience led by Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948) to protest British rule in India. During the march, thousands of Indians followed Gandhi from his religious retreat near Ahmedabad to the Arabian Sea coast, a distance of some 240 miles. The march resulted in the arrest of nearly 60,000 people, including Gandhi himself. India finally was granted its independence in 1947.

Our bus arrived in Pudicherry which has a major French influence. Our hotel was the Abirami Residency. A French Bakery provided lunch. As with all other-than-Indian cuisine, it's Indian interpretation. The cakes looked French, but the basil/tomato/cheese sandwich..nah... The smoothies were a disappointment also, especially as the server wrote down milkshake instead of smoothie. They made new ones, and the only difference was the small bits of crushed ice.


Sanjay biefs us on the salt harvesting patches we are approaching








Back on the road to Pondicherry



 


City Outskirts


Arrival at Abirami Residency


Lunch at the French Bakery


Leaving the hotel for a walkabout

 


Pondicherry Images fron the Web

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GALLERY 22
SALT ROAD TO PONDICHERRY

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