Every day we had events planned. Sunday was mainly our own so got had pedicures with the bride and purchased our saris before the rest of the group. We walked around, spent time by the pool, did some tourist activities, and shopping. We tested out some local restaurants and bars with a few of the guests before everything got busy.
As a group we went on a city walking tour and through the Grand Bazaar in the centre of Pondicherry. We were introduced to various types of South Indian cuisine, and took a Bollywood dance class. Of course, Keerthi forgot to mention that we’d be presenting our dances at Thursday’s Mehndi Sangeet!
Friday night, all the internationals went out for dinner and drinks. We took a tuk-tuk through central Chennai and lived to tell the tale. Marlene and I had to leave decently early as we were getting up at 5:00 for our flight out. Unlucky for us, by the time we got to the airport the flight had been delayed by an hour. And then another hour. And then another hour. Just enough so that we, and 24 others, missed our connecting flight to London from Delhi.