I wish i could say a lot about Pondicherry in my own words but Pondicherry, like many other city or town, is best experienced than spoken about.
Of course i understand, you would like to cross-verify & reassure yourself about exotic notion you may have built. I have come across several blogs & websites, each claiming Pondicherry to be different from the other. As i said, this town is about experiencing and its fair enough what every individual have explained about our town.
WIKITRAVEL has good listing to get you going. You can find information on how to get to Pondy, places to eat, things to do and you can also find listing of accommodations, if you still haven’t booked yet. PONDYLIVE is a good updated website to refer for latest activities, new & updates.