Ilyas had no room in his place, but arranged a budget self catering apartment for us nearby. When we arrived he sat down with us for an hour and told us all about Pondycherry and nearby places to visit. Where the best restaurants are, which ones are not to be trusted, and special sights to see, like the priests blessing the auto-rickshaws on a Friday afternoon etc. If we needed to get anywhere he arranged all the transport for us, and when we wanted to book a hotel at Mahabilipuram he phoned and got us a better deal than we could get ourselves onine. He seems to know everybody - if you go to Pondycherry you need to talk to Ilyas first.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Homestay Guest House located in a residential area, near to seashore and all restaurants and shops.We only have 5 rooms with attached bathroom, 2 rooftops, easychairs...We provide breakfast. Free WIFI connection. Taxi arrangements for Gingee-Tiruvanamalai, Mamallapuram, Cholas tempes road, Tanjore, Tranquebar, Chettinad, and tour around Kerala.We also arrange massage and whatever you need.Ilyas and Arifa ... more less