Dining

Le Dupleix, Pondicherry

Courtyard Restaurant

A pristine elegant setting under the stars and an old mango tree, Courtyard escapes the madness. The soothing sound of a granite fountain, designed by French sculptor Francois Weil serves as background accompaniment. A wonderful mix of French and Indian menu puts it on par with any global restaurant.

The Governor's Lounge Bar

The first bar in town, Governor's Lounge is energetic and refreshing. The sophisticated decor features an intricate embroidery tableau by French designer Jean Francois Lesage and original wood carvings from the 18th century home of Joseph Francois Dupleix, after whom the hotel is named.