Almost a year ago, we planned a vacation to Pondicherry and Chennai. I was searching for hotels where we could rent rooms. We wouldn't face problems in Chennai as Father had friends there. Pondicherry turned out to be quite a task. It wasn't actually, so as to say. Websites doled out information of mostly the likes of the Taj which are outside the back of the beyond with respect to monetary interests.
We finally called a friend there. I had forgotten her until then. She immediately suggested Hotel Jayaram. After hours of browsing through travel-related pages on the internet, i chanced upon Hotel Jayaram's contact number. I called them up and requested them if they could block two rooms for us. The receptionist replied that they didn't take bookings by telephone. I turn told them that we'll be providing them business and won't they make money as a result. After repeatedly stating my stand that if rooms were available on those dates, they had to provide us, and that i couldn't trip to Pondicherry to do he same, the receptionest relented.
Staying at Hotel Jayaram was pleasant. And the food there was delicious. One nice memory from there.