Pondicherry Shopping Directory

Find below a list of shops where you can pick up antiques, toys, dolls and other mementoes to get back from Pondicherry. Big Arts and Crafts stores have a lot of stuff on display but they are also expensive. Visit the smaller shops and you could get a bargain. 


95 Canteen St., Tel. 0413/233-9351

Mon-Sat 9:30am-1pm and 4:30-8:30pm ( cash only)

Is the factory shop for leather goods (shoes, handbags, belts) produced in Auroville.

Boutique Auroshree

18 Jawaharlal Nehru St.;

Tel. 0413/222-2117

Sells clothes and handicrafts, silver jewellery, bronze, brass etc., from all over India.

La Boutique d'Auroville

J. N. St. Tel. 0413/262-2150

Sells everything from Auroville

Curio Centre

40 Romain Rolland St.; Tel. 0413/222-5676

Has a selection of artifacts, indigenous and colonial antique furniture.

Art Colony

32 Romain Rolland St.,

Tel. 0413/233-2395

Mostly antiques  ( also  some clone furnitures), wood carvings, and handicrafts.


132 Mission St.,

Tel. 0413/233-9166

Hand-painted silk clothing, perfumed candles, incense, oils, leatherware, ceramics, jewelry, and handmade paper items.


165 Mission St.

Tel. 0413/222-6495 or 0413/233-6495

One of South India's funkiest department stores, with top international brands spread over three floors; there's even a fast-food cafe with Internet browsing.


16 Goubert Ave.,

Tel. 0413/233-6398

Sells goods produced by the Aurobindo Society.

Focus bookstore

Mission St., Next to the Church of Immaculate Conception

Tel. 0413/234-5513;

Has hundreds of books on Indian culture and religion.

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