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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.
18 Jawaharlal Nehru St.;
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
40 Romain Rolland St.; Tel. 0413/222-5676
Has a selection of artifacts, indigenous and colonial antique furniture.
32 Romain Rolland St.,
Mostly antiques ( also some clone furnitures), wood carvings, and handicrafts.
132 Mission St.,
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.,
Sells goods produced by the Aurobindo Society.
Mission St., Next to the Church of Immaculate Conception
Has hundreds of books on Indian culture and religion.