Pondicherry shopping is marked by markets of all shapes and sizes, selling a variety of goods. The clothes, handicrafts and pieces of jewellery picked up from these markets & shops while shopping in Pondicherry makes for the perfect souvenirs. Listed below are some must-visit shopping destinations in Pondicherry.
A haven for shoppers, the Goubert Market in Pondicherry is filled to its brim with colourful jewellery, opulent shops selling budget-friendly goodies without compromising on quality. The bountiful display of colours on every street will surely test your resistance. This market in Pondicherry is located on the J N street near the Grand Bazar Police Station.
Hidesign Flagship Store
Come home to Hidesign. Visit Hidesign’s Flagship Store, see their museum bags up close, discover their history and stories spread over 3 floors and shop for the amazing collection of designer leather goods.
Casablanca is Pondicherry’s first multi-brand store where you can shop for all things designer & local. The perfect spot for retail therapy, Casablanca has a mix of international brands from Levi’s, JacknJones, Vero Moda, Celio and The Body Shop; to local designers and artists like Mandala Pottery, Le Pondichery, SNO, Upasana, artisanal organic foods & chocolates, Auroville and Pondicherry crafts.
La Boutique D' Auroville
A fun place to discover books, souvenirs and a lot of beautiful crafts in Auroville. Find everything you require in one place. Women can find, dresses, pants, pareos, skirts, tops. kurtas. Pants and shirts are available for men as well. You can't help but find yourself shopping for fabrics, scarves, tablecloths and jewellery.
Totem Taboo is located in Auroville and is a distinguished lifestyle store, offering customers a collection of quality products made by Auroville’s local designers.
You should visit Senteurs, where you can pick up perfumes that the Mother used at incredibly good prices. The Ashram handmade paper factory is considered to be one of the finest in the world. They open early, close for lunch and are closed in the evening.