Handicrafts and Shopping in Pondicherry

     Pondicherry is a shoppers paradise. Traditional handicrafts, fine fabrics, semi-precious stones, perfumes, hand-made incense, candles embossed with real petals, marbled silks and aromatherapy products at very competitive prices can be got in Pondicherry. During the French rule, clay, papier Mache toys, hand printed textiles and wood carvings were very popular.  Mats are woven from a special species of grass. The dexterity of the craftsman is also well exhibited in stone carvings, bronze icons, brass figurines, wooden sculptures, jewellery and silver ware; hand woven carpets and palm leaf articles are easily available in the market.

     Shopping at the boutiques is a very unique and exciting experience. These boutiques are peppered all around the city and each of them has a distinct style and décor. Various artifacts and souvenirs ranging from stylized fabrics to unusual pottery, small mirrors to beautiful lamps can be purchased here. The shopping list of Pondicherry mainly comprises of pottery, aromatics, textiles, furniture, leather and foods.

List of Handicrafts Shops in Pondicherry

Jute Emporium
No 82, Canteen Street, Bouleward, Puducherry, Pondicherry - 605001
Phone: 0413 - 2343332, 2225533
Mobile: 9443239332
Indian Handicrafts
42, Rangapillai Street, Puducherry, Pondicherry - 605001
Phone: 0413 - 4201124
Pudumai Handicrafts
Goubert Salai, Puducherry, Pondicherry - 605001
Phone: 0413 - 2331636
Bengal Handicrafts
48, Francois Martin Street, Puducherry, Pondicherry - 605001
Phone: 0413 - 2222245
Arhandicrafts
No. 5, Rangapillai Street, Puducherry, Pondicherry - 605001
Phone: 0413 - 2337109
Ponfab Showroom
Muthiamudali Street, Muthialpet, Puducherry, Pondicherry - 605003
Phone: 0413 - 2237144, 2237145
Gitali Stores
No 191, Mission Street, Puducherry, Pondicherry - 605001
Phone: 0413 - 2335768, 2330768
Co- Optex Sales Emporium
No 90, Jawaharlal Nehru Street, Puducherry, Pondicherry - 605001
Phone: 0413 - 2334593
Rajaji Weavers Co- Op Society
No 256, Vazhuvadur Road, Thattanchavadi, Puducherry, Pondicherry - 605009
Phone: 0413 - 2271696, 2248412
Auro Handloom Crafts
Kuilappalayam, Auroville, Puducherry, Pondicherry - 605101
Phone: 0413 - 2622842