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Best Shopping Tours in Pondicherry

Pondicherry is a shopper’s paradise offering an assortment of shops, boutiques, and stopovers that make shopping in Pondicherry absolutely delightful for the fervent shopper. The union territory enjoys the advantage of a duty-free zone apparently leading the shoppers towards price advantageous shopping. Your trip to the meditation destination of India will prove futile if you have not indulged in relentless shopping.

The colorful and vibrant destination boasts of wares that explain the culture of Puducherry in the best possible manner. With many shopping places in Pondicherry, you are certain of finding appropriate souvenirs to mark memories of your time here. Markets here are bustling with bright fabrics, interesting curios, and handicrafts that will adorn your living room.

Artisan culture comes alive here and if you are an art aficionado you will find pieces worth your admiration. If you are looking at collecting ceramic tableware, terracotta toys, trinkets, and incensed candles and sticks, this is the destination to be. The bargain-savvy shoppers can get their hands on stylish yet cheap Kora grass bags, export surplus clothes, duty-free articles and custom made footwear. 

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    About the Activity:- Pondicherry is a heaven for travelers who love to buy handmade art pieces and souvenirs. This shopping tour of Pondicherry brings you to the best of the markets and artisans in the region so you can enjoy having a taste of the local handmade articles...

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Traveller Tales from Pondicherry


Giriraaj Khan

17 December 2018

Really enjoyed shopping shopping a lot at the Pondy Bazaar. I think it is one of cleanest markets in our country and prices were low as well. Our tour guide made our job easy as well by taking us to th...

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Ganak Bhattacharya

10 December 2018

We took the afternoon slot for the tour, and that meant lesser crowd. Our guide, Emanuel, took us to the choicest shops of handicrafts, so we could collect souvenirs. Great experience of booking with T


Kamala Patel

18 December 2018

Very crowded but you get everything there. Nice experience. A lot of shops. Sunny and hot. The guide was really helpful. We visited other places in Pondi before heading for the shopping. We had a great


Bilva Joshi

18 December 2018

This shopping tour with an experienced guide was probably all we needed to elate our fun time in Pondicherry. The guide, Rajeev not only guided us well but also helped us bargain. Also, nice marketplac

What You Should Know More About Shopping in Pondicherry

  • Q. What are the best places for shopping in Pondicherry?

    Janaki: The glitzy boutique stocks fashionable clothes sourced from eco-friendly options. It also has one of the finest collections of organic skin care products. Janaki had initiated the idea of Upasana which brings under one roof sustainable and socially impactful fashion that includes the efforts of the local weavers of Varanasi and the toil of the fisherwomen who were affected by the tsunami. Do not forget to own the exclusive hand painted skirts and the indigo saris on display.

    Timing: 10.00 AM to 8.00 PM
    Location: 30, Romain Rolland Street 

    Casablanca: Located in the busy mission street, Casablanca is the home to many independent fashion designers and their worthy labels. The collections range from simple prints to chic and stylish loungewear that would make your party perfect. Options of organically dyed kurtas and dresses are also available here. Touted as the best place for shopping in Pondicherry, Casablanca is positioned as a mini-mall that stocks some of the best collections of pottery. Take out a considerable amount of time if you want to experience the best.

    Timing: 10 AM to 10 PM
    Location: 165, Mission St, Heritage Town

    Cluny Embroidery Center: Run by the sisters of the Cluny convent the center is a must visit amongst the diverse shopping places in Pondicherry. Here you can find the exquisite handwork crafted clothes, tablecloths, napkins, hand towels, etc that are displayed in this unique place. The delicately crafted floral and modern designs are among the hot favorite of all lovers of shopping. Beautiful French architecture houses this exclusive center.

    Timing: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Hotel Lagrenee De Meziere, 46, Rue Romain Rolland, White Town 

    Anokhi: Finding the authentic collection of the traditional and gorgeous block printed fabrics and clothes are no more a herculean task. For unbelievably affordable shopping, explore the range here and you will not come out disappointed. Anokhi is synonymous with Ajrakh, Bagru, Balotra, and many other temple printing styles. It is a haven for cotton lovers and it will bring the much-needed exclusivity to your otherwise mundane wardrobe. One of the best places for shopping in Pondicherry, Anokhi has various outlets in other parts of Tamilnadu as well.

    Timing: 10.00 AM to 7.30 PM
    Location: 1, Casern Street, White Town 

    Goubert Market: One of the most authentic street shopping experiences in Pondicherry, the gourmet market is a storehouse of fresh flowers and fish. The vendors are extremely friendly and hospitable offering the shoppers their goods at reasonable rates. The vibrant shopping zone is forever bustling with activities. Your stopover here is a must considering you want to get your slice of street merchandise.

    Timing: 24 hours
    Location: Goubert Street, Opp. Police Station, Nehru Street 

    Nehru Street: Nehru Street poses as the quintessential street shopping zones here. Umpteen boutiques, shopping carts, handmade goods like pots and crafts, and local consumer goods are available here in abundance. The local artist community adept at their skill also showcase their collection here amongst the others. Products are priced aptly considering a considerable amount is used for the upgradation and promotion of local art forms. You can engage in rejoiceful shopping here.

    Timing: 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM
    Location: Jawaharlal Lal Nehru Street

    Kriti Eco-boutique: One of those shopping places in Pondicherry where you will shop for a cause. The zone offers affordable organic products that are created and produced by various NGOs. A great collection of clothing with home decorative and tapestries, combined with a friendly staff to help you choose from the plethora of collection, the Kriti Eco-boutique should surely feature in your list of places to engage in retail therapy.

    Timing: 10.00 AM to 7.00 PM
    Location: 6, H.M.Kassim Salai, Heritage Town 

    Serenity Beach Bazaar: Located on the calm and serene beachfront is the vivacious and pulsating bazaar of Puducherry that showcases collection from the inwards of Auroville. The exclusive village themed shopping paradise stocks clothes, handicrafts, accessories, souvenirs and much more. Be sure to put to use your bargaining skills to get the best deals. The vacation-themed bazaar operates only on weekends which get crowded and full of life with tourists. The innumerable food stalls will ensure your entire day outing doesn't go fruitless.

    Timing: 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM
    Location: Serenity Beach, Kottakuppam 

    Hidesign: The mother of all leather-made goods, Hidesign was formally founded in the beach city. The flagship store stocks all handmade goods with a bright cafe on the top floor serving scrumptious delights. There are also the second hand stocked Hidesign stores where your handbags and leather jackets are available at a grab me prices. Wallets, leather belts, handbags, and utility pouches are a must buy here.

    Timing: 9.30 AM to 9.30 PM
    Location: 69, Jawaharlal Nehru Street

    Auro Wordworks: Do make a stopover here if you are looking at handcrafted goods for your abode. This shopping alley is known for its delicate wooden worked items and articles especially idols of God. Different varieties of wood like oak wood, Portia wood, jack wood, and teakwood are used to create wondrous artifacts. Hindu Gods, pen stands, bowls are displayed here at realistic prices. Customized order also can be placed here and also can be shipped at a location of your choice.

    Timing: 10.00 AM to 8.00 PM
    Location: 44, M.G Road, Kottakuppam 

    Titanic: Don't mistake this ship with the historic voyage, Titanic is the factory outlet where you will get all your goodies in the ship like structure. The amazing shopping ship stores the latest fashion from across the globe. The outlet displays an export surplus of various international enviable brands at unbelievingly low prices. You can get your hands on the best brands with a pocket-friendly budget for men and women of all ages and make.

    Timing: 9.30 AM to 9.00 PM
    Location: 33-A, Kosakadai Street, Heritage Town

    Kalki: If you have signed up to venture out to different shopping places in Pondicherry, don’t give Kalki a miss. One stop shop for all Auroville products like silk beauties, incense sticks, candles, Kalki brings home a select range of eco-friendly and sustainable range of goods. There is no product of Auroville which you will not find here. The highest selling natural home fragrance Maroma is also been exclusively sold here.

    Timing: 9.30 AM to 8.30 PM
    Location: 34, Mission Street, Heritage Town 

    The Cotton House: Be sure to get mesmerized with the phenomenal collection of curtains, bed covers, tablecloths, cushion covers and much more in this exemplary destination of poor cotton treasures. Bright, chic and fashionable home furnishings are offered at incredibly affordable prices. The little edifice has some really promising stuff inside and we bet you won't come out empty handed. 

    Timing: 10.00 AM to 8.00 PM
    Location: 27, Vysial St, Heritage Town 

    Studio Ebony: A paradise for contemporary furniture, Studio Ebony is styled and designed as a designer lounge for furniture lovers. Aesthetic tastes combined with minimalist designed furniture made of wood and cane graces the studio. The exclusive home decor items are also available to provide a complete solution to home decor needs. Often applauded for stocking path-breaking designer furniture, Studio Ebony one of the best experiences of shopping in Pondicherry.

    Timing: 10.00 AM to 8.30 AM
    Location: 82, Pedro Canagaraya Mudaliar St, MG Road Area 

    Ma Pondy Cherie: The modernistic designed concept store has an amazing range of designer apparel for men and women with coffee table books, lifestyle products, organic tea and coffee, mugs and souvenirs. A one-stop destination for a great range of products, visit here is compulsory if you want to explore and take back home the true spirit of Pondicherry.

    Timing: 10.00 AM to 7.30 PM
    Location: 82, Pedro Canagaraya Mudaliar St, MG Road Area 

    Muthu Silk Plaza: The ultimate destination to foster your silk dreams for all occasions, the Muthu silk plaza offers a huge range of pure silk sarees designed by famed designers. Men and kids too can enjoy their time here with the store offering wear for both kids and men. The handcrafted beauties are made with intricate bearings to ensure that the customer gets the best. Do visit here to get your hands on a great collection of silk saris. 

    Timing: 9.30 AM to 9.30 PM
    Location: 39, Ambalathara Dear Madam St, Heritage Town 

    Mission Street: Entire Mission Street is a perfect destination for shopping in Pondicherry with the street bordered by famous boutiques, dingy cafes and bright stores for knick-knacks. From handbags to designer clothes, from fridge magnets to accessories, the mission street will strengthen your mission to shop. If you are done with your shopping, do not forget to admire the French architecture transporting you into the Old-world charm of French rule. 

    Timing: 10.00 AM to 9.00 PM
    Location: Mission Street 

    Auroville: Auroville is the identity of Pondicherry known to be a place of serene set up and an amalgamation of rich culture and heritage. But, as a shopper, you will not be disappointed here because you will find a variety of shops having natural products like soaps, shampoos, perfumes, candles, books, clothes and much more. Home decors made out of well-crafted wood and some great takeaways for family and friends are also available here. 

    Timing: 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM
    Location: Auroville 

    Domus: A quiet cafe hidden and located amidst lush green garden set up has the most innovative dishes on the platter. Salad platters are served in traditional styles with some healthy smoothies and juices to go with your diet. The popular courtyard cafe also has some curated collections for those who love shopping. Carry on your shopping, relax while you sip your skin rejuvenating smoothie, Domus is surely unmissable. 

    Timing: 10.00 AM to 6.30 PM
    Location: Suffren St, White Town 

    Sund’s art – A bright, chirpy outlet with an array of handmade stuff right from children’s toys to clothing, bric-a-brac items to accessories. The essence of cool, Sund’s art is surely an unmissable option for shopping in Pondicherry. The store keeps all trendy and fashionable items to attract especially the youth to patronize their colorful store.

    Timing: 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM
    Location: 44 Rue Aurobindo Street

  • Q. Which are the best places for night market?

    The best place to shop in moonlight is Kalki boutique, Geetanjali store, and La boutique d'Auroville. These destinations are most famous for aromatic candles, handmade products, handicrafts, artifacts and clothes. Venture out in the night to catch on some great crowd and lovely collection as the icing on the cake.

  • Q. What is famous in Pondicherry for shopping?

    Pondicherry is hugely famous for some great goods at cheap prices compared to other cities. Export surplus clothes, handmade products, and organic skin care products are amongst the most frequently bought items. Apart from these, many people even do not miss out on the chance to buy artifacts and handcrafted items during their shopping in Pondicherry.

  • Q. Which place has the maximum number of shopping malls?

    The mission street is a shopper’s haven which has the maximum number of shops and boutiques to enthrall the visitors. Casablanca is the best mall here with very many options to buy exclusive goods at great steal deals. The newly opened Providence mall off Cuddalore Road is also catching up as a great place to shop.

  • Q. What should I take as souvenirs from Pondicherry?

    The city is famous for wood crafted items and handmade wonders. You can take back some crafted goods from rock beach or handicrafts from Canal Street. Souvenirs from Auroville also are a great option as they have huge varieties of unconventional items to take back as remembrances.

  • Q. Which are the best markets in Pondicherry to buy clothes?

    There are several places where you can shop for good clothes. Ma Pondy Cherie, Kalki, Casablanca, other small yet well-stocked boutiques in Mission Street and Anokhi are the best bet for some great collection.

  • Q. Which shops in Pondicherry is open 24/7?

    The Goubert market is open 24 hours functioning on all days of the week barring Friday. It is a different shopping experience as it is for those street smart shoppers who have the patience to get the best catch and deal.

  • Q. Which are the famous food markets in Pondicherry?

    Mission Street is regarded as a shopper’s paradise but it also has some great cafe options which have increased footfalls of visitors. You can savor on tasty bondas and mutton rolls here. Apart from this, Masala puri in Lenin Street, Sandwiches served at Dhool are really popular.

  • Q. What is the best time to visit Pondicherry?

    Pondicherry is best visited in the months from October to March. Summers get really hot and rainy days will prevent you from enjoying your time here.

  • Q. What are the famous things to do in Pondicherry?

    Apart from shopping and eating, you can enjoy the beaches in Pondicherry. Spend a day at Auroville, Aurobindo Ashram and later hop into Zero house to get an experience of the nightlife here. You can also visit the beautiful churches here or take heritage walks along the white town.