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The dolls of Puthucherry are the pride of its handicraft industry.

Puthucherry is famous for its craftsmanly artistic handicrafts.The hand made crafts in Puthucherry include a variety of items made by the local people. The customers can choose from handmade candles and incense sticks. Beautiful stone jewelry are also made in Puthucherry. The weavers of Puthucherry are known for weaving textiles. Khadi is the most popular variety of textile in Puthucherry. The other textiles that are hand woven include satin, linen, poplin, corduroy and twill. While shopping in Puthucherry, one should not miss to buy the handmade crafts. Handmade crafts in Puthucherry are quite popular among the tourists coming to visit this union territory of India. They like to collect them as mementos on their way back home.

Handicrafts of Puthucherry include the products made of cane and wood. The beautiful products are useful and can also be used for decorative purposes. The products range from table lamps, pen stands, trays and table mats. These handmade products come in a very affordable price. The handmade crafts of Puthucherry includes pottery making. The artisans residing in Auroville are very famous for preparing different earthen goods. Other than pottery making, the artisans of Puthucherry are also known for making handmade paper. The local people of Puthucherry make handmade bags and belts from leather. The terracotta items are also in demand. The hand painted crockery sets are also bought by tourists from other states of India. The artisans use very colorful motifs and designs while painting the crockery.

Puthucherry 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 Puthucherry. 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.
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ACCOMODATION
Puthucherry offers a wide range of accommodation options to the tourists including hotels,furnished homes and guesthouses.
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FOR THE TOURIST
Puthucherry is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South India. The city has many colonial buildings, churches, temples, and
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SPECIALITY
Pondicherry has a special ambience, not felt anywhere else in India. It is a blend of spiritual aura, French colonial
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PILGRIM CENTERS
There are several Temples, Churches and mosques in Puthucherry.
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