Serenity Beach Bazaar
Cool blue seas with coconut trees swaying to the tunes of the ‘Blowing in the Wind’ – if this is not exciting enough then there is more to it in Serenity Beach in Puducherry - the Serenity Beach Bazaar. Yes all beaches have markets and all beaches have shops. Then what is it that makes Serenity Beach Bazaar different from others. Set up in May in 2011 by Kasha Vande, the owner of Kasha ki Asha, a boutique cafe theSerenity Beach Bazaar offers a good opportunity to local craftsmen to showcase their products.The Serenity Beach Bazaar which is organised only on the weekends during day time is a local handicraft market.
Serenity Beach Bazaar - The Handicraft MarketThe market is an open air market beneath the palm shades about 100m from the sea and and a half km from the East Coast Road in Pondicherry. It is a handicraft market where most of the products come from local boutiques and Auroville. From bags to souvenirs to accessories to key rings, ceramic items and other beach products and even clothes and gifts – this market has it all.
However, the market is not just for shopping. One can also get local, delicious food and spend a relaxing evening with friends and family. Unwind with cool drinks and tasty bites like homemade cakes, cookies and muffins, green leafy salads, omelettes and salads. The place turns into an entertainment hotspot for family during the weekends. Live music, yoga, concerts and cultural activities and workshops for children – all of which promises to make your weekend a fun-filled one!
It is one of the rare beaches in India where you can organise your own private party. Organise a buffet party with live music and entertainment. Ofcourse one needs to book the place in advance.
Shopping for a PurposeShopping here has been given a new dimension. It is a cultural hub for the locals. Its amazing location near the fishing village provides an ideal setting. The warm hospitality of the local fisherman and accommodation options, has made this place an interesting and offbeat location for tourists. The bazaar also contributes a certain share of its earnings towards the education of the village girls and also towards the upkeep and maintenance of the village and its surroundings. Serenity beach bazaar is an uncut gem which is being polished by Kasha and her team.
- Traditional handicrafts
Serenity Beach Bazaar - Quick Facts
Working days and hours
Open from 10am to 5pm only on Sat. & Sun
Serenity Beach, Thandirrayan Kuppam
Kottakuppam, Tamil Nadu
Phone: (0413) 2222963 / (0) 9791944182
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