Actupondy, the Guide to Pondicherry


The Post office

The current post office of Pondicherry was opened on January 1st, 1968; it's a sub-division of « South Arcot » district, an administrative district of Tamil Nadu. Open from Monday to Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., it's also a post office box, except on Sunday. You can visit the post if you are looking for stamps for your letters and to post your correspondences.

If you want to send a parcel during your holidays, particularly some local products, the post office also proposes this service. The price depends of the weight; the time of routing is between 2 to 3 weeks. For more security, it's advised to go to a tailor shop and ask to pack the parcel with cloth material. You will prevent it from being open during its course.

Head Post Office
Rangapillai Street
Phone: 41323 36532

You can also go to the below places to send a package:

ABT Parcel Service
No. 28, Rangapillai Street
Phone: 41323 36940

AKR Parcel Service
No. 1, Mariamman Koil Street
Phone: 41342 01501



The majority of transactions in India are made with cash. Credit cards are rarely accepted except in touristic venues such as luxury hotels and departments stores. Always think to have enough cash with you during your travel.

Money distributors are indicated by the ATM panel (for Automated Teller Machines). The ICICI Bank's ATM in Mission Street, No. 47 is the most central in the city. Within the French quarter, you will find others at the intersection between Surcouf Street and Suffren Street, or at the city hall, on the beach road. Take care, because these machines distribute only Indian rupees. For higher withdrawals exceeding 20 000 rupees, go to CITI Bank on Bussy Street.

No. 47, Mission Street

No. 20, Near Suffren Sreet Cutting, Bussy Street

State Bank of India
No. 15, Suffren Street

Indian Overseas Bank
Mairie Building, Mahe de Labourdonnais Street


Exchange offices

If you have an important sum in euros with you, you can easily find exchange offices to switch your cash into Indian rupees. This solution is faster compared to banks, which have longer procedures. Think also to have your passport with you, which can be asked to make the transaction.

Money Exchange
No. 120, Bharathi Street, near Priya Jewellery

Muthu Forex
No. 161, Mission street

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