Friday, December 23, 2016
Bhubaneshwar, the capital city of Odisha, has gained prominence for reasons other than just being a city of temples. It is also widely known for handicraft items, woven fabric like Tussar silk, sculptures and beautiful regional paintings. Residents from neighbouring towns often come to the city to enjoy shopping and take home some beautiful items. Some of the most famous things to buy in Bhubaneshwar include sarees and dresses, decorative things like purses, mirrors, jewellery boxes, trays, table tops, utensils, etc. The Pata Chitra paintings, done on palm leaves, are also seen in many markets in the city. If you’re looking for some exclusive shopping time in the city, head to the following markets:
Located in the heart of the city, this craft village is a great place to shop for authentic Odisha handicrafts. You can shop for hand-made items like Pata Chitra, sand art, Sambalpuri weaves, stone carvings, metal items and more. The atmosphere at the market is very vibrant, making it a great place to hang out with friends or family. After a bout of shopping, check out the various food stalls that serve traditional delicacies like mutton curry, chakuli pitha and chhenna poda.
If you’re looking for high-quality computer or mobile accessories, this is the place to go. Apart from this, the Shahid Nagar Market is also known for handicraft items like bangles, beaded necklaces and beautiful statues made with wood carvings.
Shops located in the Market Building in Unit 3 offer a wide range of products including clothes, jewellery, gifting items, small knick-knacks and much more. The key highlight of this market is the reasonable pricing, which makes it a favourite among those looking for a bargain. Also, the intricate jewellery found in the shops here is famous all around Odisha.
Bapuji Market is famous for being an all-round shopping centre in Bhubaneshwar. You will find everything here, right from furniture, electronic equipment, branded jewellery, gift items, watches, and antique items. Bapuji Nagar is also famous for the wide range of designer clothes shops that are available. The shops here are colourful and joyful, with lots of variety in store.
If you’re looking for a brand-specific shopping experience, Ashok Nagar is the place to go. You can shop for a wide range of items from different brands along with various other branded clothing stores.
If you’re looking for souvenirs or authentic Oriya items, head to Acharya Vihar’s Konark Wood Products. You will find animal figurines, kids’ toys and many other household items, all made from pure wood.
Bhubaneshwar’s rich heritage and culture are seen in its handicrafts, textiles, and wooden products. Your shopping experience here will be filled with joy and excitement as you uncover many beautiful items to take home and share with your friends and family.