The Cottage Industries Emporium is commonly known as 'Cottage' on the Island and this shopping destination has the leading source of Indian handicrafts made by the local artisans. Here, you can find handicrafts, furnishings, jewellery and accessories, art installations etc. This halting place will arouse the curiosity and will delight the tourists; away from the overpriced souvenir shop in Port Blair, this emporium is the perfect place to go and buy mementos at reasonable prices. Make a short trip to this Emporium to witness the innovative use for making salt and pepper shakers made out of shells, beautiful carvings from padauk wood, pearl jewellery, beautiful tea cups and lampshades made out of natural material. From here, you can collect tribal masks as well which may make a good gift for friends. In addition, the complex also offers interior designing services, packing or shipping facilities, ATM machines, foreign exchange counters etc.
Cottage Industries Emporium is located at a distance of about 7.6 kilometres from central Port Blair.
In Cottage Industries Emporium feel free to browse and shop its many varieties of handicrafts made by self-employed locals. You can buy souvenirs like vases, wooden products like a miniature elephant, marble plates, cotton sarees, paintings and bangles. Since this place is located in the centre of the city, you can also take a city tour around visiting cafes, local markets and other attractions.
Cottage Industries Emporium is opened all day except on Sunday. The timings are from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Best time to visit is throughout the year, however, the most preferred time and months to visit are from November to February.