Shopping in Assam

Assam has so much to offer to shopaholics and to those who like to take a piece of the place visited by them in the form of a souvenir back home. The state has been recognized to have traditional craftsmanship skills which result in manufacturing of exquisite bell metal and brass items, wood crafted and bamboo/cane articles, jewellery, paintings as well as fine Muga and Paat silk sarees. Apart from this, what thousands of people like to take back with them is the special Assam tea. It is recommended to buy the tea leaves from the places where the tea estates are situated as the quality is premium there and the price is also low. For buying Muga and Pat Sarees, Guwahati is the most convenient place. One can visit Fancy Bazaar to choose from a wide array of Mekhla Sador. The bell metal and brass items can also be bought from Guwahati, however, these items are so common in the households in Assam that they are practically available across the state. The bamboo and cane furniture can also be bought from different parts of the state, a wall decoration or a beer cup set would be an ideal thing to take back home. Assamese jewellery is also something that a tourist would like to buy as it is unique and exceptional. The jewellery comes in items like gam kharu, gal pata, doog doogi, loka paro and jan biri. Amongst the best places to go shopping in Assam are Jorhat where one can visit AT road, Chowk bazar, JPR road, Garh Ali, and Babu patty; Dibrugarh with its bazaars like New market, Naliapol bazar, Chowkidinghee bazar and Amolapatty; Tezpur, which has the famous Chowk bazar known for the handloom and handicraft items; Silchar where the local markets like Sadarghat area, Tullapatty area, Srikona bara bazar, foreign market, College road market, Arunachal market have so much to offer.

Shopping in Assam

Assam Travel Information at a Glance