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Shopping in Odisha

The rich cultural heritage of eastern Indian state of Odisha is revealed in the exquisite works of its artists and artisans. Odisha’s vivacious art works and handicrafts have made the state a cultural hub in east India. One of the best things about Odisha tourism is the availability of a wide range of shopping options. Your visit to the state is incomplete without taking a piece of its arts and culture as souvenir. Considering Puri is on the itinerary of your family vacations to Odisha, you can make quick stopovers at Pipili and Raghurajpur. While the former, a small town located 36 kms away Puri, is known for its appliqué handicrafts (chandua), the latter, an artisan village just 14 kms away from the holy town, is known for pattachitras, palm leaf engravings, Tussar paintings, and other handicrafts. Puri gives you ample shopping options such as sand sculpture, conch shells, and intricate seashell handicrafts. Sambalpur is famous for its traditional, hand-woven sarees that adorned several global personalities including the late Indian Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi, former President Smt. Pratibha Patil, Defence Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, former Indian Ambassador to the US Meera Shankar and Bollywood actresses Jaya Bachchan, Vidya Balan and Tisca Chopra.

For the wonderful women in your family, a Sambalpuri saree should be in your must buy list. Cuttack’s silver filigree, locally known as tarakasi, will mesmerize you with its intricate design so much so that it may find a place in your list of things to buy. You can also go to the remotest parts of the state such as Koraput, Keonjhar, Balangir, Kalahandi, among others, to experience the authentic rural life and purchase the art, handicrafts, and products such as honey, kewra, herbal products and many more from villagers and tribes. In case you are unable to visit all the places during your holidays, there are some best shopping places in Bhubaneswar that will enable you to see and purchase all the famous arts and handicrafts of the state under a single roof such as Orissa Rural and Urban Producers' Association (ORUPA) at Nayapalli, Utkalika Orissa State Emporium at Rasulgarh and Ekamra Haat, which is a state government-initiated craft village that not only promotes local handicrafts but art works from all over the country. You can also purchase Odisha’s unique handloom in Boyanika, a primary weavers’ cooperative with multiple outlets, Mehers’, a handloom saree showroom bearing the surname of master weaver of tie-dye handloom Chaturbhuj Meher.

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