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Shopping in Bhubaneshwar

Bhubaneshwar, also referred to as the temple town is a fascinating tourist destination that not only offers an insight into evolution of the Orissan temple architecture but also enables the shopaholics to indulge in what they love best, shopping in Bhubaneshwar, India. Shopping in Bhubaneshwar can be a delightful experience if you know what to buy and where to buy. Make your guide on your Bhubaneshwar shopping expedition.

There are a good number of markets and shopping places in Bhubaneshwar. You can shop in Bhubaneshwar for traditionally woven fabrics, ornaments made of silver and diverse kinds of other handcrafted items. If you pride yourself on being a discerning buyer if fabric, then you simply can't overcome the temptation of spending few bucks on the fabric embellished with appliqué work. This is locally called Chandua and make for great buys during you shopping in Bhubaneshwar.

You can also shop in Bhubaneshwar for Ikkat fabric. You won't regret buying dress material, readymade garments and saris even. By virtue of being the capital of Orissa, Bhubaneshwar is the place where you can find diverse kinds of saris from different regions. If you attach considerable importance to your looks, then you would definitely want to invest some money on Sambalpuri silk and cotton and tussar silk that are good buys.

If you wish to buy some items that would make for wonderful gifts and keepsakes, then the silver filigree work also known as Tarakashi, fits the bill perfectly. This is a much acclaimed Orissan art work that is known for its detailing and commendable finishing. The Dhokra work is sheer poetry in metal and the variety of woodwork is surely going to grab your attention during shopping in Bhubaneshwar. Pick up the sculptures of the pantheon of gods, animals and toys that are usually carved out of wood. Other popular woo items that you can spend the moolah on include fruit baskets, jewelry boxes, pitchers, glasses and lamp shades. You can also browse a variety of the stone carved items that make for decorative showpieces and utility products.

Shopping in Bhubaneshwar remains incomplete without buying patta chitra, ganjapas and palm leaf paintings. There is also an array of items made of the sea shells. These include mirrors, lap shades, purses, trays and trinkets.


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