Are you a tourist to Bhubaneswar wondering what to shop in the city? The City of Temples offers you an incredible opportunity to grab many indigenous yet exquisite products you can treasure and flaunt for life. When it comes to shopping traditional items that are unique to Odisha’s culture, the capital city is the best place. Take a look at the following products you could effectively take away with you to make your trip even more memorable.
If you looking for the famous Tussar silk, Sambalpuri silk or Cotton Saris of Odisha, the city has a plethora of shops for you to choose from. Ikat fabrics, as they are popularly known around here, are extensively used in the manufacturing of Saris and other ready-made garments. Aside from these traditional garments, you should also shop the famous Appliqué work, also known as Chandua, across the city.
If you want some items for home interior decorations, you must not miss out on buying some metal items which are insanely popular across the tourists since ages. There is a wide array of metal ware available across the city. Traditionally known as Dhokra, the metal ware and jewelry pieces are manufactured manually with the use of distinctive metals which is what makes them so unique and desirable amongst the foreign tourists in the city.
Looking for some handicraft items that are unique to Odisha’s culture? Then there are hundreds of wooden items including vanity boxes, vegetable baskets, and lampshades to name a few.
If you ever been to the world-famous Konark Sun Temples or Lingaraj Temples in the city, you would have been left wondering the spell-binding artistry. Yes, Odisha still preserves its traditional artwork of stone sculptures even today as the world has evolved technically. There are many shops in the city where you can find stone sculptures of traditional Hindu Gods, Goddesses, Lord Buddha or just about any image that you might think of portraying in your mind. Depending on your specifications, you can either buy the ready-made stone sculptures or place your order for more customization.
Patachitra or the paintings made on palmleaf Ganjapas are some of the most famous and unique art the land of Odisha has always been universally popular for. They can effectively help you offer a dramatic makeover to your home décor, making your interior stand out and wow the guests to your home.
If you want to buy a special gift to someone close to your heart, seashells items are a must-have for you. Availably aplenty across the city, creative seashell items include jewelry boxes, lampshades, and purses are some of the cutest gift ideas you can consider buying for your close friends, colleagues or family members.