Shopping in Puri in Puri
Shopping in Puri and shopping in other cities in India is a different experience. Puri is a famous pilgrimage destination in India. Hence, travelers will find most of the souvenirs related to the traditions of the city.
In addition with these, the shops sell local hand crafted products as well. Puri has a rich heritage of handicrafts.
The artifacts made up of oysters and shells are the peak attraction in the market. Being a coastal area, most of the objects in Puri are decorated with oysters and shells.
Weaved saris is another 'must buy' item in Puri.
The saris are available in three types, Ikat, Passapali and Bomkai. Paintings on pieces of cloth, which are known as Pattachitra and paintings on leaves are fabulous pieces which travelers can take home.
Silver work and stone crafts occupy some of the shops in Puri. Holy objects like Jagganath figures, rudraksha and sandalwood beads are commonly seen in shops outside temples.