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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Where can I buy local handicrafts and souvenirs in Shillong?

Rb Trivedi DEC 10 2012
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Adorn the shopper hat, brush up your bargaining skills and brace yourself for an exhilarating shopping experience in Shillong. Shillong is ready to surprise you with its small and unique knick knacks.
Tibetan artifacts, Khasi dresses, forest honey and yummy bamboo pickle are only some of the things this beautiful city offers.
Wander around and discover this shopper's paradise. With your shopping bags full of such delights, you will not be disappointed.

  • Local Handicrafts

    Also known as the Lewduh Market, Bara bazaar is famed for being the largest open street markets in North East India. With different sections for local handicrafts, vegetables, fish, betelnut, etc which can be bought at quite a bargain here, be prepared for a long, fulfilling day. Take home some amazing bamboo pickle, and you take back a little bit of Shillong with you.
    You can also spot some yummy forest honey and exotic fruits especially at the huge market on the eighth day of the unique Khasi week. A great place to experience the typical Shillong way of life too! The market usually shuts by sundown, so make sure you're done with your shopping expedition till then.

    Timings: 8am to 5pm (till sunset, mostly). Closed every Sunday

  • Craft at its best

    This beautiful emporium, owned and managed by the Government of Meghalaya is a great place for some local handicrafts and souvenirs, especially if you're looking to carry home a gift for your loved ones. An initiative towards promoting the arts and crafts of Meghalaya, this emporium offers great insights into the varied and rich cultural heritage of the state.

    Address: Police Bazar
    Telephone: +91-364-2224477

You can also explore Police Bazaar with its bustling streets and colourful small shops. With a variety of goodies, find anything and everything at this market. From ethnic artifacts to an exotic array of delights, you are in for a wonderful experience. Take back a little of this charming town and store up a lifetime of memories.

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