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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular shopping hubs in Puri?

Kshitiz Ahuja DEC 10 2012
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Wondering where to shop the handicrafts and handloom products of Puri? Well, there are many shops and boutiques selling them at varied prices, so, its better that you go to reliable shops which sell diverse items at reasonable prices. Here are a few places where you can get them at standardized prices.

  • Boyanika

    This is one of the most popular places to shop for traditional Orissa handloom items. Boyanika represents primary weaver cooperative, helping them through marketing, input supply, design interventions and mentoring. So when you shop here you won't just acquire skillfully made items but also help the landless weavers to sustain livelihood. Their products range from ladies wear (sarees and dress materials) to home furnishing made out of soft cotton, fine silk and natural fibres (tassar).

    Address: Near Jagannath Temple & Swargadwar
    Official Website:

  • Utkalika

    Located near Puri hotel, this place has a wide range of handicraft and handloom items including stone carving, wood carving, patta painting, palm leaf etching, appliqué, terracotta, silver filigree and dhokra casting. These are demanded not only by domestic tourists but also by the international ones. Their versatile collection is sure to astonish you.

    Address: Near Puri Hotel
    Sea Beach
    Official Website:

  • Patachitra Centre

    Patachitra and palm leaf paintings are a must buy from Orissa. Patachitra is painting on fine cloth with themes of Gods and Goddesses, while palm leaf painting contain religious texts, horoscopes and traditional writings on a palm leaf. Patachitra centre has a huge collection of these paintings with varied sizes and themes. The Dashavatar painting with text on a palm leaf is truly unique and a must buy. Since they're hand made and require a lot of skill and time, the paintings are priced a little on the high side. But the work is so intricate and exquisite, that you don't mind splurging to own a piece.

    Address: Nabakalebar Road
    Near Gundicha Temple

Other than the places mentioned above there are many more shops and centres like Sun crafts, Nayak plaza, Grand Centre Market, Laxmi market complex and Surya complex.
Shop or splurge as you like but remember the key to shopping is to bargain, bargain and more bargain unless its a fixed price shop.

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