India is a vast country and each region has its unique specialties. There are items, which are unique to each state and should figure on your must-have list the next time you are travelling or looking to shop. But we just made life easy for you. We have for you today a unique region-wise shopping guide.
The state is a shoppers delight, as it has so much to offer.
Shop for: Blue pottery, semi precious gems, papier-mâché puppets, brass goods and hand made paintings. Shoes for men that curl up right at the end!
This beautiful state has some unique things to offer.
Shop for: Sandal wood items, incense and sandal wood carvings.
This massive state will need your time and patience, so come prepared. But please be wary of touts.
Shop for: Marble goods in Agra, leather products in Kanpur, silk saris in Varanasi.
Once you have your fill of the sun and the sand, then do some crazy shopping here.
Shop for: Fenni and carry some bottles for your friends, hippie clothes, hand made bead jewellery, cashews, pearls and other gem stones.
If you want to go back with some fancy footwear then this is the state for you.
Shop for: Leatherwear as in chappals or sandals and the Kohlapuris from Pune. From Aurangabad buy Himroo weaves and bedsheets. Gold thread sarees from Paithan.
The land of ‘mach’ and puchka also offers you plenty of choice in shopping.
Shop for: Terracotta wares, wall hangings, and figurines. From Kolkata, you can buy all kinds of musical instruments. And from Darjeeling, you can buy some of the finest tea in the world.
This state too has a long and old history of crafts and will surprise you for sure.
Shop for: Folk art paintings, Madhubani paintings and other handicrafts.
This hilly state is known for its woollen goods and pleasant weather.
Shop for: Woollen shawls, caps and capes. From Dharamsala, you can buy Buddhist meditation bowls, prayer beads and brass stuff. From Kangra, you can buy plantation tea.
This beautiful state is on every travellers list.
Shop for: Hand-made Persian carpets, leather boots,papier-mâché items, wooden furniture screens and tables. You can also buy saffron and dry fruits from here.
The state of Punjab is vibrant with colours and warm and most inviting.
Shop for: Phulkari suits and shawls, bedspreads. Buy local spices and wooden ware.
This is the land of polite and educated Indians, who have loads of style and class.
Shop for: Do not leave the state without buying Kanchipuram (Kanjeevaram) saris, but be wary of fakes. From Thanjavur, you can buy paintings in gold foil of Gods and Goddesses.
This small but significant state has some very unique shopping options.
Shop for: Very intricate silver jewellery, tribal handicrafts and jewellery. In Cuttack, you will get filigree work, besides cloth paintings, woodcarvings and toys.