Shopping in PuriWhen one visits Puri, the holy town of Odisha, shopping might not be on top of the mind. For most people, Puri is only about being Lord Jagannath’s abode, and they feel one cannot really experience a very nice shopping-time here. But, that is where one can be totally wrong about Puri as there is lot to shop for.
Puri hosts a wide range of handicrafts. Being a beach town, one would find a wide variety of shells being sold at the Puri shops. Some of these shells are indeed worth investing in, as they appear to be rare, and have been traced after a lot of efforts. Oyster and shell made products are also available in the shops in this town. One should ideally purchase some souvenir as part of their visit in the form of oyster and shells. If one is planning to take home some gifts, then this would be the best possible gift too.
What to Shop in PuriShells and oysters are not the only shopping articles that this town offers. One can buy traditional Puri sarees too. It is not just the perfect memento from this town but also acts as the perfect gift for someone close.
Traditional sarees like Passapali, Bomkai, Ikat as well as Sambalpuri are available for shopping in this indulgent and holy town of Puri. Palm leaf painting is another shopping delight offered by this beautiful town of Puri. Patta Chitra as it is called is a famous art form of Odisha. The look and feel of these paintings add delight to the look of entire area, they are hung in.
Apart from these, one can even look into buying stone crafts and silver work from Puri. Other nice items to shop are horn work, metal ware, canopies, awnings, etc.
Markets in PuriShopping in the bazaars of Puri is definitely an experience. One would simply find delight in bargaining for the variety of products in here. There are different bazaars set across Puri meant for various reasons.
If one is looking to buy traditional sarees in Puri, one should pay a visit to Swargadwar which is right opposite Puri Hotel. Here one would find beautiful and exotic traditional sarees. This place is often the center of attraction for tourists of Puri. It is indeed the best shopping experience. If one is looking to buy patta chitra then one should visit the Boyanika near the Jagannath temple, Utkalika near Puri hotel or the Orissa Emporium. These are the most sought after places for buying Patta Chitra.
In case, one is looking to buy handicrafts like metal ware etc. he can visit Sun Crafts at V.I.P. road Puri. For handicrafts, one can even visit Raghurajpur or Pipli where the bazaars are not just beautiful but set across wide range of handicrafts for the buyers. There is a place called Jagannath Handicrafts which offers fabulous handicraft shopping experience. Experience the various bazaars around Puri, and enjoy the shopping delight they tend to offer.
Popular Shopping Destinations in Puri
Shopping Malls in PuriManarayan Churi Mall
Sakigopal Market, Sakigopal,
Puri Main Road,
R S Market Complex
Near Railway Gate,
Ambika Market Complex
Near Cheak Gate,
Gitanjali Shopping Complex
Near Bada Sankha, Red Cross Road, Puri - 752002
Apparel Stores in PuriOrissa Emporium
Near Jagannath Temple, Puri.
Tanuja Handloom Upahar Orissa State Co-operative Society
Swargadwar Square, Opp. Bharat Sevashram Charitable Seva Jniketan
Near Gundicha Temple
Dolamandap, Puri: 752001
Swargadwar, Balisahi Main Road,
1st Floor, Market Complex,
Phone: 06752-220706; 9437132290
Jubilee Cloth Store
Near SBI ATM,
Main Road, Nimapara Chowk, Pipli, Puri: 752014
Marchikote Chowk, Station Road, Puri: 752002
Ghora Bazaar, Station Road, Puri: 752002
John Player’s Exclusive Store
Grand Road, Market Square,
Handicrafts in PuriSun Crafts
V.I.P. Road, Puri
Nabakalebar Road, Near Gundicha Temple, Puri
Timings: 10am to 8pm
Priyadarshini Handloom and HAndicraft
H1, VIP Road,
Phone: 06752-229470, 9776056000
Puri Creative Handicraft
Hospital Square, Temple Road,
Jewellery Stores in PuriMaa Laxmi Jewellery
Near Gundicha Temple
Phone: 06752 224165
Opposite Mausima Temple,
Near Bhakta Salabega Temple,
Optical Stores in PuriOptical Palace
Heragohiri Sahi Road,
Just a Minute
Balisahi Main Road,
Lugapatti, Grand Road,