Shopping in Assam

Assam the north eastern state of India, is important as a tourist destination. But the tourists, specially if they are visitors from outside the state like to collect some mementos while their way back to home. While shopping in Assam, the tourists mainly prefer to buy the arts and crafts products and the Assam tea known world wide for its exotic flavor.

The articles that are mostly bought by the tourists visiting Assam , are the hand made items of craft. The Assamese artisans are known for their skills in art and craft for a long time. The craftsmen make articles from cane and bamboo and the artisans are known for their terracotta works. The head gear worn by the local Assamese people, known as the Japi can also be collected as a memento. The travelers also like to buy the jewelery and the small decorative pieces. Assam is also known for its good quality silk. Muga and Eri are the different varieties of silk, popular in Assam. The tourists collect the beautiful Assamese attires made from silk. The sarees and Mekhela, the traditional dress of Assam are widely sold. The handloom fabrics have exotic designs and their motifs are also very attractive.

Assam is the most important tea producing region in India. Assam tea is famous the world over for its enchanting aroma. The tourists who once have savored the tasted the tea of Assam is bound to take back home a good quantity of tea leaves. The demand of Assam tea is not only in India but also in the international market.

Shopping in Assam can be made from the Government emporiums. Of which, Purbashree and Pragjyotika sell the garments and silk of Assam. The various shopping centers from where Assam shopping can be made are:

  • Pan Bazaar
  • Fancy Bazaar
  • Paltan Bazaar

Last Updated on 10 January 2011



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