From traditional handicrafts to modern jewellery, you can shop for almost anything as there are plenty of shopping places/markets in Bhubaneswar.
Shopping in Bhubaneswar
Shopping in Bhubaneswar - Orissa has a wide range of handricrafts and textiles including silver filigree work, stone sculpture, jewellery, semi-precious stones, bamboo/grass mats and basketry, paper mache masks, wooden figurines of mythological characters, horn toys, appliqué work, dokra work in metal figurines/masks, terracotta objects and a wide range of handloom textiles, from silks and tussars to cottons.
Some recommended shopping places are: The 3-storey Forum Mart at Kharvel Nagar in Bhubaneswar is the biggest shopping mall. The Marts main anchor is Big Bazaar, its multi cuisine food court; Pizza Hut and Planet M are other attraction. It is centrally air-conditioned and has glass capsule elevators. This multi-floor retail outlet has changed for shopping styles of the city.
There is a sudden boom in jewellery shops. For silver filigree Lalchand Jewellers deserves a mention while Khimji & Sons at Sriya Square are better known for gold jewellery. Both, also, have a good selection of stones including exclusive diamond jewellery. Oyzterbay and the Titan gold showroom at Station square specialize in trendy fashion jewellery.
Many up market stores have come up on Janpath and other places. Premium brands like Van Heusen, Arrow, Zodiac, Park Avenue, Levis Lee Cooper, Pepe, Dockers and many more have all found Bhubaneswar to be a good market. The sporty stores like Willis Lifestyle, Adidas, Nike and Reebok have not missed on the opportunity and have made their entry.
Gift Shop, Trident Hilton, for handicrafts, Utkalika (State Emporium), Market Building, Rajpath, Gift Shop, The Oberoi, Orissa State Handlooms Weavers Coop, J N Marg, Bayanika Market Complex, Sambalpuri Bastrayala Handloom Weavers Society, Kalpana Square, Orissa State Tussar & Silk Coop, Janpath, Amlan, Janpath, Sahidnagar, Orissa Art & Craft Lewis Road, Sudarshan Art & Craft Village, CB-5 Jaydev Vihar, Orissa Modern Art Gallery near Forest park.
Padmashree Sudarshan Sahoo runs a Gurukul and sculpture lovers can acquire exclusive stone sculpture here.
Shopping for souvenirs has become much more fun with the advent of art and craft bazaar. Ekamra Haat is aesthetically designed to create a relaxed ambience to browse through ethnic handlooms and handicrafts from all over the country. Landscaped greenery, a tiny pool with ducks, swimming pool, attractive terracotta figurines and vibrant folk paintings on the walls is a must place for shopping. Stalls display fascinating array of artifacts and the food stalls offer excellent delicacies from different states. The food stall serving Oriya delicacies is famous for Chhenna Pada. Chakuli pitha and mutton curry. The fast food counters offer rolls, pizzas and burgers also. The small amphitheatre hosts cultural programme.