Shopping is the process of purchasing basic or needed things for our day to day life. If you are in Odisha on a holiday and want to go home with lot of gifts for family and friends, do not worry you can fill your bag with lot of things. One can get numerous things within budget. The choice for gifting can be made from the silver filigree work of Cuttack to the wall hangings from Pipli, from the paintings from Raghurajpur to the glorious hand woven fabrics from Sambalpur. These gift will be cherished the receiver lifelong. In Odisha there is something for everyone.
Bhubaneswar is the best city for shopping in Odisha. It is the capital city and many big shopping malls are present at this city. Apart from the shopping malls one can get god gifts from the small shops also. Cuttack is also a big city good for shopping. Many shopping malls and local big and small shops are also there in this city. For textiles one can prefer Puri, Sambalpur, Sonepur etc. For filigree work one can prefer Cuttack, as it is world famous for its famous filigree work known as Tarakasi. One can also shop for some traditionally made seashell crafts while visiting to the sea beaches.
Shopping in Odisha must include the handlooms and handicrafts. A rich aesthetic sense and glimpses of the tradition of Odisha is reflected in the handlooms and handicrafts. One can purchase Pattachitra, the traditional art of paintings based on Hindu mythology. If you want to gift something of clay then Terracotta Crafts is the best option. For this work special type of clay is used and also the designs of Terracotta Crafts are also unique.
Big Bazaar is known as the biggest chain of supermarket in India. There are almost 214 stores across 90 cities including Bhubaneswar are present. In Bhubaneswar there are two branches of Big Bazaar.
BMC Keshari Mall is a good shopping mall located in Bhubaneswar; it is also a part of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) situated at Unit II near Western Market Building.
Pantaloon is located in Bhubaneswar. Pantaloon offers varieties of products under various brands for shopping.
The World is a Departmental store in the state capital city Bhubaneswar. It has 3 branches all over Odisha.