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12 Exotic Things You Can Only Buy In India, Nowhere Else In The World!

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12 Exotic Things You Can Only Buy In India, Nowhere Else In The World!:

  1. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
  2. Jaipur (Rajasthan)
  3. Ahmedabad (Gujarat)
  4. Kolkata (West Bengal)
  5. Darjeeling (West Bengal)
  6. Ladakh (Leh) (Jammu & Kashmir)
  7. Mysore (Karnataka)
  8. Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh)
  9. Silvassa (Dadra & Nagar Haveli)
  10. Coorg (Karnataka)
  11. Ooty (Tamil Nadu)

1. Best Of Perfumes From Lucknow

Best Of Perfumes From Lucknowsource: midasmarketing.net

HolidayIQ Traveller Shalini Tiwari recommends the Chowk area for the chikankari work on fabrics. She adds, “Shopping at Hazratganj for chikanari work and Aminabad for buying perfumes is a must”

2. Gota Sarees From Jaipur

Gota Sarees From Jaipursource: shatika.co.in

HolidayIQ Traveller Shilpasays, “I shopped for gota sarees at Pratap Sons, printed kurtis at Baapu Bazaar and then poured my heart out with the most amazing pure leather chappals at Rajasthan emporium.”

3. Meenakari Furniture In Ahmedabad

Meenakari Furniture In Ahmedabadsource: bhagwatiarts.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Monica Rai shares, “Law Garden is an absolute must where you get traditional hand-embroidered stuff like bags, clothes, shoes, accessories. You can also bargain. Teen Darwaza Market is another pitstop where you’ll find Meenakari furniture, rustic show-pieces made by the local artisans and embroidered goods.”

4. Traditional Bengali Saree From Kolkata

Traditional Bengali Saree From Kolkatasource: fusionlife.in

HolidayIQ Traveller Sandhya Joseph shares, “Shop at New Market. It is a ‘bargainer’s paradise’ offering accessories, clothes and other trinkets. And they are cheap! A traditional Bengali sari is a must-buy. For good quality clothes and reasonable prices, Adi Dhakeswari Bastralaya is the place to go.” Other recommended spots are Burra Bazaar, Satyanarayan AC market and Vardaan Market.

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5. Colourful Parasols From Jaipur

Colourful Parasols From Jaipursource: anaisevents.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Susmita Mitra shares, “As soon as you enter the long winding passageway leading to the Amber Fort, you can feel the essence of Rajasthani culture. You will hear flutes being played and locals selling small souvenirs like handmade Bani-thani paintings, Madhubani style post cards showing the life and times of maharajas, which makes a great gift.”

6. World Famous Tea From Darjeeling

World Famous Tea From Darjeelingsource: Wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Tridibesh Sarkar recommends visiting Golden Tips Tea Cosy at Chowrasta where you can taste and buy more than 150 varieties of tea. They make great souvenirs.

7. Prayer Wheels From Ladakh

Prayer Wheels From Ladakhsource: Wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Shantanu Roy shares, “The market in Leh is to be explored, including the bylanes for local food and trinkets. The best priced Tibetan items were at the Diskit Monastery in Nubra Valley.”

8. Sandalwood Artefacts From Mysore

Sandalwood Artefacts From Mysoresource: thehindu.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Bindhya Satish shares, “We did a lot of shopping, right from the famous Mysore silk sarees and sandalwood perfumes, fabric freshener, sandalwood soap and other things made up of sandalwood.”

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9. Kondapalli Toys From Vijayawada

Kondapalli Toys From Vijayawadasource: tea4travel.blogspot.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Sri Swamiji shares, "Kondapalli is very famous for making light-weight wooden toys, which are not available anywhere else in India."

10. Exotic Warli Paintings From Silvassa

Exotic Warli Paintings From Silvassasource: Wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Arnab Goswami shares, “You can shop some tribal artefacts and specialty 'Warli' paintings from tribal villages on the way or from any art gallery at the city centre.”

11. Fresh Coffee Beans From Coorg

Fresh Coffee Beans From Coorgsource: travspire.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Arun Sugathan shares, “When in Coorg, do check for cooperation shops, which sell nice homemade wines, Madikeri coffee powder, jungle honey, and many other such items.”

12. Pure Eucalyptus Oil From Ooty

Pure Eucalyptus Oil From Ootysource: ankarascene.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Gnana Chandra shares, “Ooty is famous for 3 things - nilgiri oil, homemade chocolates and spices.”

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