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Top Things To Buy In Andaman

When you are planning a trip, one of the top things that people tend to excitedly look forward to is purchasing some awesome exquisite tropical souvenirs for the whole gang! Wander into local curio shops and emporiums stocked with various handicrafts. Shopping in Andaman includes purchasing quaint coconut shell lamp shades, Nicobari mats, and ashtrays, aside from wood crafted items like chairs, tables, bowls, trays and shell. If you are headed to Andaman, here are some of the top things that you will want to buy and the places to find them: 

Shell Ornaments and Wooden Artifacts

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Andaman is home to beautiful items and jewellery made of seashells. Locals decorate many different kinds of items with sea shells, ranging from hand bags and sarongs to mats and – for a fusion of the modern and ethnic. Neck accessories made with seashells are a great takeaway and a perfect souvenir for your loved ones. It should be noted, however, that it is illegal to collect and bring back seashells and wooden items (such as driftwood) from the beach or from an unauthorized dealer. With keeping that in mind, if you do plan to purchase sea shell items or woodcraft, be sure to get a receipt from wherever it is that you are making you purchase from. Ranging from wooden decorative items and cane handicrafts, to accessories made from sea shells and pearls, the street markets of Andamans offer a visitors a surfeit of takeaways and souvenirs. Andaman has some beautiful seashell items and wooden artifacts, ranging from jewelry to home goods, and they are most certainly things that you will want to consider investing in.

If you are seeking to plan on purchasing some of these items, visit Sagarika Emporium. Here, you will be able to safely purchase items that are checked for uniformity and meet quality standards. You can also be sure that you will receive a receipt to prove your purchase.

Local Items of Craft

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Some of the most popular items that you will want to consider purchasing on your trip to the Andaman Islands are simply the local souvenirs like crafts and other items. There are several places that offer difficult-to-find Nicobari handicrafts, which always make for great souvenirs due to the fact that tourists are not allowed to visit Nicobar.

If you are in the market for some simple, unique and highly cost-effective souvenirs be sure to find some time to shop at Sagarika Emporium and also at Main Street Shop. Both locations are perfect places to browse around and purchase some of the great crafts and souvenir items from all over the islands, all at great prices!

Cute Wearables

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Hats, t-shirts, and other clothing items like skirts and dresses are all excellent options to bring back home as a souvenir or even to mix up your very own wardrobe. And the good news is that there are a ton of options to easily find such items throughout the Andaman Islands!

If you are seeking some great items to bring back home for yourself and your friends and family to enjoy wearing, you can always be sure to find such items at any of the local area markets. The local area markets of Port Blair are perfect to find local clothing items that are handmade right on the islands by locals, along with cheeky and colorful shirts, t-shirts and hats! And, if you are planning on spending some time on the beaches of Andaman, be sure to pick up a gorgeous, colorful sarong to hang over your swimsuit as you lounge on the beach!

Bamboo Goods

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The Andaman Islands are quite popular for the bamboo souvenir items that the region produces. Bamboo goods are incredibly cost effective and come in a wide array of various gift options that make for perfect gift options. Whether you are seeking a new purse, basket, lamp shade or any other bamboo-based craft item, you can be sure to find it in the Andaman Islands.

If you are seeking some great bamboo crafts and souvenirs, the markets in Port Blair are going to be your best bet for anything that you are looking for, and all of which come at a great price. The Port Blair markets have everything in stock with regards to bamboo goods, so you can find the perfect gift or souvenir for anyone on your list!


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The Andaman Islands are famous for the pearls that the region produces. So if you are in the market for find the perfect set of pearl earrings, necklace or any other form of pearl gift, you can be sure to find it on the Andaman Islands.

You can find pearl gifts pretty much anywhere that you look on the Andaman Islands. While all of the pearls and shell items that are crafted on the islands are legal, if you are looking for pearls of the highest quality, you will want to visit Sagarika Emporium to ensure that you are only getting the very best for your money’s worth.

Coconut Handicrafts

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Coconuts are found in abundance throughout the Andaman Islands, and this is why you can be sure to find some fun and unique gifts that are made entirely of coconuts! This type of a souvenir tends to be quite cost-effective and you can find so many incredibly beautiful and cute gifts, like jewelry, coasters and picture frames, that are sure to be crowd-pleasers for whoever it is that you are shopping for on your list! Handicraft items of Andaman like finger bowls, table lamps and some other objects made from the coconut shells are very popular among the tourists.

Coconut gifts are found in local area markets and smaller gift shops that are dotted throughout the islands. You can be sure to find some at really low prices and they make for great gifts and souvenirs!
Andaman is truly a wonderful place to take the time to go shopping for truly unique and one of a kind items. Regardless of what your exact price range is, you can find it throughout the local markets and gift shops of the Andaman Islands! If you are simply look to browse around, be sure to hit the Andaman Handicraft Emporium, the Aberdeen Bazaar, Goalghar Junglighat, the Sagarika Government Emporium, Delanipur, and Prem Nagar for all of your shopping needs!

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