Amritsar Shopping things, places and Festivals At Amritsar

Shopping in Amritsar of traditional goods can be a delightful experience. Amritsar Shopping can have following goods in your list to buy.

Phulkari-worked fabrics and articles of traditional embroidery, wood craft, gold and silver threaded footwear, cut-glass, silver work, carved bracelets. ivory combs, jewellery, handlooms, textiles, woollens, shawls, durries and carpets.

AMRITSAR SHOPPING

Amritsar shopping

Traditional clothing shop

Shopping in Amritsar is a delightful experience for the avid shopper. The state of Punjab has a fairly rich tradition of handicrafts and handlooms. The state is noted for exquisite handicrafts like phulkaris (traditional embroidery), lacquered woodwork, jewelry etc. These are the items, you should look for while shopping in Amritsar.
Also go for the Punjabi jutis (shoes), which are typical of this region. Hand-woven carpets, blankets, woolen garments and of course Patiala salwar (the traditional Indian garments with a Punjabi twist in design) are hit with those who want to do some shopping in Amritsar. Amritsar is a busy urban city and there is hardly anything that one will not find in Amritsar. Therefore shopping in Amritsar can be pretty confusing for those unaware of the specialties of the place.  The versatility of shopping in Amritsar lies in the fact that there is something for everybody. Traditional Handicraft, Handloom items ,Kitchen Household-utensils ,Leather, Quilts and Blankets ,Textiles ,Jewelry, Sports goods ,Flowers and Furniture.

Amritsar shopping

Traditional Shoes

Besides buying the usual urban stuff one must be aware of the specialties of the region before shopping in Amritsar.The global mall culture has also entered Amritsar and today the city has some of the best malls in the country. Shopping in the malls of Amritsar is like shopping in any other Western country and one can find most of the International brands in these malls. However, although globalization has entered Amritsar, there are a number of shops selling traditional items in Amritsar and they are an integral part of shopping in Amritsar.
The traditional handicrafts and art works of Amritsar can be bought at the many traditional shops in the city. It is these unique items that make shopping in Amritsar even more colorful.

Papads( a thin Indian wafer  or flatbread) and waddian  are quite famous and are available in Amritsar in galore. Do not forget to pick up a bottle of  pickles or two along with some dry fruits while shopping in

Amritsar shopping

Amritsar Market

Amritsar.
There are several shopping joints in the city. The old city bazaars are better places for shopping traditional Indian wears in Amritsar. Trendy shopping malls with swish interiors are quite common in the city. If you want to shop top brands, do give them a shot.
Alternatively, hang out at  Lawrence Road,Cooper Road, Hall Bazar,Katra Jaimal Singh Bazar, Mochi Bazaar, Guru Bazaar, Shastri Market and Pink Plaza for some good places for Amritsar shopping.

FESTIVALS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

Baisakhi (April)
It is the Solar New Year’s day and the harvest festival. It was also on this day that the Khalsa was founded by Guru Gobind Singh, converting the Sikh into a martial race. It is an occasion for great celebration, dances and rejoicing.

Gurupurab (October/November)
The birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion, and of Guru Gobind Singh, the last Guru (in Dec-Jan) are important celebration.

A four-day festival fair are held at Ram Tirath(10 km)
Celebrated around the full moon light of November.

 



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