When we go on a vacation, the best thing we bring back home is a bag full of memories. But, as most of you may agree, no vacation is complete without some shopping. From gifts to interesting baubles, here are some Andaman souvenirs you can bring back home
Where to shop
Like all cities centered around tourists, Port Blair too has a the Aberdeen Bazaar that is a must visit. Most people tend to spend their first evening on arrival at Port Blair so looking around this market is a perfect thing to do right at the beginning of your vacation. But… hold on right there! Don’t fill your pockets yet. Have good look around to see what you like but be sure to check out the prices and bargain buys during the rest of your trip. You may come across several beach markets or quaint outlets hidden in the by lanes of tourist spots. Plan your trip in a way that you can come back to Port Blair on your last day and finish shopping.
What to shop
From colourful sea treasures to local artifacts, there is a lot you can shop for. Here is a wish list:
Treasures from the sea
Pearls and pearl jewellery is a must-buy from Andaman. If you are looking for originals in good quality, it is better to shop from the Sagarika Emporium. If you are buying from outside, do a quick quality check on the uniformity in colour, lustre, size and surface perfection.
She sells sea shells on the sea shore
Before you get your tongue twisted, there are numerous things made from shells available in Andaman. From jewellery to home décor, you name it and you’ll have it. Adorn your home with a shell encrusted mirror or chandelier or get a nice shell-made salt and pepper shaker for your dining table. The chandeliers are packaged well for air travel. Imagine having to look up the ceiling of your home and find your best Andaman souvenirs there!
Declare your love for the beach and islands with tees made in Andaman. These aren’t very expensive and come handy during your beach trips.
From kitchen items like bowls and spatulas to furniture to interior décor, wooden crafts are one of the specialities in the market here.
Handicrafts and Souvenirs for gifting
You will find several handicrafts made of sea shells, wood and coconut shells which have a distinct local touch. While Nicobar is off limit for tourists, you can get your hands on some interesting Nicobari crafts that can make a perfect take-home gifts for near and dear ones.
Photo memories: The best of Andaman Souvenirs
While you will be clicking photos throughout your trip, a few photos like those of your underwater walk or scuba experience will be taken by the local experts. These are definitely worth a frame in your home’s travel wall.
To know more about discount shopping options during your Andaman visit, speak to an expert today