Are you on a vacation to Andaman? Confused about What to Buy in Andaman? In this Article we cover the Complete Shopping Guide to Andaman. Whether you choose to gift it or keep it for yourself, the joy of souvenir shopping is different. The best and the most important thing about buying souvenirs is that you get to buy the things that are unique to the place and its culture. But, finding the best things in places you’re not familiar with can be a task. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of things that you should definitely cop when at Andaman. Checkout our Andaman Holiday Package to Book a Similar Trip.
Pearls are probably the most common and the most popular gifts to take back home from coastal areas. Andaman has a wide variety of options for you to choose from. These riches from the sea, are pretty cheap, easy to carry and also look splendid, which makes it great for gifting. These are widely available across the island and shouldn’t be much of a problem to find them. In order to avoid fakes, make sure you do a quick quality check before copping it.
Jute handicrafts are one of the most important industries in Andamans, which makes it a no brainer. The quality of the jute available in Andamans is one of the best in the nation, if not the best. Plastic bags have also been replaced by jute bags, which is an amazing initiative taken by the locals in order to protect the waters and marine life. Select from a wide variety of options available in the local markets. You could gift or get some eco-friendly products for yourself. Be sure to check them out.
We all love to chill with some coconut water that cools us down by the beach. In Andaman, the locals have found a way to make more money out of the coconut. They use the shells of the coconut to make handicrafts, such as bowls, lampshades, vases, etc, out of it. This would make up for a great souvenir as they are cheap and easy to carry. We don't know if there’s any other place in India, where this is practiced, making it even more special.
The tribals of Nicobar, infamous for being very unwelcoming and aggressive when it comes to anyone else other than their tribe members, are known to be skilled in weaving mats. Although we can’t visit the island due to the ban imposed by the government of India for safety reasons, you can buy these beautiful mats from select markets and emporiums in Andaman. The fact that these mats and tapestries are made by the tribals of Nicobar which makes it all the more special. If you ask us, be sure to cop them if you get a chance to.
We Indians love our spices and Andaman is surprisingly famous for its spices too. You can buy superior quality spices and herbs such as cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla, and betel, that is grown in abundance in Andaman. These aromatic spices are some of the best things to buy in Andaman and Nicobar for your own home and for gifting to others. You’ll find various spice gardens and plantations in Andaman. And the best part of it is that you can choose to visit any of them to find the authentic flavors specific to the region.
Although it may sound weird, fishbone articles are quite a rage when it comes to home and decor. To begin with, fishbone decorations make awesome souvenirs and gift items. Made from the bones of the fish that are dead, these unique items will surely look amazing on the wall and is sure to leave people wondering what it is actually made out of. Crafted by skilled artisans of Andaman, this is another great idea to reuse an item that would otherwise go to waste. Be sure to cop these unique products.