Whenever we travel, we return with all the unforgettable experiences and memories, but how about keeping the memories always alive in the form of artifacts or any other form by bringing Iconic souvenirs with you. When you buy Indian souvenirs, you not only keep the memory alive but you also help all the small scale artists whose livelihood is dependent on the tourism of a particular state.

From North to South, plan the entire journey and come back with beautiful Indian souvenirs around the country. Here we have a sorted list, what you can buy Indian souvenirs from the different states of India!

1. Andhra Pradesh

To Buy- Budithi Brassware

Art of Budithi Brassware originated in Budithi Village, in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh. They are famous for making adorable metal handicrafts from alloy, which includes both traditional and modern styles. Recently, they have been gaining a lot of popularity for making such adorable brasswares.

Budithi Brassware-Andhra Pradesh
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2. Arunachal Pradesh

To Buy- Handcrafted woods and bamboo products

Half of the state-Arunachal Pradesh is covered with thick forests and bamboo is one of the main constituents of the vegetation. This makes the state best for buying handcrafted woods and bamboo products since these never go out of style. There are a large number of options in which you can invest and take the products home like- wooden ornaments, hats, cane photo-frames, baskets, carved bamboo mugs and so on.

Handcrafted wood and bamboo products
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3. Assam

To Buy- Assam Tea

Assam is truly a heaven for tea lovers. There is a saying- If you haven’t sipped Assam’s tea, have you really woken up? Assam’s tea is famous worldwide because of its strong, heavy-tasting, malty flavor. And it definitely is a souvenir that you can cherish for a long time.

Assam Tea
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4. Bihar

To Buy- Madhubani Painting

Madhubani painting is also known as Mithila painting. It has mainly five different styles – Bharni, Kachni, Tantrik, Godna and Kohbar. Madhubani paintings are in practice in the Mithila region of Bihar which is done using a variety of tools, including fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks and using natural dyes and pigments.

Madhubani Painting BIhar
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5. Chattisgarh

To Buy- Terracotta pottery and sculptures

Terracotta pottery is often used as a medium to display the customs and rituals of tribal life and depicts human emotions such as happiness, sadness, anger and so on. Chattisgarh sculptures do the part really well and Votive Terracotta figures which are found, mainly in Bastar districts of Chattisgarh are quite popular.

Terracotta pottery and sculptures
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6. Goa

To Buy- Coconut art

Straight from the streets of Goa, which is mostly known as the funky place, you get many forms of coconut artwork like- funky coconut shell, coir bottles, storage pouches, artistic beer mugs, ashtrays and a wide variety of options which you can take home.

Coconut art goa
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7. Gujarat

To Buy- Glass Work door hanging

Considering glasswork art, glass pellets are widely used in embellishments of a wide number of items like pillow and bed covers and a wide range of accessories. If you are not very fond of wall hangings you can invest in other options that are available such as jewelry boxes, bags, and other products that you can take along with you.

Glass Work door hanging gujarat
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8. Haryana

To Buy- Wooden handicrafts

Haryana is popular for wooden crafts with very fine carvings and inlay of brass which is done by the skilled craftsmen with quality raw materials. You have a wide range of options you can choose from such as- candle holders, animals figurine, photo frames, jewelry boxes, etc.

Wooden handicrafts haryana
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9. Himachal Pradesh

To Buy- Kullu topi

Kullu topi is basically a traditional costume, which is a part of various ethnic groups of Himachal Pradesh. Most of the residents in the valley have an involvement in making these caps, and the skill of handloom weaving is beautiful and it keeps the ancestral custom and traditions safeguarding.

Kullu topi Himachal Pradesh
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10. Jammu & Kashmir

To Buy- Pashmina shawls and carpets

Pashmina shawls and carpets are one of those souvenirs which everyone wishes to have and surely it is worthy. The wool used for Pashmina comes from four distinct breeds of cashmere goat making it rich and royal.

Pashmina shawls
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11. Jharkhand

To Buy- Brass Idols

Jharkhand is famous for its metalwork of brass. In history, brass metal was liquified and molded into various shapes of gods and goddesses firstly in this particular state.

Brass Idols jharkhand
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12. Karnataka

To buy- Mysore silk

Out of 14000 metric tons of mulberry silk, 9000 metric tons are produced by the State of Karnataka itself among the entire country. There are countless styles of silk sarees available but Mysore Silk from Karnataka is known for its minimal design, smooth texture, and unique weave.

Mysore Silk karnataka
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13. Kerala

To Buy- Kathakali mask

Kathakali is one of the popular traditional dance forms and is linked with the traditions and history of Kerala. Kathakali is not only known for its dance form but also the costume, makeup, and masks.

Kathakali Mask kerala
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14. Madhya Pradesh

To Buy- Dhurrie

Dhurrie is just another kind of heavy floor rug, but it is made up of thick cotton in India. They are made in the states of Madhya Pradesh which is mainly known for its attracting vibrant colors and sturdy nature. You can definitely take this along with you and give your home a traditional look.

Dhurrie madhya pradesh
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15. Maharashtra

To Buy- Kolhapuri chappals

Who hasn’t heard about the Kolhapuri Chappals? Everyone, I guess! They are popularly known for their traditional flat designs. And they can be collected as a souvenir from the state of Maharashtra since it is available in a wide range of colors and designs and both for men and women.

Kolhapuri chappals maharashtra
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16. Manipur

To Buy- Mekhela chadar

Mekhela Chadar is known as their traditional outfit for Manipuri women. This can be one of the souvenirs that you can pick from this state and keep it with you.

Mekhela Chadar
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17. Meghalaya

To Buy- Cane mats

They are known as Tlieng, which can be your best pick since it is known for its durability.

Cane mats meghalaya
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18. Mizoram

To Buy- Puan fabric

Puan is basically the name of the fabric which is woven and manufactured by the new Kuki tribes. They are further divided into multiple designs- Puanndum, Tawlhloh Puan, and Puanchei.

Puan Fabric mizoram
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19. Nagaland

To Buy- Naga shawls

Apart from its widely loved porks, Nagaland is also quite famous for its Naga Shawls, which have amazing texture and vibrant colors.

Naga shawls nagaland
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20. Odisha

To Buy- Pattachitra painting

This art has been followed from the 5th century BC. This is a traditional painting done on a cloth-based scroll. It holds historical importance making this one of the popular souvenirs from the state of Odisha.

Pattachitra Painting odisha
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21. Punjab

To Buy- Phulkari dupatta

The literal meaning is “flower embroidery”, done on the vibrant colors, making it eye-catchy and surreal. They are done in the dupattas, shawls, jackets, suits, sarees.

Phulkari Dupatta punjab
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22. Rajasthan

To Buy- Meenakari jewellery

They generally come in exquisite designs, which is really a delicate artwork that involves the decorating of metal with meenakari or enameling.

Meenakari Jewellery Rajasthan
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23. Sikkim

To Buy- Thangka

Thangka- also spelled as- thangka, tanka or thanka is basically a Tibetan Buddhist painting which is done on cotton or silk fabric which depicts a Buddha deity, mandalas or scenes.

Thangka painting sikkim
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24. Tamil Nadu

To buy- Tanjore painting

Known for its dense composition, richness and vibrant colors, this is one of the most popular souvenirs around the state of Tamil Nadu making it the celebrated art of South India.

Tanjore painting Tamil Nadu
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25. Telangana

To Buy- Pearls

Your trip remains incomplete if you don’t get the Hyderabadi pearls along with you. Telangana which is a new state is known for its rare pearls making it a rich souvenir.

Hyderabadi Pearls
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26. Tripura

To Buy- Bamboo sculpture

Tripura’s bamboo handicrafts are known worldwide. Their beauty, elegance and exquisite designs speak for themselves. You get a wide range of options to choose from, like- pieces of furniture, panels, showpieces, table mats, lampshades, and many other mat products.

Bamboo Sculpture tripura
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27. Uttar Pradesh

To Buy- Taj Mahal

No! we aren’t talking about the original one. We are talking about the miniature replica of the Taj Mahal, which is considered the best buy from Agra, Uttar Pradesh. UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most popular tourist spot in India are known for the Taj Mahal.

taj mahal souvenir
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28. Uttarakhand

To Buy- Nath

Nath is the most important and liked accessory by the women of India. The mammoth-sized Nath has a minimal of work done on it, making it attractive and eye-catching.

nath uttarakhand
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29. West Bengal

To Buy- Laal paar saree

Laal Paar Saree is a simple yet elegant saree in white color with red borders. This is worn by almost all Bengalis in all their festivals and especially during Durga Puja.

Laal Paar Saree west bengal
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