Shopping is another major attractions among the visitors. Most shops close from noon to 4pm everyday and Thursday all day. You can get good fabrics at Handloom weavers Co-operative, Hall no-2, west market building,which is closed on Sunday.
Bhubaneshwar is a modern city where the Government Emporia 'Utkalika', exhibit a comprehensive range of local fare collected from all corners of the State. Local art and crafts like silver filigree work, stone and wood carvings , 'Patta' paintings , tie and dye textiles, bamboo baskets brass and horn works , appliqué and 'Ikat' fabrics are available at most places. They are authentic and quite reasonably priced.
Most of the year,the government emporiums offer some discount and the quality is guaranteed.
» By Air : Biju Patnaik Airport: 3 km from the city centre; is the only major airport in the entire state.
» By Rail : Well connected to Calcutta, Puri, Chennai, Delhi, Bombay, Bangalore, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Tirupati and Trivandrum. Railway Station: Located in the centre of the city, in the crowded Master Canteen Square.
» By Road : Both deluxe and regular buses ply to Berhampur (174 km), Chilka (110 km), Cuttack (24 km), Konark (69 km), Puri (58 km), Paradip, Rourkela, Sambalpur and other places.
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