The main shopping areas in Visakhapatnam are Waltair Uplands Road, Jagadamba Junction, CMR Central, in addition to the government run Lepakshi Emporium. Pochampalli, Ikat, Dharamavaram, Venkatgiri and Nadyupet are the must buy varieties of saris available in Visakhapatnam. In addition you may also check-out beautiful hand-woven carpets. This apart, Visakhapatnam is also known for its handicrafts and Kalamkari paintings.
Vinis Fashion Mall along Waltair Uplands Road is the place where you can shop for clothing, cosmetics, and footwear at a reasonable price. In addition there are numerous shops along Waltair Uplands Road where you can shop to your heart’s content. If you want to buy traditional handicrafts, a visit to the Eastern Art Museum is a must.
The most popular shopping destination at Jagadamba Junction is Chandana Brothers Mall where one can shop for cosmetics, jewellery, and clothing including the native handloom Pattu style saris. Besides this, you can also buy soft toys that make for excellent gifts for children.
CMR Shopping Mall is another place from where you can shop for ethnic Arani, Kanchi and Dharamavaram Pattu styles of saris or you may like to visit the CMR Grand that offers a range of jewellery as well as designer saris.
For a traditional shopping experience in Visakhapatnam a visit to the Lepakshi Emporium is a must. Lepakshi Emporium that is a state government’s undertaking, is a treasure trove of native handicrafts, musical instruments, paintings, durries, wood carvings and toys. Some of the items that you may like to buy from here to take back home include richly coloured Cheria paintings that narrate mythological events, brass Pooja pots, wall hangings, and vases.
Wood carvings of mythological figures and rose wood handicrafts are other souvenir items that you may like to buy form here. Bidriware, Kalamkari paintings, peacocks made of delicate silver filigree and Kondapalli woodcraft toys are some of the other items that you may like to buy from Vizag.
In case you are looking for some gold and silver ornaments at reasonable prices then a trip to Kurupam Market is must, as this market is known for gold and silver ornaments. Dabagardens is the destination of choice for sports enthusiasts, as there are some shops around this place where you can find good quality sports items.