Patna is the capital of Bihar. It is a heritage city with important archaeological sites spread throughout the region. Apart from its religious and historical sites, the city is also known for its shopping. The local markets here offer a wide variety of goods.
The most popular souvenirs available in local markets include - Madhubani paintings, handicrafts, wall hangings, beaded ornaments, and leather goods. Handmade bamboo and cane work, stoneware, leather goods, and wooden gloves are sought after. Peepli work done on silk or cotton clothes is a favorite shopping for women travelers. These are available in saris, dress materials, table cloth, bedspread, wall hangings, etc. Most of these artifacts have their origin in the original art forms of the state of Bihar.
It is advisable to go to a shopping mall or shopping complex for all modern goods like western clothes, watches, shoes, accessories, electronic gadgets, etc.
Popular shopping spots in Patna are Mayura Lok Complex, Patna Market, and Hathua Market. Like all Indian cities,
Patna city is also fast catching up on modern shopping malls. P and M Mall, Vishal Mega Mart, and Vasundhara Metro Mall are among the new shopping destinations in Patna.