It is not just the green hills and blue waters that Vizag is famous for. The city plays host to myriad other specialities too. And among these many specialities is the local range of shopping that has been upholding Vizag’s quintessence for many decades now. Here are a few such old-fashioned places in the city that have been offering us unique products that reflect the immaculate artistry and richness of the Indian old-school. And if you haven’t experienced shopping at these places, then head here straight away!
Poorna market’s bamboo weavers (Medara community)
As an art that requires immaculate handiwork, bamboo weaving, unfortunately, stands as one of the less-recognised professions. The Medara community in Visakhapatnam crafts bamboo weaves which are are eco-friendly, economical and beautiful products. Many families from this community, live here, weaving a range of products. It is fascinating to watch them at work, weaving effortlessly.
The Ayurvedic shop of Pacchipulusu Venkata Sannaiah
Having retained its old-time look, charm and values, the Ayurvedic shop of Pacchipulusu Venkata Sannaiah continues to be a landmark on Kurupam market main road for the past 150 years in Vizag. From ever since the store started, it has been selling Ayurvedic medicines, chemicals for fireworks and puja samagri for ceremonies and functions like housewarming and marriages to even uncommon ones such as dhvaja stambham for temples.