Travel India, Travel NorthEast: 10 Best souvenirs to buy in Assam


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Assam is the largest state in the north-eastern India. This region is well-known for big mountains, rivers, gorges and many other natural beauties, which has attracted many of the tourists here. Apart from this, the tourists here are also attracted by the popular and nice souvenirs here. There are many of the things which the tourists do like and buy from here. It will be interesting to see the souvenirs, which are really fantastic and worth buying. Let’s see some of the 10 best souvenirs to buy in Assam:

1. Tea

The Assam Tea is well-known in India and across the whole world. Assam happens to be one of the few places in the world where the tea is planted in the plains. The Assam tea has very nice smell, nice in taste too. There are many of the local markets in Assam, where one can find the tea leaves. Many of the tourists coming from outside definitely takes these souvenirs with them.


  • The regions like Karbi, the southern Barak valley and the Cachar hills are the places in Assam which produces large teas
  • Assam is the largest tea producing state in India

2. Pickles

The pickles in Assam and other North East states are having very nice tastes. Most of these pickles are home made. The tangy taste and spicy in originality is the main identity of these pickles. You can find many of the variants in the pickles. The only thing one needs to check while buying the pickles is that, as to which variant they like the most.


  • Most of the people in Assam includes pickles in their daily meal
  • May of the pickle loving tourists have taken many of the pickle packets along with them

3. Silk

The state produces one of the finest qualities of the silk here. There three main types of silk here like Muga silk, Pat silk and Eri silk. Here the Muga silk is widely used in Assam and many of the traditional dresses are made out of it. The tourist coming here can really not afford to miss the beautiful silk clothes from here. Different dresses like saree, kurtas are made from this silk.


  • The Muga silk is made from the silkworm “Antheraea”
  • The silk found here are relatively expensive due to it high quality

4. Clothes

The clothes in Assam have a distinct identity. There are different types of clothes available in Assam. One can find fascinating stylish clothes, different shades of color. The traditional attire of the Assam looks a little distinct, which are very nice. There are many of the markets in Assam where you can easily find different clothes. Many people buy the clothes from Assam.


  • The traditional dress with the feathers of the birds are liked by many tourists
  • The clothes is Assam market are relatively affordable

5. Singing Bowls

The singing bowls must have definitely heard by many of the people. If not, the tourists will definitely like this singing bowl fascinating. Some of these bowls are designed with the mantras and it is believed that it brings the peace and happiness in the life. This attractive piece is liked by many of the tourists coming here.


  • Once you rotate the handle of this bowl you can hear some calming sound
  • The price of these bowls varies from size to size

6. Shawls

The shawls in Assam are really very fascinating. One can find the shawls in all the colors and size. Many of the tourists have a great craze for the shawls in Assam. The shading of these shawls looks fantastic. The availability of the shawls in the Assam can be seen in most of the markets here.


  • The shawls made with the Eri silk are very fantastic
  • The shawls in Assam are relatively costlier than other places

7. Ornaments

The tourists coming in Assam are also fascinated by the ornaments available here. One can find variety of designs in the ornaments in the Assam. The traditional designs of Assam has a distinct identity, which is liked by many. Some of the traditional ornaments are Sona , Long Keru, Jangphai, Jangphai, etc. The craze of the ornaments in women can just be seen on the jewelry shops.


  • There are some design patterns in Assam which are inspired by the floral and faunal diversity in Assam
  • The ornaments in Assam are at very affordable costs

8. Handicraft

The Assam has a series of handicraft products. The state being filled with the wood, bamboo and various tribes. One can easily find variety of handicraft products here. There are plenty of craftsman producing various handicrafts products of excellent quality. The tourists coming here are very amazed at the various handicraft products in available here.


  • Apart from the wood handicraft products, the metal crafts and pottery are also very fabulous
  • The culture of Assam can easily reflected various handicrafts here

9. Toys

The tourist is one of the common souvenirs taken by many tourists. The children are really amazed with various toys here. There are are various toys in Assam which are made in the traditional and ethnic ways. The vehicle toys for boys and the dolls with the bridal dressing for girls is favorite of many children. All the toys are fantastic, so you need to take one of them and purchase it. They quality of toys are nice.


  • The Pith toys available here are very distinct
  • The theater craft dolls looks very cute, which is liked by many children

10. Attractive Plates


There are various plates in Assam which are made very artistically. The plates available in various design looks beautiful. One can easily identify the dishes of Assam as they have distinct identity. The tourist should definitely go out there in market and look for some of the dishes. One will really find difficult to make a choice for dishes as all the dishes really looks wonderful.


  • The Tambul Leaf Plates in Assam are very popular all over which are purchased by many tourists
  • It feels really better while eating in these dishes

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