AREA, POPULATION, FOOD, DRESS, JEWELLERY AND BEST THINGS TO BUY ACROSS THE DIFFERENT STATES AND UNION TERRITORIES OF INDIA

AREA, POPULATION, FOOD, DRESS, JEWELLERY AND BEST THINGS TO BUY ACROSS THE DIFFERENT STATES AND UNION TERRITORIES OF INDIA

NAME : ANDHRA PRADESH

AREA : 160,205km²

POPULATION : 8.46 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Hyderabadi Biryani, Mirchi salan, Ghongura pickle, Korikoora

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Pancha ,Pochampally silk sari ,Mangalagiri Sari, Gadwal Sari

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Pearls ,Paizeb

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Bangles ,Pearl jewellery ,Attar/Ittar (perfume ),Hand-loom sarees

NAME : ARUNACHAL PRADESH

AREA : 83,743km²

POPULATION : 0.14 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Apong, Dung Po, Ngatok with Rice/Tapioca Beer

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Shawls, skirts, wraps, lungis

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Arulaya and Lekapon ,Lencchi ,Benyop ,Gichli

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Cane and bamboo handicrafts, wood carvings and woven carpets, bead ornaments and woven grass necklaces

NAME : ASSAM

AREA : 78,438km²

POPULATION : 3.12CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Masor Tenga,Tengaa Maach,Masor Tenga

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Dhoti Gamosa ,Mekhela Chadar ,Muga Silk Sari

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Gamkharu ,Thuriya, Junbiri

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Handloom Products, Handicraft Products, Metal Crafts, Assam Tea, Assamese Jewellery

NAME : BIHAR

AREA : 99,200km²

POPULATION : 10.38 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Litti, Sattu, Khaja, Khubi ka Lai, Anarasa, Tilkut

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Long kurta with Dhoti ,Bhagalpuri silk ,

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Hansli ,Kamarbandh ,

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Silk fabrics, silk sarees, Zari sarees ,Mithila and Madhubani paintings ,Traditional beadwork items

NAME : CHHATTISGARH

AREA : 135,198km²

POPULATION : 2.56 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Bafauri, Kusli, and Red ant chutney

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Dhoti ,Safa ,Mirzai ,Bandi ,Lehenga and Choli

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Chunky Jewellery

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Handicrafts and textiles ,Pithora paintings ,Hand woven fabric

NAME : GOA

AREA : 3,702km²

POPULATION : 0.15CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Vindaloo, Xacuti, Bibinca, Prawn Balchao

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Nav-vari,Pano Bhaju,Valkal,Kashti

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Bracelet, bangles, necklaces

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Cashew Nuts, Spices, Feni or Cashew Feni, Handicrafts

NAME : GUJARAT

AREA : 196,024km²

POPULATION : 6.03CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Thepla, Dhokla, Khandvi, Handvo, Panki, Dhansak, Ankoori,

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Chrono and Kediyu ,Dhoti Kafani ,Chaniya Choli ,Panetar ,Tanchoi Nankhatai silk saree ,Patola Saree

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Kandora ,Matha Tikka ,Patla bangles

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Patola Silk Sarees.,Bandhnis and traditional Gagra-Cholis,.Embroidered, Appliquéd Quilts ,Bangles ,Khadi ,Jewelry ,Handlooms and Handicrafts

NAME : HARYANA

AREA : 44,212km²

POPULATION : 2.53CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Kachri Subzi, Cholia, Chach (Matha, natural skimmed buttermilk), Bajra Khichri

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Dhoti, shirt, turban and a pair of shoes ,thel, consist of ghaggri, shirt and a printed orhni

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Handmade Dokra Jewelry ,Handmade Gold Jewelry

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Woollen garments, “juttis” (shoes), “phulkari” embroidery on salwar kameezes”

NAME : HIMACHAL PRADESH

AREA : 55,673km²

POPULATION : 0.69CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Sidu, Aktori and Dham, Apples

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Churidar Pyjama with a Pagri ,kurtas, rahide and Ghagra Lehenga Choli.

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Rings and bangles

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Woolen Materials, Wood Items and Traditional Artifacts,Handmade Paper and Wooden Tables, Himachali Hats and Handicrafts

NAME : JAMMU & KASHMIR

AREA : 222,236km²

POPULATION : 1.25 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Rogan Josh,Tabak Maaz, Gustaba, Dum Aloo, Haak Saag, Yakhni, Kahava (Green tea Latte)

TRADITIONAL DRESS: Pheran,Pathani Suit ,Gurgabis ,Pheran ,Taranga ,Pashmina Shawls

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Dejhoor ,Silver Jewels

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Pashmina and Shahtoosh shawls ,Wooden Carvings, walnut wood work ,Kashmiri crewelwork,phirans, honey, Carpets

NAME : JHARKHAND

AREA : 79,714km²

POPULATION : 3.30CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Thekua, Pua, Pittha, Marua Roti

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Dhoti, kurta-pajama and shirts, saree and blouse

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Bell-metal and brass, especially anklets and bracelets

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Tribal handicraft products ,Paitkar paintings

NAME : KARNATAKA

AREA : 191,791km²

POPULATION : 6.11 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Bisi Bele Bhaat, Kesari Bath, Mysore Pak, Dharwad Pedha, Chiroti

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Mysore Silk

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Netri Chutti ,Haaram ,Tholu Bandhi ,Pacha Kempina Ungaru

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Mysore silks, sandalwood crafts, metalware products, bidriware of Bidar, lacquerware of Chennapatna

NAME : KERALA

AREA : 38,863km²

POPULATION : 3.34 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Sadya meal, Avial, Malabar Parotha, Payasam, Irachi Stew

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Mundu ,Kasavu

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Kasu Mala ,Palakka Mala ,Kolusu

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Coir Products ,Coconut Shell Handicrafts ,Elephant Figurines ,Nettipattom ,Nilavilakku (Traditional Lamp) ,Kasavu Sari (Kerala Sari) ,Aranmula Kannadi ,Nettur Casket (Nettoor Petti)

NAME : MADHYA PRADESH

AREA : 308,252km²

POPULATION : 7.27 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Lapsi, Bafla, Bhutte Kheer, Bhopali Kebab

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Dhoti ,Safa ,Mirzai ,Bandi ,Lehenga and Choli

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Bangles, necklaces, and bracelets

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Maheshwari fabric, Thappa and thussa jewellery ,Zari-work juttis ,Gond paintings, Godwana ,Chanderi fabric ,Dhurries, Siron

NAME : MAHARASHTRA

AREA : 307,713km²

POPULATION : 11.24 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Shrikhand. Thalipeeth, Vada Pao, Modak, Upma

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Dhoti-Pheta and Pagadi ,Paithani Sari ,Lugade ,Narayan Peth Saree

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Kolhapuri Saaj ,Thushi ,Guchhedar Nath ,Bangadi ,Mundavalya

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Himroo shawls ,paithani silk sarees ,pearl nose ring ,Kolhapuri sarees ,Kolhapuri chappals

NAME : MANIPUR

AREA : 22,327km²

POPULATION : 2.86 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Iromba, Kabok, Chakkouba ,Phanekt hi

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Dhoti-Kurta and pagri Ningthoupee, Lmaphie,,SaijounbaandPhiranji.

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : LikchoworKantha, Khownappi,Liksoi

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Manipuri dolls, handlooms and Handicrafts

NAME : MEGHALAYA

AREA : 22,720km²

POPULATION : 0.29 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Tungtap(Fish Chutney) &Jadoh(Flavored Rice),Jadoh

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Jainsen ,Endi shawl ,eking ,blouse along with Dakmanda

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Nadongbi, Jaksan,Sengki ,Ripok ,Penta

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Bamboo Handicrafts ,Shawls ,Scottish Cloth/Dress Materials ,Khasi Scrub

NAME : MIZORAM

AREA : 21,081km²

POPULATION : 0.11 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Zu Tea,Misa Mach Poora, Bai

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Puran ,Puanchei ,Kawrchei Zakuolaisen ,Puon Pie

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Thifen ,Thihus ,Varika

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Bamboo or cane and handicraft products, traditional wrap-around skirt called Paun in Mizo dialect

NAME : NAGALAND

AREA : 16,579km²

POPULATION : 0.20CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Momos, Rice beer, Cherry wine

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Angami ,Ze-liangs-rong ,Skirts, Ratapfe ,Phichu-pfe ,Kechinger Rongkhim

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Cowrie cuffs, Naga shawls ,Rongsuand Tsungk otepsu ,Ethasu, Sutam, Longpensu ,Lohe

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Naga shawls, bamboo mugs, cane carpets, silk mekhela

NAME : ORISSA

AREA : 155,820km²

POPULATION : 4.20 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Fish Orly, Khirmohan, Rasabali, Chennapodapitha

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Dhoti-Kurta and Gamucha ,Bomkai sari ,Ikat sari ,Sambalpuri saree

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : The silver filigree work along with the tribal jewelry

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Orissa handicrafts like Patta Chitra, Sambalpuri Sari, Chandua of Pipli, sand art, metal work, stone carvings, Sea Shell Work ,tassar silk, Cuttaki saris

NAME : PUNJAB

AREA : 50,362km²

POPULATION : 2.77 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Makki-Roti and Sarson-Saag, Rajma and Chawal, Cholay and Bhature, Amritsar Machhli, Makhani Dal, Kulcha, Sooji Halwa (Parsad), Lassi (whipped yogurt)

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Kurta Pyjama ,Kurta with a Tehmat or Lungi, Pagri or Pugg ,Churidar Kurta ,Salwar Kameez ,dupatta ,Phukari

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Kundan Punjabi Jewellery, Jadau Punjabi Jewellery, Gold Plated Panjabi Jewellery

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Durries ,Jutties ,Phulkari ,Parandis ,Shawls. ,

NAME : RAJASTHAN

AREA : 342,239km²

POPULATION : 6.86 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Dal-Baati-Choorma, Ker-Sangari,Lal-Maas, Gatta, Piyaz Kachori, Ghewar, Kalakand.

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Dhoti- Angrakha ,Mojaris ,Kota Doria Saree ,Bandhej Saree ,Lehariya Saree

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Borla ,Karanphool Jhumka ,Haath Phool

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Rajasthani miniature paintings, Phads and Pichwais, Leatherwear,Stone carvings,Metal crafts,Terracotta Blue pottery.

NAME : SIKKIM

AREA : 7,096km²

POPULATION : 0.06 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Momos, Thukpa, Gundruk, Phagshapa and Sael Roti

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Dumdyam or Dumvum ,Tago ,Bakhu or Kho ,Kushen ,Pharia ,Thokro-Dum ,Shurval

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Gyar,Lyakamchok ,Nyamrek ,Taro ,Shambo ,Kera ,Shabcha Pangden Kushen Khao ,Phiru ,Yencho ,Joko ,Diu ,Patuki ,Aaaskot ,Hembari ,Naugeri, Kantha, Charanihari, Tilhari, Gadwari, Chepti Son, Kalli, Dungri,Bulaki

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Colorful prayer flags ,Thangka paintings ,singing bowl, prayer wheel ,Dorjee Bell and Thunderbolt , Mask, Sikkim tea ,Damru

NAME : TAMIL NADU

AREA : 130,060km²

POPULATION : 7.21 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Appam, Dosai, Idli, Sambhar, Rasam, Chettinad chicken, Pongal

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Lungi ,Kanchipuram silk sari ,Madurai cotton

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Temple Jewelry ,Ottiyanam ,

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Pattamara mats, leaf handicrafts from Tirunellveli, metal works from Tanjavur and stone carvings from Mamallapuram and silks from Kanchipuram

NAME : TELANGANA

AREA : 112,077km²

POPULATION : 3.52 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Kodi Kura,Hyderabadi Biryani, Sarva Pindi

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Dhoti and Kurta, saree, salwar kameez ,pajamas

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Pearls ,Paizeb

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Bangles ,Pearl jewellery ,Attar/Ittar (perfume ),Hand-loom sarees

NAME : TRIPURA

AREA : 10,492km²

POPULATION : 0.37 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Chakhwi, Mwkhwi, Muitru

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Rikutu Gamcha with Kubai ,turban or pagri, Rinai ,Risa

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Tribal jewelries of Tripura. Coin jewelries of Tripura, Karas

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Handicraft items ,tribal art of Agartala

NAME : UTTAR PRADESH

AREA : 243,286km²

POPULATION : 19.98 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Shami Kebab, Awadh Biryani, Aloo Kachori, Moong Dal Halwa, Benaras Chaat, Jalebi and Dahi breakfast

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Sherwani, Dhoti Kurta, Banaras Brocade ,Chikankari

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Passa (Maang tikka) ,

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Chikankari ,Zardozi embroidery ,Pottery and exquisite metal ware products ,Attars’or perfumes

NAME : UTTARAKHAND

AREA : 53,483km²

POPULATION : 1.01 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Aloo Gutke, Kaapa, Jhangora kheer, Chainsoo

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Kurta -Pajama ,Dhoti, or the Lungi ,Ghagri ,Choli, Orni, Ghaghra Lehenga- Chol ,Pichora

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Nathuli ,Galobandh ,Hansuli ,Bulaq ,Dhagulu, Pahunchi ,Pauje ,Bichhuwa ,Kundal or Balis ,Kamarbandh ,Charyo ,Kanfool or Karnfool ,

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Handicrafts, Woollen items, musical instruments made up of brass

NAME : WEST BENGAL

AREA : 88,752km²

POPULATION : 9.13 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Bhapa llish, Rasgulla, Mishti Doi, Dhokar Dalna,

Paturi

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Dhoti Kurta ,Baluchari ,Kantha ,Jamdani ,Tant Saree

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Nath,Paati Haar,Jhumko,Tikli,Tairaa,Chik,‘Baala’ And ‘Kaan Baala,Chur,Ratanchur

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Different beautiful Sarees, Terracotta products, Jute craft, DarjeelingTea items, Begali Sweets

NAME : ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS

AREA : 8,249km²

POPULATION : 0.04 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Steamed Garlic Prawns

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Sari, salwars , skirt-blouse, Dhoti, Kurtas, Pajamas, pants, trousers, shirts

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Enthusiastic Pearls

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Bamboo Craft, Cane Craft, Coconut Shell, Lamp, Palm Mat, Wooden Curved

NAME : CHANDIGARH

AREA : 114km²

POPULATION : 0.11 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Tandoori Fish

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Kurta salwar ,Patiala suits, kurta pajama and Punjabi dhoti kurta ,chaadra ,turban

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY :

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Phulkari ,Punjbai Dupattas ,Juttis ,Jams And Juices ,Woolen Garments ,Handlooms And Artifacts

NAME : DADRA & NAGARHAVELI

AREA : 491km²

POPULATION : 0.03 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Paunk Bhel

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Dhoti, shirt and waist coat along with a turban, sari

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Metal bangles, beads necklaces, Kadas

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Handicrafts,

NAME : DAMAN & DIU

AREA : 102km²

POPULATION : 0.02 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Jetty Roll

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Kurta Pyjama, Pathani Suits and Dhoti Kurta ,sari, kurta salwar,Nav-Vari (9 inches sari), Pano Bhaju, Kashti,

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Traditional

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Leather Slippers ,Seashell Products ,Bamboo Mats And Baskets ,Furniture Products ,Liquor

NAME : LAKSHADWEEP

AREA : 32k

POPULATION : 0.01 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Mus Kavaab

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Shirt , colorful and white Lungi ,Kanchi ,Thattan

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Artificial jewellerymade ofsea items

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Small aquariums, canned fish biscuits, coconut shell curios, household itemsmade up of Tortoise shells and oysters

NAME : DELHI

AREA : 1,484km²

POPULATION : 1.68 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Chaat, Paratha (Paranthe wali gali), Cholay and Bhature, Nihari, Seekh kebab, Haleem, Korma, Mutton Pulao, Moti-choor Laddoo, Kulfi and Falooda, Sohan Halwa

Makhni chicken and Tandoori Chicken

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Kurta Pyjama and Sherwani ,shirt, trousers, jeans and t-shirt ,Salwar-Kameez with dupatta.

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY : Silk-Covered Bead Necklaces

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Hand-Painted Craft Bottle,

Nappa Dori Leather Purse, Painted Turtle Lock, Decorative Door Tassel, Brass Vessel Depicting Hindu Gods,Traditionally Stitched Silk Scarf

NAME : PODICHERRY

AREA : 19.46km²

POPULATION : 0.02 CRORES

TRADITIONAL FOOD : Creole Everett

TRADITIONAL DRESS : Shirts and pants ,saris with blouse and long skirts.

TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY :

BEST THINGS TO BUY : Crafts Items, Saree from boutique

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