Northeast States


Market in Shillong

Iew Duh

The vast, crowded public market area (bara bazar means 'big market') is one of the most animated shopping areas in the Northeast. You'll reach it about 1.75km west of the big Police Bazar roundabout along GS Rd....

Handicrafts in Guwahati

Maati Centre

Maati (Soil) supports the indigenous peoples of the Northeast through sales of their very appealing handicrafts – including saris, scarves, jewellery, ceramics, notebooks, bags and more. Many of the items are...

Books in Guwahati

Modern Book Depot

Check out this shop or United Publishers next door for a good selection of books in English, especially titles on Northeast India.

Textiles in Guwahati

North East Network

This organisation works to empower rural women by supporting collectives in fields like weaving. Sales of products, such as bags, table mats and small wall hangings, goes toward their social mission.

Handicrafts in Guwahati


Fine bamboo crafts, textiles, wickerwork, woodcarvings, traditional Assamese japi hats and many a carved rhino are all for sale at this state-operated emporium.

Books in Shillong

National Book Agency

This well-stocked shop has a comprehensive English-language catalogue with Indian and international fiction, plus a few Lonely Planet guidebooks.