Ekamra Haat

ekamra-haatEkamra Haat is situated in the heart of Bhubaneswar city with a span of 5 acres of land. It is a popular place for sprawling and purchasing handicraft and handloom products. Due to its well maintained environment and comfortable location, it has attracted large number of tourists and local people recently. It has 42 handloom and handicraft shops and 8 open display corners which provide consumers with natural and original artisan products. The architectural structure of the shops resemble huts and there are big grass mounds which give the visitors a feeling of most naturally rural Odishan village. The shops in Ekamra Haat remains open on all week days from 10 a.m to 10 p.m. At this place, one can find craft and textile products of artisans from different parts of the state and also from outside the state. The shops in Ekamra Haat displays various crafts like stone carving work, wood carving work, applique, pattachitra, cane & bamboo work, dhokra, bell metal, terracotta work, palm leaf engraving, and art textiles such as Bandha sarees from Sambalpur & Nuapatana.

Not only a place for arts and crafts but Ekamra Haat is also a popular entertainment spot. Programs like fancy shows, musical shows and talent shows are being organised on the stage of Ekamra Haat. Recent major events organised at Ekamra Haat include 15th National Youth Festival, Little Angel, Odissi Sandhya, Thalasemia Awareness, Paika Akhada, Children’s Festival, Swagatika, Bansira Sandhya, Disable Artist, Divine Meet, Women’s Day Celebration, Harihar Deo Evening and Odiya Mahotsav. People generally visit this place in the evening to have a relaxing time. There is also a couple of restaurant and snacks corner for visitors.