Bihar offers a wide range of variety in terms of shopping. Indigenous products are available in plenty. Government Emporia and private shops in Patna and other cities offer local and handicraft products. The shops have huge collection of local handicrafts and handloom products along with the products from other parts of India. Bargaining is a part of shopping and there is no maximum or minimum limit for that.
Paintings from Madhubani School of painting are craze among travelers and buyers in Bihar. The art of Madhubani paintings has been carried out from generation to generation. It illustrates mythological themes, incorporating images of local deities as well as Hindu gods and goddesses. Some other popular shopping items in Bihar are stone and bead-jewelry, hand-painted wall hangings, miniatures in paper and leaves, appliqué work on fabric, stone pottery, bamboo and cane work, wooden stools, leather goods,
Local made handicrafts are major attractions for travelers in Bihar. Sweets are quite popular among people and these do not leave travelers untouched. Buxar is famous for its `soanpapri` and `petha.’ `Tilcoot` is another specialty of the local cuisine. Besides, the north Indian food is delicious to munch and the local cuisine is very different from the other parts of India and tourists will find a number of restaurants to taste these delicacies.