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Major Shopping Destinations : Bangalore, Mysore, Gulbarga, Mangalore
Traditional Shopping : Famous Mysore Silk
Handicrafts Items : Mysore Paintings, Bidriware Silk Sarees
Famous Gift Items : Rosewood and Sandlewood Articles, Stone Sculptures
Mysore Paintings
Mysore Paintings

Most Famous Items : Silk Sarees, Sandalwood Artifacts, Rosewood Articles, Stone and Metal Crafts, Ivory Statures, Bidriware, Mysore Paintings.
Popular Souvenirs : Sandalwood Incense Sticks, Bijapur Sarees, Metal Lamps, Perfumes, Lambani jewellery.
Other Important Items : Bijapur Handlooms, Sandalwood Sculptures, Wood Carvings, Bijapur Jewellery, Handlooms from Guledgudda, Mythological Stone Sculptures.
Shopping in Bangalore : Commercial Street – Silk, Accessories, Jewellery, various Works of Art.
MG Road –Electronic Gadgets, Antique Items.
Chickpet –Specially for Silks.
Residency Road – Having Government Emporiums that Sell Authentic Karnataka Handicrafts.
Arcot Srinivaschari Street –Brassware, Copperware and Silverware.
Other Shopping Destinations : Mysore – Manandavadi Road for Exclusively Designed Silk Sarees. Cauvery Handicrafts Emporium and Karnataka Handicrafts Development for Excellent carvings on sandalwood, rosewood and teakwood and other souvenirs.
Mangalore – Hampankatta, Kankannady, Balmatta and Falnir for various traditional handicrafts.
Don't Miss : Watching the making of Bidriware. The process involves, casting, polishing, engraving and blackening.
Inside Tip : Locals are the best guide in shopping. Don’t persuade too hard on bargaining as the items are worth the price.

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Shopping in Karnataka

Having shimmering silks, aromatic sandalwood and rich traditional crafts, Karnataka is an exceptional shopping destination in India. Having an array of things to display, Karnataka is soon becoming a shopper's paradise. Dazzling shopping malls as well as traditional hubs are strewn all over the state. Shopping tours of Karnataka also highlights the famous carved articles made of rosewood.

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Sandlewood Products
Sandlewood Products

Shopping in Bangalore

Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka has many shopping markets and traditional shopping areas where tourists can buy almost everything. Commercial street is the biggest and most crowded shopping area in Bangalore arrayed with embroidered shoes, antique jewelry, art decors, novelties, travel kits and sports goods items. MG road has some colonial charms and from here travellers can pick up famous silk sarees, antiques and textile items. For brassware, wooden furniture, antique jewelry, ethnic printed fabrics, saris and decorative items, one should go to the Government Emporiums that are spread sporadically across the city. Copperware, jewellery and brassware can also be bought from Chickpet.

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Mysore Silk Shopping

Mysore Silk is world famous for its purity and weightlessness. Noted for it’s excellent designs and colorful patterns weaved with golden threads the silk of Mysore is one of the most prompt buys in Karnataka. Buy for the most famous Mysore Silk sarees, the popular traditional dress of Indian women, to procure one is every women’s pride. There is no compromise in the quality and the material used while weaving the 9 yard saree, normally the threads and gold brocades used is of best quality. When you plan a visit to Karnataka, make sure you have it in the list of must buys.

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Mysore Silk Shopping
Mysore Silk Shopping

Carvings – Embossed Articles

Karnataka has many forests that produce a large quantity of sandalwood as well as rosewood. Shop for incensed sticks, articles carved out of rosewood and sandalwood hat qualify for great souvenirs. Ivory craft is also an important shopping item in Karnataka. Indulge in shopping for metal pendents, delicate baskets, wooden caskets, sandalwood pens and many other traditional handicrafts of Karnataka.

Handmade Toys
Handmade Toys

Bidriware and Mysore Paintings

Bidriware is a unique craft of Karnataka. An incorporation of Zinc and copper is used to make this artwork. The main articles to shop are finely crafted hookahs, goblets, paan boxes, bowls, plates, pen holders, letter openers, and bangles. The paintings of Mysore are as famous as the grand Mysore palace. Traditional Mysore paintings are a mesmerizing spectacle with their bright vegetable dye colors and lustrous gold leaves.

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Top 5 Reasons For Shopping
Mysore Silk, Mysore

Karnataka is the largest producer of Sandalwood in the world, manufacturing some of the most exclusive souvenirs like incensed sticks and perfumes, decorative items.

Mysore Silk has a big appeal in the markets of India as well as world for its intricate designs and the elaborate gold weaving on the soft and smooth silk sarees. Government Emporiums are the best from where tourists can buy these traditional sarees.

The famous Mysore paintings made from bright vegetable dye colors and lustrous gold leaves is ideal pick for your home decor.

Do buy the unique Bidriware, an amalgamation of zinc and copper with intensive processes like casting, polishing and brightening is what makes these marvels worth buying.

Rosewood craved articles and many other metal and ivory crafts make it to the list of great souvenirs. Hunt for candle sticks and stone sculptures in the various shopping destinations of Karnataka.

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