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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Shopping In India : Bangalore - India's Software Capital and Land of Silk - 26

Guys, Bangalore's sophisticated shopping malls cater to its expatriate and local residents. Since silk, handloom, fabrics, garments, gold and silver jewellery and incense are produced here, it is cheaper compared to other cities. Bangalore is a great place to shop with major shopping areas close to each other. Bangalore has also become the nation's first city to open Super Markets / Super Bazaars. They are all over the city. Also there are interesting shopping zones in the various popular residential zones of the city.

The Karnataka Handloom Development Corporation's "Priyadarshini" Handloom House is located at various places. Here one can find fine Mysore silk and sandalwood items. Inlay work in brass and rosewood, ivory artefacts and the Lambani jewellery make good decorative as well as gift items.

Brigade Road:

This is a popular shopping place and hangout for young people. It has many clubs, Rex (the best movie theater in town), cyber cafes (offering coffee and Internet access), a bowling alley, a discotheque, a video game parlor and numerous restaurants. Down Brigade Street, the other major shoppoing avenue, is the more expensive cantonment area.

Commercial Street:

Available here are clothes, dress materials, jewellery and food. From foreign designer wear outlets like Levis, Pierre Carding to the causal wear teenager trendy stores like Wearhouse and Weekender and formal menswear like Allen Solly, Lous Phippipe and Van Heusen, this is the place for serious shopping.

Mahatma Gandhi Road (M.G. Road):

A commercial area, there are a large number of sari stores, like "Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation' (off M.G. Road), "Deepam Silks" and "Prasiddhi". There are also two established book stores. "Gangaram" and "Higgin Botham".

Residency Road: It now called Field Marshal C.M. Cariappa Road)

Numerous state emporia are located here each selling their state specific handicrafts. The prices are fixed.

Check out the Majestic Area, close to the city railway terminus. Though clogged with traffic, this neighborhood is popular with local residents. So, go and shop at Bangalore.

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