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Friday, August 29, 2008

Shopping In India : Varanasi - The Shopping Exotica - 28

Varanasi is home to India's famous musical instrument, the sitar and also the most internationally famous musician, Ravi Shankar. It follows then, that the sitar is one of its most prized shopping treasures. Local craftsmen such as Radhey Shyam Sharma string the instrument to your choice.

Some other shopping highlights:

The city, formerly called Banaras, is known for its beautiful silk brocades and Banaras saris, many of which are works of art. The Government Weaving Centre offers extensive choices.

Thatheri Bazaar is well stocked with ornamental brass work.

Varanasi is known for its expensive Bhadohi silk carpets. Check out the Cottage Industries Exposition.

Many small stalls in the bazaars and lanes, such as Vishwanth Lane, sell personal and religious items to the pilgrims. Drinking cups, lingas, chalk, makeup, Vishnu figures, clothes, and sahes are interesting to see and perhaps buy.

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