Crafts in Mysuru (Mysore)

Cauvery Arts & Crafts Emporium

Not the cheapest place, but the selection at this government emporium is extensive and there’s no pressure to buy.
Clothing in Mysuru (Mysore)

Government Silk Weaving Factory

Given that Mysuru’s prized silk is made under its very sheds, this government-run outlet, set up in 1912, is the best and cheapest place to shop for the exclusive textile. Behind the showroom is the factory, where y…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Mysuru (Mysore)

Sandalwood Oil Factory

A quality-assured place for sandalwood products including incense, soap, cosmetics and the prohibitively expensive pure sandalwood oil (if in stock). Guided tours are available to show you around the factory.
Clothing in Bengaluru


Commercial St; Garuda Mall; MG Rd Hugely successful chain with a range of stylish traditional clothing, homewares and accessories in traditional cotton prints and silks. Quality skincare products too.
Books in Bengaluru

Blossom Book House

Great deals on new and secondhand books.
Mall in Bengaluru

UB City

Global haute couture (Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Burberry) and Indian high fashion come to roost at this towering mall in the central district.
Clothing in Bengaluru

Mysore Saree Udyog

A great choice for top-quality silk saris and men’s shirts, this busy store has been in business for over 70 years and has something to suit all budgets. Most garments are made with Mysore silk. Also stocks 100% pas…
Mall in Bengaluru


Shiny mall complex in up-and-coming Koramangala.
Books in Gokarna

Shree Radhakrishna Bookstore

Secondhand novels, postcards and maps.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Bengaluru

Cauvery Arts & Crafts Emporium

Large government-run emporium famous for it expansive collection of quality sandalwood and rosewood products as well as textiles.