Top Choice Handicrafts in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Manek Chowk

This busy space and surrounding narrow streets are the commercial heart of the old city. Weave your way through the crowds to soak up the atmosphere and browse the vegetable and sweet stalls and silver and textile s…
Books in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)


A large, bustling book, music and DVD shop also boasting the Chocolate Room cafe (with chocolate drinks and snacks, plus coffee).
Textiles in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)


Gamthiwala, by the entrance to the Mausoleum of Ahmed Shah in the old city, sells quality block-printed textiles.
Books in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Art Book Center

This specialist treasure trove is upstairs in a brightly painted building near Ellis Bridge. Indian architecture, miniature painting and textile design are the main topics stocked.
Handicrafts in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Law Garden Night Market

An evening market packed with stalls selling glittering wares from Kachchh and Saurashtra. It’s chock-a-block with fantastically decorated cholis (sari blouses) and chaniyas (long, wide traditional skirts), as well …
Arts & Crafts in Vadodara (Baroda)

Baroda Prints

Hand-printed dress materials in original, colourful and attractive designs. There’s also a branch on Salatwada Rd, where you can see printers at work upstairs.
Arts & Crafts in Kutch (Kachchh)


Khamir is an umbrella organisation dedicated to preserving and encouraging Kachchh crafts in all their diversity. At the Kukma centre you can see demonstrations and buy some of the artisans’ products. It’s about 4km…
Handicrafts in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Garvi Gurjari

This state-government-run outlet has three floors of Gujarat crafts including silk and handloomed-cotton saris, painted metal jewellery boxes and clothing in folksy designs. There are some good finds if you rummage …
Arts & Crafts in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)


The retail outlet of the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), Hansiba sells colourful woven and embroidered shawls, saris, other clothes and wall hangings.
Arts & Crafts in Vadodara (Baroda)

Baroda Prints & Workshop