Karnataka shopping

Top Choice Clothing in Bengaluru

Mysore Saree Udyog

A great choice for top-quality silk saris, blouses, fabrics and men’s shirts, this fine store has been in business for over 70 years and has something to suit all budgets. Most garments are made with Mysuru silk. Al…
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…
Arts & Crafts in Anegundi

Banana Fibre Craft Workshop

Watch on at this small workshop as workers ply their trade making a range of handicrafts and accessories using the bark of a banana tree, and recycled materials. Of course they sell it all too.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Bengaluru

Cauvery Arts & Crafts Emporium

Government-run store famous for its expansive collection of quality sandalwood and rosewood products as well as handmade weavings, silks and bidriware (metallic handicrafts). Fixed prices.
Clothing in Mysuru (Mysore)

Sumangali Silks

Exceptionally popular with Indian ladies, this multilevel store is another option to pick up a silk sari, with quality of varying degrees depending on how much you want to spend.
Arts & Crafts in Vijapura (Bijapur)

Sabala Handicrafts

Beautiful handmade textiles, bags, saris, kurtas and accessories. Profits benefit an NGO that empowers village women. It's 4km south of the centre.
Food in Madikeri (Mercara)

Choci Coorg

In Madikeri, opposite the bus stand, Choci Coorg does many varieties of chocolate, lots of fruity and but combos and unique betel-nut flavour.
Music in Hampi

Gali Djembe Music Shop

Run by an amiable musician who teaches djembe (drums) and didgeridoo this store sells Indian and Western musical instruments at fair prices.
Cosmetics in Bengaluru

Forest Essentials

High-end natural beauty products including potions and lotions for hair, face and body as well as all-organic ayurvedic essential oils.
Books in Bengaluru

Goobe’s Book Republic

Great little bookshop selling new and secondhand, cult and mainstream books and comics. Run by informed, helpful staff.