Looking for the best places to shop in Varanasi?
Varanasi, earlier known as ‘Banaras’, is the oldest city in India. It is a perfect destination to spend your vacations as it can provide a window to gaze into the spiritual and religious aspect of traditional India. Many people like to visit the Ghats early morning to meditate as it provides great mental peace. With amazing options for sightseeing, Varanasi is also a centre for textiles, handlooms, embroidered silk and Banarasi sarees.
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Let’s have a look at the best places to shop in Varanasi:
- Thatera refers to “smith”. This market is famous for metal craft, it provides mainly brass and other metal products, and therefore known as Thateri bazaar.
- You can find ancient art, bells, home decor, handcrafted carpets, clay toys and vases here.
- It is the best place to street shop in Varanasi. This market is on the way to Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
- You can easily find Banarasi sarees, silk brocades, artificial jewellery, clothing, footwear and what not. There are many shops that offer statues, religious books, sweets, eatables, wooden toys etc.
- There is a separate street for South Indian food available at an affordable price.
- This mall is located in Cantonment area, quite far away from the main city. Enjoy food at the multi-cuisine food court while shopping.
- Kids can enjoy in the play zone.
- A perfect corner for handicraft items and handloom.
- Keeping the prospects of tourism in mind, the city authorities decided to bring the artisans together and showcase their products.
- The Haat offers food stalls and organizes weekly cultural events.
- Godowlia is a very popular and oldest place in Varanasi.
- Local silk is popular here and is exported overseas. Here you can find wholesale as well as retail goods easily.
Even if you are not in a mood to buy anything, walking through and exploring things would be fun. Varanasi is an important industrial centre. Whenever you plan a trip to Varanasi don’t forget to visit the Ghats along the River Ganga.