3 Best Places to Shop in Varanasi, Side Trips from Delhi

Cottage Industries Exposition

Come here for excellent Varanasi weaves in silk and cotton, a vast rug room, plus brass wares and Kashmiri embroidered shawls. Everything is expensive.

Varanasi, 221002, India

Thatheri Bazaar

Among the brass vendors, on a small lane 50 meters north of the Chowk, some shops sell silks and woolens to a local crowd.

Vishvanath Gali

Most hotels sell silk-brocade saris in their shops, but the main bazaars for silks and saris are in Vishvanath Gali—the lane leading from Dashashvamedh Road to the Kashi Vishvanath Temple, where the customers are mainly pilgrims and tourists. Try to go early—it gets quite crowded in the afternoon.

Varanasi, India

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