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Banarasi saris and brocades, you may look for wonderful pieces of brassware, copperware, wooden and clay toys and antique designs of heavy gold jewellery in Varanasi. Benarasi people can be seen chewing betel leaves as a part of their cultural upbringing and they even welcome their guests by offering them the famous betel leaves.

The shopping hotspots in Varanasi are Chowk, Gyan Vapi, Vishwanath Gali, Thatheri Bazar, Lahurabir, Godoulia or Dashswamedh Gali and Golghar. Besides the illustrious and fine silks and brocaded fabrics, one can also buy shawls, carpets, wall hangings, Zari work; stone inlay work, glass beads and bangles, masks of Hindu and Buddhist deities and lampshades. 

Besides being the holy city Varanasi has also developed its name in the field of commerce. It has been developed as the commercial center. The popular areas for shopping are the Chowk, Vishwanath Gali, Gyan Vapi, Lahurabir, Thatheri Bazar, Godoulia or Dashswamedh Gali and Golghar. Banarasi silk saris are used especially on the occasion of marriage of Indian Bride. No wedding is considered complete without Banarasi Sarees. Most famous areas for these sarees are Temple bazaar and government-run emporia at Godaulia, the Chowk and Lahurabir. Brass work of Varanasi is also popular. Thateri bazaar is popular for the wall paintings and other items. One can normally goes down to the lane in the city heart and can see many beautiful and exclusive items of brass metal, copper ware, clay and wooden toys and antique designs of gold jewellery.

The hand knotted carpets of Mirzapur are also famous and are other shopping attractions of varanasi. The wholesale market of flowers is very much famous in the Northern India. Deewali and the Dhanteras are the festivals during which the sale of these flowers boosts up. The handicrafts of Varanasi are also famous that makes the shopping wonderful. Other than the silk sarees and brocade fabrics one can also buy shawls, bangles, glass beads, masks of Hindu and Buddhist deities and lampshades. The saints can also buy the 'kamandalam' or brass water pot from here as it is useful for them. Many hotels have the showrooms and the shopping arcades within there campus. The Mango varieties “Langra” and “Malda” of Banaras are also very famous. Banarsi Paan the betel leaf is the specialty of Banaras that leads the cultural development of the people of Banaras. Certain musical instruments made in Banaras are being used by the famous artists like Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Bismillah Khan etc. 

Shopping in Varanasi

Silk weaving is perhaps the most popular art of Varanasi and Banarasi silk sarees form an indispensable part of an Indian bride's trousseau.

Bazar of Varanasi

Exploring the bazaars of Varanasi is undeniably an action-packed activity where you will get to see so many exotic items and are so unique that you will not find them anywhere else.

Shopping Places In Varanasi

Varanasi has earned a reputation as the religious and cultural capital of the country.

Souvenir Shops and Malls in Varanasi

Keeping the preferences of tourists in mind the city has developed an Urban Haat where artisans (State and National Awarded) from various states are brought together to showcase the handicrafts of India daily on roster basis of 15 Days.

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