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Shopping in Karnataka

Shopping in Karnataka can be a marvelous experience as Karnataka has much to display to the tourists. It is said that Karnataka is a shopper's paradise. With dazzling shopping arcades and shopping malls strewn all around the state, Karnataka has become a shopping hub in India. With its sparkling silks, sandalwood and rosewood carvings and exquisite handicrafts, Karnataka excels as the shoppers paradise.

What to buy:

  • Sandalwood sculptures
  • Incense sticks
  • Perfumes
  • Sandalwood Oil
  • Metal Lamps
  • Wood Carvings
  • Inlay Work
  • Mysore Silks
  • Mysore Paintings
  • Bijapur Sarees
  • Bijapur Jewellery
  • Bijapur Handlooms
  • Lambani Jewellery
  • Handlooms From Guledgudda
  • Ilkal Sarees

Bangalore and Mysore are well-known for their shimmering silks. Karnataka's legendary silk saris have become an integral part of the modern day dressing. The silk sarees are largely exported to other countries also. Karnataka is the home of sandalwood. Different sandalwood items are available in all over Karnataka. From Karnataka, shoppers can carry home beads, pendants, carved tables, screens, dinner gongs, boxes, caskets, mythological figures, a host of stationery items, trays, decorative panels made of sandalwood. Inlaid furniture and sandalwood carvings are a favorite with affluent tourists.

The other centers where metal craft is available in abundance are as follows:

  • Bangalore
  • Shivarapatna
  • Kundapur
  • Shravanabelagola
  • Bidar