India is a fascinating shopping hub with its numerous shopping joint
catering to every individuals need. The passion to acquire products that
have the basis, the originality of a particular region, then India is the
idle destination and the right choice to procure the luxurious products.
India holds ample amount of products in its treasure- betwixt the worthy
buys are textiles, fabrics including cloths and shawls made out of silk. Art
and craft items include paintings and prints, religious inscriptions. Orient
carpets, dhurries made in multicolored threads, dolls, musical instruments,
tea, saffron are in great demand in the foreign countries. Decorative
products made of metals like brass, copper, bronze are India's specialty,
other items like wood, marble, jute, crystal, papier-mâché and
bamboo are also worth noticing. Well-made souvenirs are available from most
good hotels, but for the real Indian buying experiences head for any local
Shopping in India is all fun and excitement, no doubt India is a shopper's
paradise. Shopping through colorful bazaars and narrow lanes in various
cites is an eye-popping experience.
Towards the north, Rajasthan is eminent for wooden and marble handicrafts,
tie and dye work, paintings, zardori work on textiles, in south Kerala is
famous for aranmula mirror, gold and silver embroidery fabrics, and ash
trays of steel with silver border, pottery and ceramic products. Bangalore
and Varanasi are the major hubs for silk textile especially Indian
traditional dress the saree. Kashmir is famous for handicraft items and
carpets, hand woven carpets have a major demand in the International market.
In the metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore there are throng of
international shopping malls and arcade with most renowned showrooms of
Woodland, Hush Puppies, Lee Copper, Van Houses etc matching with all
Emporiums run by State Government are the most recommended shops as they
are a safe place to buy the quality products, normally the prices fixed are
comparative low. Any item more than 100 years old is classified as an
antique and you will need an export license to take it home. These items can
be purchased from the Government Emporiums or government recommended shops.
One can also book a cargo for expensive and for heavy weight items like
carpets, furniture's etc. Handicraft shops can also ships it to your
address, but insure your product before booking. It is endorsed that costly
goods should be brought from secure government recognized' shops.
India is the axiomatic a Shopper's paradise for energetic bargain
explorers. With tourists, bargaining is almost a practice. Be assured that
you are completely gratified with your buying and taken a proper receipt of
your purchase. Returns of goods are not encouraged as Indian customs have
strict regulations against this.
For purchasing antiques a prior permission from the archaeological survey
of India is required that can be arranged from the shop itself. Most shops
that sell to tourists welcome the major credit cards. Some even accept
also offer vast opportunities for purchasing rare gems and stones, normally
the buying should be done from govt. recommended shops. One should also
avoid vendors selling animal-derived objects - tiger skins, elephant horns -
because trade in most animal products is illegal in india.
Now the tourist can enjoy shopping in India particularly in Delhi till late
night. The shops remain open from Monday-Saturday 9:30 am-11 p.m. In
established markets it is like a fare going on till mid night. Closing days
of markets is different in different areas, it is sometimes better to
double-check with locals before going to shop.
Generally Monday to Friday from 10 am-2 p.m. Saturday till 10 am-noon. Long
queues are common in the bank.