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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the best things to buy in Srinagar?

Rb Trivedi DEC 10 2012
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Here is a list of best things to buy in Srinagar. If you are going shopping in this beautiful city, a delightful experience awaits you! Come, take a look:


Carpet (by Fabienkhan)

Beautiful Carpets

World famous carpets made in Srinagar are exquisitely made and are quite expensive. You will find both machine-made and hand-made carpets, varying on the intricacy of the design. The prices are usually fixed.


Carpet (by Wmpearl)


Exquisite Shawls and Clothing

Kashmir is known for its beautifully embroidered shawls and other woollen merchandise that are highly sought after worldwide. The different types of shawls in Srinagar include: Pashmina shawls, mixed-Pashmina shawls, silk shawls embroidered in crewel work and plain silk shawls.


Shawl weavers in Kashmir (by Yan)

There is another kind of shawl known as Shahtoosh shawl which is often nicknamed as the "ring shawl". It's said that the fabric is so soft that it can easily pass through the small hole of a ring. Shahtoosh shawls are made from the belly hair of antelopes found in Ladakh town.

Apart from shawls you can find varieties of embroidered clothes in Srinagar, especially the kaftans and salwar-Kameez, that are sure to draw your admiration. The prices might seem to be a bit steep as the shopkeepers tend to quote "tourist prices". Here is a list of the famous shopping places in Srinagar.


Wooden souvenir (by Pava)

Furniture and Showpieces

Hadicrafts carved from walnut wood are also quite famous here. From furnitures and home decors to boxes and hand-crafted jewelry--the options are endless. While these are slightly expensive, these skillfully carved wooden hadicrafts are a must have for your home.


Kashmiri walnut wood carving (by shahbasharat)

Papier Mache Lamps

Papier mache products are also very popular in Srinagar. Some of them are delicately carved in expensive metals like gold or silver. You can find a range of papier mache products including pen stands, trinket boxes, cigarette cases, candles and vasesthat you can pick as souvenirs or gifts. These are surely one of the best things to buy in Srinagar.


Papier mache boxes (by Berklas)



Dry Fruits and Spices

Last but not the least, dry fruits and spices are found in abundance in Srinagar. Different kinds of walnuts like kagzi walnuts, wont walnuts and spices like saffron, shah zira and honeyare some of the specialties of Srinagar.

Dry fruits (by Soerfm)

With all these great things to buy, you are now probably going to itch to go shopping in Srinagar. Plan your trip to this place and come back with the best buys of the city!

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Krishna Raj Apr 08 2016
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