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Shopping in Kancheepuram

Kancheepuram is a major tourist attraction both for domestic as well as international tourists for its numerous holy temples and pilgrimage centres. But apart from temples, there is more to look forward to. If you are a shopaholic you won’t be disappointed here, as Kancheepuram is also famous for exuberant qualities of silk saris rarely found in any place in the world. But like all shopping places, one has to be extremely careful with what we are buying and what you are paying as there are chances of getting muddled in inferior quality of sarees or exorbitant prices. Apart from the famous Kancheepuram silk sarees, shoppers can also look for other decorative items like fruit baskets, jewellery boxes and idols of various Gods and Goddesses made of stone, bronze, copper, stone and jute for good souvenirs and gifts.

shopping in kancheepuramShopping for silk in Kancheepuram

There are many favorite places for shoppers in Kancheepuram which has gained popularity by word of mouth and where in one can find good quality silk sarees. Some of these places are:

Gandhi Road:  If one has the heart for pure silk, then Gandhi Road must be the destination for them. The price of the sarees varies with the amount of zari interlocked with silk. Zari is woven from gold. Some of the good shops one can look up in Gandhi Road are:
  • Thiruvalluvar Pattu Kaithari showroom   
  • DKD Silk sarees
  • SKP silk sarees
  • BM Fabric
  • Sri Gauri silks
  • PKJ silks
  • Sri Meenakshi Silk Kendra
  • Prakash silks
  • Kamatchi Co-optex
Nellukara streets:  Also famously known as Nalli, there are many saree shops which offers good quality sarees in cheap prices. It has one of the biggest shops in Kancheepuram. Some of the shops in this street to look out for are:

  • Venkateswara weaver corporative society
  • Sreelakshmi Silk house
  • Pothys
  • Handlooms Weavers Service Center
  • Srinavasan Silk House

Mettupalayam street: This one of another places to shop for silk sarees. Popular shops here are:

  • Sree Swamy Silk House
  • Lavanya Silk Ware
  • Sree Annai Kamakshi Silks
  • Sri Kanchi

An important note to the shoppers of silk sarees, always look for silk mark of certification called GI certification or Geographical Indication to check for the pure quality of silk sarees.   

Kancheepuram ShopsSupermarketS in Kancheepuram

Supermarket are one stop shop for all groceries like meat, fresh produce, dairy, and baked goods. Nowadays supermarkets are overshadowing the functioning of the groceries for all the daily needs of the consumers. They offer variety of options to choose from and also are chic as compared to the normal grocery store.
Some of the supermarkets in Kancheepuram are More for You, Devaki Supermarket, New Muthu supermarket and many more. For a complete list of supermarkets in Kancheepuram click here.

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