is famous for its brocades and muslins, especially for its hand-woven
Chanderi sarees. Here, silk and cotton to create dazzling weaves,
distinguished by beautiful borders. Usually in subtle hues, the
Chanderi sarees have sophistication, which is very distinct and
cannot be matched with any other sarees. In the silk Zari sarees,
influences of the Varanasi style are visible. They generally have
a rich gold border and two gold bands on the pallav. The more exclusive
ones have gold checks with lotus roundels all over, which are known
Indore's trade and commerce has a close resemblance
with Mumbai, hence it is being called as the 'Mini -Bombay'. Indore
is hence the "Commercial Capital" of the state. Indore
is connected with Mumbai, in every way, thus every business trend
be it new fashion, technology or just the business culture, comes
in very fast to Indore. Indore is also known for its leather toys
and Maheshwari & Chanderi are some very interesting ornate sarees
and brocades to offer. There is a lot of zari work coming out of
Madhya Pradesh, and the Maheshwari sarees have particularly gained
in popularity of late. Besides the fabrics, there are many variety
of crafts to choose from. For shopping in Indore there are main
places as under: There are many places for a visitor to shop at
Indore and it can be fun shopping here.
shops located near the temples where you can purchase the local
handicrafts and other souvenirs, which at times make good gift items.
There are a number of handicraft shops in the market opposite to
the Western group of temples and the nearby Gole market. The hotels,
Chandela, Jass Oberoi, Holiday Inn, Clarks Bundela and Ashok also
have shopping arcades. Photo shops are also located here and cameras
are available on hire.
Mandu is basically
a historical place, which is surrounded by forests and natural beauty.
Being a very small city it does not offer much to purchase and shopping
malls are absent. Nevertheless, one can buy some local handicrafts
and items made in the region. These items make good souvenirs and
decorative pieces. Items made from gold and silver are particularly
popular among the tourist as well as the native people. One can
always go for some handloom cloths and some colourful garments.
Being part of Vindhya range (Malwa), the influence of Vindhyachal
(Malwa) tribal art is clearly visible in on the handicrafts and
other items. One can also look for leatherwork.
Information on shopping in Madhya Pradesh - India