Shopping Tour of Bangalore

Shopping Tour of Bangalore
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$50
Duration: 5 hours
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Description

›A shopping tour is perfect for you if you're a serious shopper, a designer looking to do good sourcing from India, if you're a clueless business traveler who'll get shovelled if you don't take home presents for your family, or if you're just a connoisseur of good taste and appreciate beautiful things. Below is a rough program outline, of course customisable to your needs, mood, and taste.

Possible Shopping Program

• Visit a silk weaver and watch his men at work on Jacquard machines, the oldest computerised weaving technology of fabric that replaced hand weaving. Also get a chance to see how he lives and works in a 100 year old building, with his extended family, all in the same game.
• Take a walk down a lane dotted with small enterprises of embroiderers. Custom embroidery orders are taken by these people, most of whom happen to be men.
• Go to a commercial hub where local shoppers abound in Indian fashion. Window shop while you walk down.
• Take a food break in the middle of down town Bangalore, at a Dosa place known to have the city's best Butter Masala Dosa.
• Drape a sari at the city's most popular and trusted Silk Store.
• Try your hand at block printing a scarf for yourself.
• Visit a designer home accessories boutique where the traditional art of block printing embodies a new age avatar to find itself a place in the modern context.
• Visit a silver bender, who specialises in the rare, dying art of Filigree that was once used by Persian royalty to embellish their crockery.
• Stop by for coffee at a carefully curated designer boutique in the heart of the city, that homes collections by designers from across the country.

OTHER POSSIBLE INCLUSIONS
• Antiques
• Silks and fabric
• Home accessories
• Jewelry (precious and semi precious)
• Custom tailors (for men and women, Western and Indian)

›A shopping tour is perfect for you if you're a serious shopper, a designer looking to do good sourcing from India, if you're a clueless business traveler who'll get shovelled if you don't take home presents for your family, or if you're just a connoisseur of good taste and appreciate beautiful things. Below is a rough program outline, of course customisable to your needs, mood, and taste.