Usually many have the habit of shopping when they move on a trip and when you move to Mysore, you can shop at Mysore as it is a place of importance for shopping and listed below are some tips for shopping at Mysore.
1. Mysore Silks, Mysore Jasmine (Mysore Mallige), Mysore Sandalwood (Mysore Srigandha) and Mysore Eggplant (Mysore Badane) are the things that the city is famous for. The craftsmen of Mysore are equally famous.
2. Mysore is known all over the world for its silks. The women in India and especially in South India have used silk saris for a very long time.
Silk saris are worn especially on religious and auspicious occasions. The cost of a silk sari depends on the amount of 'zari' or gold it contains.
3. Most saris have gold lace on both edges of the sari and on its pallu-the part of the sari that is wrapped over the shoulder. There are private weavers in Mysore and there is the Government Silk Weaving Factory that produces beautiful silk saris, silk fabric and ties.
This factory has its showroom on Manandavadi Road and also in the shopping area around KR Circle in Mysore.
4. Craftsmen produce figures of Gods, Goddesses, jewel boxes, small gift items etc. Sandalwood powder and sandalwood oil is also available. Inlay work on rosewood is also popular. Things like teapoys, coffee tables and other items of furniture are made.
The best place to buy these things is the Cauvery Handicrafts Emporium of the Karnataka Handicrafts Development Corporation.