Famous Things to Shop in Mysore

Posted by happyeasygo on July 14th, 2021

Shopping is the primary thing that occupies the top position in the to-do list of many travellers irrespective of which place they are travelling. In a diverse country like India, there is something special offered by every city which is known across the world. Similarly, Mysore, a South Indian city, is famous for mouthwatering sweets, silk sarees, sandalwood oil and much more. So, grab your cheap hotel bookings and head to Mysore to shop for the famous things of this royal city, mentioned below:

  1. Silk Sarees

Decorated by the intricate golden zari work, the distinctive shine of the silk sarees is famous all around the royal city of Mysore. Famously known as Mysore silk, the history of silk sarees in the city dates back to Tipu Sultan’s reign. It was in the 20th century when Mysore saw a boost in the saree shops. And ever since, women from across the world visit Mysore to shop for this beautiful six-yard saga.

Famous shops to buy Silk Sarees: If you wish to buy authentic Mysore silk sarees, the Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation, formerly called the Government Silk Factory, or head to the Mall Of Mysore.

  1. Mysore Pak

This is for all the sweet tooth. Mysore Pak is a famous sweet of Mysore. Prepared lovingly with several ingredients, including sugar, flour, ghee etc., every bit of Mysore Pak will surely relish your taste buds, and you will be left craving for more. Without relishing this delicious sweet of Mysore, your trip to Mysore would be incomplete. Do not forget to get a little Mysore Pak packed for your loved ones before you head back home.

Famous shops to buy Mysore Pak: Several Mysore hotels will guide you to the famous shops for Mysore Pak, such as Guru Sweet Mart at Sayyaji Rao Road and Mahalakshmi Sweets at Devaraj URS Road.

  1. Sandalwood Products

Mysore is famous for sandalwood ever since 1917, owing to the city’s dense sandalwood forests. Tourists and locals can shop for sandalwood oil, perfumes, incense sticks, scented soaps and other sandalwood products from Mysore. You can also indulge in a tour of the sandalwood factory, where you can also witness the whole process of sandalwood oil extraction.

Famous shops to buy Sandalwood products: Tourists can buy pure sandalwood items from The Government Sandalwood Oil Factory at Ashokapuram, Devaraja Market and Gandhi Square.

  1. Incense Sticks

Incense sticks are like thin sticks covered in coal. Once dried, these are dipped in fragrant oils and perfumes and are used majorly for religious purposes. The incense sticks manufactured in Mysore are famous in the entire world. Famously known as the Agarbattis, these incense or joss sticks come in many fragrances like jasmine, sandalwood, rose, lily, and more.

Famous shops to buy incense sticks: One can shop a wide variety of incense sticks from Devaraja Market and KR Circle.

  1. Mysore paintings

The famous traditional paintings of Mysore are known as the Ganjifa paintings and are made by the locals. These paintings date back to the times of the engraved paintings in the Ajanta and Ellora caves. These paintings have graced and charmed millions of walls, including the Royal Palace of Mysore. The speciality of Mysore paintings is that they depict ancient art and culture, age-old Mysore traditions, gods and goddesses, and several myths and epics.

Famous shops to buy Mysore Paintings: Tourists can buy authentic Mysore paintings from the famous Cauvery Arts and Crafts Emporium.

To purchase these incredible Mysore items, book your hotels in advance by grabbing online hotel deals from HappyEasyGo and get the best price for your Mysore stay.

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