Mysore has been famous for silk sarees since ancient times. The Wodeyars, the erstwhile rulers of Mysore, encouraged and patronized the craft of weaving silk. Mysore silk, as it is popularly known, is a cherished possession among women even today. Visitors to Mysore always make it a point to buy these exquisite hand-woven pure silk sarees especially designed with gold borders. Mysore is full of these saree stores, where you can buy not just Mysore silks but several other varieties like Dharmavaram sarees, Kanjeevaram sarees and Banaras sarees to name a few. MetroMela lists out a few prominent stores where you can buy these silk sarees to suit your taste.
Silk saree stores on Devaraj Urs Road
We first step into Badsha’s Saibeen Silks
which has an extensive saree collection. We check through the royal collection of Mysore silks, brightly colored Dharmavarams, regal Kanjeevarams, Pochampallis, Banarasis, Bumkai, Zardosi, Kanpuri and embroidered sarees. You’ll find sarees with the traditional mango border and others with the big butta pallus (large woven dots on one end of the sari). Our next silk saree shopping option for you in Mysore is Yashaswi's Kanchi Society
, which is a famous saree store in the city. It impresses us with its extensive range from Mysore silks to Kanjeevarams and all kinds of designer sarees. The store has a wonderful collection for bridal wear too.
MetroMela also suggests Sukri’s Silks
which has a large collection of Mysore silks, Kanjeevarams, Dharmavarams, Banarasis and designer sarees, as one of the best places to source silk sarees in Mysore. As we browse through the awesome collection, a special gold embroidered Mysore silk priced at Rs. 50,000 bowls us over. The store is an ideal place to shop for weddings and other family functions. Although the prices here are on the higher side, the quality is guaranteed to be superior. Menaka Silks
is known to stock sarees for all occasions. It has a wide variety of sarees which include the famous Mysore silks, Dharmavarams, Kanjeevarams and sarees with embroidery work. Pure georgette, khadi silk, crepe, chiffon and bandhni gaji are some other varieties available here. With a knowledgeable sales staff helping you to pick up the best, we guarantee a wonderful saree shopping experience here.
Silk saree stores on KR Circle
You can also drop into States Emporium
which offers a wide variety in terms of prices and types of sarees. It has Mysore silks, Kanjeevaram, Dharmavaram, Banarasi and designer sarees. Well-informed sales executives and classy interiors, add to the shopping experience. Situated in the heart of the city in KR Circle, Bhojayya Shilpa Silks
can be counted upon as one of the best ethnic wear stores in Mysore which also boasts of a large collection of silk sarees. The varieties of sarees range from Mysore silk sarees to Dharmavarams and Kanjeevarams to Banarasi. The color range is wide, including mehendi green, red, maroon, yellow, orange, cream and even black. Apart from silk sarees, you can also pick cotton and synthetic sarees from here.
When it comes to pricing, Mysore silks range from Rs. 1,300 to Rs. 50,000 and other varieties are available for anything between Rs. 300 and Rs. 25,000. Most of the stores offer tailoring and embroidery services as well. Happy shopping!
By Sachin Somanna