Come January 15, 2019, the holy city of Prayagraj will be seen hosting its first ever Ardh Kumbh Mela. Being one of the largest peaceful gatherings for pilgrims in the world, the Kumbh Mela is expecting to have more than 15 crores visitors. And Varanasi being one of the best and easily accessible cities from Prayagraj will be the house for many as they come to take a dip in the holy waters of Sangam. But what do people do once they fulfill their desires and wash away all the sins of their life? They certainly would like to shop and take a souvenir or two from the city they came to. Following are some of the best things that people can buy and take away with them from the city of Varanasi.
4 Best Things to Buy in Varanasi
- Gulabi Minakari
This remains to be one of the unknown arts of Varanasi. Minakari on golden and silver metals especially silver can be found in Rajasthan and Gujarat. However, Gulabi Minakari is something which is only found in Varanasi. One can find the craftsman performing their art near the by lanes of GaiGhat. These can be used for home decorator which certainly remind you of your good times in Varanasi and Prayagraj.
Varanasi has been the house for some of the great musicians of India with the likes of Girija Devi and Ravi Shankar. The city is also widely known for its music in addition to the famous Ghats the city has. One can always hear the sweet sound of music around the streets of Varanasi. If you have any love for music, take away a flute from the city to remind you of the sweet memories.
- Banarasi Sarees
Among all the beautiful history, art and craftsmanship for which the city is reckoned worldwide, Varanasi is best known for its Banarasi Sarees. The rich cultural heritage of the city can be seen in these amazing intricate weaves. These weaves cannot be found anywhere else in the world. So if you are visiting Varanasi for Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD 2019), you have got to visit the Jagdish Das & Co., JDS Varanasi, which has a wide collection of pristine looking Banarasi Sarees. Buy it for your mother, sister, and wife, and we are sure they will certainly like it more.
- Hand Knotted Carpets
One can be dazzled by the amount of craftsmanship this city beholds. Hand-knotted carpets is another addition to the list of art that the city is proud of. Elegant hand-knotted carpets are available in different patterns and colors. These can serve as a great accessory to decorate your home and at the same time, remind you of the time in Varanasi.