Visitors come to the visit this rich culturally diverse city from around the world for several reasons. However, come the month of January 2019, the city will be seen hosting the 2019 Pravasi Bhartiya Divas. And with this, people around the world are invited to visit the holy land of India. However, no matter what the reason of your visit would be, we all want to take back a piece of souvenir for our self. Here are the few recommendations for the best things to buy in Varanasi during your Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD 2019) visit.
- Banarasi Silk Sarees
The Banarasi Silk Saree from Varanasi is every woman’s delight. It is as elegant and pristine ethnic wear that you will find anywhere else in the world. If you are visiting Varanasi for PBD 2019, then you must definitely buy it for your wife, mother or sister. You can get your hands on this amazing piece of clothing in a variety of different shops around the city, but Jagdish Das & Company, JDS Varanasi has a wide assortment of banarasi silk saree for almost every individual personality. It is a must-have from Varanasi.
- Holy Water of Ganga
Ganga Jal or the holy water of Ganga remains to be one of the biggest export from Varanasi. As you walk through the lanes of the city, you will find it available at every other shop or store around all corners of the city. The water can be stored for a long period of time, and you can carry it along with you inside a plastic or copper can.
- Glass Beads
Varanasi has one of the largest manufacturing units for Glass Beads and is available in all different colors. The beads are crafted out from hand and can be bought at every other local shop in the city. They are so fascinating that you must absolutely take it back along with you as a souvenir.
- Rudraksha Mala
This organic jewelry is widely adopted by Hindu devotees and is believed to be a tear of Rudra, who is the preceding form of Lord Shiva. It is believed to keep you away from harm’s way. One can find this in the local shops near the ghats.
- Wooden Toys
No other country other than India is as famous for its love for crafting and diligence in craftsmanship. You can see the same in Varanasi, with amazing wooden toys handcrafted by locals. These are absolutely beautiful and must be definitely taken away with you as a remembrance.
The city is also quite fondly known for its sweets as it is known for the Banarasi Silk Sarees. For people who love to eat, sweets more specifically, they are bound to fall in love with this city. Get a pack or two on your way back to the home, for your family and friends. It is a pure delight for your taste buds.