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Smart Shopping

Shopping in India can be a fun experience, with things to buy from different corners of the country, having different cultural background. Craftsmen and artisans from diverse regions make numerous things, which they learnt from their predecessors, and the trend follows a number of previous generations passing down their wisdom to the next generation. Shopping here ranges from the new and trendy branded products to artistic and home made local items. One should never forget to bargain at most of the markets, though fixed price shops and state run emporia can also be found.

Here are some of the shopping tips for you: 

  • To avail best shopping experience you must exercise bargaining in local bazaars.
  • Remember there is restriction on exporting certain things in India. Antiques which include sculpture, painting or works of art and crafts, instructive of science, art, crafts, religion of long-gone ages and of historical interest which have been in existence for not less than one hundred years of time may not be exported out of India. Manuscripts and documents of scientific, historical, literary or aesthetic value in existence for not less than seventy-five years; art treasures-not necessarily antiques but of artistic and aesthetic value, also cannot be exported out of India. For clarification on the antiquity of an artifact, a tourist can always get in touch with the Acts and Rules governing Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972.
  • Try to avoid shopping from the roadside peddlers as these sell duplicate articles at high costs.

Following things are recommended to be included in your shopping list, when you are visiting India:

  • Indian fabrics and clothes: Indian fabric industry is one of the main industries in the country. From silk of Varanasi, cotton of Rajasthan with its tie and dye effects, cotton of Chennai for its bleeding effect after wash, woolen of Kashmir, and many more, India has astonishing collection of fabrics, which can be used to make all kinds of dresses.

Clothes in India are usually inexpensive. Metropolitans have a range of fancy boutiques and showrooms of brands from all over the world. Small towns and cities have modest clothes shops and boutiques. Here you can have a tailor made dress in less time at very reasonable prices.

  • Jewellery in India: India is widely known for its royal designs in jewellery, especially from royal city of Rajasthan. South Indian gold is also known for its purity and beautiful designs.
  • Handicrafts and woodwork: Handicrafts in India include pottery, bronze and brass work, inlaid marble work, leather sandals and bags, colorful handicraft from Rajasthan and papier-mâché products from Kashmir.

Woodwork includes sandalwood, rosewood and walnut carvings from different, states and towns.

  • Miscellaneous: Other specialties of India include pickles, spices, handmade paper, teas, perfumes and musical instruments.
Important Note:

As per rules and directive principles issued by Government of India, all foreign as well as Indian nationals must have a photo-identity proof on or before arrival and the proof should be a legitimate one i.e. it is valid till date.

Additional Information:

  • There is no compulsion of tipping; it solely depends on discretion of the visitor. However the standard tip is 10% in bars and restaurants.
  • Public toilet amenities are far and few in India. Grab every opportunity to use toilets in places such as hotels and restaurants.
  • In India, most of the museums remain closed on Monday while archaeological monuments remain closed on Friday.
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