Bangalore, compared to many other
Indian cities is economical for buying silk fabrics, handloom fabrics,
garments, woolen carpets, sandalwood articles, rare antiques, gold and
silver jewellery, perfumes and incense sticks. Bangalore is famous for the
shopping malls, which have some of the finest and biggest showrooms in
India. This electronic capital of India has been attracting people for
Sandal wood, Silk and hand woven materials.
The Karnataka Handloom Development Corporation's 'Priyadarshini' Handloom House is located at various places. Bangalore is a good place to buy specialities from all over the state. Here one can find the fine Mysore silk and Sandalwood items. The inlay work from Karnataka in Brass and Rosewood are any collector's hunt. Ivory artifacts and the Lambani Jewellery make good decorative as well as gift items. Some of the popular shopping haunts in Bangalore are:
Bigade Road - Bangalore
This is a popular hangout for young people, because there is a lot of entertainment available, as well as there are a lot of shopping options. You'll get just about everything here. There is Rex (the best movie theatre in town), Cyber Cafes (offering coffee and the Internet access), a bowling alley, a discothèque, a video game parlour and quite a few eating places.
Commercial Street - Bangalore
This is strictly a shopping area with no entertainment outlets. Here, you can buy clothes, dress materials, jewellery and food.
Mahatma Gandhi Road (M.G. Road)
M.G. Road is a very popular commercial area. There are a large number of sari stores, like 'Deepam Silks' and 'Prasiddhi'.
There are two movie theatres namely Plaza and Symphony. 'Gangaram', a well-established bookstore and 'Higgin Botham' are very popular stops.
For radios, TV sets books and magazines, photograph material, silk sarees, textiles, garments and general goods. Shrungar Shopping Complex, Barton Court Commercial Complex, Public Utility Building Shopping Complex, Spencer Super Market, Coir Board Show Room, Natesan's Antiquarts Show Room for gift articles, artifacts and antics.
Residency Road (Now renamed Field Marshal C.M. Cariappa Road)
'Gangotri', Uttar Pradesh Government Handicrafts' show room, offering brassware, wooden furniture, jewellery, etc.; 'Mriganayani', M.P. Government Emporium; 'Utkalika', Orissa Government Handicrafts Emporium and 'Gurjari', Gujarat State Handicrafts Emporium, near New Opera can be visited.
For silk sarees, garments, children ware, textiles, Alankar Pearl Plaza Shopping Complex, Prabhat Shopping Complex, Janata Bazaar, Gupta Market, Sapna Book House, the largest show room of books at Thunga Complex (Opposite Tribhuvan Theatre) are all located in this area.