Mysore, considered the cultural capital of Karnataka, is the land of palaces, silks and sandalwood. In fact, Sumangali Silks is one of the most famous places to buy silk from. With its traditional foundation, Mysore is popularly known for its royal heritage and magnificent buildings and monuments. However, shopping remains one of the most desired activity that tourists from all over the world come here to enjoy. Being a great place to shop for unusual and high quality souvenirs, Mysore boasts a plethora of small shops and factories selling exquisite and authentic silk.
Mysore silk sarees are luscious, velvety soft and legendary. With a rich history dating back to the 20th century when the royalty of Mysore took conscious efforts to boost the silk saree craft, they have been popular among the woman across the world for their fine texture and pleasant lustre. Some of the best places to shop for silk sarees and other products include the Government Silk Weaving Factory, KSIC Silk Weaving Factory, Sumangali Silks and other places.
Government Silk Weaving Factory in Mysore, with its showroom on Manandavadi road and in KR circle as well, produces beautiful and elegant silk sarees, fabrics and ties. Its name was changed to KSIC silk weaving factory. It was established by the Maharaja of Mysore in 1912. KSIC has been producing authentic silk products like sarees, salwar kameez, shirts, kutta, dhotis and men styles with pure gold zari for more than seven decades and remains one of the most famous place for silk shopping in Mysore. The factory is located in the heart of the city, on the Manandavadi road and it also has various showrooms across Karnataka. Another exceptionally popular multi level store to buy silk products is the Sumangali Silks in Mysore.
Mysore never fails to impress tourists with its wide range of markets for silk shopping. It still remains a shopper’s paradise.