Manager: R.P Khanna
Address: D-57/3 Sidhgiribagh Road, Sigra, Varanasi, 221010 (next to Spencer's Grocery)
Jharcraft specializes in organic handmade fabrics and clothes in silk, cotton and linen products. The dyes are organic as well as the fabrics. Jharcraft is a business of the government of Jharkand, India. All products are hand made by residents are Jharkand state. Come by Jharcraft and see what hand woven cloth feels and look like. You will be astonished at the high quality of these handmade fabrics!
North Square, Shastri Nagar, Sigra, Varanasi
Fab India specializes in pre-fitted Indian style clothing such as sari, salwar kameez and kurta pajama. There are table clothes, furniture and some glasseware at this Fab India as well as organic dry foods, creams and candles.
Owner: Sheetal Kumar
Address: Nandan Sahu Lane, Chowk, Varanasi
Sheetal Kumar sells high quality silk sarees. He is a wholesaler who sells to shops. As a wholesaler, he sells at a significantly lower price than the shops. His shop is hard to find, but if you are standing at the Chowk police station (and looking across the street), go straight down the main lane leading to the ghats. The second left you can take upon entering the main lane is a tiny lane about three feet wide (100 meters from chowk). Go to the end of the lane (20 meters) down some stairs and then up the right staircase. Sheetal Saree is on the first floor on the left.
Gyaneshwar Silk Industries
D-1/32, Lahori Tola, Varanasi
Gyaneshwar Silk Industries specializes in all types of silk fabrics including saris, duvee covers/sheets, bed covers, scarves (25 different weaves and colors), Pashminas (all qualities from rs 300-15,000) and silk on rolls (per meter rs 250-900 depending on quality). Email or phone Ajit for directions.
Owner: Menu Damani
Durgakund, Damani Nivas, Varanasi
Menuji had an idea to create a boutique sari store and that is exactly what she did. From floor to ceiling, not to mention the saris and kurtis, she is designing. Most of the clothes are "One piece concepts" meaning, you won't see it worn by any other person. Menuji sarees, western kurtis, suits, bags, bedsheets, jewelry and accessories. When you enter the shop, you will notice right away that there is a lot of light. She wanted it to be so and has installed huge windows for that purpose. You might wonder were to get your sari or suit stitched. However, Menuji has thought of that as well and gives stitching is free. Stop in and see a beautifully designed boutique shop and don't forget to look at the designers sarees as well!
Dashashwamedh Road, Varanasi
Probably the biggest store on Dashashwamedh Road, Suvidha specializes in Saree, Lehenga and Chunni fabric and stitching. There are many small shops on both sides of the Dashashwamedh road. None of them compare to Suvidha as this shop boasts three floors with window to look below. As you walk towards Vishwanath lane, you will notice a hallway on the left side. That is the entrance and will lead to the large interior of the shop. Om Prakash Shewaramani is the owner and has been running the shop for twenty-five years. Give Suvidha a try for Sarees.