Shopping District of the City.

Trip Start Nov 06, 2010
Trip End Mar 18, 2011

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Flag of India  , Uttar Pradesh,
Saturday, November 20, 2010

Our walk though the main street from the Ganges brought us to one of the main shopping districts of the city.  The video shows what the traffic was like with people, bikes, motorcycles, cars and some cows all doing their daily rounds.

I think the most interesting thing was the beautiful people, their distinctive dress and look, made for some great pictures.

Varanasi is a noted center fine silks and brocaded fabrics, exquisite saris, brassware, jewelry, woodcraft, carpets, wall hangings, lamp shades and masks of Hindu and Buddhist deities are some of Varanasi's shopping attractions.

Varanasi has several small cottage industries, including Banarasi silk sari making, the production of textiles such as hand-woven carpets, and handicrafts. Banarasi paan (betel leaf) and khoa (a milk product) are popular, and the related small-scale industries employ many people.

Banarasi Silk is known all over the world for its finery and softness. Banarasi Sarees are adorned with intricate designs and zari embellishments making it popular during traditional functions and weddings. Earlier, the embroidery on sarees were often done with threads of pure gold.

We found many people purchasing many different items during our walk.
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