As the treasure trove of a myriad of handicrafts, Mysore is a veritable shopping extravaganza. Government -owned emporiums, shops and the bustling bazaars teem with a vast array of delightful artifacts straddling silks, sandalwood crafts, traditional paintings, perfumes and lot more. The main shopping centers are around Krishnaraja Circle, Devaraja Urs Road and Sayyaji Rao Road.
The shimmering silks of Mysore figure prominently in shopping lists.
There are private weavers in Mysore and there is the Government Silk
Weaving Factory that produces beautiful silk sarees, silk fabric and
ties. This factory has its showroom on Manandavadi Road and also in the
shopping area around Krishnaraja Circle at the heart of the city.
Mysore is equally well-known for artifacts are made out of sandalwood,
rosewood and teakwood. Craftsmen produce figures of Gods, Goddesses,
jewel boxes, small gift items etc. The best place to buy these things is
the Cauvery Handicrafts Emporium of the Karnataka Handicrafts
Mysore is also famous for Agarbathies or incense sticks. A large
variety of incense sticks are manufactured by small and large
manufactures. It is manufactured here using locally available perfumes
like sandalwood and jasmine and the exported for Mysore and Bangalore to
the rest of the world. The best place to get all these items is the
Government Handicrafts emporium in Mysore.