What to Buy in India
These shawls can be seen from many stores in India and are flexible fashion pieces that you can buy for yourself or for your loved ones back home. More than a fashion statement, a pashmina is known to be a useful piece of garment and can be relied on to protect the face and the body from heat during the day and to warm the skin during very cold evenings. Locally made pashmina is made from cashmere wool and is of high quality. When shopping, be sure to watch out for fakes as there are many counterfeits that come out often that are not as durable and beautiful as the real thing.
Silk is another popular item among shoppers. Indian silk comes in many different colors and patterns and are used to make sarees. Kanchi and Chennai are two of the places to shop for silk. Kanchi is recommended if you are interested in the craft or the actual making of the fabric. Chennai is preferable if you want to score great pieces at good prices.