Shopping in KarurApart from being a tourist attraction Karur is known for many other things like its temples, culture, textiles and fabrics, and cuisines. Karur is a great place to shop as well. The streets are filled with all kinds of things that you would want to buy. From clothes and jewelries to home linens, bags, foot wears and much more. So you can pick up things not just for yourself but for every one back home. Karur as we know is the hub of textile industries in the south and that is why it offers such a huge amount of shopping options.
Famous Shopping Areas in Karur
Jawahar BazaarYou can walk around in Jawahar bazaar which is the most famous place for shopping in Karur. South Indians are known for their love for Kancheepuram and other silk materials. Being a textile hub, Karur boasts of its traditional silk wears and excellent cotton materials of various types available in the city. Jawahar bazaar has many silk showrooms like Kalki silks, Thaila silks, K.P.M Santhu Pattu centre and Velan silks centre. Mostly by evening you would see maximum crowd of tourists flocking in these areas to shop. Well known brands like Ramraj cottons and Peter England shops are also located in Jawahar bazaar. Other apparel shops like Blossoms, Kadhims, Design walk, Basics lifestyle etc can be seen along the Jawahar bazaar road. Theaters, restaurants, and bakeries are also lined along the Jawahar bazaar road. So in-case you need a break from your shopping spree get into one of these and have a good time.
Covai RoadMany famous localities are adjoined to the NH 67 Covai road like Gowripuram, Gandhipuram, Ramanujam nagar, LGB nagar etc and as you walk along the road you would find that the whole area has many shopping centres and branded stores like Titan and Raymond’s. You can find silk giants like The Chennai silks in LGB Nagar and Karur silks in Madavilagam along the Covai road. Other apparel shops in that area are Derby’s, Blossoms, ladies choice etc, from where you can find modern wears as well as traditional ethnic clothing which satisfies the shopping needs of the whole family. The famous bag shop ‘Karur bags’, sells fancy bags manufactured in Karur. Walk along the road with your friends and family and surely you would find lots of interesting things to buy. Click here to read more on shopping places in Karur
Supermarkets in KarurBoth Sri Krishna and Kannan supermarkets are located near Covai road and hence are easy to spot and quite useful since they provide pretty much everything you need. Other ones are Vasantha stores at Bunglaw Street, Sri giri Maligai stores and Sarawsati Maligai stores at Jawahar bazaar.
Vegetable Markets in KarurThere are three major markets in Karur which are operated by the municipality. One of which is the ‘Uzhavar sandhai’ (farmers market). It is one of the most successful concepts accepted by the Karur district. Here farmers can directly come and sell the vegetables avoiding middle men which reduces the rates of vegetables helping both the sellers and the buyers. Other markets in Karur are the Gandhi market and Kamraj market, which caters to the needs of the people in and around Karur. Here you can buy fruits and vegetables in wholesale and at lesser prices. Bargain enough and get it at the best price.
Karur SpecialtiesNow there are certain things you just cannot miss while you are at Karur. In the textile sector, apart from the silk and cotton materials, Karur is most famous for its linens and fabrics. Kitchen, bathroom and bedroom linens are must shop items here in Karur. Karur is the largest manufacturer and exporter of linens in the state. Buy from amongst variety of curtains, pillow covers, bed sheets, carpets, dining table covers, towels, rugs, wall hangings, and aprons and decorate your home into a beautiful place when you get back. You would find these shops at Jawahar bazaar, Ramakrishnapuram and the nearby places.
Since ancient times, jewelery manufacturers had established themselves in Karur. Hence we find Karur’s love for jewelries from the presence of large number of jewelry shops here. You would surely be awed at the wide range of beautifully designed jewelries and accessories offered here at Karur. The famous jewelry groups, Kalyan Jewelers and Joy Alukkas showrooms are located at Jawahar bazaar and LGB Nagar respectively. The other well known ones are the Palanimurugan jewelry, Prabhakar jewelry, Sri Vasavi jewelry etc and many more.
With a lot of shopping options available here, you surely need to dedicate quite a lot of time visiting the various shops and getting amused at all that Karur has to offer.