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Paraslakshmi Exports

D-61/16, Sidhgiribagh, Varanasi, India
091-9415449348
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Ranked #3 of 23 shopping in Varanasi
Type: Shops
Owner description: Manufacturing and selling handmade and only natural textiles like pure silk, wool and cashmere textiles last 30 years and my shop is highly... more » Owner description: Manufacturing and selling handmade and only natural textiles like pure silk, wool and cashmere textiles last 30 years and my shop is highly recommended by many European and English language travel guide books from a long, long time. « less
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Oakland, CA
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143 reviews 143 reviews
19 attraction reviews
321 helpful votes 321 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is THE place to do your gift shopping (including for yourself) in this part of the world. There are exquisite silk neckscarves in gorgeous deep colors, woven silk shawls in beautiful patterns and bright colors, placemats, among so much more. The items from Paraslakshmi were the favorites of all I've brought home from several trip to India, for female... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

There's something humbling about being wrapped in the highest quality cloth you've ever seen. I stayed with Harish and went shopping in his textile shop and am grateful I stopped here before going to baba black sheep. He showed me how his products were the same as they offered and priced at half of what they showed on their website.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We were lucky enough to stay with Harish and his family in his adjoining Homestay during our time in Varanasi (also highly recommended). We did not know beforehand about the shop, but decided to visit during some of our tourism downtime. Harish's products are beautiful...we bought an extensive amount of scarves of all kinds and qualities, and my travel partner... More

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Lux
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

You have absolutely to wait until Varanasi and Harish to buy your pashmina, cashmere or silk scarfs. Fixed prices....and believe it or not....the best prices all over India! I enjoy my pashminas every day since it gets cold and they remind me every day Varanasi and Incredible India (& Incredible Indians).

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S.F.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012 via mobile

Our rickshaw driver recommended this shop to us. Normally we do not follow this sort of recommendations, due to the nature of the commission system, but we had been using this driver on several occasions and he always steered us in the right direction. And he was right! From the moment we buzzed the bell and were invited inside the... More

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HOMESTAY-VARANASI, Owner at Paraslakshmi Exports, responded to this review

Thanks a Lot. Regards. Harish More

Shropshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Large guest rooms with first class furniture, furnishings, facilities, service and cleanliness. The local area is quiet and secure, yet the central ghats are within close walking distance. Auto-rickshaws were arranged by the hosts at fair and pre-agreed rates, as were guided sunrise and sunset boat trips on the Ganges (with meal timings at the homestay tailored to suit). Meals... More

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Varanasi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

We got tip from our friends after going numerous places to find silk sari in Varanasi. It was totally worth going a bit further from the market area. Mr. Harish was everything our friends told, helpful and warmhearted man. Quality was excellent, prices right. We bought the silk sari, some silk skarfs and raw silk for 3 piece suit. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012 via mobile

I stayed at the homestay and shopped here. Enjoyed it because felt like it was a true no obligation to buy, no hassle shopping Experience which is hard to come by in India. Plus they have beautiful stuff. Found prices very reasonable plus appreciate they are fixed prices so don't need to haggle. I would go again! Siobhan nz

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Leknes, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

We were recommended the shop of Mr. Harish through some friends of us that had spend some time at his homsstay. We came there to buy fabric for a silk sari and were very pleased with the service and the fabric we bought. Mr. Harish is a honest and very helpful man. He sold us the silk for good price... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

A gem of a shop in a quiet neighborhood! This is an amazing place to visit, a clean and very professional shop with true quality as well as very reasonable fixed prices. I personally have never found more beautiful items in such a variety of colours and designs. Harish the owner comes out with a calm and friendly aura offering... More

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