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Paraslakshmi Exports

Address: D-61/16, Sidhgiribagh, Varanasi, India
Phone Number: 091-9415449348
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Ranked #1 of 30 Shopping in Varanasi
Type: Shops, Shopping
Owner description: Manufacturing and selling handmade and only natural textiles like pure silk, wool and cashmere...
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Type: Shops, Shopping
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.

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Largo, Florida
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159 reviews 159 reviews
10 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We stayed at the Homestay over the Dev Diwali festival which was all wonderful. I reviewed the Homestay in a separate review. Owner Harish and family have a great textile shop in the street level of their home. I don’t think that the prices were the absolute best, but I felt extremely confident that I was getting good value. Harish... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Although I generally do not have much patience and enthusiasm for shopping, while in Varanasi I was hot to find a special gift for my sister. I loved the whole Paraslakshmi Exports experience! At no time was there any pressure to hurry up and choose, or even to buy anything at all. I looked at a dizzying array of vibrant... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were accommodated at the Homestay also at this location and became so entranced by our breakfast and dinner conversations with Harish that we had to ask to see his textile shop, the site of the previous evening's private sitar and tabla concert. There, Harish told us how he got into this business and how he developed it, eventually gathering... More 

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new mexico
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182 reviews 182 reviews
84 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Yes, this is THE place to buy anything textile in Varanasi, yes, the service is marvelous, and yes the prices make you want to put together a whole container and ship them home!! As it was, I bought three and gave way two to rave reviews (had to keep one for myself :) We, too, stayed with Harish and his... More 

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Oakland, CA
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158 reviews 158 reviews
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342 helpful votes 342 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
90 helpful votes 90 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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