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Address: Akhil Beach Resort Beach Road | North Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
Phone Number: +91 94477 71504
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Come for the high-quality merchandise, and meet a terrific guy.

If you are in the market for gorgeous Kashmiri pashminas or unique, fine hand-crafted jewelry, do not miss this shop. But even if you aren't, I would recommend stopping by to have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 14, 2016
stairway2kevin
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Varkala, India
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Varkala, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

If you are in the market for gorgeous Kashmiri pashminas or unique, fine hand-crafted jewelry, do not miss this shop. But even if you aren't, I would recommend stopping by to have tea with the owner and operator, Zahoor John. I met Zahoor upon my arrival in Varkala, across the street from his shop before I knew anything about it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

This is a high quality shop selling much higher quality scarves and jewellery than anywhere else in Varkala. The owner leaves you alone and encourages you to look at everything you want. My friend bought a top quality pashmina which was pricier than she was expecting to pay (but still one tenth of what she would have paid in Liberty,... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

The pashminas are of a far higher quality than on the cliff and beautifully laid out - the staff will take as much time as you need displaying the different wraps and the shop is clean and air-conditioned - definitely worth a visit

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2015

We did a little bargaining for scarves at the shops by the beach to figure out what the price point for a pashmina is. But we don't enjoy haggling. We went to Shalimar Weaves based on Trip Advisor reviews and we were so happy! It is a quiet shop - to find it, ask the owner of the Juice Shack.... More 

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kathmandu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2015

This shop is the best place to get your gifts to take home for your family. It is filled with fabrics and jewelry of superior quality at a fair price. The owner Zahoor is a unbelievable honest man who I have known for over 10 years now. His greatest wish is your satisfaction. There is no hassling in his shop... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2015

I can only echo what others say about Zahoor at Shalimar Weaves He had a good selection of great shawls at fair prices and is a lovely guy to deal with, none of the normal hard sell. You'll find him in front of Akhil beach resort which is a bit behind the Tibetan market and the Juice Shack on the... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is definitely the best place in Varkala to buy scarves: Not only does it offer a very nice selection of high quality scarves, the very nice and honest store owner leaves you all time and peace in the world to browse his store. Another bonus: fixed and very reasonable prices - very refreshing to be able to take a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2015

This shop is located on the cliff a little behind in a friendly street; selling fabrics are beautiful and of high quality; Zahoor is adorable; He will guide you if you want in the discovery of his tresures.silk, silk and wool, pure wool, linnen, cotton , pashmina.A must! Very different from others!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2015

I agree with all other reviewers, the quality is impressive, the owner helpful and patient and the experience totally hassle free and pleasant. Shop hard to find, first day asked a couple of locals who were vague so took a tuk tuk from the top car park which was easy. I would highly recommend this shop. I did not bother... More 

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Knesselare, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2014

This place was recommended by a local. It is the first time I could take my time and look around and the owner is very pleasant and only speaks if you ask him a question. The shop has so much choice! Everything is clearly labled, you find silk, silk and wool, pure wool, linnen, cotton and different grades of pashmina.... More 

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