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Address: D, Varanasi 221002, India
Phone Number: 091-9415449348
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Manufacturing and selling handmade and only natural textiles like pure...

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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Beautiful silk and pashmina scarves at fair prices.

When you walk into Paraslakshmi Exports, Harish's shop in Varanasi, you see two large perhaps double king size beds in front of two walls of cabinets with glass doors. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 29, 2016
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

When you walk into Paraslakshmi Exports, Harish's shop in Varanasi, you see two large perhaps double king size beds in front of two walls of cabinets with glass doors. The cabinets hold what seem to be an infinite number of folded silk, pashmina, cashmere, cotton, and wool scarves, shawls, and bed coverings. He is extremely knowledgable. He directs his assistants... More 

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Dorris, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

Harish and his wife Malika run the Varanasi Homestay...a wonderful, top notch place to stay. In addition, they have this fabulous emporium of silk goods (at fixed prices, so there is no haggling.) Harish has been in the business for years, and really knows his field. It is simply a joy to spend time in his shop, with gorgeous silks,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stayed at the Harish and Mallika's excellent homestay , and found an added bonus... a treasure of silks in the showroom that is part of his establishment..we did not come looking for silks, we just came for Varanasi..and this too was a highlight ..why? because Harish the congenial proprietor has a rare quality in addition to his knowledge and... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Indian Harish Rijhwani is not a typical pushy Indian salesman; his nice, clean and spacious shop has fixed prices, he is knowledgable and is not offended if you don't buy. I think! - I bought beautiful material with me home. A silk brocade in two colours, and the most excuisite silks for blouses that will be sown by a taylor... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Shopping experiences in Varanasi can often be very pressured and stressful. Here at Paraslakshmi, Harish and his expert team have very high quality textiles including scarves, bedspreads and other materials. There is no pressure to purchase, and they patiently give you details of how the items were made. They even kept the shop open for us long after closing time... More 

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Largo, Florida
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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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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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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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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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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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