Varanasi, or Benaras is said to be one of the oldest cities of the world. Mastering in music, art and craft, the place also has a lot to offer in shopping. Various places that come under the must visit list of Benaras include the Ghats and the Vishwanath Temple.
The most popular place to check out for shopping in Varanasi is Baba Blacksheep where you will get scarves, sarees and pashminas(shawls). Talking about indian wear, you will find a huge collection at the Shri Gandhi Ashram Khadi and Mehortra Silk factory. In case you are looking for some local crafts the places to be at are UP Cottage and Ganga Silk. Try to bargain at every place you might get good deals in Varanasi.
Shops in Varanasi also provide you with the musical instruments at reasonable rates. Apart from that the Benaras Art & Culture is the very old haveli which stocks some amazing sculptures, carvings, wooden toys and also paintings. Health conscious people could also visit the Organic by Brown Bread Bakery.