Varanasi is a renowned centre for silk weaving and brassware. Fine silks, brocades, exquisite saris, brassware, jewelry, woodcraft, carpets, wall hangings, lamp shades and masks of Hindu and Buddhist deities, etc. can be bought here. The main shopping areas are Gyan Vapi, Vishwanath Gali, Thatheri Bazar, Lahurabir, Dashaswamedh Gali and Golghar. Be careful, however, while buying silk saris because duplicates are much cheaper than the real silk ones, but are not easy to distinguish.
Bottled ‘Ganga jal’ (water from Holy Ganga river) can also be bought for religious purposes.