Shopping in Hassan


Shopping in HassanWhile traveling, one can have a great shopping experience with a lot of things to choose from. Some of these items have caught the fancies of people over the years and have become hot shopping things across generations. These are Pure Silk items, Sandalwood sculptures and Ivory items.

The silk sarees have adorned by women of all ages and other silk dress materials are favourites among all class of people. Hassan’s silk industry is quite popular among Indian tourists and a substantial portion of these handworks are exported to foreign countries, yielding foreign exchange for the government. Hassan has many showrooms selling many variants of silk sarees ranging from moderately low to very high.

Tourists can buy different gift items and souvenirs made of ivory like storage boxes, small but intricate sculptures of gods, goddesses and animals.

Major shopping areas of the city are:
  • M G Road
  • K R Puram
  • Gandhi Bazaar
These areas are lined up with varieties of shops on both sides, and one can spend an entire day shopping various things, before going back home happy. Hassan has shopping places serving not only the tourists, but also the locals. Latest fashion shops are there selling apparels for adults, baby shops and children wear. For book lovers there are few shops selling books like, Ashok Book Centre, Ananthu Stores, Hasanamba Book Centre, Murthy Book House etc. There are many furniture stores, home appliance stores, kitchen utensils stores and jewelry shops, catering for the local  consumption.Departmental format stores are also present in different parts of the district like ARK Traders, Ajith Stores and Anand Provision Stores.

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