As you walk inside Vijayalakshmi Silks & Sarees, you will find that there are brides to be and their families selecting bridal wear sarees. This large store also has quite a few salesmen who are knowledgeable about the sarees on display.
There is a separate section for fabrics, right near the entrance. Banarasi and silk fabrics with zari work are available. Check these pieces if you need to buy fabrics for blouses or to stitch salwar suits. As you walk further in, there is a large section dedicated to Kora silk sarees and Mysore silk sarees. Kora silk is the lighter version of the silk saree from Benares. Kora silk sarees with zari work are modern in design & very expensive. They are typically rolled up on long spindles and not stacked on the racks.
They cost upwards of Rs. 15000/piece. The Mysore silk saree selection is more traditional in design & colour combination. They cost upwards of Rs. 8000/piece.
Vijalakshmi Silks is however well known for expensive Kanjivaram and Uppada silk sarees. These are made inhouse. One can get a Kanjivaram saree starting from Rs. 5000/piece and going upto Rs. 50000/piece. Kanjivaram silk sarees with less expensive zaris and real gold zaris are available in bright colours and in a multitude of designs.
They have a good selection of Bangalore silk sarees as well. The texture of the Bangalore silk sarees is different from the Kanjivaram silk sarees. In addition, they have several varieties of cotton sarees from many Indian States.
There is a section for ready made blouses as well, where you can buy grand party wear & wedding wear blouses and match them to the saree of your choice. colour combination. They cost upwards of Rs. 8000/piece.
Parking is difficult though.