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“The best shop in Varkala”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Shalimar Weaves

Shalimar Weaves
Ranked #2 of 8 Shopping in Varkala
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Uppsala, Uppsala Län, Sweden
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“The best shop in Varkala”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

For me this was also the best shop experience in Varkala and the shopowner is a nice and honest man who is eager to keep good quality and decent prices. I can highly recommend him and the shop.

Visited March 2011
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Best shop in Varkala!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

I have known Mr Zahoor Ahmad for many years now. He is a very honest and trustworthy man. He likes to give value for money and have satisfied customers who will come back again. You will not be hassled by this man, you can look at the lovely things in his shop which have a clearly marked price tag on them and be sure your not being ripped off.
When you go home and compare similar items in your country you will have only one regret and that will be that you have had one or two things more.
It is a really a no hassle shop!!!!

Visited February 2012
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 reviews
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“Beautiful textiles and excellent service (no hustling!)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

Shopping in Varkala is not necessarily a pleasant experience. The name of the game is hustling and pressuring. Shalimar Weaves is the exception to the rule- it's a beautifully laid out store selling scarves, pashminas, and blankets from all over India. The prices are reasonable and there's no haggling. The manager is helpful when asked for assistance, but otherwise lets you browse at your leisure. By far, the most pleasant gift shopping experience I had in Kerala.

Visited November 2011
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