Among the festivities of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in India, a series of programmes have found their ground across the country and the ongoing 15-day Khadi Festival and Silk Expo 2021 in Lucknow is part of the same. Taking place at the Indira Gandhi Pratishtran in Gomti Nagar, the event kickstarted on Saturday, October 16, and will continue until October 30. Head out to this extravagant show right away and let its colourful exuberance light up your festive preparations in a jiffy.
A one-stop shopping expo
Organised by the UP Khandi and Village Industries Board, the Khadi Festival and Silk Expo-21 in Lucknow centres more than 200 stalls, out of which 40 belong to the Silk Department. This expansive set-up showcases products and handicrafts from different districts in the state and otherwise, giving an elevated platform to young entrepreneurs to display their talents and skills.
Besides the khadi exclusive products, visitors may also find here, a plethora of swadeshi (indigenous) items at affordable rates. You can expect both quality and variety as you visit this one-of-kind exhibition in the city!
The display includes wooden utensils and carved furniture from Saharanpur, designer koti and sadri from the Clothing Village Industries of Dehradun, bed sheets and towels from Muzaffarnagar, pickles and murabbas all the way from the Sapna Village Industries in Pratapgarh and much more!
A range of women's apparel and accessories including Khadi sarees, shirts, kurta, pyjama, sadri and even jute coats are available at this expo. Various types of handbags, purses, belts, shoes, sandals from Kanpur's local leather cluster can also be found at this all-inclusive one-stop shopping expo.
The silk haven!
It is said that silk does for the body what diamonds do for hands and this exhibition is all the treat you need this year! An array of silk products, sarees and designer clothes, weaved in Mulberry, Tussar and Eri are showcased here. The star attraction, however, is a silk stall that puts out all the information about the elegant material.
Visitors can learn all about silk work culture or sericulture, to understand the entire process of how this beautiful piece of fabric comes into existence, through an engaging session here. If you want to become a silk shopping expert, there cannot be a better chance to learn about different types of silk, their use, and how to identify an original!
A paradise for the Diwali shoppers
This exhibition has come right in time for Lucknowites who're gearing up to upgrade the interiors of their home. With an exquisite furniture range and items including bed sheets, lamps and chandeliers, crockery, ceramic pots, sculptures, and much more, there is a lot here that you can use to decorate your home. To light up your Diwali celebrations, get your hands on handcrafted designer clay diyas and designer scented candles!
So what are you waiting for?! Grab your masks and make a move to get the best deals at attractive prices here.
Location: Indira Gandhi Pratishtha at Gomti Nagar
Date: October 16 to October 30
Timings: 11 am to 9 pm, Free entry