Cauvery Handicrafts Emporium


Headed to Mysore for shopping? Making a list of visiting places in Mysore? Checking the internet for tourist places near Mysore? Visiting Mysore for less duration and want to cover important Mysore visiting places? Then the place which we are going to talk about is a definite entrant to your list if you are interested in buying sandalwood or rosewood products or perfumery etc. from Mysore. We are going to tell you about Cauvery Handicrafts Emporium which is a unit of Karnataka State Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited (KSHDCL) and is government owned. Beware of fake names as there are many places which go on with the name ‘Cauvery’ or ‘Kaveri’, however there are only two original Cauvery. One is located near K R Hospital Devaraja Mohalla, Sayyaji Rao Road in Mysore and the other in Mysore palace premises.

Being one of the best visiting places in Mysore for shopping this place surely is always one of the must visit tourist places near Mysore. Here you are protected from unusually high prices levied by shopkeepers as it is government owned so the goods have price tags attached to them and you can buy your favorite stuff for the correct price. Cauvery was established to support, promote and protect the Kannada craftsmen and the handicraft industry of the state. The craftsmen are protected from the middlemen and they get the right price for the hard work they put in to make the amazing set of products.


KSHDCL was established in 1964 and looks after the requirements of the state’s handicraft industry. It has taken various steps so as to ensure that the rich heritage of the state is not lost in the ever growing modern culture:

  •         Setting up of various craft complexes for the craftsmen wherein they are provided with the required material to showcase their unique talent in the form of the products they make.
  •         The raw material which is required is provided at subsidized rate to the craftsmen.
  •         Also training is provided to the craftsmen to further enhance their abilities.
  •         They are always being updated with the latest market trends and exposure is given to them to the latest technology.
  •         Handicrafts from Karnataka are marketed under the brand name ‘Cauvery’ by KSHDCL

Indian arts and crafts are in great demand all over the globe as they really add elegance to any kind of decoration. For all lover of arts out there this emporium is one of the most enthralling visiting places in Mysore.


This is one of the most fantastic and colorful tourist places near Mysore for shopping and is also a must on the package of Mysore visiting places. There is no pressure on you to buy. You can simply visit this place to have a look at the unique items available here which showcases the talent of the local craftsmen. Following categories of products are available at the Cauvery Handicrafts Emporium:

  •         Sandalwood Products
  •         Perfumery and Incense Sticks (Agarbathi)
  •         Rosewood Products
  •         Shivani Products
  •         Metal Crafts
  •         Bronze items
  •         Lacquerware
  •         Dhurries/ Paintings/ Batiks
  •         Silk sarees

Events showcasing the rich heritage of the state are also held which are an essential to keep on your itinerary of Mysore visiting places if you come to know about any such event as you will be gladdened and overwhelmed by seeing the exquisite heritage and the efforts of the indigenous craftsmen and the handicraft industry. This place is open all week long from 10:30 AM to 08:00 PM.

We are again telling you that there are many places in Mysore which go by the name Cauvery or Kavery or KCavery or ICavery. All these are fake places and you must be aware where the auto-rickshaws or cabs are taking you as they are usually paid commission to bring customers to these fake places.