Tant Ghar is a tiny, modest shop on Hewitt Road is the go-to for Bengalis in the city, for Bengali weaves, especially during Durga Puja.
Forty years ago, Shankar Bhowmick was traveling to Kolkota when a friend requested him to get a few Bengali sarees. On seeing the interest generated among a wider group of friends, Shankar decided to try his luck in this field. What started as a small shop with only six sarees, has now become a well-known shop that boasts of having the largest collection of Bengali saris not only in Lucknow but in the entire state. Tant Ghar sources their saris from the weavers of West Bengal. Hence, they do not keep any mill-made sarees. You will find tant, Dhakai jamdani, Baluchari and Garad sarees here. They also sells dhoti-kurta sets for men as well as the Laal Par Saree for Durga Puja.
Price: Rs. 500 onwards
Timings: During Navratri – 10.30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open everyday.
Rest of the year: 10.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Everyday except Thursday
Location: 4, Hewitt Road, Next to Goli Wada Pav, Lucknow
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BENGAL SAREE EMPORIUM
Though the name suggests this place is run by the state of West Bengal, but that is not the case. This place is run by a Bengali gentleman who set shop in Lucknow 40 years back, first in Naka Hindola and now in Lalkuan. You will find beautiful Dhakai sarees here. The sarees are manufactured in Shantipur in West Bengal and some come from Nadiya and Tangail districts in Bangladesh. And though the Indian yarn is excellent, the expert craftsmen of the Dhakai saree weave belong to Bangladesh.
Price: These sarees usually range from between Rs. 3400 and Rs. 8000.
Location: Sunderbagh, near Angelo Bengali Boys Inter College, Lal Kuan, Lucknow
Contact: 98389 37077
BENGAL HOUSE LUCKNOW, CITY GOLD & ARIHANY JEWELLERY
Once you find your way to Pandey Complex in Nishatganj, enter this shop to pick up a taint saree for yourself. They are passionate about selling Taant saree and will guide you well. Apart from taant sarees they have cotton sarees , sarees with Kantha stitch on cotton and silk both, cotton appliqué sarees and many more. They also have fabrics and cotton running materials. They also house some jewellery in 2gms gold and less, which is ideal for gifting purposes during Durga Pujo.
Price: Rs. 4500 onwards
Location: Pandey complex, Near Good Bakery, Nishatganj, Lucknow