Ten-Second Takeaway

A boutique located in an actual house, Ambara offers everything from handmade clothes to gardening accessories.

House Specials

A beautiful two-storey house has been converted into a boutique with rooms dedicated to sarees, jewellery, Indian and fusion wear, and the upstairs section offers home decor, toys for kids and kitchen accessories. Outside the boutique is divided into a cafe {Cafe Cerrise} a garden cum shop that offers planters, saplings and other horticultural accessories.

Of drapes and dyes

ambara boutique at ulsoor has saree, jewelry, stitched clothes

Source: Rema Kumar’s exhibition at Ambara in February 2016

You will find here beautiful Chanderis, luscious Pochampally Ikats, printed silks and some cottons. What is really interesting is their section dedicated to saree blouses. These ready-made blouses are available in sizes from small to XL and are a mix of prints, silks with embroidery and patchwork. Our favourite corner though is the one dedicated to Delhi-brand People Tree that stocks tunics, shirts, dresses and kurtas for women in their signature prints and vegetable-dyed fabrics. Also look out for cigarette pants, palazzos, stoles, and dupattas in prints as well as solids here.

Bauble Alert

Ladies, those looking for jewellery that will match your ethnic looks or even bridal wear without wanting to dole out too much cash, can go for Ambara’s collection of stunning temple-style jewellery {gold plated on silver} including a lot of ornate jhumkis, jewellery sets and some costume pieces too.┬áThe upstairs section stocks vintage crockery from Kadaikudi in Chettinad, table and bed linen, cushion covers, stuffed cloth toys for kids and more. Just where you need to settle your bill, you will find a table stacked with interesting board games, painting kits, fridge magnets, and even really pretty wrapping paper.


Don’t forget to get onto their┬ámailing list or follow them on Facebook because Ambara regularly organises exhibitions featuring well known designers and handloom labels from across the country.

So, We’re Thinking…

If we have a last-minute saree to buy or desperately need elegant earrings to match our festival look, we usually end up at Ambara. Plus, their collection of saree blouses and indo-western outfits have our hearts.

Where: 22, Annaswamy Mudaliar Road, near Ulsoor Lake, Ulsoor

Price: INR 100 upwards

Contact: 080 25575196

Timings: 10.30am-7pm

Find them on Facebook here.