Sowcarpet has no dearth of ethnic wear stores. From kurtis to sarees, lehengas and gowns, this place has it all. And in this maze of a place, we found you another store you must bookmark for your next ethnic shopping haul. Called Kala Mandir, this place offers a great mix of designer sarees and lehengas. The fabric variety here in sarees, in particular, is quite interesting and includes options like soft cotton foil, linen silks with digital prints, printed cottons and more. The Rajwadi silk sarees were our fave in the section. With a chic sheen, pretty prints and quirky colour combinations, these can help you make a statement. Their dyed work, linen silk sarees are also worth checking out if you're looking for a slightly grander look. Starting from about INR 1800, these look simply stunning. Kala Mandir also has lovely silk sarees that are great for weddings. You can also find some great gotta-patti work here. And if you're looking for some serious wedding wear, you must check out the lehengas at Kala Mandir. Net dupattas, silk ghagras, beautiful face work, contrast blouses, self-work embroidery - aah! They're a treat to see! Starting from about INR 4500, these can go up to 5 digit amounts, depending on the craftsmanship.