Get off the busy Cathedral Road and turn into Kalpa Druma! A true oasis from the chaos outside, this three-level boutique housed in a beautiful old building is sure to indulge all your shopping desires. From lovely cushion covers and kurtas to sarees, earthenware and quilts, this place can help you shop for everything in a single visit.
We particularly loved the crockery here. Tea kettles with wooden handles and stylish rustic mugs called out to us. They even have stunning wall hangings and tapestries sporting traditional Kutch work. Love bags? Roomy totes, small sling bags perfect for a dressy evening and even large carry-on bags – are aplenty at Kalpa Druma, and the lustrous silk and glistening mirror-work are sure to lure you into making a purchase.
Pick also from a variety of tiny patchwork throw cushions guaranteed to add pizzazz to your couch, curtain panels, bamboo mats, durries and carpets that will brighten up your living space. Looking for a cosy quilt? You’re bound to enjoy the Jaipur print razais on offer here. And for those blouses, tops or dresses you plan to get stitched, choose from reams of fabric – Ajrakh, Kalamkari, Ikat and Bagh.
Kalpa Druma also displays quite a range of sarees of different weaves and textures – from Kantha work and coarser khadi to Bailou, Kanjeevaram and Chanderi. They even have ready-made garments made of handloom fabric like skirts, tops, kurtas, ready-made blouses along with dupattas and stoles/scarves.
Guys, don't feel left out. Kalpa Druma has shirts and kurtas that are well-fitted, and you don’t have to constrict yourself to one or two choices! There's also jewellery here mainly featuring silver trinkets like nose pins, earrings and neckpieces, some dokra jewellery and a few terracotta pieces.
Kalpa Druma also sells all kinds of handicrafts. Painted wooden animals, small enamel boxes, kalamkari patches, brass lamps, small Rajasthani-style treasure chests that make for the perfect jewellery boxes, lacquer work tables, mini chests of drawers made with ceramic and painted in vibrant colours, blue pottery and bronze idols… we doubt you can walk out empty-handed.