Gandhara.

The other day our Ahamu service got a question regarding Home Decor in Colombo and we realized we hadn’t been too diligent about covering places where you buy things for your home. To fill this gap in our coverage we trotted/tuked off to our neighbors Gandhara.

Now Gandhara is more a high-end decor empire than a shop. Along with its off shoots and affiliates the store occupies an entire swathe of Stratfrod Avenue. Inside the many-floored, several-roomed emporium you can find everything from antique Chinese cabinets and figurines from South Indian temples to more pedestrian items like candle stick holders and forks.

There are lot of very lovely things here – the collection of wooden horses and some of the Sri Lankan bronze work is quite exceptional however nothing is inexpensive.

You’ll struggle to find anything in the whole huge space for less than Rs 3000. That’s not to say your getting poor value for money- nice things are expensive and for certain big ticket items Gandhara prices aren’t worse than any where else. You can pick up a nice sofa set for Rs. 60 000 and carved antique pettiyas for Rs 100 000 which is the same priced you’d pay anywhere else. For unusual and attractive wedding gifts it’s worth checking out. From Rs. 3000 and up you’ll find some boxes and bowls that should serve as worthy gifts.

The sheer size of the place means it’s more or a one stop shop than paradise road/barefoot (no furniture) and it’s a pleasant place to wander about- there’s a Barista’s attached and Cafe Che is next door so you can grab lunch/coffee and browse the beautiful things. Good for window shopping and the odd big ticket gift- but of course if you have the means and inclination to pick up a Rs 300 000 antique wooden horse- well go ahead… I would.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp

Highlights.

Latest.

KAMU.

The Delightful Indian Cuisine at Navaratna by Taj Samudra

Navaratna is an Indian Restaurant located in Taj Samudra Colombo. Taj Samudra is a 5-star

Kamu

10 Places to Get Sushi in Colombo

By Janani Vithanage A Japanese dish most often presented as vinegared sticky rice, seafood or

Highlights Kamu Yamu Guide

An ideal dinner date spot in Colombo – Ward 7

By Shamrina Carim Are you struggling to decide where you could have a decent fancy

Kamu

Reaching new heights at Virticle by Jetwing’s rooftop bar & restaurant

We were so excited to go to the highest rooftop bar & restaurant in Colombo

Highlights Kamu

Satisfy your Kottu cravings at KottuLabs

Located in Nawala down a little lane, Kottulabs is home to the widest and most

Highlights Kamu

A flavorful journey to the North East by Paadum Meen

An ecstatically beautiful place located down Frankfort place, Bambalapitiya has caught a significant eye for

Highlights Kamu

Trending.

Savor The Salt Of The Sea At Hilton Colombo

Fresh from the seafood markets to your table Colombo, Sri Lanka – 20th June 2022 – Partake

Trending

10 Types of Sri Lankans in Petrol Queues

By Janani Vithanage These days, spending time in the petrol queue is almost every Sri

Highlights Trending

Celebrating life with Perera & Sons

by Shamrina Carim Perera & Sons holds a privileged history of catering to the most

Highlights Trending

Before You Watch… Jurassic World Dominion

By Shamrina Carim The movie On a critic of honest opinions, Jurassic World Dominion is

Trending

Treats fit for a King at Ramada Colombo this Father’s Day!

Enjoy Father's Day special Grill, Lunch, Dinner, Deliveries, and Stays… This June 19th, we all

Trending

Celebrate Father’s Day with your Super Dad at Hilton Colombo!

Looking to express your gratitude for the superhero of your household this Father’s Day? Hilton

Trending

Yamu Guide.

10 Places to Get Sushi in Colombo

By Janani Vithanage A Japanese dish most often presented as vinegared sticky rice, seafood or

Highlights Kamu Yamu Guide

The ideal skin care routine with Bio Oil

By Shanali Fernando Feeling overwhelmed, confused, and/or frustrated by the multitude of competing messages about

Highlights Yamu Guide

5 common causes of Dry Skin

The general cause of itchy, dry skin might seem like a no-brainer: It's a lack

Highlights Yamu Guide

7 Places to Watch the SL Vs. AUS ODI Matches

By Janani Vithanage Sri Lankan cricket may ot have been on its best footing over

Highlights Yamu Guide

5 Cooking Tips from Knorr

By Janani Vithanage Being a mother in today’s world is no easy task. From waking

Highlights Yamu Guide

How Bio Oil reduces scars

By Shanali Fernando Still curious about this little pink bottle of magic and what it

Highlights Yamu Guide