When you know with 100% certainty you want a fabulous bansuri and you are willing to pay a premium for quality, get yourself an Anubodh bansuri. I have been playing his bamboo flutes for years.
flute makers and flute construction
Have you ever wondered what the 7th hole on the bansuri is for? Or how you can actually play it, since sometimes it seems like its just too far away? If so then you are in the right place! While most bansuri players in the world play six hole style, there are a small number of flute players whose playing includes regular use of the 7th hole. I am one of them!