Udaipur – Like you have known as the city of lakes, palaces and historic connections, this tourist destinations offers more than a memorable lifetime experience. While you are planning a trip to Udaipur, we would like to share that keep your pockets full as you will witness a destination that offers a great deal of shopping experience.
When it comes to the shopping in Udaipur you can explore many places to buy the famous things of Udaipur. If you have already planned to visit Udaipur then we strongly recommend to keep a single day for an unforgettable shopping experience. There are many famous things that you can take home from Udaipur by visiting local markets such as
- Hathi Pol Bazaar
- Bada Bazaar
- Chetak Circle
- Bapu Bazaar
- Sadhna Emporium
- Lake Palace Road
- Jagdish Temple Street
- Clock Tower
- Maldas Street
- Ghanta Ghar Bazaar
While visiting all these famous shopping spots in Udaipur, you will come across many items that will tempt you to what to buy and what not! Don’t worry we have made it easier for your by listing here some the famous things to buy in Udaipur.
Paintings – an art form that was loved in the past, present and will be loved in future as well. The travellers coming to Udaipur often takes home the famous paintings. Similarly, if you are an art enthusiast and love to add a charm to your living or work space then the art form Udaipur will surely fulfil all the checks. You can witness artistic creations of Rajasthan like the Pichwai art work, the Phad composition, and the Rajasthani depictions or famously known Rajputana canvases. All the paintings depict the lively, rich culture which will change the entire look of your space and will be adored by all.
Paintings have a special place when it comes to history of Rajasthan. The famous art form you can see in the courts of Rajputana depicts state-of-the art form of episodes from Ramayana, Mahabharata, life events of Shri Krishna and other varied types. Not just Udaipur, other Rajasthan cities such as Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, and Bikaner also gives a glimpse of Rajputana artistic creations. Udaipur is famous for its paintings and sculptures especially the Rajasthani form paintings of the royal families, sculptures of Hindu Gods, abstract and designs which is famous worldwide. All these types if paintings you will find at the art galleries of Udaipur.
Danka Embroidered Cushion Covers
Furnishings that depict the culture and history of a destination gives a unique touch. If you are looking for something that gives a unique touch then you must purchase the famous cushion covers of Udaipur. The Danka embroidery on clothing and accessories is famous all across India and globe. You can visit shops in Udaipur and ask for Danka embroidered cushion covers. These are simply a big hit amongst local and tourists. Apart from the embroidered ones you can also shop other styles of cushion covers such as bead and metal embroidery.
You might have often heard from the fellow tourists, family members or friends about purchasing puppets from their trip to Rajasthan. Yes, how can you forget to buy the world-famous puppets of Rajasthan when you visit Udaipur. The Rajasthani manikins is something you would love to take back home as a souvenir or a gift for your special one. If you want to give a traditional touch to your place the puppets are the best things to purchase and showcase.
If you are a fan of leather collectibles and Udaipur is the right place for you to shop. Indulge yourself and shop the extraordinary camel leather items- the famous offerings of Rajasthan and which are highly visible in any local market of Udaipur. Apart from the rich and colourful touch across the city, you can find the pure leather items that are available which are emulating bright tints and sequins. Here you can visit the local markets and shop leather purses, wallets, jootis or jackets. As you know the leather items often costs more, we highly recommend to purchase from street vendors, as you will be able to bargain and get a profit to some extent. Whereas the shops offer fixed-price purchase of leather goods. Some of the best places to shop leather items id Hathi Pol bazaar and Manek chowk.
When you visit Udaipur, you will find the colours that will attract you to draw a closer attention. Yes, we mean the apparels. Rajasthan is often a preferred destination when it comes to shopping of clothes and accessories. In the markets of Udaipur, you will find the vividness in the colour, patterns, fashion apart from rest of the cities of India.
When you visit the local markets of Udaipur you will find shops, malls that sell the customary and world famous Rajasthani Bandhni print in forms of saree, kurti, lehenga, chunri and bags. If you are up for the shopping then straight away head to Bada Bazaar and Baapu Bazaar – these are amongst the famous local markets to buy these specialties. Apart from the apparels you can also find accessories such as stoles embroidered with mirror-works. We know you must be thinking of everything for women, definitely not, guys you can choose colourful turbans, bandhgala, jackets, and sherwanis that you can take home as a souvenir the official costumes of royal family members.
The most famous traditional footwear of Rajasthan. Shop Mojadis from Udaipur which will give a add-on look to your Indo-Western outfits with the hint of tradition as an ethnic Rajasthani look. You can find a variety of mojadis especially in different materials and colours. Just visit the local vendors and we are absolutely determined that you will not just take one but you will take more than that for yourself and your loved ones.
As you know Udaipur is the place of cultural and heritage in abundance and when you visit this popular tourist destination of India, we are sure you don’t want to leave behind the vintage collectibles. You will find the antiques like wall clock, flower vase, wooden objects, lamps, and other vintage stuff across the local markets and vintage collectible shops in Udaipur.
You will be amazed to see the art carved into the stone and will be all praise for the artists. The stone carvings are pieces of rough natural stone that are shaped by the magic of hands in a controlled manner. Just the way you will be amazed, you can also gift to your loved ones the attractive and decorative piece of carved stones. Udaipur is famous for its stone masonry sculpted by craftsmen whose work comes from generation to generation. These artists make the statues of Hindu and Buddhist god idols, antique statues, animal figures, human figures, frames, and lot more. If you are keen on purchasing the artifacts then we recommend to pay a visit to markets of Bhuwana, Ankara’s Stone Carving And Handicrafts, Indicraft Studio (Stone Statue Manufacturer), Art Stone Gallery.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Shopping in Udaipur
You can visit small in Udaipur city or stroll through a bustling market, roadside shops where you will find items that depicts the culture of Rajasthan.
Udaipur is famous for a lot of things when it comes to shopping. Here, you can grab items like ethnic wear, ornaments made out of precious stones and metals, handicrafts and souvenirs like puppetry dolls and keychains, Rajasthani artwork, traditional shoes of ‘jutis’, spices and herbs, traditional home decor items, and much more.
The clock tower, the famous shopping district of Udaipur is a nice place to shop at night. The market is famous for the Meenakari jewelry design of Rajasthan as well as legendary Polki, Lac, Kundan.
Yes, we strongly recommend to make a bargain while shopping at the local markets. You can get the items at a lot cheaper rate. Only mandatory thing is you must be an expert in bargaining.
You will be amazed to see a number of shopping spots in Udaipur. If you really want to cover all the places then we recommend to take an entire day for shopping.
Yes, you can taste the delicious traditional dishes and snacks to keep your shopping enthusiasm in full force.