Udaipur is set amidst the rugged yet inviting landscape of Rajasthan and has inspired many visitors from across the country and around the world to come explore the sands of time. This city is a must-see on everyone’s list as it puts forward a grand display of Udaipur’s rich culture, well-preserved architecture, food, lakes and romantic backdrops.
If you are looking for places to shopping in Udaipur, you will find it at every nook and corner of Udaipur. So the next time you visit Rajasthan, explore some of the best shopping places in Udaipur as listed below.
1. Paintings Galore at Hathi Pol Bazaar
If you looking for some handicrafts and folk art, then the Hathi Pol Bazaar is the best shopping market in the Udaipur for your needs. The location is also popular for selling miniature Rajasthani paintings, Pichwai and Phad paintings, colourful ‘Nagra’ slippers that have well-designed embroidery. Anyone with a keen interest in art must check out Hathi Pol Bazaar.
The location is also popular for selling miniature Rajasthani paintings, Pichwai and Phad paintings, colourful ‘Nagra’ slippers that have well-designed embroidery. Anyone with a keen interest in art must check out Hathi Pol Bazaar.
2. Authentic Rajasthani shopping at Bada Bazaar
Bada Bazaar has a great assortment of small shops that display bright coloured traditional clothes and souvenirs. If you want to relish over your holiday trip to Udaipur, then shopping at Bada Bazaar will help you fill your shopping bag with lots of goodies to take back home.
Bada Bazaar is popular for Batik and Bandhani print sarees and textiles. Another segment of Bada Bazaar, known as Mochiwada Bazaar is a great place to pick handmade juttis. A novelty item at the Bada Bazaar is the jewellery made from silver and camel bone.
3. Street Shopping at Chetak Circle
For a complete shopping experience, a stopover at the Chetak Circle is a must. The buzzing market place is mostly famous for its street shopping in Udaipur.
One can find a great assortment of brass wares, traditional jewellery boxes, handicrafts, hand stitched papers, exquisite pottery, traditional lanterns, dancing puppets and so much more. Don’t miss the Mandi Bazaar at the Chetak Circle which is home to freshly ground spices and herbs.
4. Souvenirs from Bapu Bazaar
Bapu Bazaar is shopping markets in Udaipur which are popular for purchasing clothes, uniforms, crockery and khadi products.
The vibrancy of the market can be visualised by the chants of enthusiastic vendors who eagerly wait to sell their merchandise. Bapu Bazaar is also popular for its street food and doesn’t miss the mouth-watering gol gappas.
5. Rural lifestyle of Shilpgram
Shilpgram is a unique shopping experience in Udaipur as the area of Shilpgram is laid out with an array of traditional mud huts and wood-houses.
The location is also a great way to get a glimpse of the lifestyle of rural Rajasthani’s. In addition, you may be able to shop for handmade items like paintings, wooden furniture, pottery and clothes.
6. Emporium of Rajasthali
Rajasthali is one of the best shopping places in Udaipur to find a wide variety of Rajasthani crafts. Items sold at this venue give the visitor a deeper insight into the rich heritage and culture of the locals of Udaipur and Rajasthan in general.
Rajasthali showcases crafts made from brass, terracotta, marbles and also fabrics, puppets, jewellery, turbans and idols. Walking through Rajasthali will leave one with a sense of admiration for the hard work and dedication shown by the locals to produce such crafts, synonymous with pure labour of love.
7. Leather Journals from Jagdish Temple Street
Jagdish Temple Street is the place to be for leather goods, traditional wooden toys, bright coloured cloth lanterns and handmade postcards. The market is mostly popular for its camel leather journals and diaries.
8. Lake Palace Road Shopping
Mostly popular for embroidered textiles and wooden structures, Lake Palace Road is a good way to experience street shopping in Udaipur.
The markets sell wooden and brass statues of Hindu deities as well as a wide range of multi-hued Rajasthani embroidered fabrics. Additional, a curious shopper may even find precious gems and silver trinkets.
9. Copperware from the Clock Tower
Clock Tower is one of the best shopping markets in Udaipur. If you are looking for exotic items or copper goods made by master coppersmiths then this is the place to be in Udaipur.
From copperware to earthenware, or the legendary Polki and Meenakari jewellery, the Clock Tower has it all in one location. The workmanship and craft to produce these products is a reflection of the time and passion by the hardworking men and women of Udaipur.
Udaipur, the beautiful city of lakes and palaces offers a great range of activities to keep its visitors engaged and enjoy the thrill of being in the city.
So, the next time you travel, share your shopping experience of the best shopping places in Udaipur or let us know in case we have missed out on any shopping destination in the comments section below.