Udaipur, the western state of Rajasthan is mostly known for us the romantic gateway of India but the hidden attraction of Udaipur is its shopping destinations. The great Udaipur is a shopping paradise in Rajasthan state with ethnic and ascetic valuable things. Udaipur’s roads and main centers are assorted with numerous shops which are ideals for shopping.
What made shopping in Udaipur more special means traditional crafts, authentic artifacts, jewelry, souvenirs, gift articles, vintage wares, gemstone & miniature paintings, colorful textiles, etc. So be ready with pocket full of money to enjoy the shopping in Udaipur. Here are the top 5 shopping places of Udaipur.
Hathi Pol Bazaar
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A major market in Udaipur for locals and tourists, Hathi Pol market addresses the uniqueness of Rajasthan culture and greatness through many things here. For the art lovers, this is the right place to visit. The things here are famous garments, handicrafts, miniature paintings, Pichwai & Phad paintings, and the colorful footwear which is made of camel skin and the popular thing here.
The one who visits Hathi Pol never misses the beautiful fabrics known as Bandhani and Leheriya. These embroidered fabrics are the most popular things which reflect the Rajasthan traditional look. The way to reach this market is near to the City Palace Complex and the timings are 11 A.M to 10 P.M (closed on Sundays).
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Ghanta Ghar or Clock Tower is like the shopping paradise for ornamental lovers located in the center of town. Clock Tower is flocked with numerous shops and they are filled with silver and golden ornaments. The abundant materials that are available here are handicraft items, copper goods, souvenirs, etc.
Most women love to visit this market zone due to the exquisite works of ornaments with meenakari, polki, and kundan. The antique jewelry with gemstones and handicrafts items in varied attractions like brass, zinc-silver, wood, ivory etc are the attractions. Timings are 10 A.M to 8 P.M and closed on Sundays. Explore the clock tower market of Udaipur while travelling through Maharajas Express which is the famous world’s leading luxury train.
Lake Palace Road
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An Ideal for shopping near the Lake Palace and known for wooden statues and traditional textiles. This shopping destination mostly famous for textiles. Different textiles in this area like hand-printed textiles, batik textiles, etc are the attractions of this road.
Here a number of shops are famous for souvenirs to take them with you as a token of gift for visiting the place. The Hindu deities in wooden and brass materials are the key attractions and other things like precious gems, silver trinkets, and kundans etc. Timings are from 10 A.M to 6.30 P.M and market remain closed on Sundays.
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Bada Bazaar is the oldest market area in Udaipur and known for Rajasthan’s traditional things and mainly Jutis means footwear. The shops in Bada Bazaar are colorful with multiple traditional attires, jewelry, and ethnic items. For tourists, Bada Bazaar is like a buffet of Rajasthan’s traditional items.
The best picks from the shops of Bada Bazaar means silver and gold jewelry, and the jutis which are made in Rajasthan traditional style, souvenirs, etc. While shopping in Bada Bazaar show your skills in bargaining to get the things cheaply. Timings of Bada Bazaar are from 10 A.M to 8 P.M and closed on Sundays.
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A must-visit place near 3 kms far away from Fateh Sagar in Udaipur to experience the lifestyle of Rajasthanis. Shilpgram in Udaipur located in 70 acres of land and completely filled with mud huts, wooden houses, and many traditional attractions. Shilpgram is the best choice to see the things and items used by rural people.
Plan your trip and know more about the Maharajas Express train fares. Here you can find all rural items like handicrafts, wooden furniture, pottery, clothes, artworks, khadi items etc. And some special shops with uncut glass materials are famous here. This village crafts will be operated in the month of December but some stalls are permanently opened here. The major attraction of Shilpgram is the Puppet Show.