10 Shopping Places in Udaipur. What and Where to Shop?
“The Venice of East”, Udaipur is exceptional! A myriad of colours & a treat for history lovers, it is a paradise for tourists. While the whole state of Rajasthan is an epitome of beauty & colours galore, Udaipur itself isn’t lacking behind, in fact it is a strong front-runner. Quenching the thirst of wanderlust among tourists, Udaipur has the charm of creating a treasured impression.
Udaipur, also a shopper’s paradise, has a lot to offer – from handicrafts to sumptuous eats, exotic leheriya & bandhej to exquisite jewellery. From awe-inspiring traditional paintings & decorative to leather bags & jutis, the city will not only tease but excite the shopaholic in you!
The Famous Shopping Places in Udaipur are:
1) Bada Bazaar – Pick authentic Rajasthani décor and beautiful Jutis
From small shops to big showrooms, Bada Bazaar is the main market of Udaipur. It is best place to shop for souvenir, silver & camel bone jewellery, colourful vibrant clothes & handmade jutis. Usually closed on Sundays, it is open from 9.30am to 6pm rest of the days.
2) Hathi Pol Bazaar – Eminent market for paintings
The market is a hub for delightful souvenirs, handicrafts, Rajasthani miniature paintings, Pichwai & Phad paintings and most recommended, beautiful embroidered ‘Nagra’ footwear made from camel skin. Open from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm, it is closed on Sundays though.
3) Chetak Circle – Handicrafts hub
Chetak Circle market is especially famous for the handicrafts sold here. From brass to wooden handicrafts, painted boxes, décor items, from pottery to puppets, jewellery boxes, semi-precious stones, everything is available here. It is open from 10 am to 7 pm & closed on Sundays.
4) Rajasthali – Shop all under one roof
This government emporium, fixed-price store, is a one-stop solution for all your souvenir shopping needs. You can choose from a plethora of options – brassware, terracotta pottery, blue pottery, furniture, paintings, oxidized silver & lac jewellery, fabrics, turbans, puppets, jutis & more. It is open from 10.30 am to 7 pm & closed on Sundays.
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5) Sadhna Emporium – Shop the exotic colourful Rajasthani clothes
Udaipur’s most affordable shopping place beams with variety of affordable textiles. Clothes, bedsheets, cushion covers, table covers, bags, diary and more of famous applique & running embroidery can be found here. The emporium was built to salvage the dying art of Udaipur and provide an income support for rural artisans. It is too closed on Sunday but are open from 10am to 7 pm on rest of the days.
6) Bapu Bazaar – For clothing, crockery, gadgets and much more
A buzzing market in the heart of the city which offers a lot to shoppers. Authentic handicrafts, crockery, clothing, shoes and so much more. Street food here is a must try. It is open throughout the days but closed on Sundays.
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7) Shilpgram – From their hands to yours
A heritage crafts village is every shopper’s dream. Spread out in a large area, it shows shoppers glimpses of rural lifestyle & showcases the artisans work. Pottery, handmade furniture, paintings, Rajasthani clothes & accessories & so much more. You can enjoy the folk music & dance too. Open from 11am to 7pm, it remains closed on Sundays.
8) Clock Tower – Jewellery hub of Udaipur
One of the famous landmark of the city, Clock Tower is also a well-known market hub. It hosts all sorts of fabulous jewellery- Lac, Kundan, Polki, Meenakari, silver & gold items. Crafted copperware & earthenware from here are also very sought after. It is active from 10am to 8.30pm and is also closed on Sundays.
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9) Jagdish Temple Street – Leather journals galore
The Leather hub of Udaipur, Jagdish Temple Street, is exclusively known for camel leather journal & diaries available there. Moreover, it has an array of things to choose from handmade postcards, puppets, terracotta & metal handicrafts & so much more. Functional from 10am to 8 pm, this market remains closed on Sundays.
10) Lake Palace Road – For all street shopping enthusiasts
Lake Palace Road is very well known shopping street of Udaipur. From a plethora of options to choose from, it hosts almost all that one needs to shop. Multi-hued textile of various prints- Batik, tie & dye, indigo, hand-embroidered material, brass & wooden figurines of Hindu deities, precious gems, silver & gold knick-knacks, and more.
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