Have a dream tour to Rajasthan but worried if there is any shopping attraction for tourist in Rajasthan? You would be wrong if you think so. Shopping is one of the prime attractions in Rajasthan that draws tourist from all over the world. It is a shopper’s paradise. The markets in Rajasthan are so vibrant with full of beautiful things from traditional items to modern goods that one’s purpose of dropping into one market will get divert the moment one step into it.
The arts and crafts, textiles and jewelry of Rajasthan are widely known the world over for their brilliant beauty and quality. The attractive handicrafts which reflect the rich cultural heritage of the state is one of the most sought after shopping items by tourist coming from all over the world. Traditional paintings, gold and silver jewelry, stone carved articles, wooden carved furniture and toys, tie and dye fabrics, block printed fabric, embroidered fabric, jutis, leather ware, saris, blankets, cotton rugs and handmade paper are some of the popular shopping attractions for tourist in Rajasthan. These shopping items are available throughout Rajasthan but visitors will find the most in markets of popular cities such as Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Chittorgarh, Kota, Ajmer and Mandawa. Each market in these cities has a lot to offer.
Shopping is very much a part of one’s tour whether in Rajasthan or anywhere in the world. Any dream tour is said to be incomplete without a piece of thing bought from the visited destination as you traveler knew better than I do. Yes, tour without shopping is like missing a medal in an Olympic. So, to make your dream tour a successful and complete one, I would like to share with you traveler some of the most popular shopping items that you can buy when on a tour to Rajasthan and also the best place where you can get from.
Rajasthan is also widely known for its arts and crafts with traditional taste. Some of its famous traditional paintings include miniature painting, portraits, painting on clothes and furniture. Two notorious paintings that are much sought after are Phad- painting depicting the tales of Pabuji, and Pichwai- depicting the life of Lord Krishna. Most of the famous paintings can be found in Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur, Bikaner, Nathdwara and Kishangarh.
Tourist can find several types of jewelry in Rajasthan. The land is known the world over for its precious and semi-precious jewelry. Johari Bazaar in Jaipur serves the perfect destination for jewelry shopping such as Kundan style in Meenakari work, Gopalji ka Raast and Haldiyon ka Raasta. Thewa work or glass enameled jewelry can be found in Udaipur while silver jewelry can be bought from Jaipur, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur. Thewa Gold jewelry is found in Chittorgarh.
Textiles of Rajasthan are known the world over. Block printed clothes, tie and dye fabrics, embroidered fabric are some of the popular textiles shopping items that can be bought from Jaisalmer, Kota, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Chittorgarh, Udaipur and Mandawa.
Stone and Wooden carved articles
Stone and wooden carved articles such as wooden boxes, wooden toys, wooden shrines and furnitures can be best bought from Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Mandawa and Jaipur.
Several other shopping items such as jutis, handmade paper, and tablecloths in mirror work, leather footwear, blankets, wool carpets, brass wares, quilts and dhurries, saris and bangles are also widely available in Rajasthan. Every shop and market in Rajasthan is flooded with full of beautiful things that visitors mind and plan can be diverted at any moment and place.