Shopping in Udaipur
Folk toys, brightly colored garments, hand printed textiles, batiks, dyed saris, metal images, silver jewelry, and the Pichwal wall hangings are some of the things that are enough to convert anyone into an ardent shopper in the fascinating city of Udaipur. This Romantic City of Rajasthan is popular for local handicrafts, particularly for the Rajput-Mughal style paintings. There are a variety of shops where you can find cloth lanterns and antique jewellery, unique to this region. So if shopping is your cup of tea, join us on Shopping in Udaipur.
A cluster of stalls on the Lake Palace road next to the Rang Niwas Palace Hotel and other the Jagdish Temple offers an ideal locations for all tourists to take and a stroll and shop or simply just window shop to your hearts content. Still following the tradition set by the Mewar Dynasty, whose benefaction of court painters led to the Mewar School of miniature painting, Udaipur's Palace Road even today sells the miniature painting of the Mewar school that offer as perfect souvenirs to take back home. These gracefully detailed works of art depict courtly life in Rajasthan, as well as landscapes, birds and animals and themes from myths and legends.
The Nathdwara village near Udaipur is famous for idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses and is available for sale in almost all shops of the city. The main markets in Udaipur besides Palace Road are Hathi Pol, Bada Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar and Chetak Circle. Rajasthali, the Rajasthan government emporium offers a wide choice of Rajasthani handicrafts, textiles and jewellery under one roof. Your visit to Udaipur will be incomplete if the enchanting Rajasthani Puppets will not accompany you back home.
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