Udaipur has countless shops and many interesting local crafts that
make it a one-of-its-kind shopping experience. A plethora of items
like folk toys, colourful tie-and-dye-sarees and clothes, turbans,
hand painted fabric, silver jewellery, wall hangings and miniature
paintings in Rajput style are the favourite buys. The beautiful
images of gods and goddesses made in the nearby Mollela village near
Nathdwara are not to be missed. The shopping spots include a cluster
of stalls on the Lake Palace Road next to the Rang Niwas Palace
Hotel and others around the Jagdish Temple.
▪ Brass items, white metal
articles and textile can be purchased from the Hathipole.
▪ Cane Furniture and other items
from cane are a good choice and some of the items you’ll find are
beautifully crafted so you won’t be disappointed.
▪ Handicrafts A lot of big show
rooms are sprawled all over the city. A state-run handicrafts
showroom is situated at Chetak Circle.
▪ Carpets and Durries Woollen
carpets made in Persian style and cotton durries made in geometrical
motifs are an excellent choice
▪ Leather Articles Leather is an essential raw material for making musical instruments,
especially percussion instruments (such as the tabla and dhol) and
the stringed instruments (like kamaycha) used by Rajasthani folk
musicians. It is also used for footwear and other accessories and
the designs are plentiful.
▪ Paintings Anyone who is fond of paintings should not
miss out Rajasthani paintings which can broadly be classified as
Wall, Cloth and Miniature Paintings.
▪ Jewellery Rajasthan became famous for its jewellery
industry from very early times, being an important source of
precious and semi-precious stones such as emeralds, garnets, agate,
amethyst, topaz and lapiz lazuli.
▪ Pottery Clay is extensively used for making pots,
dolls and other objects. Brush-painted images of folk divinities are
sold in village fairs during festive times such as Gangaur, Teej and
▪ Puppets or kathputlis are lovely things that can be bought from Rajasthan and can add lively charm to
a dull room.
▪ Silver items can be purchased from showrooms at the Clock Tower.
▪ Textiles Rajasthani textiles are not to be missed
and they come in fascinating range of dyed and block-printed fabric
which are further embellished by embroidery.
▪ Terracotta The beautiful terracotta images of gods
and goddesses made in the nearby Molela village near Nathdwara are
not to be missed
▪ Wooden Articles Small carved wooden chests and boxes with
brass inlay and lacquer-work are the some of the most popular items,
together with sandalwood statues.