Tuesday, 2 September 2014


What And Where to go For Shopping in Rajasthan

Jewelry, paintings, carpets, leather wear, blue pottery, metal crafts, wood crafts and of course textiles – your shopping options in Rajasthan are endless. The alluring bazaars of Rajasthan beckon travelers who visit these marketplaces.

Shopping in Rajasthan can be real fun if you love traditional and ethnic stuff. There are ample items that you can pick up as souvenirs for your friends and family members. Let us find out what you can shop for if you are traveling to Rajasthan.

If you are interested in Rajasthani paintings, the popular forms of art include folk painting, miniature art, pichwais, and phads. Even today, you will find painters using vegetable dyes and minerals. However, synthetic colors are also used these days. Shopping in Udaipur is best for paintings.

Hand cut gems, Rajasthani jewelry made of precious and semi precious stones are common. Rajasthan is well known for its jewelry that is hand crafted. Some of the common jewelry works include kundan, lac, silver smithy, enameled gold jewelry, and minakari work. You can shop in Jaipur for Jewelry.

Mojris and jooties are very popular in Rajasthani leatherwear products.  If you want to shop for leather, visit Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, and Jaipur.

If you are interested in Rajasthani textile goods, you can opt for tie and dye stuff that includes batik, bandani, bandhej, cheent, shikari, mothra, and ekdali. Hand block prints include bagru and sanganer. For textile shopping, you can visit shops in Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Pali, and Jaipur.

Rajasthani Blue Pottery is a much sought after item for shopping. In fact blue pottery is a form of Persian art. It was introduced in Rajasthan for the first time by Maharaja Ram Singh. For blue pottery, you can plan a trip to Jaipur.

Rajasthani Wooden artifact is another good item for shopping in Rajasthan. Choose from camel hide stools, marble tops, painted tables and chairs, wooden carvings, and cabinets.

How can you leave out terracotta when it comes to shopping in Rajasthan? It is one of the oldest craft forms in Rajasthan. Alwar is famous for kagji pottery, Jaisalmer is famous for stone wares, and Bikaner is well known for painted tinted pottery. You can shop for wall plaques in Udaipur and Molela.

Traditional style dhurries and carpets are available in Rajasthan. Made in the villages of Rajasthan, they are available in different shapes. Plan a trip to Tonk, Jaisalmer, and Bikaner for buying the best quality rugs.


  1. I am going to Rajasthan for second time this Diwali vacation.. It is wonderful place to visit again

  2. Lovely pics. Jaisalmer attributes a vast terrain of golden sand dunes where one can enjoy rides on the colorfully adorned camels. Check out best places to visit in Jaisalmer also.