Rajasthan is a place best for a trip to explore the historical palaces, forts and understand art and culture. This is not all the state has to offer the locals and visitors but a plethora of things starting from food, tradition to attractive stuff one can buy. Are you shopaholic and looking for something unique and extraordinary? If it’s true, Rajasthan is the place where you can shop for anything and everything at a reasonable price.
However, to shop in the city one must be aware of the best places and things to buy in Rajasthan. Here is a list of the best picks you can have. Keep reading.
Jewelry and Gemstones
The Pink City is known for its hand cutting gems and jewelry industry. You will find the most unique styles and designs of silver jewelry, kundan, meena, gold jewelry, and even carved trinket. You might not be aware of Rajasthan being the largest center of gemstones (hand cutting)such as Garnets, Ruby, Topaz, Emerald, Agate, Amethyst and many more. Want to ethnic jewelry? You can get beautiful anklets, necklaces, headgears, and cuffs at affordable prices from the market.
Location: Johari Bazaar, Jaipur
The best Mughal Paintings (miniature paintings) are made in Rajasthan. The Rajasthani painters portray the romantic and royal life of the Mughals in their paintings. Rajputana paintings are another famous style found in the city that highlights the royalty of Rajasthan depicted by the incidents in Mahabharata and Ramayana. If you want to change the interior of your living room with romance in the history of royal lifestyle of Rajasthan, get the beautiful and elegant paintings on your next visit to the city. These are among the best things in Rajasthan – you should at least buy one.
Location: Hathi Pol Bazaar, Udaipur
Jaipur Rugs is the prime manufacturer of carpets located in Rajasthan. They export carpets from India and abroad. Want to increase the ethnicity in your house with the beautiful ethnic silk and woolen rugs (carpets)? You can choose from a wide range of patterns – mehrab, shikar, dushala and charkona in the woolen fibers. These are one of the famous things to buy in Jaipur and you must not miss out on it.
Location: Bikaner, Ajmer, and towns like Barmer, Chaksu, Tonk, and Manaharpura.
Puppets and stuffed toys
Made of wood, stones, clay, and other materials, you will find attractive and colorful dolls, puppets and toys in Rajasthan. These are not just for children to play but for traditional festivals and rituals as well. Known as “kathputli” in Hindi, puppets are considered the heart of the city attracting a large number of tourists and locals. Puppets and hand-made dolls attached to strings. Get a pair of puppets and adorned dolls for decorating for a living area.
Location: Chittorgarh, Nagaur, and Udaipur for soft, wooden or clay antiques. Puppets are best made in Sawai-Madhopur, Bari, and Udaipur.
Shopping in Rajasthan is the best thing to do especially when you have so many items to pick. After you have bought puppets, carpets, and pottery from the city, head towards the spice market of Rajasthan for authentic aromatic spices. It’s not for no reason that Rajasthan is referred to as the “king of spices”! Some of the major spices you must pick includeDhaniya (Coriander Seeds), Kalonji (Black Caraway), Methi Dana (Fenugreek Seeds), Haldi (Turmeric), Saunf (Fennel Seeds), Jeera (Cumin Seeds), Laung (Cloves) and Ajwain (Carom Seeds). Also try the wide range of home-made pickles, papads, and chutneys.
Location: GhantaGhar, Jodhpur (Clock Tower Market)
Available in beautifully vibrant colors, range, and pattern, Jodhpuri Jutis is one of the best things to buy in Rajasthan. Called as “Mojaris”, these pure leather jutis give a royal look suiting with any apparel, mostly Indian attire. These Mojaris are very comfortable and are available in different shapes – Salem Shahi, ChotaPanja and GolPanja. The next time anyone asks you what is famous in Rajasthan, tell them about the stylish “mojaris”.
Location: Mochi Bazar, Jodhpur
When in Rajasthan, coming back home without sweets would be an injustice to your family back home. The city is known for the scrumptious delicacies made up of pure desi ghee, milk, and sugar. One of the best sweets to buy in Rajasthan is Ghewar. It is a famous dry sweet which you can get packed for home easily. You must also try the mouth-watering kachoris in the capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Location: RawatMisthanBhandar, Jaipur
When you plan a trip to Rajasthan, do not miss out to explore these shopping items and pick the best ones for your home. Along with understanding the history and culture of the state, one must also dig in to know the top things to buy in Rajasthan.
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