Udaipur Shopping Tours

Udaipur Shopping

With a collection of fascinating bazaars, colourful markets and specialized areas, shopping in Udaipur is enticing and satisfies all desires of shopaholics. The ‘City of Lakes,’ Udaipur is indeed a paradise for shopping lovers as it offers an impressive combination of vibrant markets, alluring atmosphere, and a diverse range of local artisan crafts to designer items. Its dazzling local markets are the real charms that attract tourists to buy treasures of beguiling handicrafts like Pichwai and miniature paintings, marble stone products, colourful textiles, ethnic jewellery, terracotta, or genuine leather footwear.

Here, you can also shop for impressive Rajasthan's wooden furniture and bright furnishing. While Hathi Pol offers a huge range of handicrafts and folk arts, Bada Bazaar is to shop for bright coloured traditional Rajasthani clothes and handmade juttis, and camel bone crafts. Chetak Circle and Bapu Bazaar are famous for street shopping and food, whereas Shilpgram leaves you with lovely reminiscences of shopping, food and local dance performances.

There are several more posh shopping places in Udaipur like emporiums, malls, and night markets that offer unique pieces of Rajasthan's crafts to take back home as a souvenir. However, shopping in local markets is a lot more joy, also lighter on the pocket but you need to possess good bargaining skills. Do not wait, stroll through the streets and markets in Udaipur and discover rich flavours of Rajasthan art and culture with some shopping!
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Which are the best shopping places in Udaipur?

1. Bada Bazaar: A renowned name for shopping in Udaipur, Bada Bazaar is a fascinating place for its wide range of local to branded items. It is a one-stop-destination offering camel leather bags and footwear, camel bone & ethnic silver jewellery, Bandhani and Batik sarees, and much more. Here you can shop till drop and that too at a reasonable price.

Location: Old City, Bohrwadi, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Timings: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM (Monday to Saturday)

2. Hathi Pol Bazaar: Known for Rajasthani miniature paintings like Pichwai and Phad, the Hathi Pol Bazaar is one of the most famous shopping places in Udaipur flocked by tourists to do souvenir shopping. A true art regale, this market deserves a visit for its local artwork collection, reasonable price, and lively ambience. But at times you have to bargain to get the piece of your desire at the fair price.

Location: Outside, Hathipole, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (Monday to Saturday)

3. Chetak Circle: A perfect place for shopping in Udaipur, Chetak Circle Market offers traditional jewellery & jewellery boxes, salutation cards, lanterns, brass wares and the most famous attractive Rajasthani puppets. This market is usually thronged by tourists especially for the dancing puppets and locally grown spices available at the backside of the market in Mandi Bazaar. Friendly shop owners and lively atmosphere also add stars to the shopping experience at this bustling market.

Location: Near Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Timings: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Monday to Saturday)

4. Clock Tower Market: Located near the popular landmark Clock Tower, the market surrounding it is also amongst top shopping places in Udaipur. Offering a vast collection of exotic items like Silver, Gold, Kundan, Polki or Meenakari jewellery, copperware, metal assortments, lac bangles, etc., there is something to suit everyone's taste. Its convenient location is another high point that makes it easily accessible from all major parts of the city.

Location: Clock tower, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Timings: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Monday to Saturday)

5. Shilpgram: Situated near Havala village, Shilpgram is a Haat kind market giving the reflection of a traditional Rajasthani village. Here, small shops are set inside the mud and wooden huts, which have exclusive varieties of handcrafted wood and leather goods. It is also a great place to enjoy authentic Rajasthani cuisine or enjoy folk dance performances at its on-site amphitheatre.

Timings: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, daily

6. Bapu Bazar
A bustling market, Bapu Bazaar, is another popular shopping destination in Udaipur selling Rajasthan's exclusivities. Tourists like to wander through its lanes to search for that perfect piece of crockeries, clothes, gadgets, or khadi products. It also has several small food joints selling local delicacies, street food items, and deserts like Gol Gappas, Kulfis, etc.

Location: Nada Khada, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Timings: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Monday to Saturday)

7. Lake Palace Road: A perfect place in Udaipur to head for embroidered textiles, wooden statues or souvenir shopping. The Lake Palace Road offers a wide range of multi-hued Rajasthani weaves, block printed, batik to embroidered fabrics that are not only appealing but carry authentic Rajasthani culture and art. The market also entices tourists especially women travellers for its Kundan and silver jewellery.

Timings: 10 AM to 6:30 PM (Monday to Saturday)

8. Rajasthali Emporium: Another popular destination in Udaipur, Rajasthali Emporium is a government-run shop offering Rajsthan's handicraft at a fixed price. Established to promote the culture of Rajasthan the emporium boasts of authentic art pieces from intricately carved wooden craft goods to sarees to legendary blue pottery of Jaipur. Visiting this emporium is a must for all shopping lovers as the place is not only impressive but helps local artisans and in turn, reviving ancient culture and art.

Location: Chetak Circle, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Timings: 10:30 AM to 7 PM (Monday to Saturday)

9. Jagdish Temple Street: Camel leather products are the exclusivities of the city, and this Jagdish Temple Market offers a wide range of the same. The market remains crowded all through the day for it being close to the famous Hindu Shrine and City Palace, and its several small shops selling locally made goods, leather journals and diaries. Shops here also sell handmade wooden kid's stuff and colourful puppets, making it perfect to buy something for your home or loved ones.

Location: Old City, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Timings: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Monday to Saturday)

10. Sadhna Emporium: Working towards the empowerment of rural, tribal, or slum women, Sadhna Emporium is a unique destination for shopping in Udaipur. It helps promote and revive the diminishing ancient art and sell authentic products at nominal prices. Visit this place to help in a cause and buy some exclusive pieces from applique and embroidered material like bed sheets, cushion covers, table covers, bags, sarees, dupattas, kurtas, jackets, and much more.

Location: Old Fatehpura, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Timings: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Monday to Saturday)

Which are the best shopping malls in Udaipur?

1. Forum Celebration Mall: Known as the 'Asia’s Number 1 Heritage Mall', it is one of the biggest shopping places in Udaipur. With several top-notch brand's stores in the complex, the mall also boasts numerous dining outlets, PVR Cinemas and a 5D movie hall.

2. Lake City Mall: Featuring a roof-top swimming pool, this mall is really amazing and full of excitement. It houses a plethora of Indian to Multinational brands, food outlets, a Reliance Mart supermarket, and Inox movie multiplex as well. There is also Radisson Green Hotel within the premises, which is another USP of the mall.

3. Manglam Fun Square Mall: Popular among the locals and travellers, this mall's convenient location is its plus point. With numerous stores, food outlets on the offer, it is loved by children for its thrilling indoor and outdoor games and amusement park.

4. RKay Mall: Presenting the urban Udaipur, this mall is known for its collection of apparel stores, home furnishing stores, fashion outlets, gift shops, and dining options. It gets crowded during weekends as it also has OMG, a lavish game zone with adventures like a bowling alley, video games, bike racing, car racing, etc., apt for both kids and adults.

Which are the famous street shopping places in Udaipur?

1. Maldas Street: A top destination for street shopping in Udaipur, this market is good for buying casual to formal to festive apparels at an affordable price.

2. Lake Palace Road: This market is well known for its large collection of handicrafts, embroidered textiles, and wooden statues sold on the shops lining the street on both sides.

3. Chetak Circle Market: A perfect place for street shopping, this market offers local spices, herbs, handicrafts, salutation cards, valuable stones, brass wares, ethnic jewellery, and much more.

4. Bada Bazaar: With plenty of street-side shops selling jewellery, tie and dye or Bandhani fabrics, and camel leather goods at reasonable rates, shopping at this market is really exciting.

What should I take as souvenirs from Udaipur?

1. Miniature paintings and sculptures: From Pichwai, Phad works, miniature paintings to Hindu God's sculptures, there is a lot more in Rajasthan to take back home as a souvenir. You can find a wide range suitable for your budget at different art galleries located at markets like Hathi Pol Bazaar in Udaipur.

2. Jewellery: The city is abuzz with shops lined up across various streets, markets and mall that sell designer to imitation jewellery. Look for chunky pieces or exotic one in silver, gold or Kundan and take back home one or many as per your likings and budget.

3. Apparels or furnishing: Udaipur is famous for its tie & dye and Bandhani, applique, and embroidered fabric, which is available in the form of running material, stitched clothes or furnishing and is a good choice to take as a gift for your loved ones.

4. Handicrafts: You can buy Rajasthan's exclusive puppet, stone crafts, wooden toys, metal showpieces, jewellery boxes, figurines, glass inlay items like lanterns, hangings, small chandeliers, etc. which would surely add a unique class to your home.

5. Leather goods: From leather journals, diaries, purse, bags to gorgeous mojaris, Udaipur offers a vast range of authentic camel leather products that you can take back home as a souvenir.

Which are the best places to shop at night in Udaipur?

1. Bapu Bazar: Open till 10 in the night, this market is one of the popular night shopping places in Udaipur. It offers crockeries, clothes, gadgets, or khadi products along with several street food joints selling local dishes and desserts.

2. Clock Tower Market: Another market in Udaipur, which lets you enjoy shopping in late evening hours and has in store a huge variety of jewellery, copperware, metal assortments, lac bangles, etc.

3. Jagdish Temple Street: Known for street shopping for exclusive Rajasthani leather and wooden goods, this place gets lit up with artificial lights at night and presents an impressive ambience.

4. Malls: Forum Celebration Mall, Lake City Mall, RKay Mall are few of the lavish places for shopping in Udaipur at night, offering local to international goods.

What is famous for shopping in Udaipur?

The City of Lakes boasts of its unique variety of ethnic wear, Rajasthani Decor Jutis, traditional furniture and furnishing, jewellery like lac bangles and silver jewellery, handicrafts, leather goods, etc. that you can take back home as a lovely keepsake of your time spent in Udaipur. Head to a mall or stroll through any of the bustling markets, shopping places in Udaipur are plenty and serve to the taste of every preference and budget.

What is the best time to visit Udaipur?

Winter season is the best time to visit Udaipur as it offers perfect climatic conditions for exploration, excursions and outdoor activities. November to February months constitute winter seasons and are idyllic for tourists.

What is the famous food of Udaipur?

Udaipur is a foodie's paradise and offers various mouth-watering delicacies, including:

- Dal Baati Churma
- Pyaz/Mawa Kachori
- Mirchi Vada
- Ghewar
- Kulfi
- Pav Bhaji
- Wada Pav
- Gol Gappa

How many days are enough for a Udaipur tour?

Udaipur is a lively city full of fascinations and you need at least 3 days and 2 nights to explore lovely attractions of the city, enjoy delicious food and do some souvenir shopping.

Is Udaipur expensive for shopping?

No, Udaipur is not expensive for shopping as there are several bazaars and markets selling handicrafts and other items at reasonable prices. But you need to hone your bargaining skills before heading for shopping in Udaipur as shop-keepers do inflate prices with a glimpse of tourists.

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