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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular items to shop for in Pushkar?

Manavi Kapur DEC 10 2012
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The holy land of Pushkar is a kaleidoscope of various colours and moods which is visited by thousands of pilgrims from all over the world. The trip to this holy land is for various reasons and one such reason is shopping as the city has various shopping articles known for their unique charm. Just take a look at a few famous items to shop for.


  • Textiles, Garments and Fabrics

    Even though known for its religious importance, Pushkar is one of the most important centers for readymade garments, embroidery, fine textiles and other home furnishing items. Around 40 exporters are involved in this business who export garments to places like European Countries, USA, Canada, Thailand and Singapore. The garments available in the city are made either from new and fresh clothes or from recycled fabric generally silk, linen and cotton.Rajasthani Textiles are well known amongst the tourists visiting this destination which include tie-and-dye, embroidered and block-printed fabric that differ in the technique, design and colour scheme applied. Try places like Volkart Fashions, Shive Silk Emporium, Maloo Textiles and Dilip Babu Textiles to shop from.


  • Silver Jewellery

    This is one of the traditional work of Pushkar which is the preferred jewelry among the ladies. The intricate Rajasthani artwork on the jewelries gives a stunning look to them. Silver ornaments of Pushkar are of various kinds including bead necklaces, chains, nose rings, waistbands, trinkets, hair pins, silver bangles and varieties of hair pins. The beautiful artwork on the dazzling silver ornaments are sure to attract you but remember to check for authenticity of silver. The annual fair is the best place to buy these silver ornaments in which people from all around the globe flock to Pushkar to get a glimpse of the various facets of the fair.


  • Handicrafts

    Pushkar has become a popular destination for buying handicrafts in the state of Rajasthan. The most common and famous items include finely cut precious stones, wood and ivory carving, alluring miniature paintings, leather goods, lovely brass utensils, mesmerizing puppets, silver rings, bangles and necklaces, lacquer Work, fine block printed textiles, enamelled jewellery and pottery. The small town has many quality showrooms that offer handicrafts items for sale and is considered to be one of the most interesting place in Rajasthan to buy costume jewellery and embroidered clothes.


Shopping here is truly a unique experience as the authenticity of these items will remind you of your visit to Pushkar and they make great gifts for friends and family back home.


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