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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the most famous souvenirs I can buy from Udaipur?

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With the myriad of hues the place has to offer, any shopper will be eager to dive into the markets of Udaipur. Take back home beautiful keepsakes that remind you of the lovely holiday you had in Udaipur. Some of the famous souvenirs you can buy here are:


  • Handicrafts

    Rajasthan is incomplete without its plethora of handicrafts. Everywhere you visit, you will find dancing puppets, camel and elephant wooden miniatures and colourful fabrics. A trip to Udaipur is incomplete without shopping for these handicrafts, so make sure you take out some time for this. Good places for handicraft shopping are Hathi Pol, Bada Bazaar and City Palace Shopping Complex.

  • Jewellery

    Intricacies in silver characterise Rajasthan and given all the silver jewellery the women here love to wear, you are bound to find some good pieces here. Pick up a bangle, necklace or anklet and rest assured you will be at the receiving end of a lot of compliments every time you wear it! Udaipur is also famous for its camel bone jewellery. These eccentric pieces will surely catch your attention, so do make space for some in your shopping bags.

    Shop for jewellery at Bada Bazaar, Chetak Circle and Rajasthali.

  • Paintings

    Many people frequent Udaipur for its miniature, Mewar paintings, specifically so when they are doing up there homes. Undoubtedly, the immaculate detailing and bright hues of these paintings attracts attention and are the perfect way to deck up the walls of your home and office. Paintings start at as little as INR 100 and run up their way into 5 figures, depending on the size and mastery of the artist.

    Good places to pick up these paintings are
    Hathi Pol or fancy outlets like Ganesham Arts (http://www.ganeshamarts.com/) and Udaipur Arts (http://www.udaipurarts.com/).

  • Camel Leather Items

    Another specialty of Udaipur are its Camel Leather items. Find handbags, wallets, footwear and belts In simple designs that are tough and durable. These small items will gradually take such a place in your life that when they finally wear out, you will want to run back to Udaipur to replace them. The best part about camel leather? When you get tired of your tan hued bag, rub some polish on and renew its look with a dash of colour!

    It is best to shop for camel leather goodies from street markets, do make sure you bargain!

With all the interesting and appealing things you are going to find here, you might just need an extra suitcase to pack all you buy! Head to these markets, stroll down the colourful bylanes and come back with some beautiful gifts and keepsakes.

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