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What to Buy While you Are Traveling to Rajasthan

Rajasthan is the land of historical forts, awesome food and hospitable people. Visiting Rajasthan and indulging in their traditions and festivals make you feel like a home away from home. Visiting Rajasthan and coming back home with souvenirs is the best way to remember Rajasthan and recommend it to your friends. Shopping in Rajasthan will take you towards the new level and make you a Rajasthani for one day. From Paintings to Pottery, From Handicrafts to Gorgeous clothes, you won’t leave Rajasthan empty-handed. So today we will explore the various things to buy in Rajasthan.

Jewellery and Gemstones

Search no further, Rajasthan is a breeding ground for shopping Jewelry and Gemstones. Be it Silver, Gold, Kundan, Meena, Rajasthan hosts diverse jewellery that will make you look good when wearing it. These jewellery are made by passionate craftsmen and goldsmiths which you can show off to your friends or gift them. 

On the other hand, Rajasthan is also a hub of buying gemstones like Topaz, Ruby and Emerald, which is sold at good quality and affordable prices. The gemstones in Rajasthan look crystal clear and were made hand-cut thereby making Rajasthan an ideal place to buy gems.

Where to get: Johari Bazaar in Jaipur.

Paintings

Rajasthani Paintings, which are the fan favourite for the tourists from both India and abroad showcase the creative side of the local painters. Their Paintings are so beautiful that they have inhabited from the Mughal era. As there is a saying that “ a picture speaks a 1000 words” just like that the Paintings of Rajasthan showcases the life of Mughal and Rajput kings and their stories explained in paintings. 

However, buying a painting and placing it in your hall might change the look of the house. The paintings are made with the glimpse of Ivory, Cotton, paper and Silk. Don’t worry! It won’t cost a bomb when you are purchasing these paintings.

Where to buy: Hathi Pol Bazaar in Udaipur

Carpets

Why not decorate your home with Carpets that are made in Rajasthan? As obvious it seems, Rajasthan is the central hub in India for weaving attractive carpets. The carpets are available in patterns like Charkona, Meharab and Dushala as these carpets are made from wool, camel hair and cotton yarn. The carpet industry is booming in Rajasthan and many tourists choose carpets from the smaller cities of Rajasthan like Tonk, Chaksu and Manaharpura.

Where to buy: Jaipur, Bikaner and Ajmer.

Pottery

Unlike Clay Pottery, the potters of Rajasthan make Potteries in Quartz stones thereby leveraging them from cracks and breaks. The potteries are made in Blue colour and are also made with raw glaze, Multani mitti and Sodium sulphate. These potteries come in a variety of household uses like plates, soap dishes, bowls and flower vases. These pottery styles are inspired from Mughal era and it can be found throughout the state of Rajasthan. It is worth buying these blue potteries and give a great look when used in your dining table or gifting someone.

Where to Buy: The blue potteries are available in the various tourist spots of Rajasthan and you can find it in areas like Jaipur, Ajmer and Bikaner.

Puppets and Toys

Now comes the best part of buying in Rajasthan, these cute looking dolls and toys are not only an ideal gift to your children but also it adds life in your showcase. These puppet dolls, which are made up of woods, clays and stones etc. has become a pride of Rajasthan and was also showcased in the good old days of Doordarshan TV Channel. These puppets are not just only for showcasing it but also displays the culture and tradition of Rajasthani folklore.

Where to Buy: Udaipur and Chittorgarh

Metal crafts

Very Useful in Gifting, each Metal crafts tells you the story of Rajasthan’s rulers and their kingdoms. Figurines, Boxes and tabletops are some of the best metal works that can be bought as a souvenir. These metal crafts are made with Brass work, enamelled and filigree cut on silver and lately made with wrought iron. Do look for metal styles like Marori, Chikan and Bichi for its mesmerizing look.

Where to Buy: Jaipur is the ideal place to buy these metal crafts. so visit to Travelogy India if you are looking to plan a trip to India.

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