Shopping in Udaipur: A Guide For Some Retail Therapy In The City of Lakes

Udaipur stands as a significant tourist attraction, visited by many honeymooners, considered to be one of the most romantic destinations. Udaipur is a hub of culture as it is home to many galleries, museums, exemplary architectural marvels which include temples, palaces, forts, and has hosted many fairs and festivals. There is no better way to capture this beautiful culture than Shopping in Udaipur for locally made products.

List of Top Places for Shopping in Udaipur

  • Hathi Pol Bazaar
  • Bada Bazaar
  • Mochiwada Bazaar
  • Chetak Circle
  • Clock Tower
  • Jagdish Temple Street
  • Shilpgram
  • Lake Palace Road
  • Rajasthali
  • Bapu Bazaar
  • Sadhna Emporium
  • Maldas Street
  • Swarnkar Arts And Crafts, City Palace Rd

1. Hathi Pol Bazaar

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One among the most famous markets in Udaipur, Hathi Pol Bazaar is visited by tourists in large number. This is the ideal market to shop for souvenirs from. Here you can find beautiful handicrafts and artwork like the traditional Rajasthani Pichwai and Phad paintings done by the local artists. Here, you will come across some shops selling Rajasthani folk art, miniature paintings, all at a price which is bargainable. If you are one among those who appreciate art, then this is the place for you. You can take home an artwork which will always remind you of Udaipur.
Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Days: Open on all days except, Sunday
Must Buy: Miniature paintings

2. Bada Bazaar

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Bada Bazaar is another one of the best places for shopping in Udaipur for tourists. It is visited by a lot of locals as well and is always brimming with activity. Here, you can find everything from local produce to big brands, Indian as well as International. If you are looking for a place to splurge and want some variety, Bada Bazaar is the place for you. It is a one-stop-shop where you can purchase camel leather bags, footwear, silver and camel bone jewellery, famous Rajasthani Bandhani and Batik sarees, all at a reasonable rate. This is a perfect place to shop for fabrics and beautifully printed sarees.
Timings: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Days: Open on all days except, Sunday
Must Buy: Footwear

3. Mochiwada Bazaar

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Mochiwada Bazaar forms a part of Bada Bazaar and is located close to the City Palace. The Udaipur market is one kilometre long and is a must-visit if you come to Bada Bazaar. Mochiwada Bazaar is a shoe market where you can find beautiful colourful handmade juttis. These traditional shoes are ideal as a souvenir for yourself and your loved ones.
Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Days: Open on all days except, Sunday
Must Buy: Footwear

4. Chetak Circle

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Chetak Circle is the go-to place for shopping in Udaipur for everything Rajasthani. Here, you will come across beautiful traditional jewellery, salutation cards, hand-painted jewellery boxes, lanterns, brass wares and the famous colourful Rajasthani puppets. The market is visited by many tourists, especially for the dancing puppets. At the back of Chetak Circle is Mandi Bazaar, where you can find locally grown and freshly ground spices which you can take back home.
Timings: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Days: Open on all days except, Sunday
Must Buy: Handicrafts

5. Clock Tower

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If you are an admirer of traditional Rajasthani lac, kundan, polki and Meenakari jewellery, then this is the place for you. Clock Tower is a famous landmark of Udaipur which is surrounded by a market. It is located close to the City Palace and is easy to find due to the iconic landmark. Here, you can also find gold and silver jewellery, copperware and earthenware. You can spend hours going through the bustling lanes of Clock Tower area, and the city looks even better when the Clock Tower is all lit up, at night.
Timings: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Days: Open on all days except on Sundays.
Must Buy: Jewellery

6. Jagdish Temple Street

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Located close to the famous Hindu temple Jagdish Temple, this street is famous for camel leather journals and diaries. It is located close to the City Palace and usually remains very crowded. It is advisable to come here as soon as it opens as that would give you ample time to explore this iconic place for shopping in Udaipur. Here, you can also find handmade wooden toys and colourful puppets which would make for perfect decoration around the house. This Udaipur market worth exploring where you can spend hours.
Timings: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Days: Open on all days except for Sundays
Must Buy: Leather Diaries

7. Shilpgram

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Located close to Havala village, Shilpgram gives the illusion of a traditional Rajasthani village as the shops are set up inside mud and wooden huts. Here you can find anything Rajasthani from handcrafted and leather goods to authentic Rajasthani cuisine. The market has stalls which sell jewellery, paintings, leather products, handmade goods, terracotta craft items and even footwear. Shilpgram is a one-stop-shop for everything related to arts and crafts where the prices are fixed. You can spend hours exploring the market and shopping to your heart's content, and when tired, you can indulge in traditional Rajasthani food. There is also an amphitheatre in the premises where folk dances take place from time to time.
Timings: 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Days: Open on all days except, Sunday
Must Buy: Terracotta Crafts

8. Lake Palace Road

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Lake Palace Road is ideal for shopping in Udaipur for women. Here, you can find beautiful traditional Rajasthani embroidered clothes and batik and hand-printed fabrics. Here, you can buy small wooden and brass statues of Hindu deities. Lake Palace Road is a street shopping destination where the prices are bargainable. If you explore enough, you can also come across silver trinkets and Kundan jewellery. If you are looking for a place to buy traditional Rajasthani fabrics from and at an affordable rate, then you must give Lake Palace Road a shot.
Timings: 10 AM to 6:30 PM
Days: Open on all days except for Sundays
Must Buy: Bed Sheets, Apparels

9. Rajasthali

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Rajasthali is a Rajasthan Government handicrafts emporium which is aimed at promoting the culture of Rajasthan through their handicrafts. Here the prices are fixed and fair as they have been set up by the government. At Rajasthali, you can find intricately carved wooden craft items like jharokhas, boxes, and decorative items, sarees having Akola, Bagru, and tie and dye prints. If you are looking for the traditional blue pottery of Jaipur, then Rajasthali is the place to be as they have everything from coasters to big vases.
Timings: 10:30 AM to 7 PM
Days: Open on all days except Sunday
Must Buy: Blue Pottery

10. Bapu Bazaar

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Bapu Bazaar is another popular shopping area in Udaipur where you can find everything from clothing to pottery. The market is usually bustling with activity. Therefore, it would be better to come here during the early hours. At this market, you can spend an entire day, exploring the lanes selling crockery, clothes, gadgets, khadi products and even school uniforms and when satisfied, you can satiate your hunger by indulging in the Rajasthani street food especially the gol gappas.
Days: Open on all days except for Sundays
Must Buy: Khadi Products

11. Sadhna Emporium

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An enterprise with a great cause, Sadhna is a place where they sell handicrafts made by women. This was started with an initiative to employ more women and grow the knowledge of the great skill of craft making. These women artisans spur out amazing designer attire like salwar, bags, kurtas and other ethnic clothing. Visit this place to find the best block prints as well as give to a great cause. 
Must Buy: Ethnic Wear

12. Maldas Street


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Probably one of the best places to go to if you are looking to find traditional Rajasthani attire and souvenirs on a budget. The street is famous for its dress materials, jewellery, bags and other locally made items. Got a wedding or a big function coming up? Shop at these stores and get a great bargain on some of the most beautiful ethnic clothing like lehengas, sarees, skirts, shoes and more!
Timings: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Closed Sundays
Must Buy: Ethnic Clothing

13. Swarnkar Arts And Crafts, City Palace Rd

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All the leather fans, this is where you need to be! Get the highest quality handmade leather products like bags, journals, wallets, belts and more at affordable rates too. The other benefit of shopping here is the fact that the profits go directly to the skilled local makers. 
Timings: 8:30 am t-o 9:00 pm
Must Buy: Leather Crafts
A trip to Udaipur remains incomplete without shopping for some locally made products and traditional Rajasthani fabrics and handicrafts. The main thing to remember while shopping in Udaipur at the local marketplace is that a lot of items are bargainable and you shouldn't shy away from hassling over the price.

This post was published by Akshita Rawat

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