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Rajasthan is renowned for its colorful and charming royal destinations, which were once, came under the province of many Rajputana kingdoms. Therefore, this state attracts a large number of domestic as well as international. Besides, exploring this state’s palace & forts, the most enticing things you can try Rajasthan is shopping. In fact, Rajasthan serves as a paradise for shopping lovers, in simple terms “Shopaholics”. A traveler cannot just get away without doing some shopping in each distinct destination of Rajasthan. From fine jewelry, exquisite leather items, charming pottery, beautiful paintings, specialized printed textiles, wooden furniture and many stunning things with striking artistry & craftsmanship are just truly appealing for any shopper. However, some items are specific to some particular cities or places of Rajasthan. Read on to know more about some a few specific cities where you will get some exclusive stuff.about-rajasthan

Jaipur: Popularly known as “the pink city of India”, Jaipur is the first amongst the list of all shopping destinations in Rajasthan. Jaipur is the official capital of the state of Rajasthan a one stop shop for travelers to get some fine and authentic Jaipuri stuff which ranges from footwear to jewelry to clothes. A traveler can find everything here, which is specialized to Jaipur. However, the exquisite jewelry, especially of Kundan work (beautiful setting precious stones in gold), semi-precious stones & gems, sanganeri prints (special printed textile), superb minakari work (enamel work on gold), lacquered bangles, traditional miniature paintings, hand block-printed textiles, tie-dyed fabrics, enamelware, blue pottery, woolen carpets, Brassware, and leather footwear (especially embroidered juttis- mojris) are some of the popular items. Some famous market places for shoppers in Jaipur are Rajasthani, Johari Bazaar, MI Road, Bapu Bazaar, Chaupar Stalls and Nehru Bazaar. It should be noted that most of the shopping places remain close on Sundays in Jaipur.Popular Shopping Places in Rajasthan

Bikaner: Besides beautiful sand dunes, Bikaner is world known for its camel breeding (because of being the home of world’s largest camel research and breeding farm). Also, the city of Bikaner is known for its unique quality & wide range of sweets and snacks (namkeen). Thus, when in here, you can shop some exclusive camel products such as leather footwear, and its shining gesso work. Also, one can buy good quality of wool blankets, wooden antiques, lacquer bangles, carpets, nokha quilts, beaded and sequined gorbandhs and light cotton quilts. However, if you are a foodie then, the Bikaneri namkeen, actually the variety of namkeen will surely allure you. The ideal time to enjoy shopping in Bikaner is during the Camel Festival (happens in January). Kote Gate (King Edward Memorial Road), Station Road and Junagarh Fort are some of the other popular shopping places.

Apart from these prominent cities, Jaisalmer (famous for traditional carving work on wooden boxes, beautiful embroidery & mirror work, finely-cut antiques, puppets, rugs & blankets, and jutties), Jodhpur (famous for being the best place to buy bride trousseau shopping because of its exquisite tie & dyes patterns and prints, which are truly appealing for would-be brides. On the other hand, Kota is popular for its small checked-weave pattern of cotton sarees in light floral prints referred to as the “Kota doriyas”. Lastly, Udaipur is amongst the principal shopping zones cut out of Jaipur from where you can but an array of paintings of the miniature and pichwai variety, terracotta tables and plaques. Also, portraits of Krishna in the Nathdwara style are worth buying. This was all about the places where you can shop best of stuff in Rajasthan. What are you waiting for? Book a trip to Rajasthan or any of these cities and go shopping!!!

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