Rajasthan is an important tourist destination for its culture and history. The best element of vacationing in a culture-rich destination is sightseeing, art forms and shopping. With the interest of culture and day-to-day traditions, you can find interesting souvenirs that are unique to the land and beautiful to decorate your hall.
Whether you are taking Jaipur Tour, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Alwar or any cities you will find definitely something unique and specialty. Here are the top things that you should buy from Rajasthan.
The state is famous for hand-cut authentic gemstones like agate, ruby, garnets, emerald, topaz and others. You can buy jewelry made with these gemstones or just the stones. Make sure to choose authentic dealers for buying these stones. The best places to buy gemstones are markets of Hawa Mahal, Johari bazaar of Jaipur and others.
Miniature painting, Mughal painting, Rajputana painting, Phad painting, Pichwai painting and ancient painting replica are some of the top painting products to buy. The best place to buy authentic paintings is Hati Pol bazaar of Udaipur. Not just painting, the bazaar is famous for numerous forms of art works
3. Carpets And Rugs
Carpets and rugs are exported to numerous places from India. Due to the influence of Persian style by Mughal Empire, you can find carpets and rugs that are a mixture of Islamic, Persian and Rajputana style. The carpets are of good quality and rich color. If you are planning to buy high quality top-notch carpets, choose patterns like mehrab, charkona, shikar and dushala. These are the ones made with the finest pick of woolen fibers. Top places to buy carpets and rugs are Jaipur, Ajmer and Bikaner. Towns that are famous for this souvenir are Barmer, Tonk, Manajarpura and Chaksu.
4. Blue pottery
This style of pottery and crockery are painted in the same style used for decorating mosques and palaces during Mughal Empire. These blue potteries are not made of clay. They are made with quartz stone. Thus, the objects do not crack. You can find delicate artwork on the objects. Although the product is found throughout the state, Jaipur is the best place to buy. If Jaipur is not included in your itinerary or if you missed buying in Jaipur, buy it from Bikaner, Jaisalmer or Alwar.
5. Puppet And Toys
Puppet shows are important part of culture from Jaipur to Jaisalmer. You can buy wooden puppets of varying sizes for children to play or for home décor. The puppets are made with stones, clay, wood and other materials. You can buy puppets made with clay or antique articles from Udaipur and Chittorgarh. Choose markets of Bari, Sawai Madhopur and Udaipur for buying commercialized puppets.
6. Fabric And Local Attire
The local attire is famous for block prints, Bandhani work textiles, sari lehariya, mothda, ekdali and others. The best way to buy unique textiles is during fairs that are conducted during festivals. You can also find these textiles and dresses in many fashion markets throughout the state. Colorful local shoes are best for someone who love vibrant items.
7. Metal works
Rajasthan uses metal in many things. Starting from décor items to pillboxes, you can find numerous items that are made with metals. If you are looking for top-notch styles, choose Mariri, Bichi or Chikan styled metal works. The best place to buy metal works is Jaipur. The best of all is Meenakari work. They are colorful metallic souvenirs that are basically from Varanasi but, popular in Jaipur. Kundan cut stone jewelry are famous and valuable souvenir. On the other side of the jewelry, you can find Meenakari works. It is a heavy jewelry worn by royals of yesteryear.
Given the vegetation of Rajasthan, this place’s cuisine depends on spices and meat. It is impossible to buy meat as souvenir but you can buy fresh aromatic spices of top quality. Top spices to buy in Rajasthan are cumin seeds, coriander seeds, turmeric, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds, carom seeds, cloves, black caraway and others. If desired, you can buy a few bottles of pickles or chutneys. Visit the spice market of Jodhpur (Clock tower market) for the best spices.
Other souvenirs to buy are camel leather articles, delicacies, silver articles, marble works and much more.
How to Reach Rajasthan
There are several ways to reach Rajasthan like by Road, Train or Air.
Air – The closest airport to reach in Rajasthan is Jaipur which you can access from Delhi.
By Road – You can hire a cab, taxi or by bus to reach Rajasthan via Road.
Train – There are several trains available that makes you reach Rajasthan from major cities of all over India. Also you can reach by Luxury Trains as this state access by two famous luxury trains of India covering Palace on Wheels and Maharaja Express Train.