When you go on holiday, you want to go sightseeing, enjoy the local cuisine and lastly take something back with you. Souvenirs are usually things you can take home with you, and remember your trip by. They may be something small, which you can keep in a showcase, or something much larger, that you hang on a wall.
If you happen to visit Udaipur, you can do both. If you love shopping or are looking to take back gifts for family and friends from Udaipur, these popular and unique items are great options.
Souvenirs in Udaipur
Paintings and Sculptures
Udaipur is famous for its paintings and sculptures. Most of the paintings are in the Rajasthani style. From paintings of the royal families to sculptures of Hindu Gods, you can find world-class paintings and sculptures in Udaipur. There are several art galleries that cater to all budgets.
Where to Buy: Art Stone Gallery, Ashoka Arts
Danka Embroidered Cushion Covers
In Rajasthan, the Danka embroidery on clothing and accessories is famous. Many shops in Udaipur sell cushion covers with the gorgeous Danka embroidery. While they are a big hit with tourists, many also pick up other styles of cushion covers such as with bead and metal embroidery.
In Udaipur, you get the best Danka Embroidered Cushion Covers to take back home; they will certainly add grandeur to your home furniture.
Where to Buy: Kashmir Artizan
Across the city, you will find many shops, both large and small, selling designer and imitation jewellery. Jewellery in Udaipur is available in a variety of designs and sizes. Popular kinds of jewellery are in silver and gold, though imitation jewellery is also available.
So, the next time you are in Udaipur, it will be a good idea to get yourself a few fresh pieces of silver jewellery to add to your wardrobe.
Where to Buy: Hathipole Bazaar
Rajasthan is famous for its puppets, especially the Rajasthani manikins. If you plan of taking something back home, either as gifts or for your showcase, why not buy puppets from this city? A great gift for kids, too, or to add a quirky touch to your room. In Udaipur, you get the best variety of Rajasthani manikin puppets.
Where to Buy: Puppet Store at University of Arts.
In Udaipur, you can shop for the best varieties of wall clocks. Made by hand, these pieces are timeless and elegant. They make for great gifts and are an excellent addition to your home décor as well.
Where to Buy: Ethnic Clock Makers
Another type of souvenir to buy to take back home from Udaipur are stone crafts. In the city, you will find artisans selling their artwork at markets or in shops. Available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles, stone crafts will add a certain charm to your home. They are also good as gifts.
Where to Buy: The Government Store, Pramatama Stone Crafts
On a trip to Udaipur, do not forget to plan out your stay carefully as destinations such as Udaipur could easily get full up, particularly during season time between November and March. When we were on our trip to Udaipur, we ensure we booked online well in advance. The stay at a Treebo hotel in the area was absolutely fabulous, great comfort at a reasonable price,
Accommodation in Udaipur
If you plan on staying for a few days in Udaipur and want to do an online hotel booking in Udaipur, stay at any of the Treebo hotels. They are all equipped with excellent facilities, have superior customer service and ensure that you have a comfortable stay. You are certain to be pleased.