Shopping in BundiMuch as we would love to stay back in some tourist destination that we mean to just visit for a short duration, the least we can do is take a part of it with us. Shopping in Bundi is an exhilarating experience in itself, for the markets here are famous for their myriad hues and shades, appealing knick knacks, quaint curios, sumptuous food, delightful betel nut preparations and other things for which all the adjectives in the world are not enough.
Markets in Bundi
Address: Tambolia Gali, near Charbhuja Gate, Bundi 3230001
The Sadar Bazar is a confluence of the historical and modern, where post offices, malls and showrooms jostle for space with old jewellery shops, kiosks selling Paan (betel leaf) and the local police station. If you want an accommodation right in the middle of the market, go for the Dev Niwas hotel.
Address: Chaumukha Bazar Road, Near Chougan Gate, Bundi 323001
Chaumukha Bazar is the largest market in the area and is another popular tourist destination for buying a number of Bundi souvenirs, including cotton carpets, wooden toys, papier mache puppets, lac bangles, Kota Doria Sarees and wooden decorative items. The Kota Saree is made of pure cotton and is characterized by the presence of square design motifs called Khats on them. The elaborate chequered weave may make the Saree look grandiose, but the Saree is surprisingly lightweight.
Also do not miss the exquisite miniature Bundi Kalam paintings while shopping in Chaumukha Bazar. They depict lovely hunting scenes, prancing animals, flowers and other natural motifs. Some other paintings include those based on the Paglya and Mandana style from the villages around Bundi.
Address: Near Bhairu Gali, Bundi 323001
Stretching for almost half a kilometer, this market is the largest utensils market in Bundi, besides which you can also decorative items made out of iron and stainless steel.
Shopping Complexes and Malls in BundiGopal Singh Plaza
Address: Nainwa road, Bundi 323001
The Gopal Singh Plaza is an oasis of modernity in the midst of rural Bundi. It is replete with most modern amenities that a traveler may require in such a place, including coffee shops, restaurants, ATMs and other shops selling urban necessities.