RAJASTHAN: AN 8 DAY SHOPPER’S ITINERARY
Rajasthan has too much of a good thing, and just as you cannot ignore the sightseeing, nor can you manage to escape the lure of shopping. In this great medieval bazaar, here’s an itinerary that is tailored to provide you sightseeing and shopping till you, literally, drop off with the exhaustion of too much, together.
Apart from the traditional shopping – luxury malls have also come up in the cities of Rajasthan. Many of them house the leading luxury brands like Zara, Lacoste, Body Shop, among others. The young of today can therefore find a happy blend between the modern and the traditional items to purchase. However, we give below the traditional trail for shopping.
Day 1: Arrive in Udaipur. Morning, sightseeing. Afternoon, exploring the bazaars with its fine pichwais and miniatures, silver jewellery and hundreds of other handcrafted objects.
Day 2: Drive to Jodhpur. en route visiting temple towns including Nathdwara which is famous for its ‘pichwai’ paintings and silver inlay.
Day 3: Sightseeing in Jodhpur, afternoon explore its bazaars with their glowing colored textiles, juttees and other handicrafts.
Day 4: Drive to Jaisalmer, local sightseeing.
Day 5: Meander through the streets of this medieval town, discovering the local handicrafts that range from embroidered textiles to finished objects, silver ornaments, woollen jackets, mirror-worked skirts and the like.
Day 6: Drive to Bikaner: local sightseeing and discovering the crafts associated with camel hides, as well as brilliantly dyed fabrics. The snacks produced in Bikaner are immensely popular.
Day 7: Drive to Jaipur via the towns of Shekhawati.
Day 8: Local sightseeing in Jaipur and Amber. Once this is done, it’s up to you to decide how much time you want to spend in the bazaars of what is truly a shoppers’ paradise. Will just the afternoon do? Another day? Another week? The tour ends with your decision.