Shopping is a welcoming affair, especially if you are on a tour to a holiday destination. The indigenous items of a particular place always hold a special place of interest and admiration amongst the tourists. Be it a trinket for your child or a souvenir for a friend, shopping adds to the excitement of the trip. While in Madhya Pradesh, you can shop to your heart's content. The various cities of the state charm you with the many exotic and distinctive items they offer. Moreover, from colorful bazaars to exclusive shopping malls, you can pick your like in the various places of the state.
One of the most important items that should grab the topmost ranking in
your shopping list is the traditional handicraft of MP. In fact, the
high-quality textile products of Madhya Pradesh are famous throughout
India. Get amazed as you witness the tradition of the state pulsate with
life, in the form of its colorful Chanderi and Maheshwari saris,
intrinsic handiworks Chanderi and Maheshwar residents. Textured in fine
silk and cotton, the sheer artistry and complementary colors of these
saris make them covetous items of every Indian woman's dream. You can
also pick various items adorned with 'Zari' work.
Another destination in the state that promises shopping extravaganza is
Gwalior. The colorful bazaars of the place are perhaps the oldest in
Madhya Pradesh. In these antique shops, you can find some exclusive and
authentic traditional items, doused in royal flavor. Shops near Rajwara,
Laskar and Patankar Bazaar of the city are a rage amongst the tourists.
You can pick various items like lacquer ware, dolls, hand-woven carpets
and saris, wall hangings and tribal jewelry there. If you want to shop
for good quality Chanderi saris, just go to the Chowk at Bara, in
The Chowk and the New Market in Bhopal are also shopper's paradise.
Richly embroidered bags (in gold and silver thread) and dress materials
in tussar and other raw silks are hot-favorites of the region.
Maheshwari and Chanderi saris are stacked in almost all the fabric shops
in Bhopal. While in Indore, you can explore various items that include
typical bangles and jewelry, wood-carved products, brocade and zari
works, papier mache articles, terracotta products, tribal mementos and
wooden objects. MT Market, Jail Road, Top Khana, Bara Sarafa, Chhota
Sarafa and Rajwara are some places to check out.
While on a trip to Madhya Pradesh, shopping in Jabalpur has its own
charm. The lively streets and narrow alleys of the city are dotted with
various shops that present a heady collage of items like stuffed toys,
jute crafts, silverware, brassware, saris and dress materials featuring
delicate zardozi needlework. Government emporia, named Mriganayani,
display handicrafts from the various Indian states and are the best
places to shop here. Nevertheless, the most preferred souvenir amongst
tourists is the miniature stone-carved replicas of the erotic sculptures
in Khajuraho. They display great flexibility of imagination. If you are
looking for souvenirs to take back, these are of course the best bet.