Here's Where To Shop In Mount Abu

Whether you're interested in traditional handicrafts, modern artefacts, or current fashion, Mount Abu has something in store for everyone
Nakki Lake, Mount Abu
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Nestled in the picturesque Aravalli Range, Mount Abu is more than just a hill station—it's a shopping haven for those looking for a blend between travel and commerce. This charming town, renowned for its serene vibe, is made even more appealing by the lively markets and local bazaars. From traditional Rajasthani handicrafts to modern souvenirs, the shopping environment in Mount Abu caters to diverse tastes. Come along as we journey through Mount Abu's busy markets, where shopping becomes a delightful adventure against the backdrop of picturesque hills.

Nakki Lake Market

The main market in Mount Abu, Nakki Lake Market, located on the banks of Nakki Lake, is a great place to polish your bargaining skills, so roll up your sleeves and get ready. The road that ascends to Nakki Lake is lined with as many small stores as the eye can see, each offering unique and authentic handicrafts. Amidst a plethora of colours, you'll find everything from gorgeous jewels and vibrant linens to lovely bangles and striking wooden artwork.

Bargain hunters can pick up a vast array of Rajasthani handicrafts, such as bandhani, handmade dolls, creative mirrors, woollen sweaters, shawls, and Rajasthani sweets. Grab one of the many cotton and silk Jaipur quilts offered at the market's shops for a genuine Mount Abu shopping experience.

Proximity to Nakki Lake provides a well-deserved breather from your shopping spree. A stroll along the lake is rejuvenating and restful.

Timings: 10 am to 10 30 pm

Chacha Museum

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One of the oldest and biggest shopping destinations in Mount Abu, Chacha Museum is a pioneer in showcasing the traditional arts and crafts of Rajasthan. A walk through this store can easily take up the better part of your evening due to its immense size. 

When it comes to purchasing authentic Rajasthani antiques, the Chacha Museum is the best place to shop in Mount Abu. Precious metal items include idols, old pots, swords, and shields. Souvenirs made of sandalwood, silver, and bronze are available during the pooja celebrations. This museum also features chandeliers and lights in the Rajasthani style.

Timings: 10 am to 6 pm

Fair Price Rajasthan Emporium 

Located on Nakki Lake Road, the Fair Price Rajasthan Emporium is known for its extensive collection of Rajasthani handicrafts created by skilled artisans. Visitors can explore a diverse range of products here, including wooden handicrafts, stone carvings, metalworks, and textiles. 

The emporium was formerly an antique gift shop that was recently expanded and transformed into an emporium. It sources unique metal crafts from around the state. As a result, both residents and visitors greatly value these objects, which are a true representation of the cultural diversity in Rajasthan.

Timings: 9 am to 9 30 pm

Khadi Bhandar

Without buying a few trinkets from Khadi Bhandar, renowned for its range of hand-spun or khadi fabrics, your Mount Abu shopping trip would not be complete. As its name suggests, Khadi Bhandar is a haven for khadi lovers, and its extensive selection and affordable prices go hand in hand. In addition to sandalwood and handloom items, this famous Mount Abu store is renowned for its mirror-work cotton textiles, tie-and-dye items, and traditional Rajasthani clothing. 

Khadi holds a special significance in the Indian context due to its association with Mahatma Gandhi, and the Khadi Bhandar emphasises the use of this traditional hand-weaving technique. Made from natural fibres using minimal machinery, this cloth is truly eco-friendly and sustainable. On a busy day, the store is packed with foreigners and locals shopping for gifts and traditional souvenirs.

Timings: 10 am to 5 pm

Piccadilly Plaza

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When shopping in Mount Abu, this shopping plaza is a must-see. Piccadilly Plaza, owned by Hotel Hillock, is conveniently located in the heart of the city. This is an excellent shopping plaza to visit with your loved ones. It has row upon row of shops selling traditional Rajasthani clothes. The speciality here is the vibrant Rajasthani kurtas and kurtis with unique embroidery designs. 

The shops here also specialise in Rajasthani traditional jewellery. Some shops sell local handicrafts and artwork from Rajasthan.

Timings: 9 am to 6 pm

Kashmiri Cottage Emporium

Located near Nakki Lake, this store is probably the most unique one in all of Mount Abu. As its name suggests, this store only offers traditional Kashmiri textiles and handicrafts, ranging from shawls to artisan-crafted goods. Each piece is expertly crafted, as evident by the intricate details of the products. The store is well-known throughout Mount Abu for selling the best quality shawls, carpets, paper mache items, and silk sarees.

Timings: 10 am to 6 pm

Getting there

The nearest railway station is Abu Road, approximately 28 kilometres away, well-connected to major cities. The nearest airport with regular flights is Udaipur, which is around 176 kilometres away. Road access is convenient, with well-maintained highways connecting Mount Abu to major cities like Ahmedabad and Udaipur. State-run buses and private taxis ply regularly. The scenic drive through the Aravalli Range adds to the charm. 

You can book your flight tickets from here.

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