Shopaholic Alert Best Buys In Bikaner
A trip to Bikaner is incomplete without picking up these quintessential goodies
The list of things to do and see in Bikaner runs long. But if there's anything that could beat that, it's the list of things to shop for. From intricately crafted Kundan jewellery that retells the city's royal lineage to the eponymous bhujia (an Indian snack prepared with deep-fried gram flour), a trip to Bikaner is incomplete without picking up these quintessential goodies. Here's a list of all the things that you must keep an eye out for on your next visit to this vibrant city
If the opulence of traditional Kundan jewellery has enchanted you, then Bikaner is the best place to buy it from, as artisans exclusively craft it in Bikaner. For many of these artisans, making Kundan jewellery has been a generational practice. Kundan jewellery is made with 24-carat gold and studded with precious stones, which encompasses Bikaner's princely past.
Where to buy Mahatma Gandhi Road Market or Bada Bazaar
Price range Depends on the purity of gold and jewellery
Camel Leather Goods
Known as the "Camel City," Bikaner puts forth a fine selection of bags, wallets and shoes or mojris made with camel leather. These are handmade, sturdy and equally stylish, making it worth the purchase. You can choose to go classic with a simple, all-brown design or opt for a more colourful and embroidered design.
Where to buy Junagarh Fort Road, Kote Gate Street Market
Price Rs 1,200 onwards
Like Jaipuri quilts, Bikaner has its kind to be proud of. These warm, light, fuzzy quilts are created in a small village named Nokhaa in Bikaner, from which it derives its name. Since it is unique to the village and Bikaner, it makes for a memorable and one-of-a-kind souvenir.
Where to buy Labuji Ka Katla Market
Price Rs 550 onwards
This savoury snack, native to the city, is a universal favourite and is sure to be stocked in every Indian household. Even though it is impossible not to find packs of this delicious snack in every city, it is in Bikaner that you can enjoy the real deal. The city also has an area devoted to it, known as Bhujia Bazar. Here, you can see Bhujia being made fresh in almost every shop located here.
Where to buy Bhikharam Chandmal Bhujia Bhandar in Bhujia Bazar
Price Rs 50 onwards
These lightweight, soft-on-the-skin sarees in vibrant colours are a must-buy from Bikaner. There are wide varieties according to the type of design that you can choose from, such as ghatchola, sanaganeriya, bandhini. But all are equally beautiful and delicate, adding just the elegant royal touch to your wardrobe.
Where to buy Khajanchi Market or Mahatma Gandhi Road Market
Price Rs 1500 onwards