Tours to Vadodara will remain incomplete if you do not explore the shopping places in Vadodara. Shopping in Vadodara is fun as it is a totally different experience. The city of Vadodara is dotted with some impressive malls and multiplexes. Yet all time favorite among the tourists are those little markets for knick-knacks and souvenirs which have a unique charm.
Vadodara is highly praised as the most famous commercial centers in the Northern part of India. The city of Vadodara boasts some good markets that sell everything from factory made, mass production items to hand crafted furniture, textiles and the entire collection of handicrafts that Gujarat is so famous for. Mostly Vadodara shopping is done in the shops at Raopura, Mandvi, Teen Darwaza and Lehripura Mandir Bazar. More modern shops selling modern fashion apparel and furnishings can be found at Alkapuri Arcade and National Plaza.
Camel leather and related arts of embedding pure gold and stone colors, on camel leather and hide vessels are quite popular and constitute a major part of shopping in Vadodara.
Shopping in Baroda will be a pleasure for the art connoisseur because Baroda is the city of artists and painters and the MS University's Fine Arts College holds regular art exhibitions. For shoppers fascinated by silver jewelry, Raopura, Teen Darwaza and Mandvi offer a range of oxidized silver. One can check out the local Khadi Bhandar center for handicrafts, fabric and readymade handspun cotton clothes. Don’t forget to get hold of Studs; it's a steal. Shopping in Vadodara can be real fun.
Vadodara had an image makeover in recent years that has led to a sudden spurt in number of modern malls and commercial complexes all over the city. These are the best place for shopping along with the traditional bazaars. These are the favorite shopping places in Vadodara for every traveler who is looking for branded stuffs. These malls are frequented by the urban class of the city.
The most famous handicraft of Vadodara is related to textiles. The textiles showcase a distinct range of designs, colors and stitches. Sarees in Vadodara display an amazing variety with inlaid Zari works, beadwork, embellished mirrors, sequins and shells as well as tie-and-dye and block-printed designs. Vadodara shopping is very satisfying if you are in search of Patola Silk sarees, Bandhnis and traditional Gagra-Cholis, Marriage costumes, Wall hangings, Embroidered, appliquéd quilts, Cradle clothes, Cloth toys, embroidered footwear, Lacquer furniture and Curios.