Khajuraho is the most visited World Heritage Site of Madhya Pradesh. It is included in almost every Central India tour. During trip to Khajuraho, Khajuraho sightseeing includes temple tour and local city tour. Usually after sightseeing of western group of temples and eastern group of temples, visitors go for local city tour of Khajuraho.
City tour of Khajuraho includes visits to local handicraft shops, book shops and restaurants. Their are number of small shops and large shopping stores in Khajuraho. Similarly one can find shopping stores in hotel campus also. Similarly one can also find mobile book sellers gathered around monument entrances, parking places and local market areas.
If we talk about the products offered in shopping stores & shops of Khajuraho one can find playing cards depicting erotic Khajuraho statue pictures, metallic statues, wooden statues, handicraft items, ornaments, precious stones, printed ready-made garments, books describing Khajuraho history etc.
Things To Buy In Khajuraho
Textile And Saris
Khajuraho is famous for variety of saris and textile products. Emporiums and apparel shops have a well-stocked collection of clothes and saris infused with delicate patterns and designs. Almost all the major shopping complexes sell Indian wears and other related stuffs to appease their customers. Hit the souvenir shops located near the entrance of the famous 'Western Group Of Temples' to pick up embroidered kurtas and colouful dupattas at throw-away prices.
Miniature Stone-Carved Replicas
Khajuraho, the land dotted with titillating sculptures is well known for its stone-carved replicas of exotic figures that arouse your senses with their sensuous composition and pose. Many bazaars and gift shops are loaded with the statues that sell like hot cakes and grab the eye-balls of every tourist.
Silver And Brassware
For purchasing fascinating silver and brasswares, you can head over to Rajinagar, which organizes weekly bazaar on every Tuesdays. Even though the products are very reasonably priced, it's always advisable to put your bargaining skills to the optimum use. Evenings generally get crowded, so better reach the place early and pick the best item. Rajinagar is situated just 5 Km off the main town can be easily reached from Khajuraho via local buses.
Local artifacts and handicrafts are another popular selling souvenir in Khajuraho. Emporiums and handloom stores are the safe place to step inside to purchase the craft wares. A place called Craft Emporium nestled in Hotel Gem Palace on Jain Temple Road sells a spectacular range of sand stone figures besides other products such as brasswares, tribal artifacts, and paintings among others. Another good place to visit is Mrignayani located near Gole market.
Besides handicrafts and miniatures of stone sculptures, the lively markets of the city are also filled with street stalls selling funky jewelry items like silver rings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants, etc. Karan Jewelers, Chandela Emporium and Krishna Jewelers placed in the heart of the city are some of the popular shops to buy jewelries.
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