Shopping in Gwalior can be fun and exciting. Dolls, lacquer ware and ornaments, wall hangings, handmade carpets, dokra statuettes, hand-woven saris are some of the things that one may buy from.
If you are interested in traditional handicrafts then you may like to visit the shopping areas near Laskar and Rajwara. There are colourful toys, dolls, ornaments, wall hangings, lacquer ware, handmade carpets and ornaments that can be bought from the Patankar Bazaar. You may also like to buy artistically painted wall hangings and handmade carpets that make for interesting souvenirs to take back home.
Head to the old shops near the Chowk in Bara house where you may buy Chanderi saris and other traditional fabric materials. State emporiums are another good place to buy all things traditional as they house a good collection of art and craft items. Dokra statuettes, ethnic ornaments, hand-woven saris and a variety of fabric materials can be bought from the emporiums. You may also buy the exquisite souvenirs for gifting purposes.
The old markets are lively and have a special Indian touch, unlike the malls. Apart from fabrics, you can also buy wooden carvings and artefacts. Visit Arihant Emporium for jute crafts, dokra figurines, silverware, brassware and tribal wooden jewellery. The small stone-carved sculptures of Khajuraho are popular items to be bought from this emporium.
Brocade and silk saris, and Chanderi silks may also be bought from Sarafa Bazaar. Close by, there is Topi Bazaar well-known for leather products. Dindayal City Mall and Bada and Naya Bazaar are the other destinations for shopping in Gwalior.