Hope you guys have already read Jabalpur Dhuandhar Waterfalls and so here comes the second part which talks about the ‘must do’ marble items shopping from Dhuandhar Waterfalls. The Bhedaghat and Dhuandhar waterfalls are all famous for their marble rocks and you would be astonished to know that it’s just not Jaipur which is famous for God’s marble idols but Jabalpur also supplies the huge marble deities all across the world. The marble artifacts from Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh are very famous around the globe and truly adds to the heart of incredible India. Especially the lamp shades of various sizes and shapes, the God’s idols and marble wall hangings are pretty popular. Only thing you need to keep in mind is that this marble is soft marble and a bit fragile so you need to be extra careful while carrying it. You can also buy brass and stone embellished bangles and they are pretty cool. Also try to bargain from the local vendors as they increase the price two three folds. Here, take a look at these marble beauties.
There would be hundreds of ‘Shivlings’ in the market there but go for the oval Shiva Lingas which is found exclusively in one or two shops. They are a bit expensive than the rest but then they are made out of the black stone found in Narmada river and marble from there only. And it has some holy significance. Go for smaller sizes of you are planning to take it for your house and bigger shivlings if you are planning to place it in a temple or community praying places.
These big idols are kept to be imported outside India and also to be sent all across India on demand. They are comparatively cheaper than Jaipur idols.
These Marble accessories are quite fascinating and can be taken as souvenirs.
Brass base and stone embellished bangles are quite cool and you can even get some pearl embellished bangles too. Prices are pretty nominal for these kind of bangles.
These are a set of lampshades and I just loved it so much. They can be used to enligthen any corner at your place or can be simply used as flower vases. I bought it for Diwali. And look at the carvings which are so neat and defines. The largest one costed me around Rs.1200.
Hope you can locate the names at the middle of the row. These are the must haves and one very exclusive thing from Dhuandhar waterfall marble market. You just order it before going for the trek and collect it when you return. These are extremely cheap like prices start from 100bucks and amazing customized nameplates which can also be kept on the peg tables beside your bed or simply in your drawing room.
Hope you enjoyed the virtual shopping and in case you missed rest of the article on heart of Incredible India Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur tourism series. Here are the links.