People going crazy for modernization and brands like Zara and H&M, ethnic as well as traditional antiques are something that is still practised and have value in some cities, with Jodhpur being one of them. People from all over the world want to go to Jodhpur to shop for their rare items. In fact, there is an endless list of items that can be purchased from place to place. So, let us shop at some of the most amazing places in Jodhpur.
Here is a list of 8 Best Shopping Places in Jodhpur:
1. Clock Tower Market
The entire city of Jodhpur has been placed at number 1 for shopping as well as by the residents as well as tourists. People visiting the city definitely have a look at the market at least once before leaving. It is also called ‘Ghanta Ghar‘ (literally Hindi translation of Clock Tower). Ghanta Ghar is the best shopping place in Jodhpur.
Best known for: The market is famous for its wide variety of spices, especially Mathania’s red chillies. Some other interesting items to buy include handicrafts, clothes in which intricate embroidery is done by hand, flavoured tea and other antiques.
Tips: Although the shopkeepers are all very helpful and welcoming, it will have to be negotiated on the price as even the simplest items are charged at a price that is sometimes inflated for tourists.
People are likely to get tired after wandering the streets, and what else can relieve tiredness apart from some tasty and refreshing makhania lassi. This market is famous for its lassi and is chosen by tourists as the best lassi in the world. Try lassi as well as royal samosas and give your shopping experience a satisfying closure.
2. Nai Sarak
Best Known for: Your shopping experience in Jodhpur would not be complete without buying traditional tie and dye clothes from this marketplace. This cloth is also known as Bandhani or Bandhej, which is one of the most famous clothes all over the world. Apart from this, some other very famous items in the market include sarees, bandage suit pieces, turban and dupattas. These dresses with such beautiful and intricate patterns can take the material as a gift for their loved ones. In addition, items made of leather are the speciality of the place and can be taken as homecoming gifts or souvenirs to keep them from coming out of the house empty-handed. It is the most visited market of Jodhpur till now.
3. Sojati Gate Market
Every market that we talk about in the article is the best market in Jodhpur and it should not be missed! One of them is Sojati Gate Market. This market is one of the most sought after places in the city and is visited by a lot of tourists every year.
Best known for: The market is huge with lots and lots of stalls and shops offering Rajasthani handicrafts, jewellery, tie and dye fabric and souvenirs. Any woman coming here for shopping must visit the henna design stall to decorate her hands.
4. Mochi Bazaar
Even a common man would know the speciality of this market, which is also known as ‘cobbler’s market’.
Best Known for: the most famous place for shopping in Jodhpur, which is also known as the very famous Jodhpuri shoes, also known as mojhari. Available in many designs adorned with bright
Colours, patterns and range, these mojari’s give a very royal look to any dress. Not only is there a demand for mozaris in India, but foreigners are so fond of such footwear that they sometimes fly to catch some of them. Some other items that can be picked up from the market include lac bangles and junk jewellery. A shop that has one of the best markets in Jodhpur to offer right from head to foot.
5. Umaid Bhawan Palace Market
Best known for: This market is amazing for its metal works, delicate antiques and exclusive designer furniture. It is like a collection of items for people with royal taste. A lot of handicrafts range from mirrors, beads, sequins, metals, pottery, marble, brass and copper utensils to paintings, textiles and silver jewellery to puppets.
Tips: Do not forget to visit the palace road between Umaid Bhawan and Ajit Bhawan. Although the prices of the goods are fixed here, they are likely to be worth the quoted price. In this market, there is a feeling of satisfaction and enjoyment that comes after shopping. However, it is also advisable not to pay any costs. Check out a good street food joint for the hog and complete the amazing shopping experience.
6. Kapraa Bazaar
Best Known for: Very clear with its name, one is to find varieties of clothes in this market (also known as the clothes market). However, the speciality of the place is the traditional Rajasthani dress known as ‘Lehria’. The design was started in Jodhpur city with unique prints inscribed on suits, sarees and dupattas. There is a possibility to find a single bandage fabric material that is abundantly available in the market.
Tips: If you are really looking for shops that sell good quality leheriya and bandage patterns on silk, cotton and chiffon fabrics, then come directly to this market. What kind of products are available here is a great deal with its prices.
7. Sarafa Bazaar
Best known for: It is said that diamonds are a woman’s best friend, but silver. The place is famous for its silver jewellery and accessories for shopping in Jodhpur. Some other well-known items on the market include photo frames, trinkets, and artefacts, including lehria and bandhani fabrics and home decor.
Tip: Put all your negotiating skills to use once and get yourself a good deal.
8. Tripolia Bazaar
If you like collecting colourful handicrafts, then Tripolia Bazaar in Jodhpur is the right place for you. Buy marble artefacts, traditional jewellery and textiles without burning a hole in your pocket.
Things to Buy in Jodhpur
- Bandhej Fabric
- Scroll Paintings