There are lots of Bazaars and shopping places in Jodhpur, popularly known as Haat Bazaar. These are the best markets for window shopping; you can get cheap and affordable things here. Jodhpur is famous for shopping among tourists; there is no way people go back without buying any of Jodhpur Specialty. Specialty in these Bazaars is Jewelry, Handicrafts, Woodenwares, Antiques, Clothes & Mojris (Kind of footwear), Spices and many more. One can buy souvenirs, heritage items, Handcrafted Accessory; you can visit with friends, family or even solo as the busy streets and the hustle bustle of these places won’t let you feel alone. All these markets are in close proximities to the Forts & Palaces, Some of the markets run all round the year where as some are setup specially during particular season or are for short duration of time. You can see these bazaars setup in Clock Tower, Old city, Nai Sarak, Sojati Gate. Also there is mini markets setup every week in different places of city. Few of the Bazaars are listed below, which are not to be missed.
Sardar Market: One of the popular bazaar’s in Jodhpur. This market is located close to Clock Tower, one of the landmarks in city. You can spot street vendors selling goods like; Jewelry, Clothes, Utensils, Glass crockery, Fruits & Vegetables, Glass Bangles, Spices, Handicrafts, Leather items, Antiques etc. These are available at fair prices. People usually come for a stroll and end up buying lots of things. If you are looking for home décor items; you can buy rugs, mats, table clothes, wall clocks, iron items, furniture etc at a comparatively low price and good quality. People here often come to buy spices & groceries, red chili powder, turmeric, saffron, dry fruits & nuts. The place is crowded any time of the day, visitors come to stroll here also there are shops and Cafes in the market to suffice your hunger. One can find Jodhpur Food specialty like Kachori, Mirchibada’s, Makhania Lassi, Rabri, Faluda, Kulfi & during summer you can have sugarcane juice. These shops have been established here decades ago still they maintain the same taste as it used to be. The shops are tiny almost a box size, selling various items. Nearby is the Chand Shah Takia Market; well known for Clothes, textiles, readymade garments etc.
Sarafa Bazaar: The noisiest cloth market in Jodhpur, also probably most reasonable market here if you want to purchase clothing in bulk. This market is renowned for its exceptional tie-died, hand dyed cloth material. Locally known as Laheriya and Bandhani; cloth worn mostly by Women. Several varieties of cloth are available in market in different materials like Cotton, Chiffon, Silk, Glace cotton etc. These designs are either vertical /horizontal colored lines or small pentagons or squares tie-dyed on a cloth. Women mostly wear cotton leheriya or Bandhani sarees or duppattas over Salwar kameez and men however use to make turbans out of it. Clothes with Mirror work and Embroidery is also famous here they certainly make a style statement. Women mostly buy cloth materials or semi-stitched dresses from here. There is also large variety in colorful jewelry, silver jewelry etc. to pair up with the clothes. You can also buy leather footwear, slippers, Sandals and Jodhpur Special “Mojris”. Traditional and Rajasthani outfits are sold immensely here, traditional outfits like Rajputi Suits, Jodhpuri Suits, & “Breeches” for men and Rajputi outfits, Salwar Kameez, Ghaghara Odhni for women.
Nai Sarak Markets: Touring in Nai Sarak; there are several Stalls, Handlooms and Small markets. Nai Sarak is oldest place in Jodhpur to shop. From Shoe to Furnishings, Restaurants to Hotels, Movie theatre you can find everything on one road. It’s a very popular shopping place for localities as well as Visitors. Among wide range of products to choose from, one can buy souvenirs, Handloom items, Rugs mats, readymade clothes, artifacts’, home décor items, imitation jewelry, belts, sunglasses, caps, shoes and much more. It’s the biggest wholesale market, selling goods at quite pocket friendly prices. Nai Sarak stretches till Sardar Market. If you want to stay in hustle bustle of the city, experience the Jodhpuri Vibes you can stay at hotels on Nai Sarak. The places becomes quite by nights with dim lights it’s beautiful to walk and stroll around. Some of the popular restaurants reside on Nai Sarak serving delicious food, thali is a must try along with several sweets and Chaats. If you are fond of Street food it is the best place to explore are crave your taste buds. By evening there are plenty of stalls preparing & selling different cuisines.
Mochi Bazaar: Mochi name here depicts the “Shoemaker”. This market is popular for footwear handcrafted by local shoemakers. Situated at Railway station road Jodhpur, it is a best place to shop Jodhpuri “Juttis” & “Mojris”. The whole market is famous for selling traditional Jodhpuri Footwear. The market is widespread; there are lots of options available to choose from. Each differs in pattern, material, design and Comfort. The embroidered shoes & jutis look different and beautiful when worn in feet. At a very reasonable price to pick from, colorful footwear available in different sizes. Foreign tourist buys them in bulk as they are very appealing to them. They can be paired up with almost any kinds of outfits. There are also stores selling leather goods, like bags, shoes etc.
Tripolia Market: One of the oldest markets in Jodhpur, selling locally crafted goods at a reasonable price. The market typically comprises of Colorful Clothes, Woodenwares, Handicrafts & Artifact’s, and Jewelry etc. It is inside old city, generally best visited on foot; you can stop by and bargain with local vendors. It is very crowded mostly families come here to shop. It is very popular for wedding shopping, as everything can be easily found here without much of a hassle. There is also a Jewelry market in there, all styles of jewelry can be found there gold, silver, metal, vintage etc. Lakhera bazaar is also famous, local vendors can be seen selling bangles made of Glass , Lakh, Metals etc. which are quite vibrant and beautiful in color. Women look very pretty while wearing bangles in their hands.
Umaid Bhawan Palace Market: Located near Umaid Bhawan Palace, this market is perfect to shop for antique. There are lots of shops along the palace road, trading Vintage-style clothing, Jewelry, Paintings, Furniture, exquisite handcrafted pieces with embroidery and mirror-sequin work and so on. The items sold here represent mostly what was used by the royal families; you can also buy souvenirs of Jodhpur from these shops like marble figures, portrait of the city, paintings of famous landmarks, wall hangings etc. The prices are generally fixed and reasonably high as all antiques are sold here which are rarely spotted anywhere else furthermore they include collectibles and Artifact’s which have been preserved from years are now replicated in best quality to be sold as souvenirs.
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