Most of us are fascinated by the colourful history of Rajasthan. But there is another facet of the state that is equally enchanting… the tribal villages. Born from this ethnic culture is the variety of souvenirs that are sold in city markets all over the state.
Let’s explore the best shopping destinations of Rajasthan:
1. Bapu Bazar – Jaipur
Along with the traditional Rajasthani textiles, shops here sell exquisite handicrafts carved from Rajasthani marble and sandstone.
Speciality: Exclusive handicrafts
2. Kapraa Bazaar – Jodhpur Blue City
Amongst the Rajasthan tourist places, Kapraa Bazar is a must visit. It is famous for cotton and silk dress materials. The bright coloured leheriya (tie-and-dye) and the block prints that depict typical Rajasthani motifs are worth the price.
Speciality: Tie-and-dye fabric.
3. Hathi Pol Bazaar – Udaipur
For art lovers and collectors, a visit to this market is a must. The Pichwai, Phad paintings and world-famous miniature paintings sold here are meant for those who have a keen eye for art.
Speciality: Rajasthani art
4. Nai Sarak Market – Jodhpur
Traditional coloured turbans and intricately embroidered jackets are important accessories for Rajasthani men. Nai Sarak has a line of shops that sell these items.
Speciality: Embroidered jackets and turbans.
5. Clock Tower Market – Udaipur
The artisans of Udaipur are renowned for their Polki and Meenakari work. Jewellery crafted in these styles is sold here and is very popular with tourists.
Speciality: Traditional jewellery
6. Sarafa Bazar – Jodhpur
If you are fond of horse riding or polo you must visit this market. You can buy top quality riding breeches at the most competitive prices in this market.
Speciality: “Jodhpurs” or riding breeches.
7. Mochi Bazar – Jodhpur
Your shopping spree would be incomplete if you didn’t buy “mojaris” or traditional footwear. The leather mojaris have intricate designs made of sequins and threads.
Speciality: Embroidered footwear.
8. Manak Chowk – Jaisalmer
This market square is an all-in-one shopping destination. You will find shops selling textiles, footwear, trinkets, paintings, handicrafts, precious gems, leather goods, etc.
Speciality: Handicrafts, footwear.
9. Sonoran ka Baas – Jaisalmer
As the name suggests, this is a market that specializes in jewellery made from gold, silver and precious stones.
10. Tripolia Market – Jaipur
This market is well known for its traditional jewellery made of precious stones. There are also small shops selling knotted designer rugs.
Speciality: Precious jewellery and rugs.
You will always find a suitable market within a short distance of every Jodhpur 5 star hotel and other cities of Rajasthan. At the end of your shopping expedition, your exquisite souvenirs will remind you of the wonderful vacation in Rajasthan.