10 Markets In Rajasthan Are A Must Visit To Update Your Rajasthani WardrobThose Rajasthani flashy fabrics, chic mojaris, authentic antiques, classic handicrafts, and traditional jewelry that don’t allow you to bid adieu to these cities without shopping!
So, here is list of markets you must visit to upgrade your Rajasthani wardrobe
Ghana Ghar, Jodhpur
Clock Tower or Ghanta Ghar is among the best places to shop in Jodhpur. Visit this market if you want to carry home the finest variety of spices, especially Mathaniya’s red chili. Other stuff that you can buy from this market include handicrafts, flavored teas, hand-embroidered fabrics, and antiques.
When fatigued after a shopping spree here, sip on Makhania lassi, which is believed to be the best lassi in the world by locals. Also gobble shahi samosa to give a wonderful closure to your experience of shopping in Rajasthan.
Kapra Bazaar, Jodhpur
Kapra Bazaar is one of the most popular Bazaars of Jodhpur. It is famous to offer a wide variety of items which are related to Rajasthan. It is also well-known for offering a spectacular collection of dress materials. Famous styles offered in the Kapra Bazaar include bandhni, lehariya and block prints. The perfect location of the Bazaar adds to the great shopping experience. There are a number of restaurants near this bazaar where people can relish some lip-smacking Rajasthani dishes.
Mochi Bazaar, Jodhpur
Mochi Bazaar is a famous bazaar of Jodhpur, which is well-known for its Mojris or traditional Jodhpuri shoes. Mojris from Mochi Bazaar are always in high demand. There are a number of shops in this market which offer a wide range of foot wears, other than the traditional Mojris.
Apart from the Mojris, tourists can also shop for popular Rajasthani items like Achkans, Sherwani, Kurta-Pajama and Jodhpuri suits. A tour to Jodhpur is incomplete without a visit to Mochi Bazaar. A visit to Mochi Bazaar offers you with a great feel of liveliness.
Bada Bazaar, Udaipur
The place which can be called the main market of Udaipur without a doubt, the Bada Bazaar is a vibrant market, always buzzing with activity. Housing all sorts of shops from big showrooms to small exhibitions, Bada Bazaar gives an all new meaning to the term shopping. Pick up camel leather items (bags, wallets, footwear and more), jewellery (both silver and camel bone) or Rajasthani fabrics (Batik and Bandhini prints) from this market at dirt cheap prices. Don’t forget to carry your shopping bags to this place and go back with steal deals and huge smiles! You may want to excuse this one if you are looking out for expensive stuff!
Johari Bazaar, Jaipur
Johari Bazaar is the most popular market of Jaipur and if you have a wedding coming up in your family, this is the place to shop from. From wedding lehengas with tie and dye, hand embroidery, mirror and kundan work to delicate and dazzling pieces of jewellery, you can look for all of it here. Johari Bazaar is also a must visit for Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar, the most popular sweet shop in Jaipur.
Bapu Bazaar, Jaipur
Bapu Bazaar is not just a great place to shop at but also makes for a good walk. The pink rustic buildings on both sides of the road give you the true essence of Jaipur. It is a treasure-trove of typical Jaipuri stuff – salwar suits, bedsheets, Jaipuri jutis, cushions and readymade suits.
Salwar suits and bed sheets are perhaps the best selling items here. Sanganeri prints, bagru prints, batik prints, bhandhej suits and bedsheets top the list. You might have to navigate through crowded balconies full of people and cloth to get to what you want. Link Road, an extension, is good for artificial jewellery, home furnishings and bangles.
Nehru Bazaar, Jaipur
Nehru Bazar is near Ajmeri Gate, the so-called centre of Jaipur. Nehru Bazar has shops for readymade garments, footwear, gifts and household items.
From perfumes and textiles to trinkets and traditional jootis, you can find it all in here. You can also shop here for blue pottery. A vibrant market, it is located close to Chaura Rasta and Kishanpol Bazaar and is just the perfect place to buy souvenirs for friends back home. Try your bargaining skills here and you might just strike a good deal!
Sadar Bazaar, Jaisalmer
This local wholesale and retail market at Jaisalmer has almost everything that you are looking for in Jaisalmer. From handicrafts, paintings, intricately carved wooden items, souvenirs to gems, jewellery, shawls, carpets and hand-embroidered shoes; Sadar Bazaar is a real enchantment for shoppers.
Jaisalmer is also famous for its mirror work, so pick up quilts and ornamental items with beautiful mirror work on them.
Sonaro Ka Baas, Jaisalmer
The literal translation being ‘abode of goldsmiths,’ Sonaron Ka Baas is the place to go if you want to dive in a pool of intricate jewelry, be it gold, silver, precious or semi-precious stones. The variety of jewelry available in this marketplace is unbelievable until you visit it.
Home to most of the jewellery shops in town Sonaron ka Baas offers myriad outlets. The market is thronged by tourists and locals, especially during the festival season.
Pansari Bazaar, Jaisalmer
Also referred to as the Villager’s Market, Pansari Bazaar is Jaisalmer’s oldest market, and it goes without saying that why it is one of the best places to explore the Rajasthani culture as it introduces you to the colourful knick-knacks and other ethnic items.
Prepare yourself for sensory overload – the colours are bright, the sights, sounds and smells are bold, and the vendors are brash, but well-meaning and cheerful. Shop for stunning textiles and remarkable art that cannot be found anyplace else in the country, and rub elbows with locals and families that have called this ancient fort city home for generations.
Head out to these lil shopper paradises and satisfy your shopaholic self!