Shop Till You Drop At These Local Markets In Jodhpur

Whether you’re looking for traditional handicrafts, textiles or royal artefacts, Jodhpur offers a wide range of shopping experiences
Clock Tower, Jodhpur
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Jodhpur, a historic city in the state of Rajasthan’s royal past, is not only a visual treat with enormous forts and monuments but also a shoppers' paradise. A trip to Jodhpur’s vibrant markets is a cultural journey, with a wide variety of traditional handicrafts, textiles and artefacts available. From the aesthetic Sojati Gate Market, filled with a stunning array of fabrics, to the historic alleyways surrounding the famous Clock Tower, each of these shopping destinations in Jodhpur unveils a unique tapestry of colours, designs and artistry.

Clock Tower Market

The Clock Tower Market in Jodhpur, or Ghanta Ghar, is arguably the best place for shopping in Jodhpur. Visit this captivating bazaar if you wish to bring home the finest variety of spices, especially Mathaniya’s red chilli. Some of the must-buy items in this market include antiques, flavoured teas, hand-embroidered textiles, and handicrafts. 

After you’re done shopping, remember to sip some Makhania lassi, which locals believe to be the best in the world. Also, indulge your tastebuds in the deliciousness of Shahi samosa to top off your wonderful Rajasthani shopping experience.

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Your shopping trip won’t be complete unless you buy the traditional tye-dye cloth known as Bandhej or Bandhani from this bustling Jodhpur market. Sarees, dupattas, turbans, and accessories created in the iconic Rajasthani Bandhej or tie and dye are what this market is famous for. Some stalls conduct demonstrations and workshops, giving shoppers a hands-on experience of this traditional craft.

Triplolia Bazaar

Tripolia Bazaar is a renowned shopping destination with an extensive array of goods for locals and tourists. If you enjoy collecting colourful handcrafted items, this is the ideal place. This market is a must-visit for anyone looking for one-of-a-kind souvenirs because of its reputation for brassware, rugs, and ironware. 

Don't miss out on the exquisite handicrafts and traditional Jodhpuri footwear, known as juttis, available here. The intricate embroidery and leatherwork make these juttis popular among locals and tourists alike.

Sojati Gate Market

A melting pot of Rajasthani culture and traditional crafts, this market is one of Jodhpur’s most popular attractions and receives a sizeable influx of tourists each year. The huge market is filled with shops offering Rajasthani handicrafts, jewellery, tie-dye textiles and souvenirs for tourists to choose from. A notable feature at Sojati Gate Market is the presence of numerous Henna stalls. 

Visitors can savour Rajasthani delicacies and snacks while exploring the market, adding a culinary dimension to this immersive experience.

Mochi Bazaar

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Anyone can guess what mochi bazaar or cobbler’s market would be famous for. This shopping destination in Jodhpur is one of the best places for purchasing the famous Jodhpuri juttis, also known as mojaris. 

These mojaris come in a variety of designs with vibrant colours, patterns, and ranges and can give a royal look to any attire. They are popular in India and among Westerners who are so enthusiastic about this product that they sometimes fly all the way to get a pair of these. 

Some stalls at Mochi Bazaar offer customisation, i.e. you can pick and choose colours and designs and artisans at the shop will create a unique piece just for you.

Umaid Bhawan Palace Market

Set against the picturesque background of the Umed Bhawan Palace, this market is for tourists with an appreciation for traditional splendour. This may be one of your favourite places to visit in Jodhpur for gorgeous antiques, metalworks and designer furnishings. 

Pick from a variety of items such as ceramics, mirror and bead crafts, paintings, fabrics, puppets, silver jewellery, metal and marble pieces, brassware, copperware and fabrics. Follow the palace road between Umaid and Ajit Bhawan. Antiques aren't very expensive here; their prices are usually fixed.

Getting there

The distance between Jodhpur Domestic Airport and the main city is merely 5 kilometres. Jodhpur is well-connected to other major cities in Rajasthan through regular flight services. Due to its popularity as a tourist destination, Jodhpur is connected by both national and private airlines. The following cities have flights that frequently fly to Jodhpur- Mumbai, Surat, Kullu, Raipur, Udaipur, Leh, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. You can book your flight tickets from here.

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