Jaisalmer Fort is one of the most treasured tourist destinations of Jaisalmer. Unlike other forts, this fortress houses shops, hotels, and ancient havelis. Built in 1156 AD by the Rajput ruler Rawal, Jaisalmer Fort was once part of the vital trading route &lsquosilk route&rsquo. Today it stands as a UNESCO world heritage site and is believed to be one of the very few living forts in the world. While you are there, you must check out the markets and old bazaars in the area. Here's a quick guide
It is the fort's most popular wholesale and retail market. You will get a range of handicrafts made by local artisans here. And if you are looking for authentic leather bags or camel hair carpets, this is your place.
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This &lsquohome of goldsmiths&rsquo is known for its unique collection of accessories. From gold and silver jewellery to precious and semiprecious stones, the market is a favourite spot among women ande girls. Next time you plan a trip to Jaisalmer Fort, drop by this ornaments' hub.
This is Jaisalmer&rsquos oldest market, and you must not give it a miss. From ethnic wear to handicrafts, shoppers will get various options here. However, it is the silver goods and colourful wall hangings that will interest you the most
The area once served as the trading hub for medieval traders and continues to stay packed with tourists and locals even today. Situated right outside the Jaisalmer Fort, Manak Chown has everything for everyone. You will get a wide availability of jewellery, and leather goods.
This is an ideal market to buy mirror work souvenirs. Silk fabrics embossed with mirrors and embroidered dupattas are the most purchased goods. Haggling is manageable here. So, if you got the skill, convince the shopkeeper about pricing before making the big purchase.
Famous for its Khadi Gramodyog Bhawan, Seema Gram is a perfect place for fabric lovers. You get the best variety of Khadi shawls, and carpets here. The tie-dye scarf is considerably the favourite pick among buyers. Other than fabrics, you will also get handicrafts, jewellery here.
The government-run emporium is an upliftment platform for small-scale businesses and local artisans. Souvenirs like traditional dolls, and puppets are the central traction point of this shop. State authorities also make purchases from the market to promote local culture and goods.
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