Jodhpur Shopping Tours

With its bustling malls and vibrant markets lining the streets, shopping in Jodhpur is one of the best ways to spend time in the city. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious shopping experience replete with brand purchases, or simply an insight into the locally made wares here, Jodhpur has plenty to cater to all tastes and interests. From the towering splendor of Ashapurna Mall to the bustle of Sarafa Bazaar, the shopping places in Jodhpur promise to keep you enthralled throughout your visit. Popular local bazaars at the city, such as the Clock Tower Market, Kapra Bazaar or Mochi Bazaar offer an ideal experience for those desiring to shop local.

Their stalls brimming with traditional hand made juttis, bandhani clothes, handcrafted souvenirs and stunning jewelry, these marketplaces offer a delightful insight into the local life and culture of Jodhpur. For the best shopping experience, it is best to take to the streets of Jodhpur and enjoy the ambience of the local markets here. Some of the best items available for purchase in the markets of Jodhpur include spices, traditionally printed clothing items, morris and juttis, antique items and handicrafts.

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Which are the famous markets in Jodhpur?

1. Clock Tower Market: Commonly known as Ghanta Ghar by the locals, the Clock Tower Market is one of the most popular spots for shopping in Jodhpur. The market takes its name from the historic Clock Tower rising above it, which is one of the most popular landmarks in the city. The market is best known for its fragrant spices, with Mathaniya’s red chilli being among its most popular wares. The market also prides in its assortment of handicrafts, textile items, antiques and more. A number of food stalls line the marketplace as well, offering respite after a busy day of shopping.

Location: Clock Tower Rd, Ghantaghar Market, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001
Timings: 11.00AM-11.00PM, Monday to Saturday.

2. Mochi Bazar: With its name literally translating to ‘The Cobblers’ Market’, Mochi Bazar is the best location to go for shoe shopping in Jodhpur. With street stalls lining both sides of the streets, the vibrant stores of Mochi Bazar will keep one enthralled with its rainbow wares. The market’s most popular item is, by far, the traditional Rajasthani juttis or morjaris, which are handmade by the artisans here. The Bazaar has a number of other stalls as well, selling attractive accessories such as lacquered bangles and junk jewelry.

Location:Korna House Rd, Bhistiyon Ka Bas, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342003

3. Tripolia Bazar: If you’re looking to purchase traditional Rajasthani textiles and handcrafted items, you need not look any further than Tripolia Bazar. One of the most popular shopping places in Jodhpur, the market offers an expansive variety of handicrafts, furniture, statues, colourful textile items and much more. The market comprises several lanes, and each lane is named after a different trade- Nataniyon ka Rasta, Tikki Walo ka Rasta, Sonthali Walon ka Rasta and so on. A number of food stalls can be found here as well, offering delectable local delights.

Location: Jodhpur Nice Plaza, Tripolia Bazar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001

4. Kapra Bazaar: With its name literally meaning ‘Clothes Market’, Jodhpur’s Kapra Bazaar prides in its variety of textile goods. The market is best known for its ‘Leheriya’ print items, which is a form of printing that originated in Jodhpur. Bandhini, Bandhej and block printed clothes can be found here as well. While walking its streets, you may also chance upon a few shoe stalls selling juttis and mojaris. There are special shops where tourists can explore and purchase exquisite Rajasthani art. The market also has a number of traditional Rajasthani restaurants, offering lip-smacking delights after a tiring day of shopping.

5. Umaid Bhawan Palace Market: One of the best locations for shopping in Jodhpur for those with an eye for splendor, Umaid Bhawan Palace Market boasts of exquisite metal works, marble art, antique items, brass jewelry and more. The road travelling between Unmaid Bhawan and Ajit Bhawan is replete with stalls selling their antique gems. Although the prices for the items sold here are fixed, they’re not too heavy on the pockets.

Location: Circuit House Rd, Cantt Area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006
Timings: 09.00AM-05.00PM, Tuesday to Sunday.

6. Nai Sarak: One of the busiest shopping places in Jodhpur, Nai Sarak is well known for its Bandhej or Bandhani items, which is a special tie and dye fabric originating in Rajasthan. Dupattas, saris, turbans and suit pieces in Bandhej print line the stalls at the market. Other popular wares at the market include leather items and handcrafted souvenirs. The items sold here are all available at extremely pocket-friendly rates.

Location: Nai Sarak, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001
Timings: 10.00AM- 10.00PM, Monday to Saturday

7. Sojati Gate Market: A colourful market replete with stalls selling specially made local wares at pocket friendly prices, Sojati Gate Market is among the most famous places for shopping in Jodhpur. Items sold at the bazaar include lacquered bangles, handmade jewelry, antique items, fabrics and much more. The market is also a one-stop destination in Jodhpur for henna art, with its streets flocking with women willing to get their hands painted during the festive months.

Location: Tripolia Road, Opposite Daspa House, Rawaton Ka Bass, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001
Timings:07.00AM-11.00PM, Monday to Saturday

8. Sarafa Bazaar: With its streets adorned with glittering silver charms, Sarafa Bazaar is the go-to market in Jodhpur for jewelries. The market not only sells traditional Rajasthani jewelries, crafted out of brass and silver, but a variety of other accessories as well. The Bazaar prides in its Jodhpuri specialties- apart from the traditional accessories, Sarafa also boasts of a wide assortment of cloth items, including Bandhani and leheriya fabrics. Several little shops at this noisy bazaar can be found selling trinkets, souvenirs, photo frames and other items as well. The items at the stalls here are all available at extremely pocket friendly rates, while the shopkeepers are open to bargaining as well.

Location: Sarafa Bazaar, Air Force Area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 334022

Which are the best shopping malls in Jodhpur?

1. Blue City Mall: Home to several branded stores, the Blue City Mall is one of the most popular places for shopping in Jodhpur. Best known for its lifestyle items, the Mall prides in its assortment of fashion apparels, jewelry stores, electronic goods and more. A number of eateries at the mall ensure an all-encompassing experience here.

2. Ashapurna Mall: One of the first malls to be constructed in Jodhpur, Ashapurna has now become an intrinsic part of the city’s culture and lifestyle. Spread over 5 floors, the mall is replete with apparel stores, several diners, lifestyle shops and even a gaming area.

3. District Shopping Centre: A one-stop destination for all daily-use items, the District Shopping Centre is popular among families looking for an all-encompassing experience. The shops at the complex ranges from ordinary, pocket friendly stores to branded sellers. Clothing, electronics and lifestyle goods are only some of the items that can be found here.

4. Ansal Royal Plaza Mall: Popular among both tourists and locals alike, Ansal promises an accommodative experience for the entire family. From branded clothing stores to high-end eateries, there is nothing that cannot be found here. The mall is also well known for housing some of the best designer footwear and jewellery stores anywhere in Jodhpur.

What should I take as souvenirs from Jodhpur?

1. Fabrics- Possibly no Indian city houses the range in clothing and fabrics as Jodhpur does, and shopping in Jodhpur remains incomplete without a purchase of the traditionally printed clothes here.. The city is famous for its wide range of fabrics and the varieties of their application. The Jodhpur fabrics are characterized by their light yet smooth texture and vibrant colours. The city is also famous for its Bandhej fabric, a must-buy for shoppers looking for indigenous souvenirs.

2. Juttis and Mojaris- These are ethnic handmade Rajasthani footwear also commonly known as Nagrais. The shoes are vibrantly colourful and woven with handcrafted dazzlements, without compromising on comfort and utility, though it is best kept for traditional occasions. Shoppers can also buy handcrafted slippers to accompany with their daily lifestyle and needs.

3. Antiques- Rajasthan is one of the main cultural and historical hubs of India. Given its royal ancestry, Jodhpur is the place to be in if you are looking for a relic of the past. Shoppers can choose from a wide range of antique artifacts and replicas, with designs inspired by authentic Rajasthani craftsmanship and architectural heritage. Bronze and alloy miniature figurines are also available at street shops at affordable rates.

4. Spices and condiments- Rajasthan is exceptionally well known for its tangy and food-enhancing spices. Shoppers can browse a varied range of spices in Jodhpur according to their needs. From basic essentials to gourmet needs, there’s something for every cooking enthusiast in the markets.

Which are the best places for street shopping in Jodhpur?

- Clock Tower Market- Also called the Ghanta Ghar Market, it is the best place to purchase spices from.
- Nai Sarak- One of the most popular shopping places in Jodhpur, Nai Sarak market is famous for its store of the best of ethnic fabrics.
- Sojati Gate Market- Famous for selling handicrafts, original Rajasthani art, jewellery and accessories.
- Umaid Bhawan Palace Market- As the name suggests, the market is renowned for its royal antiques and handcrafted materials. The items are mostly of royal inspiration, and range from designer daggers to vases made from metallic alloys.

What is the best time to visit Jodhpur?

Though Jodhpur is a sunny city and weather remains fair and clear all through the year, October to March can be categorized as the best place to pay a visit. The climate remains fairly moderate, with night temperatures not being oppressively low. This temperature is ideally suited for sightseeing, trekking or even shopping in Jodhpur. Summers can get very sultry in Jodhpur, and it is advised to avoid the season to stray away from occasional heat waves.

What is the famous food of Jodhpur?

- Daal Baati Churma: A sweet-and-sour delicacy, with gee-dipped churmas dipped into the sweet daal.
- Mohanthal: Made out of besan and an assortment of dry fruits, Mohanthal is a popular local dessert in Rajasthan.
- Mawa Kachori: An interesting savoury dish, Mawa Kachori is a sweetened version of the traditional Kachori stuffed with mawa and dry fruits.
- Mirchi Bada: A delight for spice lovers, Mirchi Bada is basically a fried chilli drish served as snacks.
- Masala Chach: A delicious milk-based drink, the lip-smacking Masala Chach will leave you wanting for more.

How many days is enough for Jodhpur?

Around 4-5 days would be enough for a comprehensive tour of Jodhpur. This duration would allow you to explore most of the major sightseeing attractions of the city in a hassle-free manner, as well as try your hand in activities such as trekking and desert safaris.

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