Shopping in Rajasthan


Jaipur is not only the place famous for its rich heritage and grand monuments, but also it is a shopper’s paradise. Shopping at the Johari Bazaar in Jaipur Rajasthan can be a very interesting experience for the non-initiated. Besides, the market is a very good place to pick up gift items for your friends back home. Bapu Bazaar is located within the old city area between the Sanganeri Gate and New Gate.


There are many markets but some of the largest markets or ones with the best selection include the Tibetan Market, Jagdish Chowk and Udaipur Local Market. The last option you have for shopping is at Heritage Villages or Craft Villages. While you will find many vendors at local markets, the items they are selling may or may not be handmade.


One unusual thing in Jaisalmer was the fossil stone – a triangular stone that helps in fermenting your milk to curd. These are available across shops in Jaisalmer. Shopping at Sadar bazaar in Jaisalmer would truly be a delightful experience. Must-buys items : Hand-embroidered shoes, Handicrafts, Puppets, Carved wooden items, Jewelry, Tie-dye fabrics.


The central shopping area of Jodhpur is the Ghasmandi Bazaar. From the government emporiums like the National Handloom Corporation and Salawas Durry Udyog, one can buy quilts, carpets, wooden furniture and handicrafts. When in Jodhpur, do not forget to buy Jodhpuri suits, which are famous for their craftsmanship. Here are some places to go shopping when in Jodhpur: Sojati gate, Sadar market, Mochi Bazar, Tripolia bazaar.


A popular Pushkar shopping destination is the Pushkar fair. The fair is an ideal venue to shop for items such as embroidered clothes, bangles, leather goods, beads, camel cover, etc. The other main shopping places in Pushkar, Rajasthan are: Sarafa Bazar, Baza Bazar, Kedalganj bazaar.

Best Season: October - February
Popular Location: Ajmer, Jodhpur, Alwar