Jodhour located on the western part of Rajasthan, is the second biggest city of the state. Often regarded as the 'Blue City' owing to the blue-painted constructions around the city, Jodhpur is one of the leading tourist destinations of Rajasthan. The sunny weather, numerous tourist landmarks and natural beauty of Jodhpur attract tourists from all over the world. Apart from these the ample of shopping opportunities in Jodhpur also helps in attracting the tourists. Shopping in Jodhpur is a unique experience since it gives the tourists to have the glimpse of the enriching culture and tradition of the state.
The various shopping centers of Jodhpur sell a wide variety of items and products. Starting from ethnic attires to decorative furniture, beautiful handicraft items and more are found in the markets in Jodhpur. Jodhpur is considered a shoppers’ paradise, the city is home to many skilled and talented craftsmen of Rajasthan. All these craftsmen get the perfect platform for displaying their artistic works in the various bazaars in Jodhpur. Some of the Rajasthani items and products that are sold in the shops of Jodhpur are bandhini products, utensils, textile works, spices, handlooms, antiques, leather goods, footwear, beads, mirror, turbans, sequins and more. There are number of shopping areas which are thronged by a huge number of tourists all round the year.
As the name suggests, Kapra Bazaar, makes a grand display of variety of beautiful dress materials. The detailed handwork along with intricate designing brings out the excellent skills of the labors of Rajasthan. Kapra Bazaar is perfectly located in Jodhpur; there are a number of hotels surrounding the bazaar. In addition, Kapra Bazaar also enjoys the advantage of being located near various restaurants. Over the years, Kapra Bazaar has evolved to be an important tourist destination of Jodhpur.
A popular shopping bazaar of Jodhpur, Sarafa Bazaar is famous for its collection of lahariya and bandhini items. Some of the best buys of this bazaar are saris, Rajasthani dress, salwar-kameez, Jodhpuri coats, bangles, beads and jewelries.
Jodhpuri jutis are the best buy of this shop in Jodhpur. The shoes which are also known as Mojris of Jodhpur, come either in plain designs or in royal designs. However, achkans, Jodhpuri suits, sherwanis and kurta-pyjamas are also sold in Mochi Bazaar.
Along with these three, the other important bazaars of Jodhpur are Sojati Gae, Tripolia Bazaar, Nai Sarak, Clock Tower, Sadarpura Market and Station Road.
The different shops of Jodhpur serve more than one purpose. While the tourists can buy a variety of Rajasthani items from the shops of the city, they also get to know closely about the traditional and culture of the state of Rajasthan. While shopping in markets of Jodhpur, tourists must know how to bargain with the shopkeepers. Bargaining is common in any shopping area of Rajasthan, and it is important to know to bargain in order to get the best buy. While planning to travel to Jodhpur, tourists must not forget to sneak-peek in the various full of life shopping areas of the city.