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Jodhpur Tourist Tips

Telephone Code: India (0291), International (+91)
Pin Code: 342001
Best Time to Visit: October to March
Local Transport: Taxies, Auto-rickshaws, tongas, bicycles
Foreign Exchange Offices: 184, Mahaveer Palace
Ajeet Colony
Circuit House Roar
Jodhpur - 342001
Phone N: +(91)-(291)-6450633, 6450637, 2512064, 2512066.

Getting around

By auto-rickshaw, bicycle, tangas and taxis.

Best clothing and accessories required

Light Cottons for the summer season and heavy woolens for the winter months. However, a drink water bottle, an umbrella and a handkerchief are some of the must-haves while visiting Jodhpur.


Jodhpur is a heaven for the shopaholics. Abounding with decorative and attractive items, Jodhpur offers a shopping enthusiast with choices in clothes, footwear, leather goods as well as food. Some of the important items that constitute the must-buys of the city are as follows

Antiques: The markets of Jodhpur abounds in antique articles like textiles, silver jewellery, pottery, carved ducks, metalwork, marble figures, paintings, antiques, ivory, bed covers, wall hangings, puppets, clothes, especially designed furniture, etc. some of the authentic shops from where these antiques can be bought are as follows:
  • Rajasthan Art Emporium
  • Rajasthan Arts and Crafts House
  • Sun City Art Exporters
Most of Jodhpur, India Antique shops are located at the foothill of Umaid Bhawan.
Bandhini: Also known as Tie and dye, Bandhini is an ancient, resist-dyeing technique, widely used in the state of Rajasthan. The fabric is tied in intricate patterns with the help of nails, beads or grain. This acts as prevention against seepage of color into the tied areas during dyeing. Bandhini is used to design decorative patterns created by skilled artists with the help the dyes. The authentic shops for Bandini are
  • Sojati Gate Market
  • Nai Sarak Market
  • Sadar Market
Footwear: The collection of footwear of Indian men is incomplete without the mention of Jodhpuri Mojris. These shoes are also called Jodhpuri Jutis and normally lend a majestic look to the ethnic wears like sherwanis, Jodhpuri suits and the like.
Footwear is the one of the important article on sale in the popular markets of Jodhpur. Some of the good markets for buying Jutis are:
  • Mochi Bazaar in the walled city
  • Jutti Corner on Station Road
Jodhpur Chillies: Jodhpur is an important hub of spices, particularly chillies not only in India but for many places abroad. Certain markets of Jodhpur, like the one near the clock tower are famous for having a huge collection of red juicy chillies. They not only make pretty little vistas of huge heaps against the Jodhpur skies but are even exported to a number of countries abroad.