Planning a vacation with your loved ones? Book your tickets to the sandy state of Rajasthan today and you will not be disappointed. There is so much to do and see in this beautiful tourist attraction apart from just heading out on a dessert safari! From forts to deserts to art and culture, every minute spent in Rajasthan will remain a vivid and colorful memory.
Once you are done traveling the colorful roads of Jaipur head out to Jaisalmer. This quaint city is popular for its renowned mirror work embroidered garments along with an exquisite range of blankets, carpets, old stonework items, oil lamps, colorful fabrics, silk textiles, wooden items, and silver jewelry. Jootis and puppets are also included in the list of popular items of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is a shopper’s paradise and the perfect place to land in for those looking for authentic Rajasthani items. Even though all the items are available at reasonable prices, bargaining is never a bad idea.
That is not all! This amazing city, also known as the hub of craftwork, has a lot to offer for anyone to everyone. There are eight most popular markets around the city that offer a great variety of craft items, ethnic clothing, jewelry and a lot more.
One of these amazing and most popular markets is the Sadar Bazaar, a wholesale and retail market that stocks up on the complete range of local goods and handicrafts.
Shop till you drop at Sadar Bazaar
The Sadar bazaar is not just a place to shop in. It is a place that also reflects the flavor of the city. This bazaar attracts the tourists because of this unique traditional flavor. There are numerous features of this bazaar that reveal the rich tradition and history of the city. Sometimes, the shopkeepers are dressed in Rajasthani attires. Moreover, they still follow the traditional way of displaying items. What does this mean? Yes, hours of blissful window shopping!
Sadar bazaar is spread across a large area. You can buy a variety of items as per your choice. However, it is not necessary to be a shopping spree to enjoy the excitement of this bazaar. Even if you are not up for shopping, just a stroll in this beautiful market would excite you enough to end up feeling tempted to buy amazing stuff.
Special Items in Sadar Bazaar
Sadar bazaar, Jaisalmer, offers a wide range of items. This market has got just anything you want, from genuine camel leather bags to camel hair carpets and gorgeous hand-embroidered fabric. Some of the most popular ones include Camel leather products, Embroidery, especially mirror work, finely cut antiques, antiques shawls, exceptionally beautiful blankets and quilts, ornamental items with beautiful mirror work, intricately carved wooden boxes, oil lamps, puppets, tapestry, woolen pattu, camel hair carpets, cotton and silk textiles, beautiful rugs, exquisite ethnic and trendy jewelry, especially Silver jewelry, handicraft items, and paintings.
In addition to the Rajasthani charm, the market also offers numerous trendy items and Khadi Gramudyog Bhavan as well, owned by the state government. You can find authentic khadi fabric, tie-and-dye fabric here. This way, the items found in this bazaar strike a perfect balance between the traditional and the trendy products.
There is such a wide variety to shop from all in one bazaar, that you will be spoilt for choice. However, Sadar bazaar also tests your bargaining skills. The shopkeepers in this bazaar quote a higher price purposely, knowing that the buyer is going to bargain for sure. Therefore, it is very important to be acquainted with the right price of these items. Most of the items are in high demand for they are bought as a memento of the visit to Jaisalmer.
How to Reach Sadar Bazaar?
If you are on a Jaisalmer tour or planning the same soon, don’t miss to visit Sadar Bazaar. It is a wholesome market and a different world altogether. It’s a real charm for shoppers. You can take an auto-rickshaw or book a cab to reach this place. After you are tired of shopping, you can relax and chill at the eateries around the market to enjoy the traditional Rajasthani food.
Timings to Visit
You can visit this market any day from 10 am to 6 pm. It is open seven days a week.
Make sure to carry cash since most of the vendors do not accept card payment.
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