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Shopping In Jaisalmer: A Guide To The Famous Five Markets Of The Golden City!

Jaisalmer, the City of the Golden Fort is just not a treasure of Rajput history but a shopping arcade as well. Rajputs have always been known for their passion for art and architecture. There are five remarkable markets at Jaisalmer where you can get an array of Rajasthani handicrafts, apparels, music instruments and jewellery.

Let’s tour these market and checkout why you should visit these.

1. Manak Chowk

Want to explore a typical local market of Rajasthan? Visit Manak Chowk. Small shops designed with wonderful colours, carefully decorated and stuffed with different kinds of souvenirs, which include Rajasthani boutique apparels, bags made from cloth and studded with mirrors and woven with thread. Even the leather shoes sold here are stitched with small pieces of mirrors and are also extremely comfortable to wear and walk through the rustic roads of Rajasthan.

Where is it located?

Manak Chowk is located at Mara Sagar Pol of Jaisalmer.

When does it open?

The market remains open from 10am and stays open till 8pm.

2. Pansari Bazaar

As you look at the cloth- made dolls decked in colourful ghangras and cholis, you know instantly that you are the heart of Rajasthan. Puppet shows are one of the most famous ways of story telling in Rajasthan. This market sells these puppets, which you can take back as a true memory of Rajasthan. On the Day 5, Palace on Wheels train is arriving at Jaisalmer and you will experience the attractions.

Where is it located?

Pansari Bazaar is its own landmark and easy to reach from any part of Jaisalmer.

When does it open?

The market remains open from 10am and stays open till 6pm.

3. Sonaron ka Baas

Want to get a look just like a Rajput Maharaja or Maharani? Visit this market of jewellery. With authentic Rajput design, these silver and costume jewellery are easy on pockets. Want something expensive? Get gold jewellery from this famous market, which are embellished with precious and semi-precious stones.Sonaron ka Baas also has some exceptional beads jewellery.

Where is it located?

Sonaron ka Baas is known through Jaisalmer and any local transport can be used to reach the market.

When does it open?

The market remains open from 9am and stays open till 9pm.

4. Bhatia Bazaar

Filled your bags with jewellery and handicrafts? How can you miss out on apparels? Bhatia Bazaar is stacked with expensive and soft silk sarees andembroidered cotton drapes. Available in a plethora of colours, these sarees can melt the heart of any women.

Where is it located?

Bhatia Bazaar is the famous saree market of Jaisalmer, located near to the middle of the city.

When does it open?

The market remains open from 9am and stays open till 8pm.

5. Sadar Bazaar

Sadar Bazaar is a budget destination for tourists. Ancient paintings, leather bags, leather shoes, hats and sarees, you have almost everything hand made in this market.

Where is it located?

Sadar Bazaar is at a very popular location of Jaisalmer.

When does it open?

The market remains open from 10am and stays open till 6pm.

No tour is complete without souvenir shopping, it is a must that you carry a piece of Jaisalmer back with you. So do not miss a trip to these five famous markets of Jaisalmer.

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