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Friday, August 29, 2008

Jodhpur : The Land of Colours - 27

Guys, Jodhpur - the land of colours located on the edge of the great Indian Thar desert. Jodhpur is especially known for designer furniture and metal work products that are geared to Western tasters.

The central market, or Ghasmandi Bazaar, is popular with visitors. But the really good shopping is found outside the city walls and along the main roads of the new city.

The handicraft emporiums in Jodhpur stock textiles, solver, jewellery, instruments, pottery, boxes, carved ducks, metalwork, marble figures, paintings, copper, brass, metalwork, marble figures, paintings, copper, brass, antique reproductions, ivory, bed covers, wall hangings, puppets, clothes, old doors and lots of furniture. Try the Rajasthan Art Emporium for a good overview and Rajasthan Arts and Crafts House and Sun City Art Exporters. Some of the best selections in furniture can be found in shops and warehouses along Umaid Bhawan Palace Road and High Court Road.

Jodhpur's famous Bandhani and Lahariya (tie and dye textiles) as well as block screens and prints are excellent buys in Kapra Bazaar. Carpets can be found in several shops along High Court Road. Camel shoes are available in Mochi Bazaar and along Station Road.

Great designs in silver can be bought in Sarafa Bazaar and in shops along Station Road.

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