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As soon as the market opens to avoid the crowd
Till 7:00 PM in the evening
Shop spices, fabrics, handicrafts
For eating and shopping
All year
23 out of 88 attractions in Jodhpur

Sardar Market

Another of the affordable options for shopping nice Indian and Rajasthani textiles and fabrics as well as handicrafts, this is one place worth a mention in the list. The Sardar Market is an old village area for shopping and also offers some good and pure spices. However, one drawback of the place is that it is always crowded. There is a major attraction in the middle of the market in the form of a clock tower. Omlet guy is the best to head to for a quick bite whereas do not forget to try the Malai lassi when in the market. Overall, make a good budget for shopping and eating when here.
Nancy Johri
Anila Kopparapu
Yet another ancient market that belongs to the land of kings, queens and palaces – Rajasthan happens to be the Sardar market that was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh (after whom the market has been named).This Jodhpur market is where every localite heads to when there is a wedding in the family – for this place is filled with colourful clothes, juttis, handicrafts, jewellery, décor, spices and a lot more things to shop for.
Neha Ballal
While roaming in the old city you will eventually reach the central clock tower area. It has a busy market stretch right next to it where you can get a lot of roadside eateries and local shopping streets. Though no area here is clean, it is an experience to walk in those narrow lanes, escape the traffic and cows every now and then and make it out alive to tell the tale.
The city's main shopping area is Nai Sadak, lined mostly with sari and shoe shops and leading straight into Sardar Market, a full-on bustling Indian market with a barely contained riot of sights, sounds and stinks. The clocktower in the center is a useful orientation point. Best to head into the different shops by yourself, as rickshaw drivers and other locals will do their best to direct you into certain shops where they can earn a commission for sales; you can expect to get better prices if the shopkeepers do not have to pay a percentage to these other guys. And be prepared to spend a good hour or more in a shop chatting with the very friendly owners over a cup of masala chai. This is the true highlight of Rajasthani hospitality. You will find Rajasthan (and especially Jodhpur) to be full of amiable and kind people who will be quick to offer you chai as a symbol of genuine hospitality first and foremost (not at all significant of an attempt to coerce you to buy). It is not uncommon for them to turn their shop upside down to show you all of their goods, as many are quite proud of their business.