Jaisalmer, Jodhpur & Western Rajasthan shopping

Food in Jodhpur

MV Spices

The most famous spice shop in Jodhpur (and believe us, there are lots of pretenders), MV Spices has five small branches around town, including one at Sadar Market, Meherangarh, that are run by the seven daughters of…
Fashion & Accessories in Jodhpur

Laxmi Niwas

Several trendy and quality boutique stores with exquisite block-printed clothes, gifts and tableware can be found in this building opposite the Toorji ka Jhalra step-well. There's also a bakery and coffee shop and a…
Clothing in Jodhpur

Monarch Garments

If you fancy taking home an authentic pair of jodhpurs from the city in which they originated, head to Monarch Garments, opposite the approach road leading up to Umaid Bhawan Palace. Here you can buy ready-made jodh…
Fashion & Accessories in Jodhpur

Sambhali Boutique

This small but interesting shop sells goods made by women who have learned craft skills with the Sambhali Trust, which works to empower disadvantaged women and girls. Items include cute stuffed silk or cloth elephan…
Arts & Crafts in Southern Villages

Roopraj Dhurry Udyog

A cooperative of 42 families in Salawas runs the Roopraj Dhurry Udyog, through which all profits go to the artisans. A 3ft by 5ft dhurrie costs a minimum of ₹5000, a price based on two weavers working several hours …
Arts & Crafts in Jaisalmer


This small shop near the fort’s main square sells beautiful patchworks, embroidery, paintings, bags, rugs, cushion covers and all types of Rajasthani art. Proceeds assist underprivileged women from surrounding villa…
Art in Bikaner

Bikaner Miniature Arts

The Swami family has been painting miniatures in Bikaner for four generations, and now runs this art school and gallery. The quality of work is astounding, and cheaper than you’ll find in some of the bigger tourist …
Arts & Crafts in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Handloom

This place has a big array of bedspreads, tapestries, clothing (ready-made and custom-made, including silk) and other textiles, made by its own workers and others. If you need an embroidered camel-saddle-cloth (and …
Books in Jaisalmer

Dharan Book Store

Bookshops are 10 to the rupee in Jaisalmer, but this one wins customers over with the cubby-hole cafe at the back, where you can browse through your latest purchase or get online while sipping a decent espresso. It’…
Books in Jodhpur

Krishna Book Depot

Upstairs is an Aladdin’s cave of new and used books, piled high in no apparent order – great fun for browsing. Downstairs is filled with handicrafts.