Food in Jodhpur

MV Spices

The most famous spice shop in Jodhpur (and believe us, there are lots of pretenders!), MV Spices has several small branches around town, including one at Meherangarh, that are run by the seven daughters of the found…
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 attractive salwar trousers, cute s…
Clothing in Jodhpur

Monarch Garments

If you fancy taking home an authentic pair of jodhpurs from the city they originated in, head to Monarch Garments, opposite the approach road leading up to Umaid Bhawan Palace. Here you can buy ready-made jodhpurs o…
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 ₹3000, 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 run this art school and gallery. The quality of work is astounding, and cheaper than you’ll find in some of the bigger tourist c…
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 den of new and used books, piled high in no apparent order – great fun for browsing. Downstairs is filled with handicrafts.
Arts & Crafts in Jaisalmer

Desert Handicrafts Emporium

With some unusual jewellery, paintings, and all sorts of textiles, this is one of the most original of numerous craft shops around town.