Jodhpur is famous for its antiques dealers, most lining the road that runs between Ajit Bhawan and Umaid Bhawan. These can be prohibitively pricey, however, particularly when you factor in freight prices. Jodhpur is also good for tie-dye fabrics. The best bazaars are around Sojati Gate, Tripolia, Khanda Falsa, and Lakhara -- the latter specializes in colorful lac bangles, which make great gifts. If you're looking for more serious jewelry, head for Station Road. Traditional Jodhpur coats and riding breeches are now only made to order; ask your hotel to recommend a tailor. Tip: Beware of making any purchases in or around the fort, particularly if you are encouraged to do so by the local guides; not only will you be paying inflated prices for anything you buy, but guides are paid a hefty commission to get you to part with your cash.

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