Top 10 Museums in Jodhpur, Rajasthan

October 21, 2021 Roseanne Arnett

Surrounded by a huge fortress wall with bastions, the striking blue buildings in Jodhpur contrast sharply and beautifully with the neighboring Thar Desert. Exploring the palaces, forts and temples will keep you busy and in awe of the city’s historic grandeur. Bazaars offer a range of beautiful textiles, embroidered leather goods, lacquerware, antiques, carpets, puppets and figurines. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination and a convenient base for travel in the region.
Restaurants in Jodhpur

1. Pukhraj Durry Udhyog

Village:Salawas, Kumharon Ki Dhani, Near Gosala, Jodhpur 342013 India +91 94147 20724 [email protected] http://pukhrajdurry.com
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Pukhraj Durry Udhyog

Durry is kind of carpet.we are weaving at home in traditional way from last 300 years. We use vegetable and natural colours. so completely washable. we use both side.we sell our product direct to customer so profit goes direct to the artizen.for more information and photos contact to Chhotaram.

Reviewed By robbh36

We drove out to this small village and met the owners and had a wonderful 2 hours drinking tea, talking about village life and finally ordering a durry!. We received photos of our durry on the loom and it was professionally mailed to us in Delhi and now it is in our dining room. What a cool experience to have a hand made rug with this kind of back story!! Do yourself a favor and make the drive!!

2. Ganesh Handicrafts

84 - 85 Nai Sarak Road Near Clock Tower, Jodhpur 342002 India +91 93147 13880 [email protected] http://www.abanidecor.com
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Ganesh Handicrafts

Ganesh handicrafts is a family owned traditional business house. Ganesh handicrafts found its roots in a very reputed Marwari Jain family. Seth shri SUMER CHAND JI ABANI Established this business half a century ago at footsteps of clock Tower (Ghantaghar). In early days Sardar market where clock tower is situated was a vibrant and thriving hub of trade in heart of Jodhpur. By then Jodhpur was a princely state with its capital at Meharangarh fort. Business acumen of Seth Late Shri SUMER CHAND JI ABANI laid a solid foundation stone cemented by ethics and value of Abani family. A commitment to quality, reliability and trust toward esteemed user of Handicraft supplied by Ganesh Handicraft made great stride and it became a well-known name in Jodhpur handicraft Industry. Seth Shri SUMER CHAND JI ABANI was one of pioneer in establishing Jodhpur as handicraft destination for world over.

Reviewed By DanielLifeguard - Island of Gozo, Malta

Great place for a wide variety of souvenirs, especially statues of all sizes and shapes. Camel bone, bronze, tiger eye stone, wood and others. They also have a wide selection of good priced textiles. Scarves, blankets and more. They have magnets as well.

3. Salawas Durry Udhyog

Pali Main Road, Jodhpur 342802 India +91 97991 84786 [email protected] http://salawasdurry.com/
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Salawas Durry Udhyog

Salawas Durry Udhyog established in 1897 by Lt. Fatohji ,who remain as a source of inspiration to be dedicated to work. Presently the organization is handling and owning by the Mr. Usman Gani. Since the last one century Salawas Durry Udhyog has been manufacturing and supplying all kind of durries (rugs) with good quality.

Reviewed By Shreeani

This is fantastic handcraft material design you must visit this place it is situated in bishnoi village this is very super.

25B Ajit Colony Behind Hotel Ranbanka Palace Lane, Jodhpur 342001 India +91 98280 33555 [email protected] http://www.kotsa.in/
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Kotsa - Travellers Gallery

Please give a call before coming, As the gallery opens only on call and appointment basis. Travellers Gallery is a unique place where you can find museum collections, art and crafts, clothing and accessories, home decoratives, made from artisans and craftsman, a place where you can chill out and also get some free insights about jodhpur and also nearby. The place is owned by a long time traveler who has moved back into India for good. Hopefully you will be keen on meeting other people too. The gallery also serves the purpose for people looking for business from India and bringing stuff overseas to sell further. Its a wholesale chain. P.S. We also invite you to the Polo Season 2016 starting from 01.12.15 to 31.12.15 , the game timings are from 14:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs. We have a stand there. Thanks for reading.

Reviewed By BhumikaS70

This gallery or you can also call it a museum of handmade art. Those who love arts must visit this fine art gallery. The space in the gallery has been properly utilized and the articles has nicely placed at the correct place. Really a wonderful collection of handicraft items.

Main Fort Rd Inside Nagouri Gate,, Jodhpur 342001 India
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Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School

This is family running business and we all stay in this place. .

Reviewed By Ujjawaljio - Ahmedabad, India

The shop has unique and exciting handicrafts with them. I was amazed to see such things and would recommend to go there and have a look once..

6. The Singaria Coin Museum & numismatic research center India

Old Bera wala Bas Bhadwasiya school ka pas vale gle, Jodhpur 342007 India +91 91669 74641
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The Singaria Coin Museum & numismatic research center India

Reviewed By 293jaswantp

Good knowledge and great collection Nice place give great Wikipedia of Rajasthan Nice collection of all variety coin Dr jaswant

7. Budhraj Durry Udhyog

Main Guda Road Kakani, Jodhpur 342802 India +91 85608 31907 [email protected] http://budhrajdurryudhyog2.business.site/?m=true
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Budhraj Durry Udhyog

Dhurries are made manually by skilled artisans on a traditional horizontal loom or vertical loom. In Rajasthan pit looms are also used for weaving in which weaver sits in a pit and feet are used in weaving. The maximum breadth is 24". Dhurries made in Rajasthan at bishnoi village are known as Panja dhurries and are exported on large scale.

Reviewed By BaldevAdhikari

We - self and my Wife, visited Jodhpur from 12 to 16 November 2019. On 13 November, we went to see rural Jodhpur, driven by our trusted Guide and Driver Manish Bishnoi mobile number +91 9929907507. We were taken to village artisans to see and gain first hand knowledge of their work and lives. Budhraj Durry Udhyog was the first one to be visited. Budhraj is the owner who runs his industry with a loom from his Dhani i.e his house. Budhraj explained to us the nitty gritty of Durry Weaving. He worked on his loom and proved to us how it is an art as well as a craft. He also explained to us how two persons work on a loom and how warp and weft (ताना बाना) help in making different patterns and weaving structure of a durry. It was indeed very impressive to see different colours and patterns appearing on a durry in the process of its weaving. After he finished showing us actual weaving, he took us to his treasure trove of durries having different hues and patterns. These durries are made with different threads like that of cotton, silk, wool and hair of camels and goats etc. After that, he was kind enough to take us around his Dhani. It was a different experience altogether. You can not imagine the grace of Durry Weaving and staying in a Dhani without a visit. I dare say that visit to Jodhpur is incomplete without visiting Budhraj Durry Udhyog and his Dhani. His mobile number is +91 8560831907. We wish him all the best for the success of his Udhyog.... Baldev Adhikari, Noida

8. Yakub Pottery Udhyog Art

Razak Khan near PNB Bank Village, Kakani, Jodhpur 342802 India +91 97832 77995 [email protected] http://budhrajdurryudhyog2.business.site/?m=true
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Yakub Pottery Udhyog Art

Our Family Famous for pottery work And we Have great Experiens , tourists can see people doing pottery, if you want you can also try pottery, We will completely demonstrate the way people here do pottery and will also help you in doing same. We Hope Definatly you Will Visit Our Place .

Reviewed By ashokg909

A great place to experience age old pottery art and encourage the work of these artisans by promoting their work. Razak is a great warm person who has a good sense of humour. A must stop by in this village and also the block printing place in the neighborhood is amazing for handicrafts and bedsheets

9. Arna Jharna: The Thar Desert Museum of Rajasthan

Arna Jharna: The Thar Desert Museum of Rajasthan Village Moklawas, Jodhpur 342001 India +91 94141 36361 [email protected] http://www.arnajharna.org
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Arna Jharna: The Thar Desert Museum of Rajasthan

A Celebration of Rural Rajasthan The truly unique Komal Da Ethnographic Museum of Rajasthan lies on the outskirts of Jodhpur city, perching upon the edge of the Aravali mountain range as it descends to the plains of the great Thar Desert. Set against this stunningly beautiful natural landscape, the museum explores the traditional lifestyles of indigenous Rajasthani communities and the deep relationship between them and their natural environment. Unlike traditional museums that confine their collections to rarities, antiques, curiosities, and objects of great historical or artistic significance, the Komal Da Ethnographic Museum focuses on contemporary artifacts from rural societies. Presenting a broad range of artifacts, along with appropriate audio/video recordings, it illuminates the genius of human creativity in the art of survival, as well as the more refined aspects of human culture. Exploring such themes as biodiversity, land and water usage, agriculture, craft groups, religious beliefs, epics, legends, superstitions, fairs, festivals, markets, the performing arts, social interactions between occupational castes, and the transmission of indigenous knowledge down the generations, the museum presents a comprehensive view of rural Rajasthani life. Life in Rajasthan is shaped by differences in the composition of soil, water availability, and climatic conditions. Besides determining the variety of flora and fauna available to communities in a given area, these differing conditions naturally divide Rajasthan into three zones by promoting the agricultural cultivation of three different crops: bajra, jawar, and makka (pearl millet, sorghum, and corn, respectively). The museum structures exhibitions around the comparison of these three zones. Human cultural practices developed in tandem with the annual agricultural cycle of these three major crops. Exhibitions highlight the impact that subsistence living has on all aspects of creative human endeavors. As an example of the museum’s approach, the first exhibit displays brooms from each region. The exhibit surveys the botanical diversity of each zone through the grasses and plants available for the construction of brooms; this also provides insight into contemporary environmental issues (changes in land use patterns and water usage, declining biological diversity, etc.). The exhibit explores the rationale behind the size, shape, and material composition of brooms in relation to the surface the broom is used on (domestic flooring, open ground, cow-dung floors, cement floors, marble floors, etc. – brooms are even used in harvesting grain). It looks at the role of the broom in domestic hygiene. The exhibit examines the development of different manufacturing techniques used in creating brooms, and the distinct craft groups that make them. Reliance on the natural environment for materials to create brooms has resulted in a scarcity situation, elevating the importance of brooms. Further aspects of the role of the broom in society cover rituals involving the worship of brooms, witchcraft, legends & superstitions about brooms, and their artistic usage in paintings, folk tales, epics, and songs. The museum already boasts a collection of about 175 different types of brooms with documentation. Other exhibits follow the theme of staple food zones. The second exhibit displays tools of different crafts.The third exhibit incorporates traditional folk instruments, puppetry and pottery. All future ones, follow the same holistic, interdisciplinary approach to study and presentation that has been outlined above. The museum is built with traditional construction methods, blending in with the environment and creating a harmonious aesthetic appearance. The museum contains space for permanent and temporary exhibits, a full audio/video digital recording studio,a library, space for archives and an open-air auditorium for cultural performances. The grounds of the museum have been beautifully landscaped with desert medicinal plants. The peacefulness and tranquility of the environment quietly casts the spell of Rajasthan upon any visitor, enhancing the appreciation of the resourcefulness of the people who live within it.

10. Umaid Heritage Art School

153 Heritage Ratanada Road Inside the Dhaan Mandi Near Clock Tower, Jodhpur 342001 India +91 95096 40888 [email protected] http://www.umaidheritageartschool.com
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Umaid Heritage Art School

Umaid Heritage Art School is an art gallery and school focusing on traditional and modern art works.Umaid Heritage Art School is located in the heart of Jodhpur. Here you will find free art lessons on traditional Rajasthani Fine Miniature art by Vijay Raj,who specializes in Rajasthani Miniature Painting,sketching and portraits lessons by Gaurav Solanki a fine artist of graphite and charcoal.Travelers stop by for some chai tea, free miniature painting lessons, and sketching lessons.Art work on oil and water color,and all other possible mediums are practiced here.Art collaborations with the travelers are always welcomed.Sharing Art Is Always Welcomed With Love And Respect.

Reviewed By Jerjer78

What a nice moment we spent with the “lentil guy”, a well known miniature painting teacher in Jodhpur. He’s passionate and wants to offer his knowledge to most of people he meet so typical Indian art will follow future generations. He guided us for a 4h course (slow learners, it can be 2h). And it’s a FREE course. He also have a huge collection of his students’ miniatures. So if you’re interested, it’s the city to try, and this place to go !

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