Thrifting at Central Market

A Saturday Flea Market in the Pink City.

On a Saturday morning, if you find yourself in the middle of the Pink City, then wonder round the back of City Palace and head to Central Market. There you’ll find - popping up between the regular vegetable stands and the marigolds - some amazing thrift stalls that gather here on a Saturday at which point you can settle in for a few hours of browsing trying to find that little something. Stalls here sell everything, it’s a playground for bargain hunters. There’s tool stands selling car jacks and wrenches, homeware stands selling crockery, radios, trunks, books and other random collectables and toy stands where you can find paint pots and roller blades, badminton racquets and bicycles to name just a few of the possibilities. There are clothes and shoe stands too to make sure all needs are catered for! Ideally get there before 8am and you can scan the stalls as they are being set up and be sure not to miss what you’re after or just enjoy the slightly cooler streets before the morning sun starts to heat up. 

Behind the main street stretches the beautiful flower market where sari’s are filled to overflowing with orange and yellow marigolds. Most people around you head there to do their daily deals and gather their goods while others take the more laid back approach and chill on their bikes with a chai to watch the day’s trading, whatever takes your fancy. 

Also nearby are the garden’s of Shri Govind Dev Ji Temple there is a lovely park just off the back of the market. Relax after your morning of bargaining and watch the monkeys do what monkeys do!