Jaipur, being the capital of the royal state of Rajasthan (Rajputana,) is known for its antiques and its architectural monuments. But very few people know that the beautiful Pink City has got a lot more to offer other than its serene beauty, royalty, and heritage. The city is a paradise for shopaholics, as it gives a wide range of options to choose from, like handicrafts, textiles, jewelry, precious and semi-precious stones, and a lot more. Shopping in Jaipur is an absolutely different experience altogether, and it certainly lets you peep into the real Rajasthani culture.
Jaipur has a royal history, and the architectural wonders built in the city support this fact. Despite so many attractions in Jaipur in the form of forts, palaces, and monuments, the Pink City has found its own ways to keep the travelers busy with the shopping. The best part of Jaipur shopping markets is that it has got a variety to serve everyone, from having the basic shopping needs to a high-end shopper. A small tip – While shopping on the streets of Jaipur, you can polish your bargaining skills and use them to the best of your advantage.
Here are the best places in Jaipur that makes it a paradise for shoppers. Have a look!
- Johari Bazaar
The best place for jewelry shopping in Jaipur, Johari Bazaar (Jewellers’ Market) is one of the oldest marketplaces of the Pink City. Jaipur is one of the best places where you can look for the different types of jewelry, especially kundan, gold, silver, emerald, and diamond along with gems, as well as precious & semi-precious stones. The choice of handmade jewelry items available, along with a wide variety of designs, is truly fascinating to the travelers from all over the world. In addition to the mesmerizing jewelry, you would also get to see the broad range of Sarees and Lehengas.
- Bapu Bazaar
Here is a place where your bargaining skills would come in handy. Bapu Bazaar is famous for all the unique Jaipuri items, including textiles, handicrafts, marble carvings and the famous Joothis (a type of Rajasthani footwear made of soft goat/camel leather,) and all of it is sold at a reasonable price. In addition to this, you will witness several shopkeepers selling various types of regional clothes, Sarees and Lehengas (mostly targeting the female buyers.) This market is the best place to capture the beauty of the old built Pink City.
- Tripolia Bazaar
Love Bangles? If yes, Tripolia Bazaar is the best place to buy some colorful ones. The lac jewelry of the area is also pretty famous among tourists, and is found at the Maniharon ka Rasta. Besides the beautiful lac bangles, you can also shop for the textiles, designer carpets, and the richly embroidered tie & dye fabrics. Even if you have not made up your mind for shopping, a stroll in the market would be enough to make your day. Tripolia Bazaar will make you its own once you enter the area and start feeling the surroundings. Again, a place to unfurl your bargaining practice as the prices are hiked.
- Nehru Bazaar
Located close to the MI Road, Nehru Bazaar specializes in selling footwear, readymade outfits, gifts, toys, clothes, and bags. Some Rajasthani items popular in the market include Rajasthani Joothis, blue pottery, perfumes, and textiles. If you are planning to take the souvenirs for the folks back home, it is an ideal place to shop at. Do not forget to bargain to get the best deal.
- Sireh Deori Bazaar
This is one marketplace where every tourist has been to. Situated across the road of the famous Hawa Mahal, Sireh Deori Bazaar will give you a glimpse of all the small accessories and regional items. From handbags, puppets, and beautiful wall hangings to leather shoes and readymade garments, this market has got it all covered for you. The best camel leather products can be bought from here, after a decent amount of bargaining, as things are quite costly here due to many tourist shoppers.
- Kishanpol Bazaar
Kishanpol Bazaar boasts of some famous artists who pertain the skills in wooden carvings. To make your trip to Rajasthan a memorable one, you can get the wooden souvenirs tailor-made. You can also take these sculptures to gift your family and friends. This market is also known for textiles, which are sold at a reasonable price here.
- Chandpol Bazaar
If you would like to buy some traditional items such as handicrafts, creative marble carvings, and some other handmade products, you should visit the Chandpol Bazaar. In addition to these, you can also find various wood or stone-made sculptures, Saafa (Rajasthani Turbans) and a variety of shoes here.
- Mirza Ismail Road (MI Road)
MI Road is the passage from the whole city to these different markets through the gracefully constructed large gates that mark the entrance of the old city of Jaipur. From the days when there were Rajput kings, MI road has been famous for the pottery work. If you are looking for some home decorative items, visiting MI road can help you find better deals. Considered as one of the busiest roads of the city loaded with various brand stores, MI Road has somehow managed to maintain its old charm till date.
- Ganpati Plaza
Ganpati Plaza was the first shopping mall in the Pink City, which has got many national brands selling the quality garments, including bandhej sarees as well as the latest fashion wear. The place is also famous for electronic shops, jewelry showrooms, and some food joints. If you are looking a place to get traditional stuff at fixed rates, you must visit Ganpati Plaza.
- Gaurav Tower (GT) and World Trade Park (WTP)
A hub for the youngsters from all over the city, GT has gained popularity pretty quickly. Both these shopping arenas are situated far away from the old city, in Malviya Nagar. Gaurav Tower and World Trade Park are the best places to be if you would like to spend the day with family and friends, as the sites offer many national & international branded stores, movie theater, gaming zone, food court and a lot more.
We hope this article, covering the most famous shopping places in Jaipur, helps you on your trip to Rajasthan. If you have some intriguing shopping experiences or know some more places in the Pink City for shopping, do let us know. Cheers!
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