Resplendent in the hues of its noble and magnificent past, the historic city of Jaipur stands out as one of the most spectacular and culturally vibrant destinations in the world. – Kate Smith
Jaipur, known otherwise as the Pink City and capital of Rajasthan can also be best regarded as the shopping, cultural centre of the State because of the plethora of attractions in its markets, palaces and ancient monuments. The markets of Jaipur are laden with unique shopping items of both old and recent ages, especially handcrafts, textiles, gem jewellery, sandalwood carvings and die fabrics. An impulsive shopper will find it difficult to resist the buying spree in Jaipur while passing the streets, bargaining for prices with the street vendors and local craftsmen.
If you are a traveller, it is advisable to stay for a few days in this city to enjoy the royal splendour at its greatest. With an array of luxury hotels in Jaipur offering warm hospitality with traditional Rajasthani dishes and international cuisine, you will be definitely spoilt for choice.
Some of the famous hotels in Jaipur which can make your trip worthwhile are the ITC Rajputana, Hotel, The Lalit, Mariott Hotel etc.
For a most riveting experience on shopping, you can plan a visit to the three markets –
1. Johari Bazaar
If you are a jewellery buyer or designer, this oldest bazaar is the place where you can spend days’ on the street gaining wisdom. If you have more traditional options in your mind, then get ready to view the exquisite Jaipur jewels embedded with precious stones, Jaipuri quilts, attractive sarees, lehengas and the most popular Kundan Jewellery. There are very few hotels in Jaipur which line up the streets of this Bazaar and notable among them is Hotel Kailash.
2. Tripolia Bazaar
Situated right in the heart of the city, Tripolia Bazaar is popular more for its exquisite variety of bangles and lac jewelry. Other attractions which can entice you are the Bandini dye fabrics, ties, carpets with Indo-Heratic designs and traditional wares all basking in their full cultural wealth. If you want to explore more, there are few reputed hotels in Jaipur for lodging such as the LMB, situated at a fair distance from this bazaar.
3. Nehru Bazaar
Do you want to visit a Bazaar where the spirit of Rajasthani handicrafts as well its royalty are best reflected? Read the title again. Built in traditional style, you are free to visit every shop that sells many items ranging from traditional joothis to perfumes to beautiful textiles to blue pottery. The best way to commensurate your visit to this place is buying a souvenir back home.
4. Mirza Ismail Road (MI Road)
The market in MI is laden with handicrafts of pottery that was preferred by Rajasthani rulers. As you explore the shops, no doubt will you be captivated by the other fine works of art, namely antique brass statues, wooden items that can easily beautify any place.
This article on “Places to shop in Jaipur” has covered only four markets, but there are more places to be explored such as Kishanpol Bazaar, Chandpole Bazaar and Chaura Rasta. Keep visiting our website for information on these markets on our next article, and also for other interesting information as well.