Jaipur, popularly known as the Pink City is the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is a popularly historical and architectural city famous for its museums and landmarks however it is also a shopper's paradise. You can find a variety of pottery, textiles, jewellery and even carpets in this great city.
In this article, I will put together a list of 10 places you cannot afford to miss when visiting Jaipur.
- The Johari Bazaar is the popular market for precious and semi-precious jewellery, traditional Kundan jewellery and Rajasthani sarees all at affordable prices. It is open on all days of the week from 10 AM to 11 PM although some parts are closed on Tuesdays and Sundays.
- The Tripolia Bazaar houses amazing jewellery, brassware and magnificent carpets at affordable prices with room for bargaining. I liked that you could see the rich Indian culture reflected in everything. It is open Mondays to Saturdays from 10 AM to 7 PM.
- The Gaurav Towers is a mall, a variety of designer clothes, ethnic wears, accessories, handbags and cosmetics can be found there. I discovered that though there was no room for bargaining, the prices were reasonable. It is open every day of the week from 10 AM to 9 PM.
- Anokhi is a clothing store famous for a range of beautiful contemporary fabrics in natural fibres. It is open daily from 10 AM to 8 PM. I also found the staff quite helpful.
- The Bapu Bazaar is a great shopping spot for Mojari footwear, clothes and home decor items. I found this market very affordable and interesting. It is open every day of the week from 11 AM to 8 PM.
- Sireh Deori Gate is a street market where puppets, knickknacks, fabrics and handicraft can be found. It is open all days of the week from 10 AM to 11 PM.
- The Kripal Kumbh is home to beautiful blue pottery made with attention to detail. These items make for lovely souvenirs. I was able to buy some of the beautiful artwork found there. It is open all week from 8 AM to 8 PM.
- The Gem Palace as the name connotes is a haven for traditional and Antique jewellery it is open every day from 10:30 AM to 7 PM. The prices here a moderate to expensively priced. It has a beautiful history and tradition of court jewellers to the Maharajas of Rajasthan and I also found it to be a well of information about dyeing and block printing.
- The Nehru Bazaar is another major shopping destination. It sells striking blue pottery, Rajasthani juttis and trinkets as well as other eye-catching souvenirs and memorabilia. I would advise a stop at this marketplace if in Jaipur. They are open every day except Sundays from 10 AM to 9 PM.
- Mirza Ismail Road is a street market with branded stores made up of Brass statues, wooden items, pottery and fabrics. It is open every day from 10:30 AM to 7: 30 PM. The items found here are moderately priced.
Overall I found the experience at Jaipur quite enlightening and it made for an interesting trip. These are 10 places I would recommend for shopping in Jaipur however there are still a whole lot of places to visit and I would highly recommend this city when in India. If you are looking for luxury experience, then you can take the Palace on Wheels train. On day 2, the train reaches Jaipur, after that you can experience the colorful markets of Jaipur.