Shopping in Jaipur
So you are planning a visit to Jaipur? I am sure your friends/ colleagues must have already handed over a long list of items they would like you to shop for them from this beautiful city. The markets in Jaipur have an exclusive collection of all sorts of things to suit the requirement of different kinds of people. However, some of the most sought after shopping items in Jaipur include the Jaipuri Fabric, Handicraft items, Camel leather bags, belts and wallets, Kundankari and Meenakari Jewelry.
Here’s a look at the markets in Jaipur and the wide array of things they have to offer to all you shopaholics out there.
The market is ideal for wedding shopping as besides jewelry stores the market also encompasses shops that offer a wide range of lehengas, saris and designer suits. Traditional Rajasthani saris and dress material is also available here. It is suggested to park your car at a good distance from the market to avoid rush. You may also try various Rajasthani cuisines while shopping in this market. The Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar situated here is famous for its delicious desserts.
Bapu BazaarBapu Bazaar, which runs from New gate to Ajmeri gate, offers a wide variety of Rajasthani kurtis, dupattas, skirts, handbags, jutis and artificial jewelry. It is especially famous for Sanganeru and Bagru print garments. The best thing about this market is that everything is reasonably priced. Even better for you, if you are good at bargaining! It also includes shops that offer a wide range of wedding lehengas and saris. A number of cosmetic shops, beauty parlors, heena shops and boutiques are also located in this market, thus making it a favorite amongst the women.
People flocking around the Pani puri, chaat and pakora stalls to enjoy these mouthwatering snacks is a common sight here. Sweet supari shops at Bapu Bazaar are also quite popular.
Tripolia BazaarTripolia Bazaar begins from Badi Chaupar and ends at Chhoti Chaupar. It is known for selling beautiful pieces of copper, brass, steel and aluminum pottery. The market is ideal for festive shopping. All kinds of goods required during the festival season are available here. You will find various decorative items and also several gift options in this market – from showpieces to dry fruits they have it all and that too at reasonable rates. The market also has shops that sell plastic goods, toys, stationary, cosmetics, metal antique accessories, watches, shoes, spices, pickles, bags and various other daily needs items.
Tripolia Bazaar is illuminated with lights during Dhanteras and Diwali and is also the busiest during these days. It encompasses two old sweet shops that offer delicious delicacies; Motichoor Ke Laddoo available here are definitely worth a try.
Chaura RastaLocated near Tripolia Bazaar, Chaura Rasta runs from Tripolia gate to New gate. This market is quite like the Nai Sarak in Old Delhi. It has several book stores and publishing houses that sell academic books, novels and various other kinds of books. The market has a host of stationary shops as well where you may shop for note books, registers, pens, pencils, colors, rubber stamps and other similar items. Several printing presses are also located here.
Apart from this, you can also shop for branded watches and glasses at Chaura Rasta. Walking past the Chaura Rasta, you are also likely to come across shops that sell flower pots and toys made of clay.
Kishanpol BazaarKishanpol Bazaar spread between Ajmeri gate and Chhoti Chaupar, is another popular market in Jaipur. You would be able to find a variety of things in this market. Whether you are looking for decorative items such as paintings, necessary grocery items or household furniture you will find everything in this stretch. Kishanpol Bazaar also has a couple of good sports shops where you can shop for various sports items including cycles for kids as well as adults. Various handicraft items are also available in the market.
Chaandpol BazaarSituated between Chaandpol gate and Chhoti Chaupar, Chaandpol Bazaar is famous for its scrumptious pickles, spices and ghee. The market area is filled with the aroma of various Indian spices. Several restaurants offering luscious Rajasthani cuisines are also located in this market. If you want to taste special Rajasthani food then you must visit Chaandpol Bazaar. Here, you would not only be able to taste a variety of Rajasthani cuisines but would also get the opportunity to take along some special spices to add flavor to your home cooked food.
The market also has a number of readymade garment shops, exclusive handicraft items and beautiful marble statues.
A street market in Jaipur
Hawamahal BazaarThis Bazaar is spread between Badi Chaupar and Silver Mint market. It is mostly visited by tourists – both Indian as well as foreign. Tourist buses usually stop at Hawamahal Bazaar and thus the rates of this market are comparatively higher. Various antique pieces made from brass, wood and cooper are available in this market. Shopkeepers mostly keep these beautiful decorative items by the road side to attract the tourists. The market is also loaded with traditional Rajasthani dresses, bags, sandals and accessories. Handmade paintings and various handicraft items are also available in this market. Exclusive Jaipuri items available here are sure to entice you and you are likely to buy a thing or two even if you enter the market with the sole intention of window shopping.
Mirza Ismial Road (M I Road)M I road is one of the most famous destinations for shopping in Jaipur. Here you will find numerous shops and emporiums selling a wide variety of goods. You can shop for blue pottery, cotton rugs, textiles, brass work, Carpets, dresses and colorful cotton wraps. It would not be wrong to mention that M I road is a place where you will find all the specialties of Jaipur at one single place.
Kazane Walon Ka RaastaIt is situated on the western side of Baba Harish chandra Marg. It is famous for sculptures carved out of stone, and are available in all sizes. Some of the shops that are best for shopping in Jaipur are government approved emporiums, Rajasthali and Handloom house. Markets in Jaipur are usually closed on Sundays.
Besides these there are several other markets including the Indira Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar, Lalji Saand Ka Rasta, Ramganj Bazaar, Gangauri Market and Bhindon Ka Rasta that are frequently visited by the locals as well as the tourists.