There are many things for which Jaipur is quite famous. The Amer fort is one of the star attractions of the city and so is sturdy Hawa Mahal that stands right in the heart of its colourful main market area. Apart from sightseeing, there is one another very important thing that you need to do when in Jaipur. Can you guess what it is?
Yes, shopping, of course!
Jaipur is a shoppers’ paradise. From small titbits to extravagant pieces, you will find almost everything that is typical to this state in its bazaars. Shops lined one after the other mark the bazaar areas, and these are the places that you should head out to if you want to buy some authentic Rajasthani stuff.
If you will be staying in one of the heritage hotels in Jaipur, then you can book a car and ask the driver to take you to the local bazaars.
To find the right products, you need to go to the right places. Here are some of the local market areas which you should try out to get your hands on some cool Rajasthani products:
1.Johari Bazaar: The term johari means jewellers. This is the place in the city where you will find different types of jewellery items. Rajasthani jewellery is famous for its colourful stone settings, and hence, if you want to get yourself some the little stone goodies, this is the place that you should head out to. From necklaces, to earrings to anklets, you will find almost everything that you want. However, keep in mind that you need to bargain in order to get yourself a good deal and these stones come with limited warranty.
2.Chandpol Bazaar: If you are looking for some super cool handicrafts items, then you should try out the Chandpol Bazaar. This area is congested with shops that are full of handicrafts unique to the state. You will find carvings on marbles, sculptures and even turbans that you can carry back home as souvenirs. This is one of the oldest market areas of the city and the best place to get some traditional stuff.
3.Nehru Bazaar: One of the most defining features amongst all the products that are typical of this state are the colourful juthis. These shoes are very colourful and vibrant and add burst of colour to your entire outfit. Nehru Bazaar is the best place in Jaipur to shop for Juthis. You will also get some colourful clothes and Rajasthani outfits here as well.
4.Tripolia Bazaar: Stone set bangles are also another speciality of this state and the perfect place to shop for them is the Tripolia Bazaar. You will also get some really cool bandni and tie and dye fabrics over here, which are extremely colourful. No matter which heritage hotel in jaipur you will be staying in, this is one market place that you have to visit.
5.SirehDeori Bazaar: If you want to try out some funky street shopping in Jaipur then head out to this market, which is located just opposite to the Hawa Mahal.
These are some of the most important and vibrant market places of the city that you should definitely pay a visit to when in Jaipur!
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