Jaipur the capital and largest city of Rajasthan is well known for its historical monuments, majestic forts, luxurious palaces, architectural buildings and traditional culture. It is also known as the Pink City of Rajasthan. Information and technology, tourism, gemstone cutting, jewellery manufacturing and luxury textiles gave a boost to its economy. This city is also an important centre for arts and handicrafts and the largest manufacturers of hand-knotted rugs. Besides, Jaipur has many shopping markets, street markets, local markets, supermarkets and also branded showrooms. Shopping in markets of Jaipur is tempting and uncontrollable as it has wide range of shops selling handicraft items, jewellery, antiques, beautiful and precious gemstones, lac bangles, pottery, carpets, textiles, attractive stones, amazing sandalwood carvings, natural products. It is also a fashion center,where you can find branded designer wear in showrooms at the posh markets in Jaipur. Indeed it is a shopper’s paradise as the markets in Jaipur city has awesome and magnificent things to offer. Here are the top 10 remarkable markets from the list of markets in Jaipur.
1. Johri Bazaar
Johri Bazaar is the oldest jewellery markets in Jaipur famous for its traditional Kundan jewellery. You will find several jewellery shops in a row selling beautiful gold and silver ornaments apart from Kundan jewellery. Jewellery studded with precious gemstones like sapphire, emerald, colourful meenakari jewellery and so on are also sold in many shops. Besides jewellery this market has many more to offer like bandhani and block-printed textiles with wide range of fabulous patterns and colourful fabric, awesome collection of sarees, lehengas, traditional footwear ie. juttis, pottery, handicraft items, handmade cushion covers, Jaipuri quilts and bedsheets.
There is a sweet shop where delicious and tasty sweets are sold. It is a lively market with sounds of hawkers all over selling different items and craftsmen in the jewellery shop working on making of magnificent handmade jewellery. It is considered to be one of the popular markets in Jaipur is full of shops, street stalls and showrooms and it is always crowded with locals and tourists as everything is available for shopping from beautiful and glittering gold, silver and attractive gemstone studded ornaments to textile and other traditional and handcraft things.
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2. M.I. Road (Mirza Ismail Road)
MI (Mirza Ismail) Road the most dynamic market in Jaipur known for shops selling Jaipur’s famous blue pottery, brass statues, wooden items and attractive boutiques with branded clothes and many antique pieces. Besides there are jewellery shops and road side stalls selling various things like handicraft items, footwear, bangles, colourful fabrics and many more items to decorate your house and gifts for your loved ones. For visitors interested in purchasing beautiful antique pieces this market can also be considered as one of the genuine antique markets in Jaipur.
3. Tripolia Bazar
Tripolia Bazar one of the famous local market in Jaipur is known for its elegant lac jewellery and wide range of other colourful and attractive varieties of bangles, jewellery, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and so on. This market is a best place for shopping bandhani fabric with block printing, dye work and intricate embroidery,other good quality textiles and also traditional clothes. There are several shops selling brassware and ironware utensils, furniture, rugs and many more. Locals are busy shopping in this area for various items and that too at a reasonable price. A bit expensive but original and beautiful Indian carpet and durries colourfully painted with best design of figurines, flora and fauna are available in many shops.
4. Bapu Bazaar
Any person who is a shopaholic looking for best deals, the search ends at Bapu bazaar a well known flea market in Jaipur full of shops selling variety of things from small to big and cheap to expensive. People visiting this market must have best bargaining skill so as to get the required items at a very less rate. Traditional and handicraft products and mojari footwear made of animal skin available in different colours with special embroidery design for both men and women are the main attractions of this market. It is a busy and crowded market where people not only locals but from other areas come for shopping various things sold by number of shops in this market like leather items, perfumes, jewellery, precious gemstones, brass items, bangles, bags, silverware, blue pottery, house decor items, artificial jewelleries studded with semi precious stone, other accessories,sandstone and marble products.
It is a best place to buy special Jaipuri stuff such as Jaipuri textiles, salwar suits, sanganeri prints, bagru prints, batik prints, bandhani work fabrics, bedsheets, cushion cover,quilts, and also Kundan and meenakari jewelleries. After shopping you can enjoy eating special golgappas, kulfi, falooda etc. from the small food stalls. For those specialized in bargaining and getting the product at nearly half rate, this is one of the cheap markets in Jaipur. For tourists to make their visit a memorable one, must not lose the opportunity of visiting this market for purchasing special Jaipuri traditional goods.
5. Chaura Rasta
For purchasing any type of books, hand printed papers and other stationery items Chaura Rasta is one of the best markets in Jaipur. The publishing houses and several book shops in this market has wide range of books for all age group. It is normally crowded with college and school students. The stationery items including handmade paper diaries and books are sold at a reasonable price. People from all the nearby areas of Jaipur visit this bazaar for purchasing books, stationery items and also other shops around this area such as watch shop, jewellery shop, shop sell variety of clothes and fabrics.
You can even buy traditional sweets from the sweet shop and purchase fruits and other snacks from the road side vendor selling it for cheap rates. To get yourself entertained you can watch movie in the movie theatre and thereafter have snacks at the food stalls. Out of the busy markets in Jaipur this one is surrounded by old architectural buildings and temples.
6. Kishanpole Bazar
Kishanpole Bazar is a kind of fabric markets in Jaipur well known for variety of colourful bandhani fabric with attractive embroidery work. Here you will get bandhani fabrics with different bandhani designs like lahariya, chequered, mothda, small circles, diagonal strips etc. at reasonable rate. It is also popular as one of the wooden furniture markets in Jaipur selling good quality wooden tables, chairs, cupboards etc. that are even exported to other countries.
There are jewellery shops with beautifully designed ornaments and shops selling gifts and different home decor items like decorative wooden art pieces of camel, horses, elephants, birds and other wooden sculptures. Looking at the fascinating and incredible things sold in this market the work of the skilled artisans is appreciable. To make their visit a memorable one tourist must visit this market in Jaipur for shopping beautiful wooden items and traditional fabrics.
7. Chandpole Bazar
Chandpole Bazar is a popular local market in Jaipur known for it’s Rajasthani handicrafts and marble carvings. In Khazane Walon ka Rasta in Chandpole bazar you can shop incredible masterpieces made by many marble sculptures, artisans and painters and also traditional shoes, handicraft items, wooden and marble sculptures, turbans, carpets, handlooms, colourful fabrics and many more items. For tourists this is a must visit markets in Jaipur if they wish to take along with them beautiful wooden and marble sculptures and handicraft items.
8. Nehru Bazaar
Nehru Bazaar has wide range of shops selling variety of essential items required by all sold at very less rate. Thus it is one of the cheap shopping markets in Jaipur. Those with best bargaining skill will enjoy and benefit shopping in this market as he will bargain with the vendor till he gets the goods at nearly half rate. You will find number of shops selling Rajasthani stuff like juttis(footwear), handicraft items, trinkets, perfumes, readymade garments, blue pottery, bags, household items and so on. Beside this for satisfying your hunger there are hotels, dhaba, restaurants and pav bhaji stall. This is the best markets to shop in Jaipur for locals as they get all the necessary items at cheaper rate and within their budget.
9. Sireh Deori Bazaar
Though famous for Jaipuri quilts, leather shoes, handicrafts Sireh Deori Bazaar is also a wholesale textile market in Jaipur. This local market place has a popular business of manufacturers, exporters, suppliers, wholesalers and retailers of embroidered sarees, kanjeevaram sarees,half sarees, dress material, salwar suits, kurtis, leggings, colourful beautiful fabrics, nightwear, all kinds of bed cover,bedsheets and so on. This market is also known for the sale of traditional clothes such as chaniya choli, elegant lehengas.
Apart from people buying in bulk quantities more women are attracted to this market for purchasing wide range of sarees and other traditional wears. It is a very busy and crowded wholesale market in Jaipur that offers variety of things at a reasonable price. A perfect place for shopping with your family as you get good quality clothes and other items for everyone at one place within your budget. Most of them also enjoy window shopping and admiring the attractive things sold in this main market of Jaipur which starts from the western gate of the city and ends at the eastern city gate.
10. Gaurav Tower
Gaurav tower is the oldest shopping mall or can be called as one of the famous markets in Jaipur with branded showrooms like Provogue, Bata, Woodland and Levis, shopping stores, restaurants and movie theatre. If you are interested in luxurious and expensive shopping of branded items then this shopping mall is a perfect choice. Here you get everything of good quality under one roof. It is a spacious shopping mall with awesome ambience, superior products and good parking facilities. There are several stores selling designer wear, traditional wear, perfumes, cosmetics,accessories, shoes, handbags, electronic items, furnitures and many other things.
It is a no bargain shopping mall. Besides there are stores selling international products. Best place for spending time with your family by enjoying shopping, having food at restaurants that serve delicious food and getting entertained by watching movie in the theater. This shopping mall is a perfect hangout for college students and couples. In the basement of this mall there are shops that sell wide variety of local products and clothes at reasonable prices. Mcdonalds, Pizza Hut, Gold Gym, Planet Sports, within this shopping mall are the major attractions of youngsters. Overall decorations of this shopping mall with glittering and beautiful lights during festive season is mesmerizing. This shopping mall is one of the best markets to visit in Jaipur city for shopaholics and funseekers with lot of cash in the pockets.
Shopping in Jaipur will never come to an end unless you visit the well known supermarkets in Jaipur providing wide range of products at subsidized rate and amazing night markets in Jaipur.