When it comes to outstanding places to shop, Jaipur is the perfect city to enjoy a shopping vacation. Many travellers come to the Pink City just for shopping. If you are on a budget and want to buy local handicrafts and souvenirs to take back home, Jaipur has some of the greatest flea markets, hawkers and open markets on the planet. Treasure seekers can find everything from clothes, antiques, home decor, blue pottery, juttis and just about anything one can fathom. The market blurs the traditional boundaries by throwing craftspeople, jewellers and fresh street food into the mix.
Famous Markets of Jaipur
There are many different types of markets in Jaipur from shopaholics to curious window shoppers. These markets are guaranteed to not only give you the best shopping experience but also to help you get an insight into the rich culture of Rajasthan. Here’s our list of the best shopping locations in Jaipur:
1. Bandhani Saree Market
Bandhan Saari also known as Bandhej, is a traditional tie and dye Saari originating from Rajasthan. One of the most adorned fabric of Indian women, this Saari comes in a wide spectrum of colours and prints. Markets now sell traditional Bandhej Saaris along with contemporary styles. These Saaris are available in a wide selection of fabrics like cotton, georgette, chiffon, and much more. Located near the Banwalon Gate, this is one of the most famous markets of Jaipur, This is a wholesale market, with pocket-friendly prices.
2. Dara Market
One of Jaipur’s most famous street markets, that sells different types of products relating to the Rajasthani culture. The market offers traditional attires like Chunri, Dupattas, and Lehengas. These are very beautiful to look at and are made in a wide range of colours with intricate glasswork. Small mirrors are attached to the fabric, which gives it a dazzling finish. These can be worn on several occasions.
3. Mojri Bazaar
‘Mojri’ is the special handcrafted footwear of Rajasthan. In the great colourful Bapu Bazar market of Jaipur, you will find ‘Mojris’ of different shapes, sizes, styles and colours. It is extremely famous among the men who want to buy beautiful Mojris to adorn their attires. The quality of the ‘Mojris’ sold here is very fine and made with soft camel leather. However, beware of imitation vendors. Be sure to shop on a weekday to have more options as most shops are closed on Sundays.
4. Ghoda Bazaar
This is one of the most traditional markets of Jaipur for different products like mojris. These are the types of footwear that the country’s people ideally wear to the maximum possible extent. They are very likely to be made up of guff material. They have a solid sole. They try to give a very traditional look to the entire look of the person. This footwear come in different colors and are decorated with beautiful studs and stones. Some also have heavy embroidery upon them. Therefore, there is a need to provide for the fact that the people can wear in such a situation. These are long durations of time without any fear of harm and shoe bite.
5. Tibetan Refugee Market
A colourful and vibrant market to shop at in Jaipur. This is a great place to shop for souvenirs, accessories, winter wear, etc. One of the most special products purchased from this market is the high-quality tie and dye material. The tourists can easily bargain at this market and take home products at reasonable prices. You can buy different types of artifacts here as well. The market also sells sumptuous Tibetan momos.
6. Johari Bazar
Located in the heart of the city, Johari Bazaar is a shoppers paradise for those looking to buy jewellery, loose gemstones and precious artifacts. Here you will find exquisite Jaipuri jewellery made of gold, silver, diamonds and emeralds. The narrow lanes are full of loads of shops that sell jewellery and clothes. However, since not every one can afford real jewellery, it also has many shops which sell artificial jewellery. This is one of the oldest markets in Jaipur in the consistent ‘Pink City’ colour which is a charm of the old city.
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