Where, How Much? : What to Shop When in Jaipur


Jaipur is a riot of colors, maybe to make up for the desolate landscape that Rajasthan mostly typifies. It is probably this riot of colorful hues that will lure you to the bustling bazaars of the city, and entice you to shop for big and small treasures in the brightest of colors, patterns and textures. Be it a sequined Leheriya duppatta or a simple ballet slipper glittering with tiny stars and rainbow toned threadwork, shopping in Jaipur is everything a Shopaholic can dream of: cheap, fun, and oh-so-soul-satisfying!


• Jhohari Bazaar is the place for all jewelry lovers out there! From ornate gold ornaments, antique silver knick-knacks to vibrant semi-precious gems, this market caters to all desires and pockets. While on your spree to buy trinkets, don’t forget to pick finger rings embellished with an elephant motif; for they are presently in vogue and quite a fad nowadays.

• If it’s handicrafts you want, head over to Chandpol Bazaar, where creativity breathes free. Marble figurines and handloom fabrics rule the roost here. You are also sure to find flamboyant slippers, intricate carpets, wood sculptures, and even colorful turbans in abundance. Here’s a tip: buy a turban and take it to the guard at the Royal Palace; for a small fee, he will tie you a beautiful one to take home. So, all you have to do is wear it and impress your friends.


• Bapu Bazaar is the best place to shop for jootis, dupattas, dress material, purses, jewelry, handicrafts and everything else that your heart might desire. In short, if you are hard pressed on time, then this bizarre market serves as your one stop shop to satiate your shopping impulses. And might we add, everything here is more reasonably priced than other places for sure.

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