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7 Things To Shop For When In Jaipur

Shopping, shopping, and shopping! Yes, no vacation is complete without shopping and when you come to Jaipur, then going on a shopping spree is a must. Buckle up everyone as Jaipur Beat is all set to give you “Things to Shop for When in Jaipur”.

  1. Magnificent Mojaris

The best part of owning magnificent mojaris is that you can pair it up with your denims as well as ethnic wear. Shop the exclusive vibrantly hued Mojaris of soft camel leather that are both comfortable and lasts longer from Bapu Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar.

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  1. Dazzling Gota Patti Sarees

Change your look this wedding season and look trendy with Jaipuri Gota Patti sarees. Brides take pride to have it in their trousseau, so why not shop for your favourite coloured saree from Johari Bazaar and add a touch of glamour to your look.

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  1. Vibrant Leheriya

Right from DDLJ’s Simran to Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya’s Kavya in leheriya Dupatta, we can’t simply stop drooling over it. Buy it at this time of year and pair it with your plain kurtis and we are sure your dupatta will become the talk of the town amongst your friends.

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  1. Pulsating Jewellery

Visiting Jaipur for your wedding shopping and not buying jewellery from here is no less than a crime! Yes, we mean it. Jaipur being a hub for jewellery market, be it Kundan, Meena or Polki, you have to have a look at them and we assure you won’t leave the market place without carrying bags full of jewellery.

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  1. Speldid Lac Bangles

With a zillion of colour combinations and precious & semi-precious stone embellishments, Lac Bangles at Maniharon Ka Rasta is surely not to be missed. We are sure you will be stunned to see the gazillion variety of bangles that this place has.

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  1. Comfy Quilts

The perfect souvenir for your loved ones who stay in cold places is Jaipuri quilts. Yes, Jaipur has a quilt named on it. Made of pure cotton fabric, they help you keep cozy and warm in cold winter nights. Don’t forget to look for them in Bapu Bazaar.

 

  1. Brilliant Blue Pottery

Be it a house-warming gift for your loved ones or a décor item for your own house, handcrafted Blue Pottery is a perfect idea for all. So go on and explore your choice of artefacts at Blue Pottery Art Centre situated at Amer Road and you will definitely get handful of them back home.

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Happy shopping 🙂 

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7 Things Not To Miss When Shopping In Jaipur’s Nehru And Bapu Bazaar

The name of Rajasthan brings in our mind the rich culture, the vibrant and colorful attires, the magnificent and graceful handicrafts and so on. With time, a lot has changed; the land of culture has slightly moved towards westernization. But to keep the very soul of the Lands of Maharajas alive, we have its markets which never fail to slake our thirst for the true essence of Rajasthan.

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Bapu Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar are two such markets of the Pink City, Jaipur. These markets (located within the walled city) are a perfect amalgamation of typical Rajasthani products and a slight touch of Indo-western. They are swathed in a cultural charm, and also offer numerous souvenirs to take for your kith and kin. These vibrant markets are always filled with shopaholics and are famous for offering you everything quintessentially Rajasthani.

We are giving you a list of things to check out at Bapu Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar.

  • Mojaris

Walking down the corridors of either of the markets, you will often stumble upon craftsmen with their dye covered hands, with somewhat eclectic and vintage footwear lined up by their side. There are several shops offering Rajasthani Mojari or Jutis, in these markets.  The vibrant colors and traditional patterns often tempt people to buy a few pairs rather than just one. Among these, the shops that stand above the rest are Tourist Shoes and Famous Nagra Shoes.

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  • Artificial jewellery

The bustling markets have an immense collection of artificial jewelry.  Innumerable shops of both, Bapu Bazar and Nehru Bazar are lined up with ethnic neck pieces, jhumkis, lac bangles, anklets, sequined necklaces and what not. The finish of these pieces is so good that you can’t differentiate from the real. So, grab the best trinkets and accessories ASAP!

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  • Clothes

Whatever you buy or leave behind, we believe picking a dress is essential if you are here. Highly alluring Rajasthani Bandhej or tie and die, Leheriya, Sanganeri Prints and Batik Prints with radiant mirror work, dazzling gota-patti work and intricate embroidery patterns are all enticingly displayed here. These shops are literally overflowing with breathtakingly beautiful prints of Jaipur, and chances are you will end up with your hands full of shopping bags by the time you decide to head home.

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  • Jaipuri Razaiyan (quilts)

The Jaipuri quilts are made up of cotton fabric and are sown with a light thread. These razaiyan are exquisite with hand block prints and are light weight, comfortable and extremely efficient in keeping you warm on a cold winter night. Nowadays though, there are polyfibre razaiyans also, so better ask the shopkeeper so you know what you are getting. These quilts are amongst most popular choices that people take back as gifts for their loved ones.

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  • Showpieces, decorative items and other handicrafts

Then there are these vendors throughout the markets who sell wares on the covered pavement. As you walk down, these small merchants call out and try to sell you mini- artefacts, baubles, hair accessories, artificial jewellery, lac pens, mirror worked pen stands, keychains, etc. And before you know it , you buy a few pieces, saying just because….

  • Puppets on a string

These are traditional Rajasthani art. There are a number of people selling puppets while simply strolling in the markets. These vibrantly colored puppets are also great takeaways for some people.

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  • Flavors of food

The seemingly casual bazaar trip becomes a tad tiring what with all your shopping bags and gentle rumble in your stomach. There aren’t many eateries here, but there is mouth water-watering chat available at almost the end of the entire Bazar. You could dig into Faluda Kulfi  at Indian Ice Cream and the super famous Guddu Ki Softy. On the other hand, if you are close to Link Road, the Cholle Wala Samosa is a must have treat.

One very pertinent tip about shopping in these markets is that you must bargain about the prices. Shopping here without bargaining is truly letting them fleece you completely.

The next time you are in Jaipur, we strongly recommend you to pay these markets a visit for some authentic Rajasthani stuff to take back home and flaunt.

Happy Shopping 🙂

 

Content and pictures by interns at Jaipur Beat.

Edited by team Jaipur Beat.

 

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8 Bazaars In Jaipur Where You Shouldn’t Resist Shopping

Shopping bags will never seem large enough in Jaipur. No other city will give you the sort of experience for traditional items that Jaipur offers. Strolling in the markets of Jaipur is an experience in itself as it gives an interesting glimpse into the typical shopping habits of people here. Although the entire pink city is a shopper’s heaven, we have listed down a few names which are definitely not to be missed while you are here !

  1. Johri Bazaar

Prominent for its precious and semi-precious stones and jewellery artifacts, Johari bazaar is the central hub for a variety of gems and jewels. Silver ornaments with studded stones will surely catch your fancy. Traditional tie and dye fabrics are to die for. Got shopping hunger pangs?

LMB is your haven!!

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  1. Mirza Ismail Road (M.I. Road)

The glamorous showrooms on M.I. Road speak for the fact that this market is a fashion hot spot.

M.I. Road is a foodie paradise in its own right with some exclusive restaurants.

With Juneja art gallery for the art lovers and Raj Mandir for the movie freaks, MI Road is simply crowd pleasing.

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  1. Bapu Bazaar

If you are a shopaholic looking for best deals then your search ends at bapu bazaar. This area is most famous for its jaipuri quilts, Rajasthani mojris, traditional textiles, block prints, bandhej work and a wide range of chunky and artificial accessories. Bargaining is the keyword here.

The shopkeepers and customers get super enthusiastic when it comes to negotiation. If you think you may lose the deal, just pretend to leave. You will definitely be called back. Oh that sense of pride!!

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  1. Chaura Rasta

Parallel to Johari bazaar, this market’s main icons are publishing houses, book shops, watch shops and not to miss out the temples with a stream of devotees.

If you want to buy course books and stationery at best prices, then chaura rasta is no less than any online portal. Adjacent to chaura rasta is the sari market, Lalji sand ka rasta. This area has become a shooting spot for many Indian TV shows.

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  1. Hawamahal bazaar

The hawamahal market boasts varieties of antique items, leather crafts and metal accessories. The market reaches maximum buzz during evenings when people gather to work out a fair deal. Presence of ancient and historical buildings like Hawamahal, Haweli of king Bhatt, Ramprakash cinema, temple of Kale Hanuman Ji etc. make this market likeable by the Indian and foreign tourists.

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  1. Tripolia Bazaar

Tripolia market is known for the pottery shops and items made of Brass, Copper, Aluminium and steel. Market becomes very lively during Deepawali.

This market allows versatility with an exhaustive range of watches, shoes, shelves of tins, bags, painting frames, spices and dry fruits.

But be aware, this place isn’t for the timid. Head with your best bargaining skills and explore this mad and busy bazaar.

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  1. Kishanpole Bazaar

Kishanpole bazaar is the textile and furniture market of Jaipur. As you enter the market, you will spot vibrant colours gleaming from all directions.

The bandhani artwork on fabrics here is known all over the world. You can easily find artisans working on the bandhani designs like lehariya, mothda, diagonal strips etc. The shopkeepers are inflexible in terms of prices, but Jaipur people are not easy when it comes to transactions. The joy of buying a thing at your quoted price is priceless.

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  1. Maniharon ka Rasta

One should never miss out on the beautiful lac bangles at maniharon ka Rasta. The beauty of these bangles emerges from the fact that manihari women create personalized customized accessories for their clientele. The music of jingling bangles, the attractive colours and the chatter of women who flood the streets is a sight to see.

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