The Bustling Bazaars Of Jaipur: A Tour Of The Beautiful Markets In Jaipur

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The Bustling Bazaars Of Jaipur: A Tour Of The Beautiful Markets In Jaipur

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Imagine walking through the crowded streets, as the vendors call you out with the most beautiful and stunning clothes in their hands. Watch as the pink city turns into all shades of colour as bustling markets take the centre stage. This wonderful sight is quite a common phenomenon in the Pink City of Jaipur. Shopping in Jaipur is a treat. From traditional souvenirs to vibrant clothes you will find everything in the little markets of Jaipur. There are so many beautiful markets here, that you might get confused as to where to go and what to buy.

Here are some of the best Jaipur markets that will fulfill all your shopping dreams:

Johari Bazaar – Jewellery

The colourful city of Jaipur is one of the best places to shop for accessories and jewelry. It is one of India’s largest and most amazing collection, which will have you reaching for your wallets. If you are someone who can’t stop looking at the shining jhumkas, then head over to the stunning Johri Bazaar. This market is famous for all kinds of glistening pieces of jewellery. From regular junk pieces of jewelry to semi-precious stones, you will find everything here. With a plethora of choices and a variety of designs, you just cannot give this one a miss.

Make sure to pick up some of the authentic Meenakari earrings, bangles and necklaces. You will also find handmade necklaces here.

The market is open on all seven days from 10 am to 11 pm.

Chandpole Bazaar – Handicrafts

Continue on your Jaipur market haul and make your way to one of the most stunning traditional markets in Jaipur- Chandpole Bazaar. This is the perfect market for shopping for some traditional and ethnic Jaipur handicrafts like – sculptures, vibrant shoes, carpets, and even turbans.

The intricate wood and marble carvings are all done by hand, and you will surely feel the skill radiating through the product. They are not only the perfect souvenirs, but these products are the perfect way to make your trip to Jaipur more memorable, as you take a little part of Jaipur home with you.

This market is open on all seven days, from 11 am.

Nehru Bazaar – Traditional Jootis

One thing that you will surely notice in Jaipur is the vibrant and flamboyant shoes or jootis that are available. These colorful art pieces, are so beautiful to look at, that you just can’t help and buy them.

One of the best places to get your hands on this magnificent jootis is at Nehru Bazaar. The entire street is lined with different colours shoes that just pop out because of their style and designs. Just pick some up and flaunt them!

Nehru Bazaar is open on all days from 10 am to 7:30 pm

Sireh Deori Bazaar – Street Shopping

The beauty of Jaipur is that every single tourist spot like Hawa Mahal or the city palace is always accompanied by a bustling bazaar. While these markets are mostly for foreign tourists, they are filled with traditional Rajasthani souvenirs that you just won’t be able to resist. One such happening market is the Sireh Deori Bazaar located right opposite Hawa Mahal.

This quintessentially Rajasthani market is filled with leather goods, colourful puppets, shoes, and other decorative items. If you are good at bargaining, then you might even get some amazing and cheap deals.

Bapu Bazaar – Jaipuri Items

When in Jaipur, you must visit one of the most famous and the best market- Bapu Bazaar. This bustling market is filled with so much that you cannot even traverse it in a day. Brimming with lanes, and tasty street foods, Bapu Bazaar is every shopaholic’s dream come true. You will find every single item here- from gorgeous long skirts to wonderful souvenirs, to bandhani print sarees. The market is also extremely reasonably priced, and you will find yourself coming back with too many bags. The shopkeeper is also warm and will showcase their best goods with warmth.

Bapu Bazaar is also located quite close to the pink side of the city, making it all the more alluring.

Bapu Bazaar is open on all seven days till 11 pm.

Mirza Ismail Road (MI Road) – Pottery

The art of pottery in Jaipur is also something that you will find quite prominent. As you walk through the city you will find yourself gazing at some wondrous works of pottery with interesting shapes and intricate designs.

If you wish to shop for these lovely creations then head off to MI Road or Mirza Ismail Road. Here you will find some elegant pots, some of which were used by the Rajputs. These pots will truly add allure to your abode, and make your home look even more alluring.

This market is also open on all seven days from 11 am onwards.

Anokhi – Colourful Garments

If you are someone who appreciates the little details and designs in life, then you must visit Anokhi. This iconic garment store is known for its intricate prints and handcrafted fabrics that scream Rajasthani. They have some of the most unique designs and gorgeous garments. This shop is truly a hidden gem, which often gets lost in the myriad street markets.

Anokhi is open every day from 10 am to 7 pm.

Kripal Kumbh – Blue Pottery

The wonders of Blue Pottery came to Jaipur in the 60s. As you traverse down the roads of Jaipur, you will find some shops displaying the most magnificent and elegant blue potteries, that will steal your attention. It is quite hard to miss them, and you will surely want to take them back with you.

To buy some of the most high quality and intricate blue pottery, visit Kripal Kumb. This shopping place is adorned with pottery items that will captivate you. They also have many smaller products that are great for souvenirs.

Kripal Kumb is open on all seven days from 8 am to 8 pm.

Purohit Ji Ka Katla – Wedding Items

There is no doubt that the land of Rajputs is also home to some of the most gorgeous wedding items. Jaipur is quite famous for its sarees and extensively lehengas, making it one of the most famous wedding shopping destinations in India. You will find thousands of people visiting Purohit Ji Ka Katla market, to shop for some designer lehengas that will steal your breath away. The lehengas are gorgeous, and the handwork is beyond measure. The wedding items are so delicately and intricately made, that even you might want to buy some.

This market is open on all seven days, however, on Sundays, the market closes down early.

The Work Trade Park

The second biggest mall in India, The World Trade Park in Jaipur is located near the airport. This stunning mall is quite a fashion destination for people looking for some branded clothes. Here you will find all kinds of brands at your disposable. The mall is also exceptionally beautiful, with stunning foodcourt adorned with chandeliers and even a nightclub. There is also another section of the mall that sells wonderful clothes which are not branded. This mall is like a one-stop destination for all your shopping needs, and each level of the mall keeps on giving and giving.

Some Quick Tips for Your Shopping Tour in Jaipur

  1. Learn how to bargain. Almost every street market vendor will quote a higher price, so bargaining is extremely important. You should walk away if you feel the price is too high.
  2. Try and avoid the touristy markets- the markets near tourist attractions. These markets will always quote a higher price.
  3. Shop for traditional Rajasthani products- like pottery, lehengas, jootis and few souvenir items.
  4. A lot of auto drivers have commissions with certain higher-end shops. They might try to convince you to visit these shops. Make sure you stand firm and refuse it. These shops usually sell the same item that you will find at the street shops for a much higher price.
  5. If you have a time crunch, then try and decide what kinds of products you want to buy. According to that decide which market to visit. If you wish to have an overview of everything that Bapu Bazaar is your best bet.

The culture of Jaipur unfolds in these crowded markets. These markets will slowly unduly in front of you and show you the traditional roots of Rajasthan and Jaipur. Jaipur is quite a popular shopping destination, and you should keep some extra space in your luggage every time you travel to Jaipur.

Sinchita Mitra
Sinchita Mitra
Sinchita is a student, who has always dabbled with a bit of writing here and there. She has always made herself look into things in a different way than others, which has allowed her to explore certain feelings and emotions which many cannot. She is a bold writer and believes in the saying, 'a pen is mightier than the sword'. She strongly believes that the writing should be so compelling that the writer feels that they are on a journey they read through the article. The writing must make the reader feel something, otherwise it pointless

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