Shopping in Jaipur- A matter of Delight!“Shopping can be a unique experience in Jaipur and thanks should go, in a large sense, to its founder, Sawai Jai Singh. As a patron of the arts and crafts and as a wise planner, Sawai Jai Singh freely invited craftsmen and artists to the city at its foundation. Today, Jaipur reaps the benefits of its founder’s foresight in the form of shops marketing jewelry, textiles, and numerous types of locally-made crafts“
While the fact that Jaipur is famous for historical monuments, royal weddings and beautiful palaces is known world over, the city is also a shopper’s paradise. It is a city of shopaholics and for shopaholics. It is regarded as one of the finest cities to shop in Rajasthan. A large number of tourist and marketers drop in to Jaipur exclusively for shopping.
As far as Art and handicraft products are concerned, Rajasthan is among the richest state in India. Silver Jewellery products, Gemstone Paintings, Leather Bags, Leather Wallets, Marble Handicrafts, and Painting Handicrafts are the most brilliant products from Rajasthani Handicraft. Rajasthan has created and preserved rich craft heritage which includes fabulous fabrics in lovely prints, precious and semi-precious stones, Kundan Meenakari Jewellery, embroidered leather work, other hand crafted items of wood, ivory, lac, glass, and brass, silver and gold.
Some of the famous items that one should not skip while shopping Jaipur are Jaipuri Quilt, ethnic sarees, jutis, Kundan Meena jewellery, Laquar jewellery, Leheriya & Bandhej Sarees, handicrafts, blue pottery items, puppets etc. Jaipuri Razai is famous for light weight and warmth they provide. Blue potteries of Rajasthan are popular form of exquisite Rajasthani handicrafts. Jaipur is perhaps the most known place for blue pottery in Rajasthan. Jaipur is also known for Block print garments from the near by towns of Bagru & Sanganer. The list is endless. These are just highlights; you never know what catches your fancy.
Where to buy
M.I. Road or Mirza Ismail Road is an ideal & Ethnic place to shop for jewelry and branded ready made garments. The road is actually curved and boasts of ancient architectural shop. M.I. Road is the most happening place for tourists.
Johari Bazaar glitters with jeweleries embedded with precious stones and gems. Infact one can also get ethnic saris and dress materials from this shopping market. Baapu Bazaar is another happening and beautiful market of Jaipur. Tourists will get every range of shopping stuff i.e. expensive and inexpensive in Baapu Bazaar.
The other all time favorite & famous markets in Jaipur are Badi Choupar, Nehru Bazaar, Chaura Raasta, Purohit ji ka katla, Khazaane walon ka raasta, Maniharon Ka Raasta, Tripolia Bazaar, Ganpati Plaza & so on.
Where to Stay
The royal Alsisar Haveli, Jaipur is the perfect place to stay, located in central Jaipur and is close to the main markets of the city. Set in beautiful grounds, this gracious 19th-century mansion has quaintly furnished, elegant rooms featuring arches and antique furnishings. While you enjoy your stay here, make sure to visit and experience the shopping in different markets in Jaipur.
For reservations and bookings, you can contact us at the following address.
Alsisar Haveli Jaipur:
Sansar Chandra Road, Jaipur 302 001 (INDIA)
Tele: +91-141-236 8290, 236 4685, 510 7157 Fax: +91-141-2364652
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