Visiting Jaipur and not seeing its local markets is like going to Paris and not seeing the Eiffel Tower. Local markets tell more about the city than the city itself. After all they define the city and its essence.
The charm of Jaipur’s local and street markets during Diwali is unparalleled. The royalty and the scenic beauty of the city comes alive during Diwali and you can really feel like you are in the city of royalty.
So here’s a list of our favorite shopping destinations in Jaipur.
Johari Bazaar is an iconic shopping destination in Jaipur, it is known over the world for its reasonably priced and handcrafted jewelry. From kundan, meenakari, and lac, to precious stones, silver and gold you can find every and any kind of jewelry at Johri Bazaar.
Speciality: Kundan jewellery
Termed as shopper’s paradise and a one stop shop for all your shopping needs, Jaipur’s Bapu Bazaar is a must visit. Here you’ll find everything ranging from dress material, high quality textile to puppets at reasonable prices. Just be prepared to haggle with the shopkeepers.
Speciality: Best quality Rajasthani textile and lac bangles
Mirza Ismail Road (MI Road)
Jaipur is serious about its pottery, it is a city that takes pride in the intricate art, craftsmanship and tradition that goes behind molding every single piece of clay and shaping it into a variety of artifacts. Used to beautify the palaces of kings these pots are sure to win your hearts.
Speciality: Blue pottery
There are many things that you can buy at this market in Jaipur, but Nehru Bazaar is known for Jootis or Mojaris. Traditionally worn by the extremely wealthy, the mojaris not only add a royal twist to the attire but also make the most boring outfits look vibrant because of their colours.
Literally meaning ‘the big square’, Badi Chaupar is a collection of everything that you think of when you hear ‘Rajasthan’. It is a beautiful market square that has everything ranging from mirror work bandhani dupattas to string puppets. A beautiful amalgamation of everything that will forever remind you of Rajasthan and its colours.
So what are you waiting for now that your Diwali shopping is sorted?