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Jaipur is known for many things, from the legendary architecture to the majestic palaces, everything here is stunning. The vibrant and colourful markets are one of the many things that the city has to offer. But if you’re looking for something other than the Bapu Market or Nehru Bazaar, here are a few, lesser known places in Jaipur that will instantly make you go on a shopping spree.

Sireh Deori Bazaar

Sireh Deori is Jaipur’s hidden gem, this local market is as colourful as it gets. From painstakingly made Quilts, to light bandhej sarees, puppets, woodwork and pottery, you can find a lot here. Just make sure to showcase the best of your bargaining skills.

Speciality: Puppets, Rajasthani Quilts, Bandhej Sarees

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: Jewellery, Pottery, Wooden Items

Kripal Kumbh

Blue Pottery is probably one of the most beautiful pieces of pottery you’ll ever see. Though simplistic in its shape and basic design, the intricate blue yellow and green make Jaipur’s blue pottery a must have. So if you too are looking to grab a few of these as decor pieces or souvenirs, head to Kripal Kumbh and shop your heart’s desire.

Speciality: Blue Pottery

Hot Pink

Hot Pink in Jaipur is the perfect place for people who are looking for something traditional yet a little quirky and modern. The clothes and apparels here are all very thoughtfully put together, all of these are designed specifically for the modern boy/girl. This is a great place to find a summery ethnic motif kurta or a funky pagadi.

Speciality: Modern Ethnic wear/Fusion Wear, Quirky apparel

Mojari Footwear

This amazing shop in C Scheme is what our footwear dreams are made of. If you cannot seem to find that sophisticated yet purely traditional mojari or jutti, this is the place to be. From delicately embroidered, mirror work, and ornamented to simple leather hide sandals, you can find it all here.

Speciality: Traditional Mojari and Jutti

So what are you waiting for? Shop till you drop.

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