Jaipur is a shopper’s paradise. Whether its the mazy old city markets or new age shopping malls, there is so much in store for everyone. For tourists and locals alike, shopping in Jaipur is a one-of-a-kind experience.
Especially the narrow, jumbled lanes of the old city markets have a lot of hidden gems. But locating the right things might be a tough task. So, exclusively for you, we have handpicked 11 things that must be on your list while shopping in Jaipur.
We’ve also enlisted the best places to buy them from. So, consider your shopping schedule sorted.
Jaipur Blue pottery
The exclusive blue pottery items are a must buy when shopping in Jaipur. The art of blue pottery dates back to the Mughal era. If you are mesmerized by the intricate arabesque patterns of the Mughal palaces, you can take a piece with you. Buy items in blue pottery, like soap trays, plates, miniature paintings, jars, vases and a lot more.
Where to Buy: Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Center, Amber road.
There are two major types of block printing in Jaipur – Sanganeri and Bagru. You can get hold of beautiful cotton skirts, fabrics, dupattas, etc. in block printing. The minimalist bed sheets and linens in block prints also have a very classy touch to them.
Where to Buy: Sanganer Market/Riddhi Siddhi Textiles
Jaipuri Juti and mojaris
You just can not leave Jaipur without picking a pair of authentic rajasthani jutis or mojaris. You’ll find them in various designs, sizes, and colors. You’ll also be surprised to see how well they compliment with traditional as well as western outfits.
Where to Buy: Bapu Bazar
Kundan meena JEWELRY
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The very royal and beautiful Kundan Meena Jewelry is another takeaway you cant afford to miss in Jaipur.
Remember the iconic jewelry worn by Aishwarya in Jodhaa Akbar? Well, you can catch hold of such unique pieces while shopping in Jaipur. You can either go for semi-precious or artificial variants. For an authentic Rajput feel, look for aard which is a traditional neck-piece.
Where to Buy: MI Road/Jewels Emporium/Amrapali
The Maniharon ka Rasta in Jaipur is a whole street just dedicated to bangle shops. You will find a breathtaking array of colorful bangles and accessories.
The lac bangles from Jaipur are quite famous and also very practical. These are usually inexpensive and easy to handle.
Where to Buy: Maniharon ka rasta, Tripolia Bazar
Gota Patti Work
The traditional gota patti work is a pleasure to adorn. The pastel shades of chiffon or chanderi decorated with intricate gota patti work is an absolute treat to the eyes.
You need to have an apparel of gota patti work in your wardrobe. These days designers have been experimenting a lot by giving a twist to the tradition. So, do check out some boutiques while shopping in Jaipur.
Where to Buy: Rana’s/Pratapsons/Yamini Tholia Boutique/Saffron
Bandhej & lehariya
The traditional Rajasthani patterns of Bandhej and Leheriya are absolutely gorgeous. You can buy suits, sarees, tops, shirts, and kurtas in these patterns.
They look breathtaking in chiffon, Georgette, and cotton as well. Make sure you pick at least one Lehariya saree or dupatta when shopping in Jaipur. They come in beautiful pastel and bright shades.
Where to Buy: Bapu Bazar
Jaipuri Razai or quilts are pretty famous all over the country. They are lightweight yet very warm, and of course, beautifully designed. You can find them in block prints, Katha work, vibrant motifs, Sanganeri prints, and embellished Rajasthani patterns.
Where to Buy: Tripolia Bazar/Miya Bajaj Jaipur Razai Emporium/Hawa Mahal Market
Jaipur Rugs Workshop/lbb.in
The rugs and carpets industry of Jaipur is very extensive and popular. The brand Jaipur Rugs is famous not only in India but also abroad. You can easily get artsy, handmade, embroidered carpets and rugs in multiple patterns and color palettes.
Where to Buy: Jaipur Rugs/Saraswati Global/Achrol House
marble and wood handicrafts
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Jaipur is a pool of uniquely crafted handicrafts. Be it carved marble artifacts, lamps, or wood and leather artifacts, Jaipur offers a wide number of options. One of my personal favorites are the beautiful Rajasthani Puppets.
Where to Buy: Khazaane Walo ka Rasta/Hawamahal Market/Mangalam Arts/Kishanpole
textiles, bags and more
While you are in Jaipur, I suggest to explore and not stick to conventional shopping. There are a lot of boutiques and pop up stores in the city that mix and match tie dye, bandhej, lehariya, and block prints to create indo-western styles. You can get hold of Jhola bags, cotton pajamas with colorful motifs, and embroidered camel leather pouches in various places around the city.