trove for shopper, shopping is irresistible, a wide range of
handicrafts are available in the market, most of items are
produced in the centers in and around the city. The city is one of
the most important centers in the world for cutting and polishing
precious and semi precious stone, diamonds.
The local 'Kundan',
style jewellery find a market throughout the world.The exotic blue
pottery, the batik painting, block printed textiles of Sanganer
and Bagru, tie & dye fabrics, Mojari- (the local shoe), sandal wood
carving items, beautiful stone carvings etc. An entire street and
several city sectors were earmarked for artisans and traders. The
main markets are along Johari Bazar, Bapu Bazar, Nehru Bazar,
Chaura Rasta, Tripolia Bazar and M.I. Road. Shops specialising in
precious and semi-precious stones, ornaments and jewellery are to
be found on and along Johari Bazaar.
Jaipur enjoys a high reputation for the manufacture of jewellery.
It is one of the most active jewel markets of the world and is
famous for precious and semi-precious stones and also for the
cutting, polishing and setting of these stones, particularly that
of diamonds, topaz and emeralds. Jaipur brass work is of
immaculate quality. The Jaipur brass worker is successful in
infusing life like charm into the dull metal. Two kinds of work is
done in Jaipur on brass viz., lacquered brass and carved brass.
Jaipur enamel or Minakari, mostly done on gold and silver has
always been a class of its own. The Jaipur artist is renowned not
only for the purity of the colours, but also for its evenness.
Jaipur is also famous
for its textiles. Sanganeri and Bagru block prints are the fashion
designers craze these days. The Bandhej (tie and dye) print is
very typical of the region.
Near the Hawa Mahal
are large numbers of shops dealing in antiques and
pseudo-antiques. Some shops opposite Hawa Mahal stock the famous
Jaipuri quilts, weighing from a few hundred grams to a kilogram.
The stone and marble
carving industry is also a famous art of Jaipur. The stone used is
either procured from within Jaipur or from the marble mines of
Makrana, the famous quarry that provided all the marble stone for
one of the wonders of the world at Agra the Taj Mahal The carvings
portraits and busts created in Jaipur are held in high esteem
Bazar: This is where you can buy jewellery and tie and dye
sarees, two lanes joining the main road - Gopalji ka Rasta and
Haldion ka Rasta house numerous establishments selling jewellery.
On the main road itself you find many silversmiths. Traditional
tie and dye fabrics and textiles are also available here.
Tripolia Bazar and
Chaura Rasta: You can shop here for textiles, utensils,
ironware and trinkets. If you want to see the artisans at work,
step into the side lanes and see for yourself.
Bapu Bazaar and
Nehru Bazaar: Here you can purchase textiles, local perfumes
and shoes made of camel skin.
Mirza Ismial Road
(MI. Road): The broad thoroughfare houses a large number of
emporia selling a variety of goods ranging from jewellery and
brass work to textiles, to blue pottery, to woodwork, etc. These
shops stock a large variety of goods to satisfy the tourists
and where to buy
Ramganj Bazar for
shoes or jutis as they are called,
Kishanpol Bazar for
tie and dye textiles,
Maniharon Ka Rasta (Tripolia
Bazar) for lac bangles and other items,
Achrol House, Subhash
Chowk for carpets,
Khajano Ka Rasta for
marble carving, and
Sanganer village for
block printing, hand-made paper and blue pottery.
 What and where to buy