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12 Jaipur Shopping Experiences to Include in your Travel Plans

A city with royal, ancient culture gorgeous architecture or the stunning palaces, Jaipur tops the bucket list of most travellers. It is one of the only places in India where you will find places with a rich history of supreme craftsmanship dating back centuries. From handicrafts to local souvenirs, and jewellery, Shopping in Jaipur is an experience for all the senses.

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If you are looking for a destination that can charm you with the stunning beauty of traditional handmade items, the Pink City is one place which will never fail to impress you. While there are many markets spread throughout the city, here is a list of a few markets that are unique in their own special way.

Places to Visit in Jaipur for Shopping

Chandpole Bazaar

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Chandpole Bazaar is one of the first and oldest markets of Jaipur. Built centuries ago, this market is spread along pink walls for almost 1 km and is guarded by Chandpole Gate and Choti Chaupad on both ends. It houses traditional shops selling items of supreme craftsmanship. A visit to this market is incomplete without a trip to Khazanewalon ka Rasta. It is a treasure chest known for Rajasthani carpets, footwear, handicrafts, souvenirs, etc.

Known for: Intricate marble, wooden and stone sculptures
Location: Chandpole
How to reach: Sindhi camp bus stand, Jaipur railway station
Open days & timing: All seven days, 10 AM – 9 PM

Bapu Bazar

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Shopping in Jaipur is incomplete without a trip to Bapu Bazar. It is more like a one-stop-shop area where people can buy handicrafts, textiles, lehengas, sandstone, etc. Mojari footwear made with camel skin can also be found in this market. Every product in Bapu Bazar comes in traditional embroidery patterns and different colors. The shops also sell Jaipuri salwar suits and ready made suits. Both tourists and locals can easily bargain to get the right price on traditional items.

Known for: Leather products and Mojari shoes
Location: Biseswarji, Jaipur
How to reach: Sindhi camp bus stand
Open days & timing: All seven days, 10 AM onwards

Tripolia Bazar

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Crowded at all times, the ethnic bazaar of Jaipur is located between Manak Chowk and Chhoti Chaupar. People prefer to buy affordable brassware from this market. Tripolia Bazar is also known for its precious stones and Bandini ties. Learning the art of bargaining can get tourists the best buy of the day.

Known for: Lac jewelry, bangles and carpets in Indo-Heretic design
Location: Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur
How to reach: Choti Chopad bus stop
Open days & timing: Monday-Saturday, 10 AM- 8 PM

Sireh Deori Bazaar

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A shopper’s haven right opposite Hawa Mahal, Sireh Deori Bazaar, is perfect for street shopping. This market offers a glimpse into the unique culture of Jaipur as you come across puppets and knick-knacks. It is also a place to buy colorful textiles and quilts. Don’t forget to shop for souvenirs for family and friends back home.

Known for: Camel leather products. Wall-hangings (Traditional Rajasthani designs)
Location: Tulsi Marg, Gangori Bazar, J.D.A. Market, Jaipur
How to reach: Badi Chopar bus stop
Open days & timing: All seven days, 10 AM onwards

Johari Bazaar

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Johari Bazaar is home to exquisite jewellery and artefacts. The name Johari translates to Jeweller. Standing true to its name, this market houses many shops selling precious, semi-precious stones. Shopping in Jaipur for jewellery made of silver and gold is something tourists should not miss. Apart from glittery items, tourists can shop for lehengas, Jaipuri quilts, and footwear at Jaipur’s oldest market.

Known for: Kundan and Thewa Jewellery
Location: Johri Bazar, Gangori Bazar, Jaipur
How to reach: Badi Chopar bus stop
Open days & timing: All seven days, 10 AM- 11 PM

Nehru Bazar

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Nehru Bazar is a blend of Rajasthani and Indo-Western fashion. Over here, both locals and tourists can shop for footwear, ethnic clothes, and bags in vibrant colours. It is an affordable marketplace perfect for a holiday shopping spree. You will also find a few shops selling Rajasthani Bandhej and Batik Prints with intricate mirror work.

Known for: Blue pottery, Rajasthani Juttis, Readymade garments
Location: Nehru Bazar, Film Colony, Modikhana, Jaipur
How to reach: Badi Chopar bus stop
Open days & Timings: All seven days, 10:30 AM- 7:30 PM

Tibbati Market

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Tibetans are behind this winter market in Jaipur. Tibbati Bazar is usually set up at the beginning of winter from November- January. It is one of the few places where you can shop while feasting on delicious street food. It is well known for handloom products that reflect the supreme craftsmanship of the people of Tibet.

Known for: Tibetan jackets, Yarns, Knits
Location: Gangori Bazar, Tripolia Bazar, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur
How to reach: Chandpole metro station
Open days & timing: 9 AM- 9 PM

Kishanpole Bazar

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Kishanpole Bazar lies in the heart of Jaipur and is one of the oldest markets. It is spread from Ajmeri gate to Chhoti Chopad and houses exotic ornaments and textiles by skilled artisans of the Pink City. Products from this market are often exported to foreign countries.

Known for: Bandhani textiles, Wooden sculptures/furniture
Location: Kishanpole Bazar, Chandpole Bazar, Chandpole, Jaipur
How to reach: Chandpole metro station
Open days & timing: Monday- Saturday, 10 AM- 9 PM

Aravali Bazar

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Aravali Bazar is the place people go to when they want to buy traditional yet high-quality home d├ęcor products. It is frequented by all those who wish to purchase bed sheets, quilts, stationery, and sometimes clothes. Each item’s affordability will not scare you away from loosening your purse strings.

Known for: Ethnic handicrafts, puppets, furniture, and stoneware
Location: Prithviraj Road, Jaipur
How to reach: Hathroi bus stop
Open days & timing: All seven days, 9 AM- 9 PM

Kripal Kumbh

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The Father of Blue pottery Sri Kripal Singh Shekhawat started Kripal Kumbh in the late 1960s. The place is filled with classic pottery designs which reflect the quality and talent of craftsmen. It has played an essential role in reviving the ceramic art form in Jaipur. Shopping in Jaipur for these stunning products will cost you somewhere between INR 400-800.

Known for: Glazed blue pottery, souvenirs
Location: Shiv Marg, Banipark, Jaipur
How to reach: Chandpole metro station
Open days & timing: Monday- Saturday, 9 AM- 6 PM

Purohit Ji ka Khatla

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All those who want to buy wedding-related items, visit Purohit Ji ka Katla. It is a one-stop wholesale wedding items market tucked away within Johri Bazaar. The history of this market dates back generations who have offered fabrics, decorations, accessories, etc.

Known for: All wedding-related products. Ex- Embroidered Lehenga, Sari, Sherwani, etc.
Location: Purohit Ji ka Katla, Johari Bazar Road, Jaipur
How to reach: Sindhi bus camp
Open days & timing: Monday- Saturday, 11 AM- 8 PM

The Gem Palace

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The iconic Gem Palace has a history of more than a hundred and sixty years. Members of the Kasliwal family have been at the forefront since the 1700s. The Gem Palace has served kings, emperors, and queens as early as when the Kasiwal family was asked to be the court jeweller by Amber’s royal family. With a rich history, tourists shopping in Jaipur can expect to buy jewellery fit for royalty.

Known for: Traditional, Antique Jewellery
Location: MI Road, Jayanti Market, New Colony, Jaipur
How to reach: Sindhi camp metro station
Open days & timing: All seven days, 10:30 AM- 7 PM

Curated by Ruchit Rastogi