The Pink City of India, Jaipur is a treasure trove for shoppers and when it comes to Ethnic Bridal wear Sarees they are marketed in every nook and corner of the city. Jaipur is considered as one of the most important centers in the world for cutting and polishing precious and semi precious stone, diamonds as well. Thus it is a complete package for all your wedding shopping.
Most tourists visit Jaipur for its grand monuments but there is this another large section who go to Jaipur for shopping. It is indeed a shopper’s paradise too. You will find almost every kind of things in your shopping list here. The most popular items are jewelry, textiles and saris, good made of marble, wood, stone, lac, clay, metal and leather. The city has been the traditional hub of the finest of jewelry bedecked with both precious and semi precious stones, enameling of gold in green, red and white, the favorite colors of the Mughals infused by Raja Man Singh. Jaipur is also famous for diamond and emerald cutting.
If you are looking for lac jewelry, I would suggest you to visit Maniharon Ka Rasta where lac jewellery is made and sold and the Johari Bazaar where jewellery is crafted and sold. The most sold items on the list are table tops, mirror frames, betel nut boxes and sindoor holders. Again, statuettes, photo frames and pill boxes are abundantly available on M.I. Road and the silver shops on the Badi Chaupar crossing. In the Gopalji ka Rasta and Haldiyon ka Rasta you will find a number of jewelry shops too. The cutting, polishing and selling of precious and semi precious stones is centred on the Muslim dominated area of Pahar Ganj in the Surajpol Bazaar area. You will also find numerous factories and showrooms on the Amber Road between Zorawar Gate and Holiday Inn. Hand block prints, blue pottery, carpets and antiques are plentiful.
Not only jewelry, handicrafts like papier mache and carved furniture are also available. Another wonder of Jaipur is the glazed blue pottery, an art that was imported from ground Persia. Again suraghis, pots, ear-rings, soap dishes, door knobs, mugs and jugs are largely on sale. Brass statures of various sizes are available besides toy brass animals. Items made of white metals are also popular, especially those statues of gods and goddesses, animal and human figures. Carved marble bowls, vases and other decorative items are irresistible too.
Jaipur for wedding shopping: where to go
- Bridal Saree zari, sattava at narain singh circle/nikhar fashion at saraogi mansion
- Ramganj Bazar for shoes or jutis
- For Jewelry johari bazar and chora rasta.
- Maniharon Ka Rasta (Tripolia Bazar) for lac bangles and other items
- Kishanpol Bazar for tie and dye textiles
- Achrol House, Subhash Chowk for carpets,
- Sanganer village for block printing, hand-made paper and blue pottery
- Khajano Walano Ka Rasta for marble carving
The local ‘Kundan’ a kind of jewelry from Jaipur is famous around the world. The exotic blue pottery, the batik painting, block printed textiles of Sanganer and Bagru, tie and dye fabrics, Mojari- (the local shoe), sandal wood carving items, beautiful stone carvings are a few that tops the list. The main markets are along Johari Bazar, Bapu Bazar, Nehru Bazar, Chaura Rasta, Tripolia Bazarn ad M.I. Road. Shops that is famous for precious and semi-precious stones crafting and jewelry.
Jaipur is one of the most active jewel markets of the world. The Pink City is famous for precious and semi-precious stones and also for the cutting, polishing and setting of these stones, diamonds, topaz and emeralds in particular. The Jaipur brass worker is successful in infusing life like charm into the dull metal too. Lacquered brass and carved brass are two of its specialties. Jaipur enamel or Minakari has a class that matches none.
Jaipur is also well known for its awesome textiles. Sanganeri and Bagru block prints are the fashion designer’s craze. And how can we forget Bandhej print – the pride of this region.
You will also find a large number of shops dealing in antiques and pseudo-antiques near the Hawa Mahal. Shops opposite Hawa Mahal is seen with the famous Jaipuri quilts, weighing from a few hundred grams to a kilogram.
The stone and marble carving industry also requires special mention in Jaipur. The stone used is either procured from within Jaipur or from the marble mines of Makrana. The carvings portraits and busts created in here are held in high esteem everywhere.
You will find a large number of emporia selling a variety of goods ranging from jewelry and brass work to textiles, to blue pottery, to woodwork, etc. They mostly attract the tourist from around the world.
Tripolia Bazar and Chaura Rasta
It is famous for textiles, utensils, ironware and trinkets. If you were always enthusiast about artisans at work, you may simply step into the side lanes and see for yourselves.
Bapu Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar
Come here for textiles, local perfumes and shoes made of camel skin.
This market is famous for jewelry and bandhej sarees. Gopalji ka Rasta and Haldion ka Rasta house numerous establishments selling jewelry. Traditional tie and dye fabrics and textiles are in abundance.