While the fact that Jaipur is famous for historical monuments, royal weddings and beautiful palaces is known world over, the city is also a shopper's paradise.
It is a city of shopaholics and for shopaholics. It is regarded as one of the finest cities to shop in Rajasthan. A large number of tourist and marketers drop in to Jaipur exclusively for shopping. The splendid city offers a range of traditional and contemporary shopping material that adds value to your place. Jaipur is surely a place that can make you bold with numerous choices available in the market. All you need is the right person and the right market to make a choice at the right price.
From designer stores to malls and from shops to road side shopkeepers, there is something for everyone to choose from and that too within the budgetary limits. The fact can be understood by the flow to celebrities on the city roads. From Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman to Indian actors like Shabana Azmi, all have once tasted the stuff in the city market. While Jackman bought famous block print fabrics and jewellery for her wife, Azmi bought shopped for her home decoration. And why not to shop, Jaipur is perfect destination for jewellery shopping, precious stones, jadau jewellery and handicraft items. There are exclusive shops dispersed with in the city area that offers wide range of products. Some of the all time favourite markets in Jaipur are Johri Bazaar, Chaura Rasta, Tripolia Bazaar, MI Road, Bapu Bazaar, Maniharon ka Rasta for bangles. These are one-stop shopping destinations in the city.
Some of the famous items that one should not skip while shopping Jaipur are Jaipuri Quilt, ethnic sarees, jutis, jewellery items, food items, Bandhej work on sarees, handicrafts, blue pottery items etc. Jaipuri Razai is famous for light weight and warmth they provide. There are numerous shops in the city area but you need to reach the right for buying original piece of work. Not only local people these quilts but there is huge number of foreigners who keep placing orders in bulk. Jaipur is also known for block print garments and bagru prints. Sanganer, now with in city limits, is known for leather works like handbags, purses and mojaris etc. The list is endless. These are just highlights; you never know what catches your fancy.