Jaipur is the favourite destination for shopaholics. With so many cash-rich but time-deprived tourists hovering around shops, you may have a hard time in bargaining. Shops situated around major attractions including City Palace and Hawa Mahal may appear pricier to you. There are a number of commercial buyers who come here from all parts of the world looking for the sensational collections of artifacts, crafts, jewellery and gems.
Bapu Bazaar features a wide range of saris and fabrics, offers attractive array of trinkets to the buyers. If you are looking for jewellery shops, Johari Bazaar and Siredeori Bazaar are the places to be at. Here you can find gold and silver jewellery along with meenakari – the glazed enamelwork, a Jaipur speciality. At Johari Bazaar, you may get some better deals on fabrics from the cotton merchants.
.While Kishanpol features textiles, especially bandhani (tie-dye), you can shop jootis, trinkets and perfume at Nehru Bazaar. Maniharon ka Rasta situated near the Shree Sanjay Sharma Museum is a great spot for shopping bangles. You can buy block prints, blue pottery, carpets and antiques at showrooms and emporiums perched along the length of Amber Rd. It is an ideal place, if you are on a shopping spree, provided you possess great bargaining skills. Since rickshaw-wallahs, hotels and travel agents get high cut from any shopkeepers, don’t fall into their trap.