Jaipur is one of the best shopping places in India especially as you can club the vacation trip with great shopping. Like the old bazaars of Old Delhi this shopping zone also offers a variety of things to fill up your bags with before heading home. It can be called a shopoholic’s paradise due to the plethora of diverse things you can buy in Jaipur.
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However, these are some things that you can exclusively find here or that you find very less in other places.
Leher & Bandani Prints
This famous design of fabric is seen on sarees. As saris are the traditional dresses of the people of India and some parts of Asia this is something very important to look for. Leher means Waves and this wave design is found on the Leheriya sarees that comes from layers design. They are famous and makes the dress attractive too. The duppattas that women use to cover their head from the scorching sun often have the Bandani prints and these are known as Bandani duppattas. It is one of the best collections to keep especially if you’re a girl. The best places to find them is at Jauhari Bazaar and Bapu Bazaar in Jaipur.
Meenakari is an attractive design work traditional to the skilled people of Rajasthani. This talent can be mostly seen on pottery, jewelery, showpiece or household items to enhance the look for the place. This is one of the best souvenirs to shop for at Jaipur to take back memories of the holiday. The main colors of this is Red and Green but these days they are innovative with colors and make such attractive shiny light weight designs in many vibrant colors. A good place to find them is at M.I. Road and Johri Bazaar. If you are planning to visit Jaipur, you can travel via Palace on Wheels luxury train India which offers world-class facilities onboard the train.
Handcrafted Bags & Potlis
These are small pouches that are made from exquisite materials even such as velvet with gold zari thread embroided into it. Some of them have hard bases so they can carry many coins. Few people carry these at present but it makes a great way to store jewelry and keep as an exquisite ladies items collection at home. In addition to this there are also specially made handbags made by hand in authentic Jaipuri style and embroidery. You can find them at many places including Malviya Nagar & Gaurav Towers.
Rajasthan is known for the vibrant sense of dressing style with the brightest colors and ladies’ accessories like jewelery. There isn’t a better place than Jaipur to find such jewelery especially what it is popular for – Lac Bangles. It is the traditional method used to make these jeweleries and attracts many people to find authentic pieces here. Moreover, the detailed Kundan works on these makes the piece of jewelery even more beautiful and attractive. They are available in innumerable colors and styles and almost all sizes. Purchase them at Johri Bazaar & Bapu Bazaar.
This art of pottery has its origins in Jaipur and has been passed down to these skilled potters. No doubt, you can find the best pieces as souvenirs from Rajasthan in the city of Jaipur. You can also find several things in blue pottery including vase for flowers, showpiece pots, jars for storage, ashtrays, etc. Jaipur is one of the few places where you can find these beautiful pieces of art that are durable and good for usage too. It is highly recommended to purchase these at Bapu Bazaar or Civil Lines.
Must Check out the Tariff of Palace on Wheels train for the upcoming season.