As the Mughal Empire reached its Zenith, Agra the capital of Mughal Empire attracted trained jewellery craftsmen from Bengal. These johari’s created impeccable jewellery for the mughal rulers. Later as the mughals lost their sheen the joharies moved to jaipur as a new city was developed by the king of Jaipur in the 18th century. Jaipur since then has been known for its jewellery trade. A market in jaipur known known as johari bazaar is the hub of jewellery trade in jaipur. The market opens at 10 am and closes very late at 11 pm. The market is open all seven days of the week. Behind the walls of the walled city near the sanganeri gate is the johari bazaar. Jaipur specially is famous for jewellery studded with precious stones, emeralds, rubies, diamond studded in gold and white gold master pieces are not only a class statement but are always a good investment option. You can also shop for textile like ladies lehnga and saree at zohari bazaar. The sarees displaying the ethnic rajasthani art of bhandej are always in vogue. Mojri the traditional rajasthani leather sandles can also be bought at the johari bazaar.Bhandez is actually the tie and dye work made famous by the rajasthani craftsman who create amazing patterns using this craft.
The jewellery is mostly crafted by the deft handed artisans. Jaipur artisans are known specially for their craft of cutting and polishing precious stones like emerald. Emerald bought and sold anywhere on this planet is most probably cut and polished in Jaipur.
This market in the walled city of jaipur is very near to the Sanganeri gate and goes all the way to the New gate. The famous Hawa Mahal is situated near ‘Baapu Bazaar’ area. The shops bear identical and similar façade displaying the familiar pink getup. This market is famous tourist destination, both Indian and foreign tourists flock the bapu bazaar to buy the souveniers of their choice and taste. You can shop for articles startlng from a mere one dollar price mark up. This area of walled city is quite crowded, the tourists can feel and experience the adventure and thrill of shopping and negotiating in a classical Indian bazaar. The market opens at 11 am and close late at 10 pm everyday for all seven days of the week. Baapu Bazaar has a plethora of articles on display you can buy a traditional rajasthani footwear (mojri) decorated in so many vibrant colors. Articles crafted from camel leather like water bottle carrier, belts, purses etc can be bought at this market . The textile of rajasthan displaying the color scheme of rainbow, you can by the rajasthani traditional quilts which are very famous in the Indian tourists. The quilt makers of jaipur excel in the art of making super light weight traditional quilts which find ready takers and admirers in the Indian local tourists, artificial jewelleryis another item very popular among the shoppers at bapu bazaar. If you are tired after a long spate of street shopping and walking then you can try the street food at bapu bazaar the hot and vivacious fritters smacked with green chillies will certainly give a desired input to your tired brain and body. The heat of the green chillies can be doused in the sweet and tantalizing kulfi of baapu bazaar. This experience for certainly you wont forget for a long time.Tripolia Bazaar
Another old market in the confines of the walled city of Jaipur. It lies near marata chowk and choti chaupar. The main and most famous items on displays at tripolia bazaar are the bangles. Bangles made up of a special item called “lac” are the speciality of the tripolia bazaar. Scores of shops selling lac bangles displaying thousand of designs made with inserted small pieces ofmirrors and beeds on the back drop of lac. The ladies come in flocks to the tripolia bazaar to purchase bangles of their choice. As a tourist you can buy these bangles which are a nice gift for someone you love.
Apart from the lac bangles the market is also famous for rajasthani textiles , rajpooti poshak, brass souveniers, untensils for daily use and imitation jewellery .The imitation jewellery is now days very much in vogue as the precious metals gold and silver have become quite expensive, wearing jewellery made up of gold and silver raises the security concerns so now Indian ladies go with the idea of imitation jewellery which is made in plethora of designs, its very tough to differentiate between a real gold jewellery and imitation gold jewellery at least for a commoner. While enjoying the shopping fiesta at tripolia bazaar you can savour the local delicacies tripolia bazaar has to offer.
1. Rabri at mahavir rabri bhandar
2. Kachori at kachoriwala
3. Indian sweets at poddar & somai misthan bhandaar
4. Kulfi at shree pandit kulfi bhandaar
The market is open from 10 am to 9 pm, market is closed on Sunday.Chandpol Bazaar
Another market in the pink city of Jaipur, Jaipur is very famous for marble sculptures ‘jaipuri moorti” the life style images of hindu gods & goddesses, The idols of martyr’s, idols of ancestors, people come from far and wide to buy these idols made according to taste. Apart from marble you can also buy the wooden handicraft and handloom items. Beautifully decorated rajasthani local footwear for gents and ladies popularly called Mojri, the ladies mojri are ornately decorated with beads and mirrors. The rajasthani turban is another item you can shop at chandpol bazaar “saafa”, the rajputi turban can be tailor made according to your head size and like. The market opens at 10:30 am in the morning the closure time is 9:30 pm. The market is open all seven days a week.Kishanpol Bazaar
Series of similar looking shops in pink colour in the old city of jaipur. The market has myriad of articles at display. You can shop for textiles, wooden handicrafts, rajasthani footwear. This market lies in the heart of old city of Jaipur , it is a very busy area which is densely populated. A walk in the busy market of kishanpol bazaar will give you an opportunity to buy rajasthani puppets, small souveniers in shape of elephants and horses crafted in “lac” decorated with small pieces of mirrors and colour. The market opens at 11 am and closes at 9 pm. It is closed on Sunday.