Take a break from Jaipur palaces and temples and get ready to hit the stunning bazaars and boutiques for some surprisingly good retail therapy. Trust me, there’s loads of great places to shop in Jaipur you just have to know where to find them all. Jaipur is often overlooked as a shopping destination because the Amber Fort and City Palace among other stunning palaces, forts and temples steal the limelight somewhat. Still, it’s a shopper’s dream and you will discover great boutiques, bazaars and markets well worth taking a wander around, if you can drag yourself away from the places, forts and temples that is.
Whether you want to fill your home with Rajasthani rugs and brass ornaments or you just need to grab a quick souvenir these boutiques and bazaars will have you covered. Check out my list of the best places to shop in Jaipur.
Where To Shop In Jaipur: Boutiques
Dhora was created by Aavriti R Jain ‘Dhora’ and the label was inspired by the province of Rajasthan India. The style is bold, contemporary and evocative of all that is beautiful. Her “minimal yet Indie” products embody old-world traditions and symbolize, “a simpler day for the modern free spirited being.” Dhora jewelry is exquisitely handcrafted with love and passion in Jaipur, India.
A concept store based in Jaipur, India and founded by designer siblings Ritu and Ruchi Jain. Kalee displays Ritu’s Indian formal wear and contemporary western designs by Ruchi’s Crazyheart line. Kalee is a great place to shop in Jaipur for beautiful embroidered handbags, clutches, jewelry and more.
Amrapali Jewels is a global, luxury jewelry brand based in Jaipur. Founded in 1978 by Rajiv Arora and Rajesh Ajmera, two friends inspired by their passion for India’s tribal jewelry and artifacts. They opened their first shop in Jaipur and named it Amrapali after a legendary Indian courtesan who was famed to be the most beautiful woman in the world.
ANANTAYA decor appeals to the discerning eye and the human heart. Here you can find beautiful home accessories, lighting, furniture, textiles, jewelry boxes, bags, t-shirts and more, all inspired by Jaipur’s ancient craft practices and infused with Indian culture. Anantaya practice fair trade, promote the empowerment of women and support artisans’ livelihoods. Definitely stop by their showroom when in Jaipur.
Near Jain Mandir on Amer Road in Jaipur the Blue Pottery Art Center has… you’ve guessed it, blue pottery!
Blue Pottery incorporates traditional Rajasthani designs into Jaipur’s famous blue ceramic artefacts such as plates, jars, vases, mugs, tiles and coasters. All perfectly sized to pack up and take home with you if you’re looking for the perfect Jaipur souvenir.
This Doraya family run business uses traditional techniques to keep the art of blue pottery alive and is a great place to shop in Jaipur.
Anokhi is known for it’s high quality Jaipur-style hand-printed or block-printed Indian and Western wear. Anokhi’s roots lie in Jaipur and the brand is known for its role in the conservation and revival of traditional Jaipur textile crafts.
Tip: Anokhi don’t give rickshaw/taxi drivers tips or commission if they bring you to their shop in Jaipur and so many drivers will tell you all sorts of stories (like Anokhi burnt down or is not open) so that they can take you to another shop that will tip them. Be firm and insist they take you to: Anokhi Farm, Todi Ramzanipura, Jagatpura, Jaipur… you’ll be glad you did.
Jaipur Pink by Sunita Burad is a designer souvenir store specializing in using natural fabrics to make handmade artifacts, fashion and home accessories. Travelers should stop by this shop in Jaipur for unique, artistically created and high quality souvenirs such as exclusive Mughal prints, hand blocked on cushions, quilts, dohads (throws), bedcovers, cotton-bags, sarees and more.
Where To Shop In Jaipur: Bazaars
Once you’ve shopped the boutiques it’s time to get your Rajasthani Boho on and do the Jaipur Bazaars! Check out my list of the best bazaars in Jaipur to bargain hunt and shop til you drop;
Shop: This is the main market in Jaipur and it’s in a top Jaipur location where you can see the pink in the “pink city”. Bapu Bazaar is a great place to buy traditional camel skin jutis at Tourist Shoes Store but really this bazaar has it all and at very reasonable prices. Textiles are a popular item to buy at Bapu Bazaar too.
Open: 7 days a week | 11am until it feels like closing!
Location: Bapu Bazaar, Jaipur (near to the Sindhi Camp Bus Stop).
Shop: Jewelry! Every type of jewelry you could imagine is sold here from precious stones & gems, semi-precious stones and more affordable handmade jewelry items.
Open: 7 days a week | 10am to 11pm
Location: Johri Bazar, Gangori Bazar, Jaipur
Shop: Colorful lacquer bangles, metal crafts, tie-dye wonders and vintage stuff. Pick up a load of bling at Maniharon ka Rasta.
Open: 7 days a week | 10am to 7pm
Location: Tripolia Bazar, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur
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If you’ve been shopping in Jaipur yourself, feel free to share any boutiques or bazaars you think should be added to this list in the comments section below. Thanks for reading!