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Turbans, saris and other traditional men's wear and women's wear are designed with the ancient and exquisite method, called Bandhini (Tie and dye) which is synonymous with Rajasthan. While in Jaipur, the best place for bargains would be the vast Kishanpol Bazar which is lined with stores that offer Bandhini clothing and accessories. Stripes, Leheriya (wavy pattern), tiny circles and squares are the regular patterns available in vibrant colors at several shops here. Kishanpol also boasts of a number of wooden furniture stores displaying intricately carved home decor and furnishing. Great quality and affordable rates is what makes this bazaar popular among locals and tourists.
A city of strange blends when it comes to shopping, Jaipur is where you will find malls selling branded stuff and also glorious old fashioned bazaars which refuse to go out of style. On such example is that of Bapu Bazaar, where best bargains on Mojris, perfumes and traditional tie-and-dye textiles are available. Embroidered shoes made of camel skin is yet another specialty here. This bazaar is one among the six important bazaars of Jaipur and is very popular with the tourists. And if at all you want to take a break from the riot of sights, sounds and colors, indulge in some local snacks sold by roadside vendors. Trust this place to take up a lot of your time as it has so much to offer.
Jaipur is a city of vibrant colors and the bazaars or markets here, are a testimony to this. The Nehru Bazaar is one of the famous market places in Jaipur that tops every shopper's and tourist's list. It proves to be a potpourri of sorts offering a whole range of things to shop, from exotic Rajasthani fabrics, bangles, carpets to camel leather items, gems, mojris and many more. Without visiting the bazaar, your trip remains incomplete. The market remains closed on Tuesdays.
As the name suggests, Khazana Walon Ka Rasta is a treasure trove of sorts for die hard shoppers. This street is especially known for its delicately designed stone-cut sculptures and marble artworks sold at the stores lined along the road. Each piece of art is unique and a testament to the skilled artisan's attention-to-detail while creating these masterpieces. A visit here is sure to make you pick up more than you anticipated buying; such is the choice, elegance and originality of every artifact on display.
Convenient location and a decent collection of handicrafts and clothes make Khadi Bharat an apt place for souvenir shopping. This shop may not be in the same league as some of the bigger names in Jaipur, but it affords a collection worth taking a look at. More known for its Khadi textiles, Khadi Bharat also sells mojris, block-printed kurtis and the traditional 'tie and dye' textile. One can also browse through a collection of marble and wooden furnitures or other home decoration items. All said and done, Khadi Bharat is a rescue point for all those last minute shoppers.
After paying your visit to the magnificent Birla Temple, make sure you stop by this small store named Amrit Malini in the same premises. One section of this store displays brass articles, aluminum and wooden artifacts, paper mache products, figurines and other local handicraft items. The other section has a limited collection of sarees, ethnic clothing and bags. An exquisite variety of lac, silver, precious and semi-precious stones and Kundan showcased at the counter, captivate jewelry lovers with their intricate designs. All these are priced reasonably, so that you can splurge on yourself or buy gifts for your loved ones without the guilt.