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.
Tucked away in the same premises as Samode Haveli, this brightly lit store has everything that traditional Jaipur has to offer as far as knick-knacks, paintings, handicraft items and souvenirs are concerned. On entering, you'd find a couple of workers sitting in a corner engrossed in something called ‘Name on Rice’, where you can get transparent liquid filled key-chains and pendants with a minuscule grain of rice inside. Get anything written on this grain by these extremely talented craftsmen. Go for their wooden or marble work that varies in size, shape and hue. Right from intricately carved, pocket sized animals to three foot tall statues, Maharaja Art Gallery surely knows how to please its customers. Needless to say, it will be a tad difficult for anybody to walk out without having bought anything.
Apex Mall in Jaipur has emerged as a major shopping hub. This stylish and snazzy mall denotes the upcoming urban culture in the Pink City. You will find a host of restaurants, stores and boutiques under one roof. It is also home to a number of corporate offices. Its central location ensures easy accessibility from all parts of the city. Call ahead for more information.
Nestled in the Mansarovar area along Shipra Path, Shree Neelkanth Export is one of those blink-and-you-miss-it kind of places, however on stepping in, you are sure to be amazed by the staggering collection of Rajasthani handicrafts and handloom on offer. As you enter, you will find skilled artisans weaving exquisite designs with their nimble fingers. The showroom is upstairs where you will be greeted by friendly staff who guide you around the place. This lesser known factory outlet is truly a hidden gem, as they offer a colorful range of souvenirs, textile products, garments, home decor and furnishing, Jardouji, block printing and more. Also the price range will leave you smiling for a long time to come.