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There is no dearth of small souvenir shops in Jaipur and Puppet House is just one of them. Although this is not exactly the kind of store you would make an exclusive visit to, it does have some great ethnic and traditional products. 'Kathputli' or puppets, handicraft items and accessories are some of the things sold here. This place is ideal for last minute gift shopping; do not forget to carry your cash, as the store does not accept credit cards.
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.
Situated near the City Palace, Tripolia Bazaar is mainly a cluster of shops selling ironware, brassware, and carpets. The small stores offer high-quality and durable utensils as well as exquisite furniture to pretty up your home. The colorful range of carpets is something you cannot miss, as each one reflects Indo-Heratic art embellished with motifs and delicate designs. If accessories are your thing, walk up to the Maniharon Ka Rasta stores selling stunning lac bangles. Open seven days of the week, Tripolia Bazaar is a popular destination with shoppers and rightly so!
Through the Rajasthali Handicraft Emporium, the Rajasthan Small Industries Corporation Ltd. has been creating Rajasthani handicrafts. This government recognized body is known for offering amazing vintage items at very reasonable prices. There is a fixed price on every product that you set your eyes on. Products available here are furniture, bangles, saree, bed covers, etc.
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.
Surya Handicrafts was established in the year 1988 and they are a manufacturer, supplier, trader and exporter of their own items. A few of the items that they produce are Lac pens, pottery trays, marble candle stands and more. Besides, they provide horse handicrafts, marble statues, wooden boxes, etc. Due to their exquisite work they have gained clients in other parts of the world like in Italy, USA, France, Switzerland, UK and South Africa. So, definitely a must-visit when in Jaipur.
Jaipur is known as 'Gem City of India', and Johari Bazaar is a magnificent testament to this fact. The finest ethnic jewelry including gold, silver, precious and semi-precious stones are displayed at all the stores in this market. The endearing collection features pendants, earrings, necklaces, bangles and other accessories that are intricately designed by skilled artisans. For those who are ready to shell out a bit more, the Kundan and Minakari art are some of the luxuriant and exquisite choices in jewelry. Also, it is best to be well informed about gemstones before you enter here.
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.
Handicraft Haveli displays the beauty of ethnic India through their priceless and vintage artifacts. Each of their articles may it be stone or wooden relates to the traditional Indian art. You are sure to find something beautiful to adorn your home with at Handicraft Haveli.
The shop at Hotel Arya Niwas allows travelers a privileged peek into the world of traditional Rajasthani handicrafts and art. This unpretentious shop surprises resident guests with its resplendent range of artifacts and souvenirs stocked here. The Rajasthani dolls, beautiful paintings, diaries and wall hangings are just a few of the items that feature in a stunning collection. Now there is no need to worry about gifts, as this shop is replete with interesting options. So stop by and take home a piece of Jaipur with you.