City was planned as a collection of nine blocks and chowkries. City has large numbers of Straight
Rich with pungent smells and vibrant colors, and temple bells adding to the cacophony of the streets
sounds, on one end of the Tripolia Bazaar there is the Badi Chaupar. The old bazaars are located
within the walled city. Few changes have been made to its original 18th century plan of streets and
squares. The pedestrian lanes is the house of artisan fashion puppets, silver jewelery, and other local
handicrafts in tiny workshops. The Chhoti Chaupar leads to Kishanpol Bazaar, famous for its shops
selling rose, saffron, almond and flavored sherbets.
Quite a favourite with female tourists, the Sireh Deori Bazaar, has shops selling colorful textiles,
lightweight quilts, puppets, leather footwear, jewelery and other handicrafts. The only place where you
will see vegetable sellers at one end of the street and famous gem dealers on the other. It is the Johari
Bazaar, famous for bandhani and block printed textiles and Goplaji ka Raasta and Haldiyon ka Raasta
where you will find famed meenakari artisans, gem-cutters and polishers at work. The beautiful Lac
Bangles that are famous all around the country, have come from the town of Rajasthan. The
Maniharon ka Rasta is flooded with tiny workshops of lac bangle makers.
For local perfumes and
shoes made of camel skin Bapu Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar beat the rest. For knick -knacks and the
local flavor, head for Link Road. The broad thoroughfare of Mirza Ismial Road houses a large number
of bigger shops selling a variety of goods ranging from jewelery and brass work to textiles, to blue
pottery, to woodwork, etc. The ones who want to take home the large terracotta urns, pots of all sizes,
bells, statues, foots scrapers and oil lamps of the traditional craftsmen here, then the markets of Jaipur
cater to this as well.
These shops stock a large variety of goods to satisfy the tourists’ needs. However if
you want a more up-market experiance, then the best place foe linen and readymades using local
fabrics are Anokhi on Tilak Marg, Suvasa on Hawa Sarak, Civil Lines and the less expensive Soma on
Jacob Road. Those who want to trace these fabrics to their sources, visits to Sangaaner near the airport,
are recommended. Here you can observe the hand-block printing of fabrics or order your own designs.
A visit to Bagru Village is a must, if vegetable dyed pure cottons are your choice.