Johari Bazar literally means jewellers market. It is a long stretch of road in the old part of the town with shops on either side of the road. The famous Hawa Mahal is just beyond the main Jaipur shopping area in this road.There are several shops in this market that sell gemstones, silver and gold jewellery.Traditional jewellery includes Kundan jewellery (cut and polished glass/gemstones on pure gold or metal base) polki jewellery (uncut diamond in gold base) and enamel work jewellery, also known as ‘Minakari’, which is famous in Jaipur.Apart from being the center for jewellery, Johari Bazar also stocks bridal lehangas( traditional long skirts) and saris in bandhej and leheriya styles (tie and dye.) Ranas and Rooplaxmi are two well known shops that are sought after by people who wish to buy wedding trousseau.
There are several other shops that sell saris, salwar suit pieces, scarves, stoles, semi precious stones and gems, silver jewellery, lac bangles, razais(Rajasthani quilts) and bed covers . The National Handloom Corporation is a Government owned shop that stocks everything under one roof.
The famous LMB (Lakshmi Mishtan Bhandar) snack house,sweet shop and restaurant, is located in this road and attracts a lot of locals and tourists alike. It is famous for chaat ( spicy snacks ), the Rajasthani traditional sweet Ghewar and special Rajasthani food. Narayanji GajakWale is another famous sweet shop here.
The bustling crowds, the colour and the vivacity, make shopping in Jaipur,Johari Bazar a unique experience. The rich cultural heritage and creative energy of the city is evident in the products on display in the shops.It is Jaipur shopping at its best.
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