Shopping in Jaipur is a very interesting & unique experience. There are the established Johari Bazar and the Bapu Bazar shopping markets that sell everything from bangles to bridal wear and there are the stand alone shops that sell some pretty unique products that are made in Jaipur. And then there are shops such as Saurashtra Impex who are manufacturers & wholesalers in textiles.
Saurashtra Impex is located about 20 minutes from the city center in Jaipur. When the driver drops you off at the store, you will not be too tempted to step into the store. There is no gleaming storefront or uniformed doorman. Dusty pieces of wall hangings on the ground floor will make you wonder if this is indeed the correct shop. As you are ushered into the first floor, you will find wholesale buyers from several European countries negotiating with the owner Kishor Maheshwari and his team. But it is indeed the right shop to visit for an unforgettable shopping experience in Jaipur.
There are items strewn in every corner of the rooms such that you will need at least a couple of hours to see what is available and then create a need to buy them. Pick out the tribal wall hangings and the quilted bedspreads. There are cotton dhurries, beaded belts, jackets, banjara bags, throws, and skirts. And there are block-printed cotton fabrics and inexpensive cotton that are ready to be custom designed & tailored to your requirements.
It is one of the best shops in Jaipur for a whole bunch of stuff and you will definitely be happy we told you about it. You can negotiate the prices if you are buying several items.
Quilted Bedspreads Rs. 6000/each, floor mats – 8000.