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Friday, September 5, 2008

Shopping In India : Exotic JAIPUR - 34

Guys, one of India's most popular tourist destinations, Jaipur is the "pink" capital of the desert state of Rajasthan. Shopping is one of Jaipur's major attractions. Both the walled city and the adjacent M.I. Road (also known as Mirza Ismail Marg), which runs southwest from Ajmeri Gate, are lined with shops and factories. Amer Road is know for its many handicraft shops. Be sure you bargain hard for everything in Jaipur.

GEMS:

Jaipur is India's major gem cutting and polishing centre and one of the world's most important gem producers. Be careful against synthetic stones being passed off as genuine. Explore the many shops in and around the Johari Bazaar and along M.I. Road.

JEWELLERY:

Some of the best selections are at the Gem Palace and Amrapali, both on M.I. Road.

HANDICRAFTS:

There is a variety of handicrafts to choose from, ranging from brass figures, pottery, marble statues, metal ware to woodcarvings, and stone sculptures.

TEXTILES:

Jaipur is well known for its unique tie-dye (bandhani) and hand-blocekd cotton and silk fabrics. Two villages outside Jaipur are especially famous Sanganer and Bagru, where you can see families producing them.

Carpets and Rugs:

Jaipur is also well known for its wool carpets and cotton durries. Some of the carpet and rug shops also offer hand-blocked cotton and silk fabrics. Try Carpet Mahal and Textile Mahal, Channi Carpets and Textiles.

Blue Pottery:

The region is famous for its distinctive Blue pottery. Most handicraft emporiums carry it.

Jaipur is also known for its marble statues, papier-mache' purpose, lacquer ware, Krishna-art miniature paintings, bed linen and cotton quilts.

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