Known as the Pink City for its distinct pink sandstone buildings, Jaipur is a place unlike any other, bursting with history, tradition and culture. Home to Indian royal families for centuries, the capital of Rajasthan is famed for its incredible architecture, ancient forts and palaces, rich handicraft traditions and more. Spend your time in the exhilarating city exploring ancient monuments, visiting local design stores and learning about its unique cultural history.
This cult brand is adored by locals and visitors alike for its old-world, elegant vision of India, executed through rich textiles, artisanal beauty products, sustainable clothing, beautifully crafted tableware and more.
SUJÁN Rajmahal Palace, Sardar Patel Marg, Jaipur; +91-1414086542
A stylish multi- brand store, it exhibits the in-house lifestyle label Dhora alongside apparel by Vraj Bhoomi, beauty products by Ma Earth Botanicals as well as an eclectic mix of accessories and home décor items.
9 yashwant palace, ajmer road, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006, India
This contemporary home store founded by Israeli designer Alon Molay is high on the design quotient. Chic lamps, wall décor, handblown glass items and furnishings bring a modern touch to the home. http://91degree.com/
A team of designers led by creative director Ayush Kasliwal collaborates with traditional artisans to create edgy, contemporary home décor. http://www.anantayadecor.com/
Founded by designer siblings Ritu and Ruchi Jain, Kalee displays their own brands—Indian formal wear from the label RITUJAINSINGH and colourful, contemporary Western wear from Ruchi’s Crazyheart line—along with those of other designers.
B-42, Sahakar Marg, Lal Kothi Scheme, Lalkothi, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302005, India
Founded by French designer Thierry Journo, this color-drenched store is full of eclectic items—from men and women’s fashion to home décor to accessories—that interpret Indian crafts with a Parisian spin.
Kanota Bagh, Narain Singh Road (Hotel Narain Niwas Palace), Jaipur
A visit to Jaipur is incomplete without stopping by this family-owned jewelry house, established in 1852, known for its ornate pieces crafted out of precious stones and inspired by India’s royal traditions. Aside from the flagship store, there are three other locations in Jaipur.
Shop No. 348, MI Road, Jaipur (flagship)
For authentic hand-embroidered and handwoven silk and cashmere shawls, look no further than this boutique.
The Kanota, Narain Niwas Palace, Jaipur; +91-1412570110
This is the by far the chicest boutique in the city. It has a great selection of clothes and accessories in a rainbow of colors.
Narain Niwas Palace, Kanota Bagh, Narain Singh Road, Jaipur +91 141 510 8932
This is the place to buy blue pottery, they have a vast array of products and support many local artisans.
399A Shri Gopal Nagar, Gopal Pura Bye Pass, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302018, India +91 9829052646
Their easy breezy clothing line is a dream and their home collection is uber- chic!
Scheme S-55, Ashok Marg, C-Scheme, Behind Raj Mandir Cinema, Adjacent to Cafe Kala Pani, Jaipur +91 141 403 8584
Famed for its impeccably crafted heritage jewelry, this iconic brand also has an international presence at stores like Harrod’s in London and Dover Street Market in New York.
Panch Batti, M.I. Road, Near Raj Mandir Cinema, Jaipur; +91-1415118215 and 132, Hotel Rambagh Palace, Jaipur; +91-1415103156
A brand that’s known for its celebration of Indian craftsmanship, this store is a must-visit for hand-blockprinted textiles and clothing. There’s also a café onsite for a quick coffee break.
2nd Floor KK Square, C-11 Prithviraj Road, C-Scheme, Jaipur; +91-1414007244
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This is actually more of a showroom than a shop but this is the place to buy and ship any type of authentic Indian tent back home.
27 The Rambagh Palace Bhavani Singh Road, Jaipur +91 9829222050
Find fabulous knick-knacks, bangles, fabrics, jewelry, sandals and more! Practice the art of haggling before you go. The vendors can be pretty aggressive so bargain hard!
Narain NIwas Palace, Narayan Singh Road, Kanotha Bagh
Open only for dinner, this bar and restaurant is a must-visit as much for its decadent interiors as for its delicious Italian food.
Bar Palladio’s sister restaurant is open all day and its peaceful sunlit courtyard is the perfect spot for a leisurely afternoon meal.
Make sure to have an elaborate meal at this ornate dining room in Rambagh Palace, a sprawling luxury hotel.
Rambagh Palace, Bhawani Singh Road, Jaipur; +91-1412385700
The Kitchen at Jaipur Modern
This restaurant, housed within a boutique store celebrating Indian crafts, offers fresh juices, salads and dishes featuring organic and locally sourced produce.
51, Sardar Patel Road, Dhuleshwar Garden, Hathroi, Jaipur; +91-1414113000
If you’re on the lookout for an authentic Rajasthani meal, head to this village-themed resort for folk music, dance and a carnival-like experience.
Located about six miles from Jaipur, this palace complex is must-visit for its elaborate architecture, ornate detailing and historic significance.
Amer Fort, Devisinghpura, Amer
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One of Jaipur’s most famous landmarks, this historic building known as ‘Palace of the Winds’ is constructed entirely out of red and pink sandstone, and once served as a viewing gallery for women of the royal family.
Hawa Mahal Rd, Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur
Anokhi Museum of Handprinting
Housed in a restored haveli, or mansion, this little museum shines a spotlight on the art of blockprinting, one of Rajasthan’s most prized handicraft traditions.
Chanwar Palkiwalon ki Haveli, Kheri Gate, Amer; +91-1412530226
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Walking into this 475-year-old palace-turned-hotel is like stepping back in time. See what it’s like to live like a royal in this boutique property showcasing traditional Mughal architecture and design.
For a truly unique experience, stay at this eclectic seven-room property, conceived by artists, on the outskirts of Jaipur.
47 Jobner Bagh
This luxury guesthouse set amid a lush and tranquil garden offers beautiful views of the Aravalli mountain range.
Built around an 18th century Shiva temple, this luxury resort is set within a 32-acre property. Make sure to have a meal over live folk music at the hotel’s al fresco restaurant. https://www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-jaipur-rajvilas-resort/