Shop at the bazaars  

Semi-precious and precious stones at jewellery store, Jaipur, January 9, 2006 Jaipur is one of the biggest markets for precious and semi-precious stones. There are a lot of showrooms on MI Road and Chowda Raasta where the traditional goldsmiths carve intricate designs, blending stones on gold and silver jewellery. Sanganeri prints, curtains, bedsheets and various furnishings can be bought at Bapu Bazaar and Chowra Raasta. Jaipur quilts, made of silk, linen and cotton, are very popular and can be bought in the bazaars. Shamsher Singh

Explore the bazaars  

Shelves of traditional saris and clothes, Jaipur, October 17, 2010 Walk in the bazaars of Jaipur. Stroll through Moorti lane, the bangle street, Katla bazaar, the jewellers' market and the Hawa Mahal shopping area.

Bargain your heart out

Customers look at material in a shop in the old walled city, Jaipur, April 6, 2010 You're expected to! So bargain hard when buying handicrafts, clothes, shoes or when visiting any flea market in Jaipur.

Submitted by Vishnu Pai

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Where to

  1. Spice Court

    Try the minced meat dishes and bati and soyta (Rajasthani dishes) at Spice Court on Jacob Road.

  2. Rambagh Palace

    Rambagh Palace (from Rs 40,000), a former royal guest house and hunting lodge, is today one of the most luxurious palace hotels, run by the Taj Group. It is right opposite the Sawai Man Singh Stadium.

  3. Orca

    Orca, on Tonk Road, has a large selection of wine, beer, and eclectic music.

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Hawa Mahal  

Hawa Mahal is an incredible piece of architecture too and is one of Jaipur's iconic monuments. Made of pink sandstone, this five-storey structure is in the heart of Jaipur's main bazaar area. Its main attractions are the 953 jharokkhas (windows), which stack up like a pyramid, and were built to allow the women of the royal family to take a peek at the streets below without being seen. The windows are designed to let the breeze be distributed uniformly throughout the structure. Shamsher Singh

Tips for Travellers

Don't feed the monkeys at Amber Fort. Keep your distance, and make sure your children don't get too close either.

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