Johri Bazar
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Lend an ear to the sounds of hawkers and buyers and you’ll be led straight to Johor Bazaar, Jaipur’s bustling commercial complex. It’s best known for the scores of jewellers who’ve set up shop down the colonnade for years now — indeed, ‘Johri’ translates to ‘jeweller’. But it’s also home to textile shops with bountiful piles of gorgeous fabric and sarees, as well as artisans creating bed linen, quilts et al in traditional styles. Nudge your way into the sidelines to watch trained craftspeople at their trade or find incredible bolthole shops laid away from tourist eyes.

Pro tip: Johri Bazaar can get insanely crowded so it’s best to visit late in the day or as soon as the shops open. Parts of the bazaar remain closed on Sundays and Thursdays.