Jaipur is famous for its heritage and tradition. The best thing is that the heritage is not limited to historical monuments or palaces but it extends to the market places and streets too. The legendary old walled city of Jaipur is famous for its centuries old bazaars and streets. One such place that will effortlessly captivate your attention is Badi Chaupar and Chhoti Chaupar.
Just next to Hawa Mahal, there is a sprawling square that is actually a crossing and divides the road in four different directions. This square is populated by different shops. The square is known as Badi Chaupar. One can find several legendary markets branching from each side of square. Here is the description of different markets that surround Badi Chaupar:
The Legendary Markets that branch from Badi Chaupar
It is one of the most famous markets for utensils. In fact it is the ultimate place you should head for if you are looking for any traditional utensil of Jaipur. But the place is equally recommendable if you are looking for the modern utensils to be used for preparing or serving the food and drinks. Right from plain simple utensils for daily use to highly engraved designer masterpieces for kitchen and dining table, there isn't anything you cannot find here. Another specialty of the place is brass items. The traditionally crafted brass figurines and containers instantly attract the attention. These beautiful crafts will add a vital value to the overall character of your house.
Situated at the western part of the chaupar is the world famous Johari Bazaar/ The place is famous for its exquisite jewelry that includes some legendary ornaments with regional character. It is not rare to find the famous bollywood personalities and the present generation of erstwhile Royal families indulging themselves in shopping their favorite jewelry. The place is run by the famous jewelers of Jaipur who employ the master crafts persons to offer the ultimate designer art. The place is equally famous for designer suits, sarees and other apparels. One can find here the regional specialty of Jaipur like Sanagneri block print, Bagru Printg, zari work and aari taari and other regional schools of designing. One can also find a huge range of aesthetic handicrafts in Johari Bazaar. These handicrafts are assiduously crafted by master artisans. The legendary LMB Sweets is also located in Johari Bazaar where you can indulge yourself in freshly prepared mouthwatering sweets and snacks.
The point where Chandpole and Kishanpole bazaar intersect lies a small square known as chhoti chaupar. The place is famous for its easy access to various markets of Jaipur. The place booms on several days of the week when the villagers come here to sell the fresh harvest. You can't only get the best quality produce but even the prices too are really affordable. Apart from the vast variety to choose from, you also get the easy benefit of negotiation due to the large number of sellers who are keen to sell the produce.
Several legendary old market of Jaipur branch out from chhoti chaupar. Though the place is hugely crowded, wedging through labyrinths of people is worth its value and visiting choti chaupar will certainly make your Jaipur trip all the more rewarding.