Ruled by successive wealthy royal Hindu and Muslim families, Jaipur has a well-earned reputation for being a seat of luxury artisan fashion and craft, from woven silks and blockprint cottons to ornate jewelry fit for a princess — or a Bollywood star.
Before you run off to shopping, however, there are several places I want to send you where you can commune with the rich history of craftsmanship in Jaipur. Some of them have fantastic gift shops as well. I hope you saved room in your suitcase…
Do City Palace in Jaipur
You’ll probably want to start with the City Palace. It’s famous for its serene melange of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, which you can take in at your leisure