Rajasthan, Travel

Best Traditional Sarees of Jaipur, Rajasthan – Scoutripper

Sarees- the nine yards of elegance is a massive style factor in every Indian Woman’s life. Hence, if your roots lie in Bharat, you must have worn a saree at least once a lifetime. Today, we will talk about the ultimate textile hub of India – Jaipur, Rajasthan. Jaipur is greatly famous for its classic traditional sarees from basic to intricate styles. During my visit to the streets of Jaipur, the massive collection of traditional Sarees or Jaipur completely surprised me.

From the streets of Lakshmi Johari bazaar to Lal Ji Ka Rasta, the entire city is all about Traditional outfit assortments.

Hence, I found it impossible to resist my emotions to shop it all off. And believe me or not, you get sarees here starting at just INR 100. Not to mention, their texture and quality are amazing.

Hence, if you visit the Pink City Of Jaipur, you just can’t miss out its vast collections of Traditional Sarees.

So, here I have handpicked some of the Best Traditional Sarees of Jaipur for all the Saree lovers.


Kota Sarees

As the name suggests, Kota Sarees have emerged in in Kota, Rajasthan. These sarees consist of pure cotton and silk fabric. They have square like patterns known as khats which further adds to its charm. The chequered weave of a Kota sari is wildly popular in Jaipur. Masuria in Mysore was the first city to produce these sarees.

However, General Rao Kishore Singh in the late 17th and early 18th century brought the weavers to Shada, a small town in Kota. Hence, the name Kota Doria came to existence since then. These sarees are readily available everywhere in Jaipur. However, I found the best of its qualities in Bapu Bazaar and Johri Bazaar.


Leheriya Sarees

Leheriya Sarees are highly popular in Jaipur. Their dual shade with thick zari borders and embellished beads are one of it’s kind. You can find leheriya dyeing usually on thin cotton or silk cloth in long lengths. This print is the prime manifestation of Rajasthani dressing style. You can see that Jaipuri Turbans also consist of similar patterns.

The Saraogi Mansion is the perfect place to purchase these sarees, mainly for tourists. As per my experience, the shopkeepers are very friendly and approachable. It is also not as crowded as Lal Ji ka rasta. Hence, there is a lesser chance you get fooled here.


Bandhej Sarees

Bandhej Sarees are a specialty in Jaipur. The name ‘bandhani’ means tying up, as it emerges from the Hindi pronoun ‘Bandhan’. As per the region of manufacturing, the patterns of Bandhej Saree may vary. Jaipur, Ajmer, and Pethapur are its major manufacturers. With the help of fingernails, the weavers pluck the cloth into many tiny bindings to form Bandhani designs. These sarees are also popular in Gujarat.

They are the very spirit of these two Western states of India. You can purchase them anywhere in Jaipur as they are widely available all over the city. However, I would suggest you to visit Roop Lakshmi Bazar for availing them at cheaper rates than other places.


Gota Sarees

The Gota Patti Sarees is one of the major saree styles of Jaipur. I personally love this style. Hence, I purchased half a dozen of them from Rajmandir Picture Hall area. Here, the weavers use the applique technique. Small pieces of zari ribbon are applied onto the fabric. Then the weavers sew down the edges to create elaborate patterns. 

These designs are not only confined to Rajasthan but also greatly famous in South India.


Booti Sarees

During my trip to Jaipur, I learned that most local women love the Rajasthani Booti Sarees. Their beautiful texture and shiny appearance are bound to steal the show anyway. These sarees have gold and silver ambi booti in an alternate pattern. Nilambari weaving is one of the finest weaving styles in them.

So, if you are a tourist, you must purchase the best collections of Booti Sarees from Vasansi Teen Murti Circle, Textorium Mi Road, and Roop Lakshmi Johari Bazaar.