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World's Coolest Bazaars: Johari

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Johari Bazaar, Jaipur, India

When the world’s top accessories designers need inspiration, gems, or artisans, they often turn to Johari Bazaar. Nearly every stonecutter, metalworker, and store owner here comes from a long line of skilled craftsmen whose secrets have been passed down through the generations. And because they’re used to working with international designers, you’ll find a wide range of on-trend pieces as well as the more traditional Rajasthani kind. Stands and shops sell richly hued textiles and saris, costume jewelry, and snacks. Make like a local and reward yourself with an afternoon lassi at the LMB café. 

Best Buy: The loose gems sold here are a great value, but if you’re not ready to make the investment, the piles of bangles are fun souvenirs. Open daily.


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