Bazaars, cuisine and crafts of Old Jaipur


| May 15, 2020

The Sanganeri Gate leads to colourful fruit and vegetable markets and bustling alleyways featuring original havelis, many of which are still inhabited by traditional merchant families. The family owned temple of Siddhi Ganesh is dedicated to Lord Ganesh, a symbol of good luck in Hinduism. Observe intricate gold painting and enamelling work on marble by local artists and see gold and silver thread embroidery work applied to saris and traditional Indian clothes. An award-winning fifth generation Meenakari craftsman still sits in his workshop and always welcomes visitors for tea in his 200-year-old residence. His traditional haveli, resplendent with fine chandeliers, period furniture and traditional carpets is a highlight of the walk. For food lovers Ghee Walon ka Rasta, an entire street dedicated to eating, is heaven! Sample a large variety of Indian savoury snacks including samosas, kachories and pakoras. Continue to Gopal Ji Ka Rasta, the centre of Jaipur's famous jewellery shops and home to many wealthy merchants. Share:
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