In the day and age where all we have to do is click to get pretty much anything landing on our doorsteps, are we too tired of markets? Not yet. The pulsating life that fills bazaars is something we can never get enough of – especially if they’ve got history associated with them, which adds a certain kind of nostalgic fascination to them.
And India has got plenty of such markets, or rather 'bazaars' which have stood the test of time. Starting off with the royals that ruled our lands, these markets refuse to die down in their charm and vibrancy despite centuries of historical heaviness fastened to them.
What do you know, the streets of the very market that you walk in today might have once been walked upon by kings and queens and perhaps even your great-grandfathers. Here’s a list of 12 of the most ancient Indian bazaars with some interesting history attached to each one of them – and the best part is that they’re all still thriving!