After a little rest we left for a small stroll near the old Jodhpur, our hotel was very near the old jodhpur market popularly called "Haat". Soon enough we were amidst the hustle bustle of the haat....
Time seemed to have stopped at this very place. I could just visualize about how this market would have been ages ago and could figure out only one difference, the attire of the people buying goods.
However, there were quite many people who wore the same traditional dress of Rajasthan.
The market was a large square area with lots of bangle shops on both sides. These were the lead bangles, the traditional and popular Rajasthani bangles. Lot of woollens were being sold as it was very cold during the month of December.
And lots of road side eateries selling panipuris, mirchi pakode, kachori ☺ and we readily helped ourselves with some of it ☺
A little ahead we had the main market. Well organized shops on both side of the road. Each shop having a number assigned to it. I was amazed at the infrastructure of the market created years back. All so systematic.
This also reminded me of the Jaipur's Bapu Bazaar and other markets of old Jaipur. A very well defined and organized city with roads always intersecting at 90 degrees. This infrastructure was created centuries ago and with such foresightedness. Really amazing design which beats the designs of our new modern cities as well.