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Art and Antiquities of Old Jaipur


Jaipur, as a contemporary tourism destination and the historic city continues to fascinate streams of visitors from all over the globe. Back in 1727 Maharaja Swai Jai Singh II decided to shift the bastion of the Kachwaha rulers from Amber, because he felt the need for a bigger more spacious capital. For the designing of the new capital, he roped in Bengali architect Vidhyadhar Chakravorty. The auspicious beginning of the new capital was formalized with architectural mores conceived from ancient Vedic tenets. The blueprint of the city divided the new capital into nine blocks (chaupars/chowkries) and featured wide and straight streets. The entire setting was fortified by a formidable wall. y a progressive politician and warrior but also an astronomer and mathematician

One of the historic chowkries in the 18th, century walled city of Jaipur, is a block associated with the Modis (trader communities. The Modikhana Chowkri a historic urban quarter with structures from the 18th and 19th century, as well as the present-day 

A walk in the area enriches you with windows opening up everywhere on its architectural traditions, crafts, its religious pursuits, the local people and so much more.

Why you will love it

  • Discovering the wonderments of a historic urban quarter filled  with structures from the 18th and 19th century, as well as present-day developments
  • Understanding why UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in 2015 designated Jaipur as a ‘City of Crafts and Folk Arts’
  • Learning why this area is so deeply reflective of traditional architecture, crafts and commerce from the 18th century to present times

What you will experience

Jaipur, known as the gridiron city, became a part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in 2015 and was designated as a ‘City of Crafts and Folk Arts’.

This  1 ½ -2hrs walk provides an interactive, innovative encounter with the trading communities of the old city. With some storytelling from our resident guides this walk reveals the lifestyle, craft activities and historic buildings to small groups of interested and inquisitive clients. Chowkri Modikhana is embellished with beautiful havelis, temples, public buildings, and craft areas it is a unique representation of the living heritage of the city.

INR 1800 per person | 2.5 hours | Art and Architecture

Jaipur,India | +91 9818 401 791

Images Credit - Virasat Experiences

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