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Jaipur’s Masala Chowk is now so popular that visitors to pay entry fee

The decision has been taken to keep at bay people who are coming to the place just for fun and make it crowded for families and tourists.

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February 25, 2018 9:24 am
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Masala Chowk in Jaipur. Image credit: Post Staff

Jaipur: Masala Chowk in Jaipur has become a popular hangout place in a short span, to the extent that the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) will make visitors pay an entry fee. A person visiting Masala Chowk will need to buy a Rs 10 ticket to gain entry. Only children aged below 4 years will be exempted.

The decision has been taken to keep at bay people who are coming to the place just for fun and make it crowded for families and tourists.

“The place is becoming very crowded, particularly in evenings and on weekends. We have seen that many youngsters visit the place just for fun and don’t buy anything. We want the place to be convenient for tourists and families,” said a JDA officer.

A woman buying an entry ticket for Masala Chowk. Image credit: Post Staff

The civic body plans to spend the money on the maintenance and sanitation of the place.

Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje had recently mentioned Masala Chowk in her budget speech.

Another issue that visitors are facing is the unregulated parking. Since the staff at stalls parks their vehicles at its parking, there is place for visitors. Many people working at nearby officers also park their vehicles outside Masala Chowk.

“We will make the employees at the stalls to park their vehicles at Ram Niwas Garden underground parking,” said the JDA officer.

masala chowk at ram niwas garden in jaipur

List of stalls at Masala Chowk in Jaipur. Image credit: Post Staff

One can taste the best of spicy street food of Jaipur at Masala Chowk, adding to its charm. There are a total of 21 street food stalls:

  • Samrat –Pyazz Ki Kachori, Masala Tea and Jalebi
  • RamaKrishna Kalkati Chart
  • Gopal Singh Patashi Bhandar
  • Shankar Samosa
  • Sethani Ka Dhaba
  • Somilal’s Rawat Misthan Bhandar – Famour for Gulab Sakri.
  • Indian Ice- Cream Faluda
  • Raman Dosawala
  • Shri Jharkhan Nath Poha And Chat
  • Gulab Ji Chai Wale
  • Delhi Chaat and Café
  • Premprakash Samosa
  • Wah ! Banna
  • Bhagat Misthan Bhandar
  • Brijwasi Faluda Kesar Kulfi
  • Pawana Rajasthani Vyanjan
  • Jaipuri Chatkara
  • House On Fire
  • Andewalaz
  • Ice Cream & Shakes

First published: February 16, 2018
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