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Sanganer

Sanganer

Situated around 16 km away from Jaipur, Sangar is truly a wonderland of Rajasthani handicrafts. It positions itself on the Tonk road and is listed among the important excursions from the city. If you wish to adorn your homes with some exquisite Rajasthani handicrafts, Sanganer is the place for you. It is better known for its crafts and hand-printed textiles.


The place boasts of being the largest center of the handmade paper industry, which was started by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1728. Now, it houses around 10 handmade paper industries. Tourists can purchase from here the finest quality of handmade paper and hand printed textiles. The artisans of the paper industry are known as the 'Kagazis'. The most popular prints here include the traditional small floral prints. The distinguishing feature of Sanganer prints is that the vibrant coloured patterns are printed on white backgrounds.


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Sanganer also houses on its tourist map various ruined palaces as well as Jain Temples, all serve as the finest specimen of the craftsmanship of the ancient time. With its stylized architecture, The Digambar Jain Temple of Sanganer beckons tourists from all over the world. This temple is frequently compared to the Dilwara Temples of Mount Abu.


Built in an ancient architectural style, the temple attracts visitors with its 'sky-high shikhars' or Spires. The inner chamber treasures the statue of Parshwanath with 7 serpent hoods. The Sanganer Fort is another important tourist attraction.


Enrich your experience of Jaipur tour by visiting the hidden gem-Sanganer!

 

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