Naughara Gali

In Hindi, naughara means nine houses and gali is alley. Naughara Gali is an alley where nine colorful Jain havelis were built in the 18th century.

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The alley is just off Kinari Bazaar and easy to miss, but Mr. Kalu knew the place very well. We got down from the rickshaw for a closer look.

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The doorways are beautifully detailed and carefully painted. I could only wonder what lay behind them.

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At the end of the lane, there is a white marble Jain temple. It’s almost impossible to get a good photo of it due to the narrowness of the alley.

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On the way out, Mr. Kalu showed me a silver shop which would have been missed by most of those passing by who didn’t know the place. I got a sterling silver elephant cuff bracelet to commemorate the visit.

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Naughara Gali, an oasis of tranquillity amidst the chaos of Chandni Chowk.

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