If you visit Jaipur, don’t miss to see the ancient and the magnificent Sanganer village. This ancient village is just 16kms away from Jaipur. The artistic craftsmen have exhibited their talent and made this town popular for its handmade paper industry and textile printing industry. Salim’s Paper is the largest handmade paper factory in India. Don’t forget to ask for a tour to this factory to see its actual production process. The unusual fact about this factory is that significantly, the paper is not made from trees, but from scrap pieces of fabric. Whether style or design you want it is easily available at this factory. The colours and the touch of freshly produced, eco-friendly paper are just fantastic .Due to its popularity, the factory exports to apparently all over the world .There are nearly 300 or so employees who produce 40,000 sheets per day. Don’t forget to collect beautiful range of paper products as a gift back home for your relatives and friends. Talking about the Floral and block prints on these manufactured textiles is another highlight which is surely going to amaze you. Sakhsi which is a famous textile and pottery manufacturer is a must visit. You will be explained the complete pottery process and learn the art of block printing. These textiles are so amazing that you will get tempted to own one of yourself!
Apart from paper and textile industry, the Jain pilgrimage service is another name in its list. Jaipur has been able to maintain its culture and heritage with its deeply rooted primeval temples and ruins! At present, there are about 10 paper industries in Sanganer and countless Jain temples. ‘Shri Digambar Jain Temple’ is the popular name in the jain temple where thousands of tourists like you visit this temple to see its sky-high structure, beautifully carved inner chamber and the Parshwanath shrine protected by 7 serpent hoods. Apart from temples, tourist also visits this temple to see the ruins of archaic palaces and the kingdoms.
It is highly recommended to visit Sanganer village from the month of October to March to enjoy its pleasant climate. Just make sure that you avoid the months from April to September since it will very difficult to beat the boiling heat and the dry climate of Jaipur.
Undoubtedly, Sanganer village is the pride of Jaipur!