If you head for the Great Mosque and then go behind it, you'll discover a quaint area of alleyways that expats call "Hindi Lane". These narrow lanes are decorated with market stands selling blossoming flower garlands, fruit baskets and brightly colored scarves. A heady scent of spices permeates the neighborhood and tickles your senses.
Hindu paraphernalia is plentiful in this area, such as sacred ash and gold-embossed images, along with bindis, which are the pendants worn on the foreheads of Hindu women. At the tip of Hindi Lane is a vibrant textile souk, where sari silks and pashminas flutter from the wooden shutters all around.
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