Jaipur Gets Unique Houseboat Themed Restaurant Opened By Kashmiri Pandit

by Sanjana Shenoy
by Sanjana Shenoy 590

The Pink City, Jaipur houses a Mini Kashmir. Confused? Well, we’re referring to the houseboat themed restaurant, Zarpar, launched by a Kashmiri Pandit, Suman Raina in 2017. Offering tourists and locals in Jaipur, a taste of authentic Kashmiri food, Zarpar has been a second home to Kashmiris residing in the city. With authentic Wazwan, plush interiors designed like the inside of a houseboat on the Dal Lake, this unique restaurant is certainly a sight to behold.

Zapar Offers You A Slice Of Kashmir In Jaipur

Suman Raina revealed to Indiatimes that she opened Zapar with an aim to promote her own Kashmir in Jaipur. Zarpar caters to all Kashmiris in the city missing home-cooked food and also foodies who aren’t able to visit Kashmir. The restaurant is divided into two parts- Deewan Khana (Fine Dine) and Pari Mahal (Houseboat). The Deewan Khana is decorated with plush Kashmiri carpets and wooden chairs and tables with intricate designs. There’s also a raised platform with low tables for people who want to enjoy the traditional food in a traditional style, sitting cross-legged.

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The Restaurant Has Plush Kashmiri Style Interiors & Houseboat Themed Dining Space

The house-boat themed Pari Mahal will transport you from the gullies of Jaipur to a stunning houseboat floating in Dal Lake. To reach Pari Mahal, you’d have to cross a brook. A bubbling waterfall separates the houseboat and Deewan Khana. And a selfie point beckons curious guests to don Kashmiri dresses and jewellery and clock photos on the bench called Tasveer. Zarpar is not just about the houseboat or authentic food, it’s all about the Kashmiri culture. The handicrafts, dry fruits and other souvenirs displayed is testimony to this fact.

Picture Credits: Indiatimes

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Feast On Authentic Kashmiri Food Served In Copper Utensils

Feast on a delicious Kashmiri wazwan that’s fit for kings. Carnivores can also look forward to the age-old winter delicacy Harissa.  According to the Indiatimes report, there is also an array of vegetarian dishes for Kashmiri pandits like Tchoki Wangan or khatte baingan, Dum Aloo and more. Moreover, you can also gorge on Rajasthani, Chinese and Continental cuisines. There are separate kitchens for vegetarian and non-vegetarian preparations.  The food is served in copper utensils curated by Kashmiri artisans.  Zarpar is one restaurant in Jaipur you must visit to experience a slice of Kashmir in Rajasthan.


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