Gulab Ji Chai Wale – Oldest (75+ Years) and Renowned Tea Point in Pink City (Jaipur)

Customers during Early Morning Hours at Gulab Ji Chai Wale in Jaipur (Rajasthan, India)

Rate Card of Gulab Ji Chai Wale (Jaipur, Rajasthan, India)I am of those who love a cup of tea in the morning hours and simply cannot live without it.

Zostel cafe is open at 8:30 am thus, I decided to visit Gulab Ji Chai Wale (more than 4,700 Google reviews) situated behind Ganpati Plaza, M. I. (Mirza Ismail) road in Jaipur (Rajasthan).

Gulab Ji Chai Wale is not an ordinary tea stall in Jaipur. It is a very small shop with a huge fan following. It is also a good meeting point for the morning walkers. A big open area to chit-chat. Crowded but the sitting arrangement is ample. Hardly any tea lover in Jaipur does not know about Gulab Ji’s tea shop. This place is so lively early In the morning – mind-boggling.

Timings: 4 am till 10 pm (365 days).

How I reached Gulab Ji Chai Wale from Zostel in Jaipur?

Zostel > Sanganeri Gate – Walking.

Sanganeri Gate > Ganpati Plaza via sharing E-Rickshaw for Rs. 10.

Gulab Ji is no more. Bhanu Pratap his grandson now takes care of the shop.

At 6 am every day they serve around 200 poor/needy people with Chai and at 11 am with Paratha & Sabzi for free of cost.

The oldest tea point has various options for chai & snacking in Jaipur. Operational since India’s independence. 75 years and continuing.

For a one-time experience, you should definitely visit. Fantastic open ambiance place for tea and get-together especially for all generations.

As per my experience, I found the tea a natural tea without any added flavors. A blissful cup of tea I had.

Though the place was crowded, my tea was served within minutes. Appreciated!!!

This should be one of the must-visit places in any traveler’s Jaipur itinerary.

Overall experience was good. Late Gulab Ji – The legend for sure.

Decades ago when Gulab Ji decided to open a tea shop, he was discouraged by his family members because he was from a Rajput family, thus, the idea of selling tea was considered a low profile work. But now a true Jaipur heritage.

You are paying for the legacy if you visit. Many big newspapers and travel/food bloggers have written about Gulab Ji’s tea shop and now I am one of them. I am impressed. The journey continues…