We took the long walk up Chandi Chowk to find the Spice Market. I had envisaged a huge wholesale area full of spices, tea and flowers. What we did find was many small shops full to bursting with spice, dried fruit, tea and the unknown.
After investigating a couple of alleys we did find a distribution centre. The air was thick with spices - it was like breathing in cough mixture. Porters carrying sacks on their head or pulling handcarts with impossible loads.
We were directed to a building where chillies were being processed. Decided to give this one a miss. Breathing in assorted spice dust was challenging - powdered chillies really didn't bear thinking about. We heard later the workers have to cover themselves as best they can to cope with the hard working conditions.