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Things No One Tells You About – Jal Mahal, Jaipur

January, that time of the year when everybody be it Jaipurites or tourists always ask for this one place, Jal Mahal. Yes! Jal Mahal is in Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan and no, it is not built on any island like other water palaces. This 5 storied building continues to stand still in Man Sagar Lake with 4 floors immersed in water and dare anyone come near it. You can watch, behold the sight and, capture its beauty only from a distance as it is too introverted to let anybody close to it. We’re sure you must have visited this eyeful multiple of times, but let’s enlighten you today on these unknown facts about your favourite “Water Palace”.

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  • Initially, Jal Mahal welcomed the royal family with open arms and let them have a gala time here. Back then it served as a host to duck hunting parties for the royals. Years passed by and it started getting shy. And now, you can only have a look at it wondering what makes this architectural marvel stand tall in the water body.

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  • Come February, and you can spot large number of migratory birds dancing here and there, enjoying the serenity of water at Jal Mahal. This once again revives the liveliness in it.

 

 

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  • Chameli Bagh of Jal Mahal was a grand spectacle to watch back when beautiful dance and musical performances painted this splendor in its own colours.
  • Built in red sandstone, Jal Mahal is one of the most photographed monuments in Pink City. With tranquil waters by the side and birds sitting on top of the chattris giving it a picturesque view, tourists and localites love to spend their soothing evenings here, clicking selfies with it in the backdrop.

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  • Catch the sight of this exquisiteness this weekend with your loved ones, but only from the outside as no one can actually go inside it to see it.

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Most people view the architectural brilliance of Jal Mahal from across the Jaipur-Delhi Road but if you take a walk for a kilometre or two into the valley behind the lake, its true beauty will reveal.

Did we just make you love Jal Mahal even more? If yes, then we think we have sorted your weekend evening plans! 😉

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Locals DISTRICT 2019 Announces Its Phase 1 Line Up

Listen up, music fanatics, if you think you have seen the best of the techno music festivals everywhere, think again! This March, Jaipur is coming up with a never-seen-before techno music festival of the year, Locals DISTRICT that will change the way you look at music.

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The last edition saw a spectacle that was beyond words. The marvelous laser and light shows falling on the walls of the Castle Kalwar in the splendor of moonlight were breathtaking. You could see the crowd turn crazy when the country’s best techno DJs stepped up on the DJ decks. Everyone had a time of their lives dancing with people from all around the world.

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3 days, 40+ artists, and 72-hour of non-stop music, yes, you read that right. India’s first and “none-of-its-kind” music festival, Locals DISTRICT is all set to lift the bar higher this season.

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In this piece of article, we bring to you the Phase-1 Line Up of the artists that is a mix of Indian and global heavyweights that will crave you to know more.

  • Rodriguez Jr (Live)- Olivier Mateu’s wide-ranging inspirations and interests find their ultimate outlet as his alias took form into Rodriguez Jr, positioning him as mobile’s new master of eclecticism. Performing Live for the first time at DISTRICT, Rodriguez Jr.’s spirit of adventure translates as soaring creativity, and music that cannot be pigeonholed.
  • Ankytrixx
  • Breger
  • Cosmonaut
  • Hybrid Protokol (Live)
  • Kohra
  • Reclaim
  • Reverse Osmosis
  • Segue
  • Shash & Chaz
  • Shri (Live)
  • Sunny Trehan
  • 8- Bit Culprit

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Witness the grandeur for yourself to know what all the hype is about only at Castle Kalwar, the place that awaits your arrival to come alive with its captivating history and eclectic beauty. Located at a mere distance of 20 km from Jaipur in a small Kalwar village, Castle Kalwar is a magnificent heritage heaven that will turn your celebration into an ecstatic one and leave you wanting for more of its glory.

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Expect the next line-up of music artists soon. Stay tuned.

Date: 1st-3rd March, 2019

Venue: Castle Kalwar

Book your tickets herehttp://www.localsdistrict.com/

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6 Essentials To Be Carried Along At Jaipur Literature Festival’ 2019

“You could be wherever you are, and still be at every other place in the world, all at once. That’s the magic of literature.”

The breeding ground for ideas and a splendid feast for bibliophiles is here again, and no Jaipurite has ever stopped obsessing over it!

Jaipur Literature Festival, our very own literature festival that has grown to be the most colossal one in the world is knocking at our door with its 12th Edition. Here’s your checklist of things to carry at JLF with you!

  1. Winter Trends

You’re definitely not going in summer outfits, so what could be a better occasion to show off that super trendy sweater, or a cap you bought this year? Or maybe those original merchandise hoodies, T-shirts of your favourite book series which has always felt too good to be worn? Now is the time!

 

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  1. Camera and Mobile Phone

Because JLF is the place where you are going to get some amazingly good pictures to grace your social media feed for some months! Also, if you’re a hardcore bookworm, you surely have some cute phone covers to boast around!

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  1. Notebook and a pen

With the legendary line-up of speakers at JLF 2019, we don’t even need to ask you to carry this because you know we know you know! 😉

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  1. That ever-so-hungry instinct

When you go to JLF, do carry that hungry, foodie side of your personality along with you because there surely are some amazing food options waiting for you to roll your tongue at!

 

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  1. The Map, Schedule and Registration Number

Who wants to be lost at the venue when you can totally get lost in books and discussions with the delegates! Do carry the map, schedule, and registration code for JLF 2019, so that you don’t miss the sessions you have long awaited.

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  1. The three B’s

Do carry a handbag, or a backpack, for you are going to need it when you see books around you!

Books! Because why not? You’re going to “The” Literature Festival of the year!

And don’t forget the latest trend of boots, they look super chic with almost anything western!

 

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What are you still waiting for? Start ticking off those essentials and buckle up!

What: ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019

When: 24th- 28th January 2019

Where: The Diggi Palace, Jaipur

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Celebrating World Hindi Day With The Words That Connect Us Even In English!

Hum C se hi “Cool” nahi, क से कूल bhi hai.

हिंदी एकमात्र ऐसी भाषा है जो हम जयपुर वासियों को जोड़कर रखती है| ऑटोवाला हो या कैब ड्राइवर, स्विग्गी वाला हो या जोमाटो वाला, चाय की थड़ी वाला हो या 5 स्टार रेस्टोरेंट वाला, सब के जब्बान पर बस हिंदी ही है| तो क्यों न हम आज का दिन हिंदी के उन शब्दों के नाम करदें जिनसे यहाँ पर घूमने आने वाले अनेक पर्यटक भी वाकिफ है|

  1. Parkota (परकोटा)

Kyunki Jaipur wale apni walled city ko parkota ke naam se bulate hai!

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  1. Rasta (रास्ता )

Yaha har ek raste ki apni alag khasiyat hai. Chaura Rasta- Stationary lovers, maniharon ka Rasta- lac bangles, Haldiyon ka Rasta- kite market, and the list goes on.

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  1. Padao (पड़ाव )

Jaha oopar khula aasman aur neechey talab, ussey kehty hai hum padao.

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  1. Thadi (थड़ी)/ Tapri (टपरी)

Thadi ho ya tapri, iss sardi ke mausam mein “ek garam chai ki pyaali” toh yehi best milti hai!

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  1. Kulfi (कुल्फी )

Tan tan wali kulfi (Indian ice cream) hum sabke dil ko bahut lubhati hai.

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  1. Masala Chowk (मसाला चौक)

Kyunki Masalo ke bina, Rajasthani khana kaha banta hai!

  1. Hawa Mahal (हवा महल)

Andar ho ya bahar, yaha keval hawa hi hawa hai !

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  1. Jantar Mantar (जंतर मंतर)

Yahaan sooraj ki kirne apna alag hi jaadu dikhati hai.

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  1. Jal Mahal (जल महल)

Jiske chaaron taraf jal hi jal ho, aur woh khud bhi jal mein samaya ho, usko hum Jal Mahal ke naam se jante hai!

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We’re sure by now you know that Hindi has and continues to be the connecting factor between all.

If you feel we have missed anything, leave us a comment in the comment section below. Happy World Hindi Day!

 

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Why Makar Sankranti In Jaipur Is Absolutely Not-To-Be-Missed

Hundreds of kites dancing in the sky, and us- on our terrace. That’s the memory every Jaipurite has of Makar Sankranti. Kite-flying is one of the most favourite and zealous festivals in Jaipur. It’s not just about flying kites but also about the battleground that the sky becomes and the way the whole group of family and friends gather up on their terraces and hoot and shout along with the music.

But this is not all! There’s so much more to this festival and the day marks as one of the most auspicious occasions of the year. Here are some of the reasons Jaipurites put their heart and soul into celebrating Makar Sankranti.

1. Pavitra Snaan and Daan
While lakhs of people take dips into the Ganges on Makar Sankranti around the nation, scores of people also arrive at Galta Ji Temple in Jaipur to bathe in the seven holy kunds there. The day is celebrated to worship the Sun God. It is considered that taking dips in the kund at Galtaji on Makar Sankranti absolves us of all our sins.

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To take a dip in the kund at Galta Ji Temple, you might as well trek up the small hill that exits the city from Galta and Surajpole gates. It’s a sight to behold when you see the amount of faith that Jaipurites put into worshipping on Makar Sankranti.

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People around the country also believe that donating clothes, jaggery, corn, ground peanuts and sesame is a good omen and brings prosperity.

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2. Harbinger of spring
Makar Sankranti falls on the equinox and the day and night are equally long. After this day, the days start to get longer and nights shorter. It also marks the onset of spring season. This also brings a welcome relief from the cold wave of the bygone winter.

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3. The Harvest Festival
Makar Sankranti is celebrated every year as the harvest festival of the country. The Rabi crop is harvested in the month of January and corn, mustard, peanuts, sesame etc. are the major crops harvested at this time. One day before Sankranti, i.e. on Lohri the new crop is offered to god through worshipping fire.

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4. Kite Buying
Kite buying is a serious affair in Jaipur. People don’t just by any random kites. They especially head to kite markets like Handipura, Haldiyon Ka Rasta, and Kishanpole bazaar to buy the best kites. It takes an understanding of the science behind the designing of kites in order to buy the best ones. You can find hundreds and thousands of kites in all shapes, sizes and designs according to your preference. Some of the popularly known designs of kites are Chaand-dara, Glass-dara, Mangal-dara, Aankhal-dara, Tripatta, Dadhiyal etc.

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5. Kite- Flying

A true jaipurite knows how to fly a kite and the science applied behind it.

It takes a lot of patience, time and effort to prepare for kite flying. The night before Sankranti the whole family sits together to put ‘tang’ in kites with white saddha.

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On Sankranti, everyone’s duty is sorted! Makar Sankranti food is all about pakode, moongfali, popcorn, khichadi, gajak, feeni, ladoo and papdi-chat and the children in the house go up and down the terrace for serving them. The youngsters become DJs playing the best songs the loudest.

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And oh! What an art kite flying is. As soon as the ‘Dangal’ starts in the sky, you can hear “Woh kaata” every five seconds from a terrace or two around!

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  1. The evening sky

As the day sets in, the kites start to come down and gradually the whole sky is lit up with fireworks and paper lanterns known as “Tukkals” or “Kandeel.” The night view on Sankranti is absolutely mesmerizing and one of those experience that is hard to get over!

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So if ever you plan to visit Jaipur during winter, make sure you don’t miss the intoxicatingly enthusiastic vibe of Makar Sankranti!

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The Line Up Of Jaipur Music Stage 2019 Is Out !

“The earth has music for those who listen”- Shakespeare

Gear yourself up to listen to the best of the music performers across the globe right in our very own city. Yes, we are talking about the Jaipur Music Stage that runs parallel to ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019. This year, the Jaipur Music Stage celebrates “All Things Music” with a diverse music genres coming together on the same platform.

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Jaipur Music Stage 2019 is like no other music festival in the entire nation. Be it world music, ghazals, funk, rock or the Blues, it has it all. Apart from some breath-taking performances by the international and national artists, Jaipur Music Stage 2019 has interesting workshops, masterclasses, talks, and sessions giving the music enthusiasts the opportunity to interact with their favourite musicians.

Let’s take a sneak peek as to who is coming this season.

  • Jasbir Jassi in collaboration with Kutle Khan– The never seen before fusion of Rajasthani Folk and Punjabi Folk by Jasbir Jassi and Kutle Khan will perform live at Jaipur Music Stage 2019.

Date: 24th January

Time: 8:30p.m.- 10:00p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

 

  • The Nooran Sisters– The “Tung Tung” and “Patakha Guddi” famed Jyoti Nooran & Sultana Nooran, with their powerful Sufi performances will set the stage on fire.

Date: 25th January

Time: 7:00p.m.-  8:20p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

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  • Indian Ocean– With their unique blend of traditional Indian folk and Indian instruments, with rock ’n’ roll, jazz and fusion, Indian Ocean will definitely touch your soul.

Date: 25th January

Time: 8:20p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

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  • L. Subramaniam’s Global Fusion- Get ready to experience a fusion fever with L. Subramanian’s brand new “Global Fusion” performance that will leave you mesmerised.

Date: 26th January

Time: 7:00p.m.- 8:20p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

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  • Midival Punditz- The Chemical Brothers of India, Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj will make the audience crazy with their pulse driving electronica.

Date: 26th January

Time: 8:30p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

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  • Dub FX ft. Mahesh Vinayakram- Dub FX, or Benjamin Stanford along with Mahesh Vinayakram will definitely set you up for the night and be worth to listen.

Date: 27th January

Time: 7:00p.m.- 8:20p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

 

  • Soulmate- The Blues pioneers of India, known for their passionate live performances, Tipriti’s deeply honest songwriting and Rudy’s effervescent guitar playing will make the crowd stop and listen to them.

Date: 27th January

Time: 8:30p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

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The line-up is out, book your tickets now: https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/jaipur-music-stage/ET00091827

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A Promise For A Healthy Lifestyle In 2019!

2018 has gone by, and we have taken a new step into the new pavilions of life- which means it’s time for us to pump up the New Year Goals! 😉

Eat Sleep Train Repeat could be the mantra of your life this year and especially if you’re looking to start 2019 in a new home. In the spirit of change and new beginnings, let’s promise yourself a secure, healthy, and fulfilling lifestyle in 2019 in your new home-

  1. Indulge in Yoga and Meditation

Practice yoga for centered wellness and relieving stress in an engaging and creative environment. It can be much more effective if your yoga deck is designed according to Vastu Shastra in order to attract more positivity.

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Yoga Centre at Manglam’s Aananda
  1. Start your day with a whiff of freshness 

Walking and Jogging strengthens muscles and improves cardiovascular fitness. Taking a stroll or jog through a landscaped garden will turn out to be perfect to jiggle joggle those legs of yours and help you take the next step towards fitness and happiness.

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  1. Swim your worries away

It is said that swimming is an overall fitness activity which helps to maintain healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs, and tones muscles. There can be nothing cooler than having a swimming pool at your own stead. You can even take a few laps in the pool to stay active and fit the whole year.

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Swimming pool at Manglam’s Aananda
  1. Live the smart life with recreational facilities

A relaxing massage at the spa, a movie time, or a fulfilling coffee with friends is never a bad idea!

These things make all of us happy 🙂 Making time for these small things is not easy in a hectic life. Sometimes you have time but not the energy to go to a spa or to a movie.  Consider having your very own spa or miniplex, clubhouse where you can go and indulge yourself in all material comforts of an aesthetic living because mental wellness is equally important as physical wellness.

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Clubhouse at Manglam’s Aananda

 

  1. Connect to sports amenities

Sports can help you reach your fitness goals to keep yourself relaxed and rejuvenated by experiencing a variety of games, which are great exercises for your brain as well. Start your day or end it with sports like playing Badminton, Tennis, Skating, Squash, Cricket, Basketball etc. Both indoor/outdoor field games help you stay active and fit.

 

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Indoor games at Manglam’s Aananda

 

  1. Keep your self Stress Free

Last but not least keep your self stress-free for a healthy life. Stress can come out from anywhere and for any reason. Eliminate all the factors that give you stress in your everyday living and find places where you can spend time in complete solace like somewhere near the surreal temple that will keep your vibes positive and enriched.

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About Manglam’s Aananda– Escalating stress levels involved in the daily lives lead people to choose to live in a place, where they can relax and rejuvenate after a stress full day and can prepare for a happy day ahead.

 

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Manglam’s Aananda 

 

A residential nest made as per the principles of  Vastu Shastra in the beautiful heritage city of Jaipur that has a perfect balance of the comforts of a metro city offering ease of life with world-class amenities, and abundance of nature where we can lead a perfect life is Manglam’s Aananda.

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With creature comforts like Yoga Deck, 5 Lac Sq ft Landscaped Garden, swimming pool, Indoor Games Room, Badminton and Tennis Court, Squash Court, Basketball, Cricket Pitch, Skating Rink cater all your workout needs.

 

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Badminton Court & Cricket Pitch at Manglam’s Aananda

 

In addition, it offers all sorts of attractive utility features like Multipurpose hall with pantry, a Gazebos with a surreal view, Temples, dedicated parking areas, wide roads and signage to guide you through the complex.

 

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Wide roads and dedicated parking space at Manglam’s Aananda

 

One of the main features of living at Manglam’s Aananda is tight security in the form of trained security personnel and security equipment like CCTV’s, boom barriers that ensure safety, thus providing an environment for your carefree living.

So in 2019, find a home in Jaipur that contributes to good health and well being of the members living there! 🙂