As this year is coming to an end, lets take a glimpse at all the unforgettable events in Jaipur in 2012.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2012
It is one of the most renowned, respectful and the largest literary festival in Asia-Pacific. Lit 2012 were organized in Jaipur city that encompasses a range of readings, talks, debates, children workshops, performances and other interactive activities. Some of the famous personalities who participate in Lit 2012 as a speakers were Anupam Kher, Chetan Bhagat, Prasoon Joshi. The very famous talk show queen Oprah Winfrey visited Lit’12.
The Jaipur Auto Expo 2012 had successful run with world’s top automobile brands and accessories. It provided a platform for automakers to showcase their new luxury cars to the largest TG segment.
On March 30th March Rajasthan celebrated its 62nd foundation day with much fanfare and galore.
Sixty three years ago, on 30th March 1949, took place the grand unification of the erstwhile princely states of Rajputana giving birth to Rajasthan state in the Union of India. Since then, the week long celebration is marked to celebrate the Rajasthan Diwas every year.
The Great Indian Travel Bazaar 2012
The main objective was to reinforce India as a world-class tourism destination, opportunity to interact with foreign buyers, registered Indian sellers, policy makers, investors, members of the media and make a business sense out.
Maharajas’ Express is the latest luxury train that offers a royal ride to country’s most popular cities. It connects Mumbai – Ajanta – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Bikaner – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Agra – Delhi.
Jaipur Youth Soccer League 2012
The Most awaited soccer league/Tournament for the Youth in Jaipur 2012. The league was more emphasized on the participation from the young players of Jaipur.
Teej Tehelka in Jaipur
Teej is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in Rajasthan. For women, Teej means dressing up, getting mehendi (henna) applied to their hands, singing songs, and having fun swinging on swings. The Teej procession began with all its regal splendor from July 22 at 5.30 pm from Tripolia Gate (City Palace), winding its way through the Tripolia Bazaar and Chhoti Chaupar, Gangauri Bazaar to end at the Chaugan Stadium. The procession had kacchi ghodi and the elephant carrying the symbol in the front.
Double Decker bus starts off its journey
After a long awaiting period, finally Delhi-Jaipur double-decker train service started from the August24, 2012. It has 13 coaches with a seating capacity for 120 passengers in each coach. The lower floor of the train has a capacity of 70 passengers while the upper floor has a capacity of 50 passengers.
Awadhi Food Festival at ITC Rajputana, Jaipur
The Awadhi food festival at ITC Rajputana Jaipur is one such where you’ll find a balanced selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes on offer that are guaranteed to bring back memories (if any) of your last trip to Lucknow or perhaps compel you to visit the city that hosts this rich, aromatic and complex cuisine.
Dussehra celebrations !!
One of the biggest festivals celebrated in most parts of Rajasthan is Dussehra. The festival is celebrated with zest and festivities as it also marks the beginning of the winter season after the long, unbearable, hot summer. In Jaipur, gigantic effigies of the ten-headed Ravana and his brothers were set aflame amidst bursting of crackers at the famous Dusshehra Maidan and fairs were held on this occasion with lots to eat, buy and enjoy.
Jaipur celebrates Diwali with great enthusiasm and folklore. Jaipur, the Pink City, is full of vibrancy and Diwali adds more color to its culture. Jaipur being primarily a trader’s city, celebrates Diwali- the festival of lights with a lot of zeal and happiness as the goddess of honor is none other than that of wealth – Laxmi.
Candle March for the Delhi Gang-Rape Victim
The death of the 23-year-old Gang rape victim created outrage in the country and Jaipurites were not any less. A peaceful candle march was held at Statue Circle by the protesters to condole the death of the brave heart of the country that fought for life for 13 days after the gruesome incident happened with her in a moving bus in Delhi.