Jaipur

Where to Flock on for Nightlife in Jaipur ?

An idea of night life is perceived as a blend of the fashionable, romantic, glitzy and stylish.  Does Pink city complete this idea of night life? We agree nightlife in Jaipur is not as enthusiastic as in Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi, but it is constantly upgrading and doing its best to push it towards modern liveliness, keeping its heritage value intact.

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Jaipur houses several lounges bars, elite hotels and other happening establishments to offer electrifying and pleasurable night life to its locals and tourists. The question arises which place is the best to easy out on evenings. Among many happening places of Jaipur, we pick the top five lounges that promise to wash from your soul the dust of everyday life-

  •  Grunge Lounge – A quite attractively done in shades of black with purple velvet upholstery – Grunge Lounge at the Fern Hotel with its sparkling ambiance, well stocked Island bar, live band and celebrity DJs just take-off from the word ‘go’ and let the party go till you drop. 575630_587513364627456_664390977_n
  • Replay- Open roof top (on 5th Floor) with also an indoor sitting is an awesome place to enjoy windy evenings with the stunning views of the starlit skies above and the glittering streets of the city below. Outside area near discotheque is the best to have a blast with friends. No hard liquor…beer, wine and breezer are the only booze options here.Image
  • Cocoa House– Another happening rooftop place for drinks and dance lovers to spend amazing time with pals. A good range of drinks, unique gastronomique delights and pleasing hospitality services at the place deserve praise.photo_cocoa-house_tonk-road_jaipur@m9lywhug_4stj_5_300
  • Lounge 18– Hotel Marriot is a fabulous place to chill out in ultra luxury and opulent manner over delightful drinks and peppy music on the dance floor.jaimc_phototour22
  • TC Bar and Restaurant – A great venue to have uninterrupted and romantic evenings in its classy, open sitting outdoor area, soothing music, dim lighted and cozy ambiance. And, DJ music is played inside where youngsters can dance, drink and unwind themselves after a tough day.Image
Jaipur

Rejoicing Sawaan with Teej Festival- 9th & 10th August

Teej is one of the most widely celebrated festivals of Rajasthan. Swings, traditional songs and dancing are the unique features of Teej celebrations in Rajasthan. Women perform traditional folk dance dressed in green coloured clothes and sing beautiful Teej songs while enjoying their sway on swings bedecked with flowers.
Teej is celebrated with immense fun and fanfare in the capital city of Jaipur. On this day, women and young girls wear their best clothes and adorn themselves with fine jewellery. They gather at a nearby temple or a common place and offers prayers to Goddess Parvati for well being of their husbands.

Pic Courtesy- Gaurav Hajela
Pic Courtesy- Gaurav Hajela

On the occasion of Teej, markets in Jaipur are stocked with trendiest women accessories and clothes. Most of the fabric clothes display ‘laheria’ (tie and dye) prints. Sweetshops keep different Teej sweets but ‘Ghevar and Feeni’ is the main sweet of the season.
All over Rajasthan, swings are hung from trees and decorated with fragrant flowers. Women both married and unmarried love to swing on these swings to celebrate the ‘Sawan festival’.
As always, sitting arrangements for tourist will be done on the terrace of Hind Hotel, opposite Tripoliya Gate on 9 and 10 August during the traditional Teej Procession in Jaipur.

Pic Courtesy- Gaurav Hajela
Pic Courtesy- Gaurav Hajela

Traditional Teej Procession in Jaipur:
The traditional Teej procession with all its regal pomp and pageantry, will start on 9 August at 6 pm from the Tripoliya Gate (City Palace), winding its way through Tripolia Bazar and Chhoti Chaupar, Gangauri Bazaar to wind up at the Chaugan Stadium. The procession will also leave next day at the same time.

Pic Courtesy- Gaurav Hajela
Pic Courtesy- Gaurav Hajela

In the procession of Goddess Teej, right in the front will be folk performances like kacchi ghodi, Kalbeliya, Algoza, Bahrupia, Gair, Bail Dance and Chakri dance, among others. In the procession the tourists and the visitors will also be able to witness a large number of bands, ornamented camels, mounted police on horses, women in traditional dress with Kalash and Dhalet Chobadars.

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Jaipur

Meru Cab, First Time in Tier II City

It was June 28, 2013 when India’s largest and most preferred radio taxi service, ‘Meru Cab’ expanded its footprints in Jaipur state with a view to offer reliable, safe and comfortable commuting experience through a fleet of modern, air conditioned cars equipped with the GPS based communication technology after being successful in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi and Bengaluru.

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Entirely technology-and system-driven, the world-class metered radio cabs are running on the streets of the city with a tagline ‘Padhariyo Thare Des’. These cabs give a much needed level of safety to odd hours travelling senior citizens and women with installed GPS and GPRS ‘Trip Tracker’ that offers a nominated person to receive constant updates (free of charge)of the cab’s location and client’s trip. Other cutting edge facilities of the cab include automated audio-visual speed alarm, booking the car through a website or 24*7 available call center and automated e-billing at the end of the trip. To add, Meru Cab ensures that a chauffeur is well -groomed and courteous, hence it follows a stringent driver selection and training process at “Meru Training Academey”.

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Availability

Meru Cab services are available round the clock. To book a car, dial 4422442 with a city STD code, or go to the website: www.merucabs.com . Customers first need to register themselves on the website to book a cab through the website. Customers can always hail a cab on the streets if it is unoccupied.

Tariff

Charges for the journey beginning in the day -time and finishing in the night-time are according to the distance travelled. During the day, charges are Rs 18/Km and waiting charges are Rs 2/Min. On the other hand, night-time fares (12:00 am midnight to 5:00 am) are Rs 22.50/km with waiting charges Rs 2.5/Min.

Currently, there is no Convenience Charge (charge to book a cab), but it will soon be introduced in Jaipur too like other cities.

Mode of Payment

Unlike other cities, debit/credit card (VISA/Master Card/ AMEX) payment options are not available in Jaipur. Hence, customers have to pay the fare charges to chauffeur in cash as per the fare on the meter with extras if any (like waiting surcharge) and receive e-receipt for the payment made on their registered e-mail ID.

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With relentless efforts of Meru Cab to have the best-in-class customer service, transparency in billing and high-end technology, Jaipurites are definitely going to enjoy unparallel travel experience.