5 Treasures of Jaipur Named After Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II

Some people just come and go, while some come, make a mark, change everything around for good and leave us with a lot of memories to treasure all our lives ! One of these great people is Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II, the last ruling Maharaja of Jaipur who embarked on a program of modernization, created infrastructure and numerous public institutions that later resulted in Jaipur being selected as the capital of Rajasthan. Today, on his 108th birth anniversary, let’s look at some of his greatest treasures named after him 🙂

1. Maharaja Sawai Mansingh Vidyalaya

Also known as S.M.S. School, MSMSV is one of the best schools in town. It was organised in 1984 by the Sawai Ram Singh Shilpa Kala Mandir Society, a trust set up by the Late His Highness Maharaja Sawai Man Singh and stands as a perfect example for relevant co-education till date.

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2. S.M.S Medical College

Established in 1947, SMS Medical College is the oldest college in Rajasthan and is one of the premier medical colleges of India.


3. S.M.S Hospital 

Sawai Man Singh Hospital is the major hospital of Jaipur and Rajasthan state of India. SMS Hospital also became the hospital to have treated largest number of patients in India in 2013, leaving India’s premium AIIMS hospital behind !!


4. S.M.S. Stadium 

A huge cricket stadium in Jaipur, S.M.S stadium is situated at the corner of Rambagh Circle. This stadium hosted a solitary Test match, between India and Pakistan, starting in February 1987 and never looked back. It has also hosted IPL matches for Rajasthan Royals, its local team, and who won the first season.


5. S.M.S. Museum

The most stunning architecture and a major landmark in Jaipur, City Palace houses the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum that has a marvelous collection of art, artifacts and handicrafts illustrating the history and culture of the great Rajput kings and leaders.






Janmashtami in Jaipur

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With the melodious sounds of flute and bass of drums, Janmashtami festival brought the air of cheer and happiness in Rajasthan.  Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor in Jaipur and the epicenter for these celebrations is the popular Temple of Govind Devji in City Palace premises.


For the celebrations of Janmashtami i.e on Monday August 18, 2014, the magnificently adorned idols of Radha Govind ji are placed in a specially decorated swing and the temple is exploding with colors and energy.

Thousands of worshipers will now multitude the temple and celebrate the festival with an outpouring of ecstatic music, dance and poetry in both classical and common languages amid the tranquil sounds of temple bells.

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The temple will follow new time schedule today. According to this Gwal Jhanki will be open at 5.45 pm, Sandhya Jhanki at 6.30 pm and Shayan Jhanki at 9.30 pm.

Govind Dev Ji Temple Jaipur

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Spots to enjoy in Jaipur during Rains!

A road trip during Monsoon is always a fabulous idea. Isn’t it? You cannot take joy in the monsoon if you are not outdoors experiencing its magnificence; after all, the rain has travelled seas and oceans to reach you. Open the window and feel the wind in your hair. Take a deep breath and let the sensational spray touch your face. The blooming new leaves and the freshness of rain washed leaves will uplift your mood.

As the rain washes the city anew, here’s a list of spots to enjoy Jaipur’s rains to its fullest!

The Pink walls of Sanganeri Gate welcomes you 🙂

Sanganeri Gate, Jaipur
Sanganeri Gate, Jaipur

 Take a stroll on the otherwise busiest street of Pink City-Johri Bazaar

Johri Bazaar Market, Jaipur

Rain washed Hawa Mahal looks fresh & charming-

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Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

A fascinating look at pigeons-


Picturesque Pink City with a dash of greenpink building

Amazing View, when clouds come floating in-

Near JalMahal, Jaipur
Near JalMahal, Jaipur


The  wet sandstone structure of  Jal Mahal, giving an appealing and refreshing look 

Jal Mahal, Jaipur

 Having ‘bhutta roasted on ‘angeethi in rainy season is the best option

Roasted corn
Roasted corn

Peep into the idyllic green oasis of Kanak Valley, nestled in the jungle-clad foothills of the Nahagarh Hills- 

kanak2For adventure seekers, an uphill drive to Nahargarh Fort-



For breathtaking views, drive slow to take in the greenery and the sounds of the forest-

greenThe most striking view, watching the wispy clouds playing in the broad sky-



Sighting mystical heritage structure (fort wall) and a road amidst dense green forest-

hillsPanoramic view of Jaipur from Nahargarh-

panaromaAt last, Kuch Chat-Pata ho Jaye at JalMahal, Jaipur


Enjoy the Monsoon!!!

Forhex Fair 2014

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Big news for the art and craft lovers!! Displaying true sophistication and craftsmanship the much appreciated and much awaited FORHEX Fair is back in the Pink City for its 6th year with a whole world of craft, handicraft and textile. The fair is scheduled to start from August14 to 17, 2014 at the B.M. Birla Auditorium, Jaipur- Rajasthan.


The Forhex Fair is an indigenous initiative of Rajasthan Handicraft Exporters, to seek better marketing opportunities especially in the Indian Domestic Retail market. Providing a wide business opportunity to Handicraft sectors, the Forhex Fair will not only showcase the widest possible range of Crafts and Textiles but will also double up as a practical retail area for products made by local artisans, the student bodies of various craft & design institutes and the exporters This would thereby provide them rich clientele of local, national as well as international buyers on ‘Home Turf’.

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One day escape route to Bhangarh!

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There is no dearth of amazing off beat destinations in Rajasthan. From the historical sights to cultural landscapes, from Thar Desert to shimmering lakes, from serene temples to swanky beautiful malls, there are unlimited spectacular places to visit in Rajasthan. But this weekend how about hiking on a blissful and adventurous break at Bhangarh and discovers the secrets of the Haunted Ruins of Rajasthan along with heritage sceneries?

Yes, Bhangarh” is amongst India’s most haunted places, famous for its historical ruins, situated in Alwar district of Rajasthan and around 80 km. drive from the state capital Jaipur. The history and story of this fortress are irresistible. Entering the borders of Bhangarh between sunset and sunrise is strictly prohibited due to paranormal activities reported inside.

When RTB planned its first trip to Bhangarh we googled everything to get an idea about the place and roads etc. Now this blog will be…

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11 Amazing Places Every Photographer Must Visit In Jaipur During Monsoon

If you’re a passionate traveller and carry a smartphone or a camera or both , there are high chances that you love photography as well.
Apart from eating and dancing in rain, there is one more thing that carries its own charm in monsoons, Photography ! So if you are a local or a tourist who is luckily in Jaipur right now, these are the places that can be captured through your lens but touch your heart instantly and will stay there forever.

 1. Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal or Water Palace, where every Jaipurite or visitor of Jaipur would just love to just sit by and watch the magical lake and mesmerizing architecture of the palace. Sunrise and Sunset are the best times to get some terrific shots at this place with a perfect blend of nature and architecture.

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2. Bhangarh Fort

We doubt you haven’t heard of the “Most Haunted” place of India : Bhangarh Fort ! Located 80 km away from Jaipur, this place is extremely popular for its historical ruins, roofless houses and the gorgeous backdrop of Aravallis that will make your time picture perfect – literally.

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3. Smriti van

Located on the famous JLN Marg in pink city, as you move around the twisting tree-canopied walkways of this forest escapade, Smriti Van, you will know what a heaven of birds looks like ! Apart from capturing the bright greens of monsoon, if you are fond of bird photography, you will get some extremely colorful and varied birds to click in different angles.

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4. Albert hall Museum

Residing in the Ramniwas Garden, Jaipur , Albert hall is the oldest museum in Rajasthan also proudly known as the ‘State Museum of Rajasthan’. A classy example of Indo-Saracenic architecture, the most picturesque view of Albert Hall is when the pigeons are sitting on its chattris or flying all around under the azure blue sky 🙂

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 5. Panna Mian Ki Baori (Stepwell)

Panna Mian ka kund or stepwell near Amber fort is one of the treasured places which if visited during Monsoon, you will remember it through out your life ! Although all the stepwells have their own magical aura, this one is comparatively less populated and shines out its real vibrancy during rains.

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 6. Nahargarh Fort

Lying on the edge of Aravalli hills, Nahargarh fort has been a romantic spot in Shuddh Desi Romance, a Friends’ hangout place in Rang De Basanti and a favorite among Jaipurites to visit especially in rains ! Just go up there, sit at Padao restaurant and you will automatically get your perfect shots.


7. Chandlai Lake

A very beautiful and small lake 30 km away from Jaipur , Chandlai offers another birding sight. The main attraction is the various Migratory birds seen at this place, especially Flamingos.

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8. Hawamahal

One of the most famous pink sandstone architectural marvels , Hawamahal situated at Badi Chaupad with five storeys and 953 windows is every photographer’s delight. But what’s challenging is how you make your click different from all others. Hawamahal is well lit and looks beautiful ,even at night !

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9. Maota Lake, Amer

Below the superb Amer fort, lies the Maota lake which swathes the pink city in its allure in the monsoons giving the residents and tourists a chance to stand near it and sip tea, while the photographers can find their right moment to capture this absolute visual delight !

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10. Chand Baori (Stepwell) – Abhaneri

Abhaneri is 95 km from Jaipur, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dausa. Built back in 8th century, it is one of the deepest and largest stepwell in India. The phenomenal structure is 64 feet deep and consists of 1000 perfectly symmetrical narrow steps, spanning 13 storeys. The stepwell is one of the most photogenic places, and looks even more serene during monsoon as the water fills in the bavri. So, f you’re planning a weekend getaway this is the place you need to go to.


11. Patrika Gate – Jawahar Circle

Patrika Gate is one latest yet trendiest spot to visit during monsoon. It is situated at Jawahar Circle, at a distance of 2 km from Jaipur International Airport. This place has become photographers’ favourite, with hand-painted motifs depicting the traditional side of Pink City which includes paintings of temples, forts, rulers of Jaipur, jewelry, and photographs of Hawa Mahal, City palace, Jal Mahal, etc. Opposite to the gate is a lush green garden surrounding a fountain offering musical show every day from 7:30 p.m. if you’re in the town then Jawahar Circle is a must visit spot, kyuki Jaipur aaye or waha nhi gaye, toh kya khaak Jaipur aaye!

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Picture Courtesy- Gaurav Hajela Photography (https://www.facebook.com/gauravpics)
Updated – June, 2019.

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5 Reasons to own an Outstanding Umbrella

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Give me some sunshine, give me some rain, I’ll make the best of the weather, and you’ll fall in love with me all over again!

– Umbrella

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If there’s one piece of advice we can give you this monsoon, it’s to go ahead and buy yourself an umbrella! We’ll give you 5 reasons for this:

1. It’s a style statement. You can’t carry an umbrella that you have thoughtfully purchased, and be lost in the crowd! These half-spherical things will always make a perfect accessory.


2. It’s a peek into your personality. Red or yellow, polka-dotted or monochrome striped, the subtly stylish or unblinkingly funky, whatever umbrella you pick, it speaks volumes about the person in you.

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3. It’ll be a part of some of your most special moments. That moment when you feel like the classic Raj Kapoor or Nargis, or when you feel all Zoobi-Doobi musical like Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor, it’s the umbrella effect that makes you all Bollywood-like romantic.

4. Protects you from the sun-shine and the rain alike. It lets you unleash your free-bird spirit, as it becomes your companion through a 40 degrees outside sunny weather, or a raining cats and dogs day.


5. Most of all, it’s the affordable and one of the unique ways to add colours and joy to your rushing daily life 🙂