8 Tips and Tricks for attending the Jaipur Literature Festival 2015

We all have been waiting for the Zee Jaipur literature Festival 2015 eagerly as the festival promises to be extravagant and much bigger than ever this time, with the famous literary geniuses like A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Naseeruddin Shah, Shashi Tharoor and Vishal Bhardwaj attending the event. Moreover, around 2 lakh foot falls are anticipated this time during the festival which can surely make it overcrowded and confusing for those who are attending it for the very first time or those who don’t know the tips and tricks for attending the festival.

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1. Registration is the magical word-

Although the entry to the festival is free but the registration is required to be done beforehand as the festival remains crowded throughout the five days.

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  1. Map and program schedule is the lifeline-

It is very important that you carry a map or program schedule with yourself as the there are six different venues for the festival namely- BaithakChar BaghSamvaad, Front Lawns, Mughal Tent and the Durbar Hall. So don’t forget to grab a map and schedule of the festival as soon as you reach the information desk.

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  1. Stick by your watch-

The sessions at the different venues go on simultaneously with only 10 to 15 minutes gap between each session. The switching between the venues is not an easy task and seats at the sessions fill so quickly that it is hard to imagine. So we would recommend that leave for the next session 10 to 15 minute before the previous ends.

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  1. The festival is beyond literature-

A very important tip, the festival is not just about literature it has something to do with fashion too. 😉  So just make sure you layer yourself with the best over coat, boots, scarves and accessories for the much need fashionable update for the event.

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5. The Musical sessions-

This time the festival will be having two musical sessions, the morning one will take place at Diggi Palace and will be free of cost. The evening music sessions will be held at Clarks Amer and has a quite good line-up. The passes for each music session will cost INR 400 and do make sure that buy the tickets beforehand as they are sold out quite fast.

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6.Book-shopping –

The Full Circle is the official bookstore partner of the Jaipur literature festival and they retail at the Diggi Palace. So if you want to get your book personally signed by the authors, you need to buy book first and then get signed by the authors.

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7. Be at pleasure as a delegate- 

Although the festival is free but you have the option of registering as a delegate too. One can register as a delegate either for a day or for the entire festival. The delegate badge entitles you to lunch and dinner with featured speakers, sponsors, publishers, festival directors and access to the music stage.

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8. Walking down is the Mantra-

It is better to use the public transport or chauffeur driven cars to reach the venue, as the parking lot gets filled very quickly and the roads are even temporarily closed by the traffic department during the festival.So always be prepared to walk down to the venue.

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We really hope that these tips and tricks would help you to enjoy the festival and make the most of it. 🙂

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