With the multitude of colors and vivid shades of its rich culture, Jaipur once again gears up for celebrating the World Tourism Day on 27 September, 2015. The historical monuments and sites located in the Pink City needs to be protected and this can be only done with collective efforts. The objective behind this day is to create awareness among the common people for conserving and protecting our heritage.
On this day Pink City is going to bathe in the beauty of music, dances and various cultural events as number of events are lined up to delight tourists.
On the occasion entry to the fort is free for all. Tourists will be greeted with a warm traditional welcome.
7.30 am to 12 noon- Folk Cultural performances to be held at (Jaleb Chok- Ganesh Pole)
Flute Recital and Shehnai Vadan performance will be held at Chandpole, Singhpole and at Hathi Stand,
At the same time Painting Competition will also be going on. In association with Drona Foundation a Heritage Walk at Amber will start at Varahi Gate that will end at Sagar. To capture the beauty of Jaipur, a Photography competition will also be held.
2.30 pm onwards at Kesar Kyari, there will be Still Photography by Foreign Tour Operators. Archaeology dept to install telescopes atop the Amber and Nahargarhforts for stargazing.
Jawahar Kala Kendra
There is going to be a bonanza of Rajasthani folk music and dances for music lovers at the open air theatre in Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK) in the evening. Between 4.30 pm- 6 pm there will be the opening of exhibition by Drona on Gangiyasar Village- Shekhawati which will continue till 30 Sept, 2015
At 6 pm Postage Stamp kiosk opening in association with Postal Deptt along with Philately (Postal Stamp Collection) Exhibition at Hawa Mahal. A mellifluous strains of the Shehnai can be enjoyed at Hawa Mahal alongside folk performance.
10 am- Sketch activity by NIMS students
5 pm: Presentation of Cycles by RATO to TAF personnel for patrolling.
There will also be Shehnai Vadan at Albert Hall.
A world of perfect memories awaits you at the royal city of Rajasthan!
Tea and samosas have been an age old snack combination and has been a favorite to almost every Indian. You don’t need any reason to munch these snacks. Team Jaipur Beat explored a new hub which has recreated this concept of tea and samosas in a new way, especially for the youngsters for their nonstop talks and beautiful conversations over a cup of tea.
JusT & Samosas is our new pick in the Pink city. Don’t worry even if you don’t drink tea and nor eat samosas, they have an extensive array of food to offer to you: D
Mr Rahul Kumar, owner of JusT & Samosas followed to walk on the path of his passion and fulfill his dreams leaving a corporate background. This is how our experience was at JusT & Samosas.
Looking at the menu, it has variety of snacks that you can try. We picked up for some momos with a spicy filling offered with chilly garlic chutney. The dry Chilly Paneer is a must try and how can you miss the White sauce pasta from the menu. The order seems incomplete without a drink. With its specialty in tea and samosas, it has a list of Chai Shai but if you want a sweet and chilled throat – go for some virgin Mojito/crushes and shakes.
With a few people working there, it simply offers a spick and span and courteous service to the foodies!
Overall the bright and colorful interiors with puppets hanging on the walls, muddahs and low level chairs to make you feel comfortable – its ambience definitely speaks for its food.
Even though it’s located on a very busy road, you have to keep your eyes wide open. It stands apart from the rest of the cafes offering a whole new concept of Tea and Samosas.
It has a reasonable value of money! And don’t forget to leave a mark by pinning up your feedback on the board 🙂
Address: G1, Semi Basement, Opp. Pink City Honda Showroom,
We love Chinese Food, and quite sure, you too! 😀 Hence, we dedicated ourselves and diligently scouted for the best Chinese Restaurants in Jaipur that serve the most authentic & the top-notch Chinese food. So here, we go-
Golden Dragon House
Located inside a five star hotel, Country Inn & Suites, the restaurant is one of the oldest authentic Chinese restaurants in Jaipur. It cooks up the finest Chinese dishes and got a lovely terrace area to relish it. The Fish Shezuan Pepper Shiraza, the Chicken Kothe, The Prawn sui-mai, the fish & chicken dimsum and Chinese Balls are absolutely insane.
ADDRESS : Khasa Kothi Circle, MI Road, Jaipur
Attracting Chinese gourmets from across the city, Mainland China is undoubtedly the best but a bit expensive. The menu is very elaborate with a lot to choose from. Every dish is expertly prepared with all its authenticity. Fried Prawn Wontons, Crispy Lettuce Wraps and Chocolate Spring Rolls are just matchless.
Address: Malviya Nagar, C-Scheme, Jaipur
Earned quiet a reputation for its Honey Chilli Potatoes, Marky Momos is quiet a little surprise package. We personally liked its Hot n Sour Chicken Soup. An ultimate place to enjoy great Chinese food at a pocket-friendly price.
ADDRESS: 304/4, Raja Park, Jaipur
This joint is among the reputed and favorite Chinese restaurants of Jaipur. Chicken sui mai, Honey Chili Potato, Tai Chi Chicken & Chili Hoishin fish are sure to win your heart. The parking is an issue but the food makes it worth the trouble.
Address: Panch Batti, MI road, Jaipur
For moderate budget, Xing is a great option to treat your taste buds with high-quality Chinese Food. Its well-stocked bar, good ambiance, friendly staff and fabulous service definitely deserve a special mention.
Address: Hotel Acacia Inn, 218, Opp Radio Station, MI Road, Jaipur
Niros is another one of the best Chinese restaurants in Jaipur that has been known to pull food connoisseurs since past 40 years. The food here maintains a good balance of authenticity and Indian Style. The menu features a broad range of Chinese creations. We would definitely like to recommend this place.
ADDRESS : MI Road, Near Panch Batti, Jaipur
The place is a sober junction for getting together and enjoying a great Indian-Chinese food with authentic sauces & spices, and that’s too at an affordable price. Its Chicken Triple Fried Rice is sure to leave you lusting for more.
When you get tired of shopping at MI road, Copper Chimney is the place to fight your hunger. It serves a range of cuisines but its Chicken Lollipops from the Chinese Menu is to die for. Hard drinks are also served.
ADDRESS: Maya Mansion, MI road, Jaipur
Another noticeable place in Jaipur that does complete justice to Chinese food is Hot Chillies. All sorts of Chinese Dishes are served here. Its Vegetable Manchow soup tastes good and is worth a try.
‘Lassi da glass aur pind da swaad’, is your mind already floating in the mustard fields of Punjab where the entrancing aroma of spices is filling up your senses? Well, ours was when we visited the ‘Unified Flavours of Punjab’ festival at Lalit Jaipur today.
While we thought it would be a regular Punjabi food festival with a modern taste and feel, we were pleasantly mistaken. In a truly delicious experience, Chef de cuisine – Jaspratap Bindra a.k.a Jassi and Executive Chef – Ajay Mathur shared with us the nostalgic and beautiful stories of Punjab and how he brought along with him the secret behind the authentic Punjabi cuisine. They blended the unmatched taste and rustic feel of Punjab in the spices of food preparations at Baluchi, the Pan Indian Destination (Ranked No. 1 in Jaipur by Tripadvisor in the food festival.
The table was set with tangy pickles that were prepared with no preservatives. The pickles included carrot, gobhi (cauliflower) and the absolutely delish mushroom pickle which we could not get our hands off 😉 The starters included the evergreen Lassi & the scrumptious and crispy Kala Chole Di Tikki with spicy green chutney followed by Pindi chole which was a true delight to have with Ambritsari kulche and missi roti. Along came Maa Ki Dal, Paneer Makhani, Makke di Roti Sarso Da Saag and to end it sweetly, there was the mouth watering Doodh-Jalebi.
The Chef De Cuisine introduced us to the chefs who originate from Amritsar and Hoshiyarpur and put their Punjabi magical tadka in the food. He then took us to their kitchen where we witnessed the making of the luscious cuisine and the spices like garlic, red chilies, onions, etc which are the main essence of Punjabi cuisine.
So get set and come forth for the ultimate Authentic Punjabi experience providing irresistible flavors to take over your senses.
Date: – September 18 – 27, 2015
Timings: – Lunch: 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm | Dinner: 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Venue: – Baluchi, The Pan Indian Destination, The Lalit Jaipur
Rates: Vegetarian- Rs. 999++ | Non Vegetarian- Rs. 1099++ (Taxes as applicable)
With the last showering rains, Jaipur starts to offer a great journey into the royal kitchens to provide some flavorful, lip smacking dishes. With this begins the food festival to enjoy the fun and festivity with some traditional dishes from all over the world.
The food festival gives a perfect opportunity for the entire food connoisseur to savor the distinct and rich flavors from different lands of the world. Jaipur is never out of options when it comes to dining out. This weekend we tell you where to enjoy lip-smacking food festivals happening across the city.
Sicilian Food Festival- Jal Mahal Palace
If you really want to establish yourself in the island of Sicily, try the Sicilian cuisine at Jai Mahal Palace (Taj Group) – Giardino. The Sicilian cuisine is a blend of Italian and Arabian culture which can be seen on the platter with the use of apricots, rice, raisins, saffron, pasta, beans, fishes, etc. Enjoy the star studded ambience with some Italian penne Alla Norma, Calamari Ripieni, Frutti di Mare, and not to forget the world famous Cassata.
Date: 11- 30th September, 2015
Venue: Jai Mahal Palace , Giardino
Contact: 0141 6601111
Feast the East- Golden Tulip
It’s time to enhance your taste buds as we go on a trip around Asia to discover some new flavors and exciting dishes from the Thai and Chinese cuisine. It offers a wide variety of salads, starters, main course and desserts. Some of the varieties which are a must try are Thai Chicken, Veg. Curry, Schezwan Chicken, etc. So drop down at Golden Tulip to savor the Chinese cuisine.
Let your taste buds go on a trip around Asia to try out some new flavours and dishes at a food festival going on in Jaipur’s Golden Tulip. The festival offers a wide variety of salads/ starters, main course and desserts to choose from. As per the food and beverage Manager Mr. Manoj, the guests can relish Thai and Chinese cuisine in a buffet system. For those who are not keen on Thai and Chinese food they can simply have Dal and Paneer as part of the buffet.
Location- Opp. GPO, MI Road
Contact- +91 141 4268777
Venue : Golden Tulip, Opp. GPO, MI Road
Date: 4-13th September,2015
Contact: +91 141 4268777
Tap Into Tapas Temptation- The Lalit
It’s time to relish life in the Spanish way! Enjoy the taste of Spain, where each bite will weave you into the web of delectable food with vegetarian as well as non vegetarian delicacies like Croquetas de Jamon ( Crunchy Ham Croquettes), Patatas Bravas ( Spicy Spinach Potato Slice), Empanadas de Qeaso con Albahaca (Basil infused Cheese Empanadas) and much more.
Date: 12-30th September,2015
Venue: The Circle Bar, The Lalit
Timings: 11 am – 11pm
Unified Flavors Of Punjab- The Lalit
Relish the buttery rich traditional Punjabi cuisine with appetizing aroma of some of the signature dishes of Chef Jassi like Jassi di Lassi, Amritsari Macchi, Jalebi te Raita, etc. Infusing magic with some secret ingredients and a lot more to offer at Baluchi, The Lalit, Jaipur.
Date: 18-27th September,2015
Venue: Baluchi, The Lalit, Jaipur
Timings: Lunch – 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Dinner – 7:30pm- 11:30 pm
So let your Weekend be special! Enjoy in spectacular surroundings, listen to music and devour into the delicious food and drink on offer.
With the ample historical attractions, the city of Jaipur grabs the attention of domestic as well as foreign tourists. The Pink City indeed is a paradise with its rich and unique sights. The magnificent forts, palaces and architectural monuments truly manifest the rich cultural heritage of Jaipur.
There are pretty images and stunning images clicked by many, while they travel to the Pink City but some images are simply a feast to the eyes. Let’s have a look on these picturesque images, which are surely going to fascinate you and compel you to pack your bags-
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Not every sequel is as good as its prequel, but you can find some witty flashes in Welcome Back. Actually a comeback for Dimple Kapadia and Shiny Ahuja. No doubt the movie missed Akshay Kumar though it had few funny moments but nothing like the first one. The story goes like-
Uday Shetty (Nana Patekar) and Majnu Bhai(Anil Kapoor) search for the ‘ache khaandan ke shareef ladke ke ‘ yet again for Udai’s sister. Both were stressed for the two things- one is to maintain their being good image and another finding a life companion for themselves.
Paresh Rawal as Goongroo was disturbed with his wife’s character “Jab maine chunav main vote dala hi nahin to mukhyamantri hamara kaise hua” where she had a son out of wedlock but this time it is not someone like Akshay Kumar but the notorious Ajju ( John Abrahim).
Udai Shetty’s sister Ranjana (Shruti Hasan) fell in love with Ajju.
Naseeruddin Shah as ‘Wanted’ top most goon was playing altogether a different character in this movie which was actually difficult to understand that why he chose for such a comic role at this point of his career “Mazak Tha Ye” literally. And his Son Shiney Ahuja, a drug addict was in love in his imagination with Ranjana. It was ‘NaDekha Kabhi Na Jana Kabhi types Pyaar’
Dimple Kapadia (Poonam) as con women was unable to do any justice to the role. Boasting in colorful robes Dimple was very happy with her own come back to movies, which she was enjoying but was torturous for audience.
Rajpal Yadav was given a short role though. Not a single song of the movie is worth listening. The lyrics were truly cheap and mindless “main bubbly hui, tu bunty hua..bandh kamre mein 20-20 hua’. That can be well taken as washroom break. Antakshri at the graveyard was something that gives you some funny moments. The one individual who was most irritating, be it for a dialogue delivery or for her skinny show (which was not required at all) was Ankita Shrivastav another con women.
Climax indeed makes up for the good laugh. Shot in grandeur in Dubai’s desert, posh hotels, choppers, skydivers, spinning toys that shiny spins in the air, sandstorm, John jumps over the camels, people flying.
Few funny moments, but nothing like the first Welcome. Though it does not have an interesting and fresh story but if you can leave your brain behind then you can enjoy this. Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor and Paresh Rawal will not disappoint you.
The chaotic world and demanding lifestyle tend to take a toll on mind and body. Come weekend, instead of getting jump on the couch and parking yourself in front of the television, recharge your tired mind and body with naturalistic experiences.
Epitomizing a perfect mélange of plush amenities and the best of nature, resorts in and around Jaipur serve as the perfect retreat from the mundane city life and enjoy a relaxing and tranquil weekend with your friends and family. Believe us, nothing else can give you the peace of mind the way the serenity of these resorts would. Here, we are listing down some of the finest resorts of Jaipur that promise to transport you to another enchanting world filled with joyful moments, best in-class services and luxurious hospitality in a beautiful natural setting.
1. Rajasthali Resort & Spa
Tucked away in the lavish environs of the Aravali Hills on Jaipur-Delhi Highway, Kukas, Rajasthali Resort is truly one of the fascinating resorts in Jaipur to witness the marvels of nature, experience pleasing moment and make yourself feel new.
For reservations, you can call @ 0142 -6660100 or visit their website: http://www.rajasthaliresort.com/
2. Cambay Golf Resort
This beguiling retreat, at a merely 20 min distance from the Jaipur on the Jaipur-Agra highway, the Cambay resort promises to bring a bit of fun in your weekend and offer you a significant serenity from the routine hustle clamor with its recreational facilities The highlight of this resort is its 9 hole golf course.
For Bookings, call @ 9214004628/29 or visit their website: http://cambayhotels.com/jaipur-resort.html
3. Woods Villa Resort
Set amidst woods and plush lawn on Agra Road, WoodsVilla is a beautiful resort to experience the nature at its best.The resort has a mini zoo that has various species of birds and animals. So if you are planning a trip with kids this will surely make them happy too. To savor a variety of Indian & European dishes, its in-house restaurant is just perfect. Candle light dining option by the pool is also available.
Located in picturesque foothills in Kukas near Jaipur city, the Lohagarh Fort resort is an ideal getaway for nature lovers, bird-watchers, honeymoon couples and families on weekend. The accommodation is given a distinct styling and rustic appeal. Complementing to it is the breathtaking view of the hills to give a close-to-nature feel.
For reservations, you can call @ 80033 95964/ 65 or visit their website: http://lohagarhfortresort.in/
5. Lebua Resort
A beautiful boutique resort with a spirit of contemporary Rajasthan! Located on Agra road and designed along curved streets at different heights, the resort offers ensures a spectacular view of the Aravallis Mountains from every room without missing on the comfort factor.
For more information, call @ 0141 -3050211 or visit their website:
Amidst the exotic wilderness, hills and streams on NH-8, the Tree House resort creates a perfect ambiance required for a hassle-free and undisturbed weekend. Equipped with all contemporary and recreational facilities like golf course, billiard room, spa service and swimming pool, the resort is a perfect weekend getaway for a unique experience.
This village resort on Jaipur-Ajmer road is a nice relaxing oasis to spend a leisurely weekend amidst breathtaking surroundings. Its pleasing ambiance combined with warm hospitality is sure to win your heart. Its “Jeeman” restaurant is perhaps the best spot to savor local Rajasthani delicacies in the conventional manner, where food is served with wonderful painting “Teej ki Savari” in the background.
For reservations, call @ 0141-5133313 or visit their website: http://www.kanchankesari.com/
8. Chokhi Dhani
Chokhi Dhani on Tonk Road, is another great place to spend a fun-filled weekend with a bevy of traditional entertainment and lip-smacking Rajasthani Thali. Depicting the authentic culture of a Rajasthan village through its traditional mud and thatched roof lodging and complementing it with the modern amenities, the resort is a must-visit to experience the best of both worlds.
A wonderful, pollution-free retreat in the foothills of the majestic Aravallis! Spread over an area of 20 acres and surrounded by hills on three sides, the Sunrise resort provides an ideal setting to unwind in the comfort of nature on Delhi-Chandwaji-Ajmer Bypass Express Highway. Along with water park, it also has Ayurvedic and Spa therapies for visitors so that they can completely relax and rejuvenate. Don’t miss their mud bath 🙂
For reservations, call @ 9983333900 or visit their website: http://sunrisenaturopathy.com/
10. La Premier Spa & Resort
Located on Jaipur Delhi highway, La Premier Spa & Resort will engulf your weekend in the scenes of calmness. One can enjoy an enchanting view of small hilly region that envelops this resort completely.
On Jaipur Delhi Highway, this peaceful oasis, where times moves in a relaxing and slow place makes for an ideal weekend getaway to soak up the serenity and spend lighter moments in its abounding greenery.
For reservations, call @ 0141-2531122 or visit their website: http://www.shiv-vilas.in/
12. Chomu Palace
Nestled at 33 kms from Jaipur at Chomu, this 300 year old fortified palace hotel promises to bring the gracious lifestyle of the princes of Rajasthan and rich heritage of India to life. Now a days it is a favourite amongst movie producers in Bollywood and a popular hotel for Film shootings. Remember Bol Bachhan & Bhool Bhuliya.