World Tourism Day

Vivid Cultural Celebrations On the World Tourism Day!

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.

Amer Fort

Amer Fort

On the occasion entry to the fort is free for all. Tourists will be greeted with a warm traditional welcome.

Events-

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

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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

Hawa Mahal 

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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.

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  • Albert Hall

Albert Hall

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!

Food · Jaipur

It’s All About JusT & Samosas !

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.

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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.

  1. FOOD

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.

  1. SERVICE

With a few people working there, it simply offers a spick and span and courteous service to the foodies!

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  1. AMBIENCE

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.

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  1. LOCATION

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 🙂

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Address: G1, Semi Basement, Opp. Pink City Honda Showroom,

Near Gattle Vala Baba, Tonk Road, Jaipur

Contact: +917665590009, +9195495700400

Culinary · Food

Best Chinese Restaurants in Jaipur

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.

Golden Dragon House

ADDRESS : Khasa Kothi Circle, MI Road, Jaipur

Mainland China
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.

Mainland China Jaipur
Address: Malviya Nagar, C-Scheme, Jaipur

Marky Momos
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.

Marky Momos

ADDRESS: 304/4, Raja Park, Jaipur

Yo! China
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.

Yo! China

Address: Panch Batti, MI road, Jaipur

Xing- Restobar
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.

Xing Restobar

Address: Hotel Acacia Inn, 218, Opp Radio Station, MI Road, Jaipur

Niro’s 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.

Niro's Jaipur

ADDRESS : MI Road, Near Panch Batti, Jaipur

Ho-chi-minh
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.

Ho Chi menh

ADDRESS: Ground Floor, Orbit Mall, Opp Civil Lines, Ganpati Nagar, Jaipur

Copper Chimney
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.

Copper Chimney
ADDRESS: Maya Mansion, MI road, Jaipur

Hot Chillies
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.

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ADDRESS : 1st Floor, Galaxy Star, Vidhyadhar Nagar, Jaipur

Chinese Corner
Offering a pretty good Chinese fare, Chinese Corner is a good alternate when you are craving mouth watering, authentic Chinese food. Recommended dish is Veg Hakka Noodles.

Veg hakka noodles

ADDRESS : Rajat Path, Mansarovar, Jaipur

Celebrations · Culinary · Events in Jaipur · Jaipur · Jaipur Beat · Jaipur Happenings

Taste The Irresistible ‘Unified Flavors Of Punjab’ At Lalit Jaipur

‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

Food · Jaipur

4 Exciting Food Festivals Happening In Jaipur

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.

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Chinese Dim Sums

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.

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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.

Golden Tulip

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

Golden Tulip

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

The Lalit

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

The Lalit

So let your Weekend be special! Enjoy in spectacular surroundings, listen to music and devour into the delicious food and drink on offer.

Happy Sunday!!

Jaipur

12 PHOTOGRAPHS THAT FASCINATE YOU TO TRAVEL TO JAIPUR

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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Jal Mahal
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World Trade Park- beyond heritage
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View of the Pink City from Nahargarh Fort
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The lampposts running through the center of Johari Bazaar
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Light & Sound Show at Amber Fort
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Statue Circle during rains
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Jal Mahal at night
Hawa Mahal
Stately Hawa Mahal
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Festival of Teej
Albert Hall- a visual treat
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Amber Fort and Maota Lake
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Decorated Camels, when its festive

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Movie reviews

Movie Review: #WelcomeBack

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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.welcome-back_640x480_41436252147

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).

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Udai Shetty’s sister Ranjana (Shruti Hasan) fell in love with Ajju.

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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 ‘Na Dekha Kabhi Na Jana Kabhi types Pyaar’

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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.

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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.