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5 ‘Hatke’ Love Cafes in Jaipur for Valentine’s day.

At Jaipur Beat, we always get you a ‘Hatke’ list of things and places to visit whatever be the occasion. How could we not for Valentine’s day! Here is our list of some incredible, out of the box experiences and places to visit with your beloved on Valentine’s day special dinner date. ❤

1. Jai’pour Bar & Café:  Fly away to Mykonos! There is something about foreign locations which make falling in love almost inevitable. Remember DDLJ or Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara? Wouldn’t it be lovely to be able to take your beloved out of the country for a romantic Valentines’s dinner date? We think the gods heard you somewhere because you can do so right here in Jaipur by visiting this picturesque Mediterranean bar which reminds us of one of the Greek islands! Over an eclectic menu which includes Bantas,  Chuskis, and Woodfire Pizzas, here the love story of owners & husband -wife duo of Manish and Pallavi ensured every small detail of the Restaurant was personally chosen & kept utterly romantic. The menu has been designed by food connoisseur Ms. Divija Singh. A pristine Blue and White decor theme, large swings, fairy lights and tinsels under a starry sky, this is one love story waiting to happen.

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Location: Bani Park, Jaipur

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2. Tattoo Café: Ink your love! Now Ink your love at this cool new Café called the Tattoo Café bang opposite the breathtaking ‘Hawa Mahal’. With amazing food coming out of the Juhi’s kitchen, the multi-talented chef cum tattoo artist at the tattoo cafe whose love for cooking & Karan’s passion for tattoos ( her husband cum tattoo artist cum owner of the cafe) led to this beautiful cafe coming into existence. Could the place be more romantic? Writing names of your girlfriend /boyfriend is completely a passé. Tattoo your love for life! Your passion, your philosophy, your inspiration for life! Imagine sealing the deal and getting inked together. No matter what happens in life, this ink will remain a bond for life.

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Location: Badi Chaupad, Jaipur

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3. Once upon a Time: Travel back in time Perched high atop Nahargarh, there are no better seats in the house than this. While you get treated like royalty as this heritage restaurant adorned with hand painted Shekhawati frescos, miniature painting and the kind of architecture that will simply take your breath away. It is when you are sitting on your table, laden with beautiful China & silverware sampling the traditional authentic Marwari fare, listening to live Rajasthani folk music and overlooking the most mind-blowing view of the twinkling Jaipur city below that you will hear your mind say ‘ Paris, Je t’aime but you have some stiff competition here in Jaipur. 🙂

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Location: Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

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4. The Stag Café: It’s all about Amer: A grassy- knolly terrace cafe overlooking the divinely beautiful Amer fort. These are literally the box seats to see Amer in all its glory. You can see the sound and light show while gorging on some delicious Italian & Chinese delicacies. The restaurant keeps belting out romantic music for the guests to match the exhilarating ambiance.They have filled the place up with roses & balloons for today just to make the day that much more special for the love birds.

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Location: Amer Road, Jaipur

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5. Jaipur Safari Restaurant / Virajosa : It’s a bus, it’s a tour, it’s a restaurant! What if we told you that you could really make your date actually experience the beauty & sights of Jaipur while sitting down for a 5-course meal? That is just what the concept of Jaipur Safari tour is. We recommend taking a 4 hour night tour (6 pm -10 pm) with them while you dine on food and chat with the beautiful pink city as your backdrop. Can’t think of a nicer way of serenading your love.

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Location: World Trade Park, Jaipur

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So Jaipur, go ahead and Have a ‘hatke’ & loved filled Valentine’s day! Celebrate your love and your beloved today and every day. 🙂

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A bond with the birds @ Jalmahal, Jaipur!

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Jaipur is a storehouse of exotic flora and fauna, green spaces, surrounding lakes unique wildlife, set to be discovered by any nature lover. As you walk a path that winds pristinely through the boudoir of tranquility and natural beauty, there exists one big avian attraction- ManSagar Lake in Jaipur.

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Amidst a curtain of bougainvillea flowers where the golden sun rays filtered from horizon, gives an endless fascination to watch winged wonders; Yes, some migratory, some local, few big and countless small; some in water and multitudes hovering over the lake but all of them will capture your attention to watch the beauties and photograph them.

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Every year in the month of February, the glory of Jal Mahal at Mansagar Lake burgeons as the new winged guests make their magnanimous presence. During this time of the year, with an intention to promote bird watching and nature conservation, the Tourism and Wildlife Society of India (TWSI) celebrates ‘Bird Fair’. This year the 20th edition of Indian Birding Fair was held  on 9th & 10th Feb.

The organizer of the British Bird Watching Fair, Dr. Tim Appleton also participated  and around 38 varieties of Birds were sighted during this time.

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Don’t miss to look up the aerial ballet that the birds perform while flocking!

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It is simply mesmerizing and you can not stop marvelling at the sight of a murmuration! For such are the treats in store here that it’s hard to think of a place that is more rewarding to the seeker of avian travellers.

So, plan a trip to cherish the bounty of nature, take great photographs and simply enjoy 🙂

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Pink City To Host, Mika Singh & Badshah

With Jaipur becoming the first choice for incredible events, we are soon to witness the most amazing musical event that will grace the city this March. Lately we have seen events like Rajasthan Heritage Week, Jaipur art Summit, Jaipur Literature Festival and Ranthambore Festival taking place in the state, all of which were, in one way or the other, related to Culture and arts. Adding to the list of these events, Jaipur will soon host singers Mika Singh & Badshah at Latlong Jaipur, presented by Emars Event.

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Now that the biggest names in the music industry: Mika Singh, Badshah & DJ Chetas, will be in Jaipur on 7th March’17 for the live concert,it is time that you take out your dancing shoes and get ready to groove to their tunes.

Singer, song writer and composer Mika Singh who has charmed us with his hit numbers like, Bas Ek King, Jugni & Mauja hi Mauja, will definitely be a treat to watch, as he performs live for Jaipur.

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The Indian rapper, Badshah, who rose to fame with the song, Saturday Saturday, will be a part of the musical event and his presence is sure to add a lot of energy to the concert.

As if this was not enough, Latlong will also host DJ Chetas, king of remixes. We are sure that we so much happening at one place, Pink City Garden & Resorts, the people of Jaipur are sure going to have a surreal experience.

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Whether you are a fan of these performers or simply want to be a part of this rocking night and have a good time, all you need to do is, log on to book my show. To learn more about the event you can log on its Online Media Partner, Jaipur Beat.

Date: 7th March

Time: 6:00 P.M. onwards

Venue: Pink City Garden & Resorts 

To Buy Tickets: https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/latlong-jaipur/ET00052166

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9 Most Romantic Escapades in Jaipur for Valentine’s day

Celebrating love can never be a bad thing and as everything which comes to India becomes desi by heart, so has Valentine’s Day. Far more exciting than the rose, propose and teddy bear day, the concept of #everydaylove and #redefine love stole literally everybody’s hearts this year. Continuing in the same vein, we at Jaipur are staking our claim at Valentine’s Day this year and rightly so. We cannot think of a City or its people more romantic than the ‘log-bagh’ of the Gulaabi Nagari (#pinkcity).

So whoever is your Valentine; be it your mom, dadi, best friend, sister, wife or your boyfriend treat them to a world of love, wonder and some ‘Jaipuriyat’.

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Love is in the air

1. Air Ride: There are many options for air rides in Jaipur but we loved the one with Supreme Airlines. With a cozy 7-8 seater airplane which flies to and fro between Jaipur & Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur for approx 2500/-3000/-, it is value for money. This 75-minute flight takes you over some of the most scenic bits of Rajasthan. Also remember your favorite movie flicks, wherein the millionaire hero flies the heroine to another city just to grab dinner & back. Well, you can do the same (dinner in the blue city of Jodhpur or the city of lakes Udaipur sounds utterly romantic ) with a lot more of Jaipur style and a whole lot less money. A ‘date’ of all dates indeed!

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Picture courtesy: Supreme Airlines 

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2. Helicopter ride: Well, wouldn’t you just love to see Jaipur from up in the air in a much better resolution & view than ‘Google earth’ could ever give. Riding above the dreamy Pinkcity, over the lovely Aravalis, Amber fort, Jaigarh , Nahargarh, Jal Mahal, Hawamahal, City Palace, Jantar – Mantar, Historic old city bazaars, temples and gardens on this 10-20 minutes of helicopter ride with ‘Heritage on Air’ between 12th-14th February is just right in time for Valentine’s day or week! ❤ With many discounts and schemes around the Valentine, go plan your day of love. This date will be imprinted in your memories forever.

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3. Balloon Ride: For those who like to savor moments and experience the finer things in life at a leisurely pace, gently floating over the pink city at dusk or dawn for an hour long sounds like just the right thing. Taking in the pink hues of the beautiful Jaipur Sky, the serpentine hills, the endless expanse of fields & villages all around; to the see the old city merge with the new, nothing could be better than the balloon ride. Incredibly romantic and the next best thing to Aladdin’s magical flying carpet to let your beloved know that fairy tales indeed do come true. They come true in Jaipur.

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Love is near the Water

4.  Man Sagar Lake:  Jal Mahal at Man Sagar Lake is practically a love poem that writes itself. As you walk along the fringes of the lake around the deep pink-hued sunset and later look up into the star filled raven blue sky, here is your very own more romantic ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ moment. There is something about Man Sagar Lake as it reflects the moon above, could there be another place more intoxicating for the love birds. And here the real birds agree too. As you are walking on the path around the lake towards the rear, you with find your path laden with blooming bougainvillea orchards & trees on both sides. Needless to say, it is filled with rare Birds & there are places on the path wherein all you hear are the birds chirping and dancing their ballet of murmuration. 

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5. Chandlai lake: This incredible option lets you grab a picnic basket, fill it with your beloved’s favorite goodies (cheese, chocolates, strawberries and of course pack some yummy sandwiches), maybe throw in a game of Pictionary and take a long scenic drive to this Oasis of Flamingos at Chandlai lake. Sit by the lake with your loved one for as long as you want, gazing at the beautiful Flamingos together. They incidentally symbolize love, beauty & grace. As you sit there sharing a beautiful meal and chatting happily over a sunny game or two, you are at the right place at the right time. Now that completely sounds like the 9 planets aligned especially for you.

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6. Amer-Sagar lake: Go off the beaten path, literally, take a beautiful hike up to the quaint and picturesque Amer Sagar Lake. Located behind Amer fort, this hidden lake can be reached just beyond the Kheri Gate and the Anokhi Museum near Amer. We propose an early morning walk hike or the evening around 4 absorbing the golden sunlight bouncing off the hills and the nearby sights. Nestled in the heart of the surrounding Aravali hills, surrounded by shades of greens, sitting by the peaceful, picturesque lake is a sight to behold. A perfect blend of calm and beauty, it is sure to melt any heart. We recommend carrying some music along with on your phones and sharing earphones to take in the beauty.

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7. Maota lake: Who needs a film set, when you have the actual location of the mesmerizing Jodha-Akbar’ love story. One of the most picturesque lakes in the city, reflecting the resplendent Amer in its glistening waters it is incredible & tells a different story both during the day and at night. Whether you want to propose, click pictures or spend some peaceful time soaking in the beauty of Amer with your love, we could not think of a more historical yet romantic place than this. Whether you come here during the day or at night with the colorfully lit up Amer fort during the sound and light show, your pictures and selfies couldn’t find a more lively spot.

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Love is on the land.

8. Long Walks: Imagine taking a long walk, holding hands with your loved one and crisscrossing across the ‘Raaste’ and ‘gullies’ of the old pink city? There are many Walking tours in the city. You can also take a customized walking tour with Anirudh of Vedic –Walks wherein he weaves many a tales of the old city, its glorious secrets & fables of love, kings & queens into a beautiful walk. An ace storyteller, he literally transports you back in time to the interior folds of this beautiful land of Havelis, artisans, food, temples and Chaupars. Who knew Time travel always existed in Jaipur!

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9. A train of hearts:  Not only are the people romantic here in Jaipur, so is the government. Rajasthan Tourism has come up with a spectacular offer of proposing on Valentine’s day onboard the Palace of Wheels train. In return, the couple will get a complimentary honeymoon package on the same train, once they get married after their courtship. This is one perfect  ‘Jab we met’ love story. So pack your bags, book your tickets, catch this train of hearts before it leaves the station. 🙂

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Picture Courtesy: Palace on wheels.

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Since Jaipur is based on number 9, the nine planets interpreted as 9 squares in the old city, we wrap up our list here at 9 romantic places to go to this Valentine’s Day/ week. So Jaipur, now that we have shared some beautiful days to spend with your loved ones, what is your plan this Valentine’s day? Do let us know.  A very happy Valentine’s day to you all. ❤

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Pink City’s New Shopping Destination: ‘Eleven On Ten’

The New Fashion Capital : Jaipur

Since Jaipur has become a big fashion destination, in the country, with almost all the major fashion brands and retail chains coming up with their outlets in the city along with many amazing concept stores, it becomes the first choice for any new brand to launch itself here. Taking ahead the tradition of concept stores in Jaipur, 11 on 10 (Eleven on Ten), the recently launched concept store, is a new destination for everything you want in accessories, bags, décor and clothing. Jaipur Beat got a chance to venture into this fashionable territory, during their launch, and this is what we found.

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The store is a treat for women, who love fashion and you get to realize that the moment you enter the store and see its chic interiors, dominated by the color pink. The store, set in 1700 sq. ft. area is mainly divided into a huge shopping space, a beautifully done lounge and a cool selfie room; yes you heard it right, SELFIE ROOM. A Place dedicated to click those candid moments at the store.

The Owners

The beautiful store is a result of the vision of the owners, Aditi & Neehit.  Aditi, a graphic designer, along-with her husband, Neehit, have meticulously chosen every piece of fashion, displayed at Eleven on Ten, from designers across the country.

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The World inside the Store 

The store offers women everything, right from clothing, both ethnic and western and accessories ranging from earrings to shoes, to handbags to eyewear. In addition to these the store also houses some beautiful décor pieces. Not only this you can also find some designer stationary pieces that are the work of graphic designer, Aditi, at the store

After our visit at the store all we wish to ask the people of Jaipur is: Are you ready with your shopping list?   

Venue: Eleven On Ten, Sunder Marg, Azad Marg, C-Scheme (Behind Cafe F-32)

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5 Chocolaty Places In Jaipur To Treat Your Valentine

It’s valentines week and you can feel the love in the air, of pink city. But like you must have heard, ‘We all need love, but a little chocolate doesn’t hurt’ 😉 Probably that’s the reason why a day has been dedicated in this week as chocolate day. In order to help all you lovers Jaipur Beat brings to you the most chocolaty hangouts and places to buy chocolates in the city !! 😀

1. Nibs cafe & Chocolateria
With its branches in C-Scheme & Bani Park, Nibs undoubtedly is the most favored place for all the chocolate lovers. With everyone going crazy about their variety of chocolate treats not to mention their amazing and everyone’s favorite white hot chocolate, this place feels like heaven.

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2. The Chocolate Room
Located at World Trade Park, this small chocolate cafe is definitely another place where you satiate your chocolate cravings. With a complete menu filled with variety of chocolate desserts like crepes & waffles and some amazing chocolate drinks, you can definitely have some melting moments here 😉

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3. Chocolate Boutique
Now that we know that it has become a tradition for everyone to present their better halves with chocolate on chocolate day, let us show you the way to the best place from where you can buy such a present. Chocolate boutique is famous in the city for its delicious chocolaty choices that it has to offer. Do not forget to get your Valentine, one of these.

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4. Brown Sugar
With outlets across the city, this cafe not only offers a few good chocolate treats but is also a place where you can have a good mini meal. Chocolates and your favorite lasagna, what more shall you ask for?

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5. Melting Moments

This small kiosk located at crystal palm, will definitely make you realise that all good things come in small packages. From delicious chocolates to amazing desserts this place offers you all you want for this chocolate day.

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Now that the list is ready it’s time to make your decision and ask your Valentine for a chocolaty date in pink city ! ❤

 

Happy Chocolate Day 🙂

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India Stone Mart’17 Paves The way for Sustainability In The Sector.

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On February 2nd the 9th edition of the ‘India Stone Mart’ was organised by Centre for Development of Stones (CDOS) with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) as co-organizer. Rajasthan State Industrial Development & Investment Corporation Ltd. (RIICO) participated in the event as the Principal Sponsor of the event.

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Mr. Rajpal Singh Shekhawat – Chief Guest

The chief guest for the occasion Mr. Rajpal Singh Shekhawat said about the event, “Sustainability in the stone sector can be achieved through technological advancements, value addition and judicious excavation”. 

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The Minister further added that the need of the hour was to increase the value of exports as well as value addition. This was possible with the use of latest technology in mining, processing and stone crafts.  Furthermore, the adoption of technical up-gradation will not only help in resource mapping but as well as in reduction of mining and processing waste. He said the theme of the Stone Mart this year ‘Stone for Sustainability’ was most apt and the location of Jaipur was also most fitting given the number of famous monuments it has.

Mr. Shekhawat urged the trade of the stone sector by saying that GST will play a positive role in promotion of industry in the country. There was no need to fear the implementation of the proposed tax system. The event also witnessed participation from many visitors from the industry.

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The stone sector in India, the Minister said, was robust with 30% in total world production of 166 million tons of raw stone. It was also the 4th largest exporter of stones with around 9.2% share. Furthermore, it was largest producer of marble, sandstone and serpentine (green marble) in the world. The Indian stone sector, he said, is growing at a steady rate of 15% per annum and has a huge employment potential with direct and indirect employment of over 50 lacs. Similarly, Rajasthan too accounts for 90% of marble, kotastone, and sandstone production in India besides prominent position in slate and granite.

 

 

On the occasion the Minister also gave away ‘All India Stone Architectural Awards’ in different categories and released the Exhibitors’ Directory of the mart.

 

 

‘All India Stone Architecture Awards’

The 8th edition of the ‘All India Stone Architecture Awards’ was also held during the inauguration of the India Stone Mart today. The awards were given away by the Industries Minister, Government of Rajasthan, Mr. Rajpal Singh Shekhawat. The winner-architects received a cash prize of Rs. 1.00 lac each in four categories. Under the category ‘Exterior Facings’ – Girish Dariyav Karnawat for the project “Toda Mangra House in Rajsamand”; for ‘Interior Design’ – Changan Suravarapu and Kavita Khatry for the project “Corporate Office for VRV Cryogenics in Chitoor; Green Architecture – Sanjay M. Patil for the project “Farm House at Mahiravani in Nashik”; A ‘Special Jury Award’ was given to Hemen C. Sanghvi for the project “Kalaraksha Artisan School in Kutch”.

In all we can say that India Stonemart’17 has definitely paved up the way for sustainability in the stone industry.