6 Exciting Events In Jaipur That Makes February Worth Waiting For

Jaipur Literature Festival, the greatest literary show on earth is over and we can’t get over it. Dressing up for the event, clicking selfies and attending literary sessions, everything is done and dusted. So why not welcome the month of February with warm hugs and kisses. February is no less than January; it has a lot of events in store for you to cheer you up. Let’s take a look at them.

  1. Clickathon

A unique concept based photo tour where you can participate for the first time in a Jaipur Marathon as photographers and take pictures on the theme “The Spirit of Running”. Post marathon, the selected clicks will be featured in the specially curated “Photo exhibition”. So all the photographers potential or experienced, just walk in it now!

Date: 28th January- 4th February

Venue: World Trade Park

Time: 8a.m.-9a.m.

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  1. 20th Vintage and Classic Car Rally

Come and witness the grandeur of automobile technology of the vintage era only at 20th Vintage and Classic Car Rally. More than 100 vintage cars will rule the roads of Jaipur for two days and leave you with memories of the vintage cars for lifetime. Mark your calendars now!

Date: 3rd-4th February

Venue: Taj Jai Mahal Palace

Time: 9a.m.-5:30p.m.

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  1. ‘Prologue: A Short Story Writing Workshop’ by TOSS

A shout out to all the enthusiastic storytellers, a storytelling workshop will be organized in our very own city. Prologue: A Short Story Writing Workshop organised by TOSS includes introduction to fiction writing with the key highlights being plot, narrative, character building, backstory, motivation, need and want. It will be an interactive workshop where you can simply engage yourself for 6 full days.

Date: 12th-17th February

Venue: The Open Space Society, Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur

Time: 6p.m.-8p.m.

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  1. Hidden Treasures

Undiscover lifestyle like never before at Hidden Treasures. The hidden gems not only from Jaipur but from all across the globe will be coming to showcase their exquisite piece of art in the form of art and craft or lifestyle. Experience one-of-its-kind lifestyle exhibition in Jaipur where you will not only make the best use of your time but we assure you will take tons of bags to your home.

Date: 23rd-24th February

Venue: Diggi Palace

Time: 11a.m.-8p.m.

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  1. JaipurPhoto

An open-air photography festival, JaipurPhoto is back in the month of February to give you an enthralling exposure. The theme of this year’s festival is inspired from “Homeward Bound” a song by Simon & Garfunkel, where each photographer’s perspective of home will be explored. Expose yourself to a different angle of photography now.

Date: 23rd February-4th March

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  1. Sambhar Mahotsav

Get ready for the biggest festival of this season, Sambhar Mahotsav. It has folk dance, camel rides, stargazing, car rally, puppet show, gaming center, and much more to keep you engaged. It will be a unique experience where lots of people from around the globe will join. Don’t wait anymore, just get going !

Date: 27th-28th February

Venue: Sambhar Lake

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The Literally Grand Experience Called Jaipur Literature Festival 2018

JLF start hone wala hai, have you registered ? One more time, one more year , same conversations, different speakers, varied faces, same unwavering energy – another edition of Jaipur Literature Festival, draws to a close.

What started on 25th January (Day 1) at Jaipur’s Hotel Diggi Palace, with loud drums, folk dancers dancing ecstatically, the new colorful decor theme of Rajasthan’s window with tassels and peacocks, and a warm welcome by the founders and organisers of the most gigantic literature festival in the world – Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 finished its 5 day stint today and it felt like a beautiful yet hectic winter break.

Let’s quickly rewind-

Day 1– Though the CM of Rajasthan, who was supposed to inaugurate the literary extravaganza, gave it a miss, the festival of words kept going with thousands of people in this mini university. The Canadian poet, artist, illustrator and performer of Punjabi descent, rupi kaur, managed to leave hundreds of people awestruck by her poetry during the session “milk and honey” at JLF.  It was rather a very proud moment to find out that we, the people at Jaipur Literature Festival had the fortune of catching her first ever live performance held in India. She also read excerpts from her book “the sun and her flowers” and touched the hearts of each and every member of the audience just using her words. She left with a promise of coming back to the Jaipur Literature Festival another year, and we are definitely looking forward to it.

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Day 2 of Zee JLF which fell on 26th January and was bound to get flooded by the crowd from not just Jaipur but all across the South Asia and beyond.

The king of imagination and valour of Indian cinema and music – Film Director Vishal Bhardwaj warmed a chilly morning with his intense insights on his films, Shakespeare, life and his father  in a session called ‘Revolutionary Poets: On Hamlet, Haider and Shakespeare’s Ability to Speak Truth to Power’. While he talked about the hidden philosophies in the most powerful & mysterious clips of his favourite film ‘Haider’, the highlight of the session was his rendition of Chod Aaye Hum Woh Galiyan as requested by a passionate fan in the crowd.


Before the session of Swachh Bharat was held, its impact could already be seen sheathing the festival from all sides. Starting from the murals across the road at the venue to the paper glasses sloganed with ‘Clean India Green India’, the effect of clean Jaipur campaign echoed in its benign power, without even its signature song alarming your ears.

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Another empowering & genuine session for the day was Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Manto : The Man and the Legend, where actor & director Nandita Das talked about her upcoming biopic on Saadat Hasan Manto – a writer celebrated for his stories on India’s partition, casting Nawazuddin as the protagonist.

However, it will be an understatement to say that on Republic Day at JLF, there was freedom to speech, food, fashion, conversations, but the only freedom that took a beating was the freedom to breathe. Given all the cleanliness and a well-organised event, the crowd was beyond control and post afternoon, there was no place to move and glide between any two halls.

Day 3 of the festival saw a refreshing woman’s world at JLF where not only Helen Fielding talked about her much famous Bridget Jones’ Diaries, but there were other sessions like ‘Girls are Coming Out of the Woods‘ and ‘The Politics & Poetics of Women’s Work In India’s Northeast‘ which made their voice strong and clear and were also received with plenty of questions.
Highlight of the day – The session called Lok Bhasha : The Oxford Dictionaries’ Hindi Word of the Year declared Oxford’s Hindi word of the year, and guess what it is ? The one which is easier said than done – both literally and figuratively – Aadhaar 😀

Day 4 being a Sunday looked slightly spacious & lovely during the morning hours when some of the leading economists, entrepreneurs and novelists came together to discuss the New Wealth Of Nations and talked about the impact and place that education now holds in the current wealth status & GDP of the nations, and what it means and lacks in developing countries like India.


Since literature festival is about knowledge, wisdom, books, cinema, music and all things beautiful, how can poetry be behind ?

In a literary celebration of lyric poetry moderated by Poonam Saxena, at Chalo Ek Baar Phir Se, film actor Vani Tripathi Tikoo & Indian poet & editor – Yatindra Mishra, went down the memory lanes to talk about the time when poetry aka shayari was an indispensable part of lyrics & music in Hindi cinema. Midst the impromptu humming of an old song lyrics like ‘Aap ki aankhon mein kuch’, the duo shared a light moment while remembering Lata Ji’s reaction to the words Aapki Badhmaashiyo ke yeh naye andaaz hai and how there was more poetry and less explicitness in the songs written during their era.

In some more interesting sessions like Words Are All We Have, the Indian writer Leila Slimani ,a Franco-Moroccan writer and journalist, talked about the image of a female writer in people’s minds and the difficulties faced by not just a writer but also a writer’s companions.

Day 5

The last and final innings of Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 had to be an exciting one. There was an aura of peace and closure seen on the faces of people as they had made the most of this festival in every way. Though people were as eager to have another cup of Diggipuri chai and Chulha ki roti with spicy aloo sabzi as they were to inhale some more wisdom before they could depart for another year.


Tripti Pandey – an author & the tourism and culture consultant in Jaipur talked about her latest book India’s Elephants: A Cultural Legacy, eponymous to the name of the session, and once again reinstated our belief in our culture & legacy.

Like it’s said, all is well that ends well, but when it comes to literature, cinema or poetry, the end is something which should be the most powerful and hard hitting. A similar event could be seen at the Closing Debate at JLF – #MeToo : Do Men Still Have It Too Easy which was indeed an intense debate with the topic being the most rhetoric form of a social upheaval existing in India right now. But a serious topic never demands a serious explanation, and this was proved by Bee Rowlatt & Sandip Roy while pouring their minds and hearts out, and we needn’t mention which side of the debate they were on 🙂

Relish Your Taste Buds At The Travelling Kitchen-Jaipur

Far from the hustle bustle of Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi Palace, lies a peaceful event where food binds the bond between family. “The Travelling Kitchen“, a unique name with a n exclusive concept where the families celebrate together with music and entertainment with the core element of food. Very less crowded and a serene event for those who are tired of the noise and hubbub of other events in the city.
Lets take a quick run-through of the event.

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Entrance for “The Travelling Kitchen”

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Colourful entrance

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Beautiful bar setup

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Stalls from the Pink City

 

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Tempting food from Zarin, Fairmont, Jaipur

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Asian cuisine at Mamagoto

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Sushi from En

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Chaat corner from Le Chaat Factory

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Eagerly waiting families for their Chaat

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Sweet Nothings by Avanti Mathur

The leading F&B brands, —Mamagoto, En, Anandini Himalaya Tea, Bakermania, Jom Jom Malay, The Lalit Food Trucks from Delhi & Mumbai, The Boulangerie, Zarin by Fairmont, amongst many others offered an inclusive culinary experience!

A well curated travelling kitchen where a wide array of cuisine is available at your end. Sunday plans are sorted now?

Date: 27th-28th January

Venue: Paanigrahan Ground, opposite Rambagh palace

Time: 7:00a.m.-10p.m.

Request a meeting to begin your next steps in promoting your brand/event on Social Media. Contact  @jaipurbeat 

Email- Jaipurbeat@gmail.com

Hidden Treasures, A Lifestyle Show To Discover In Jaipur

The never seen before lifestyle exhibition, Hidden Treasures is taking its baby steps in the city of Jaipur and we can’t keep our excitement in control. The hidden gems not only from Jaipur, but also from around the globe, will be seen exhibiting different pieces of artworks, whether in the form of lifestyle or craft and you will simply love it. Let’s take a glance at the brands, that will not only create a buzz, but will leave you mesmerized with their lovely collection at display.

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  • I am Design

For timeless collection where each creation is a beautiful journey of deep-thought, the designs are as subtle as they are powerful, I am Design is all about this. They have a mixed collection of men and women wear, right from western to indo-western to semi light Indian range. Make your wardrobe classy and elegant with I am Design.

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  • Avni Bhuva

Avni Bhuva believes in creating lifestyle for optimistic everyday women, which is enthralling and attainable at a certain price. Each design has a tale of ancient Indian civilisation, craft and tradition and once you know it, you won’t be able resist yourself from buying it. Experience a sense of craftsmanship like never before now !

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  • Shree Nandita Jewels

A treasure found only in India, Shree Nandita Jewels will be unveiling her first collection of “Shresht” at Hidden Treasures. Known for its Jadau Jewellery, Shree Nandita Jewels will present her collection which is wearable not only with traditional but also with contemporary outfit.

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  • Kanabis

Kanabis is derived from the word “Cannabis” plant from which canvas was originally made. The high-quality PETA approved vegan shoes are exclusively designed and each shoe has a story to tell. Every material has been carefully hand-picked to create a mix of fabrics for your look and comfort. Buy these exclusive ranges of shoes that are highly comfortable and flexible according to your feet.

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  • Paridhi Jaipuria

The collection is not suited for a particular day or evening, but from day-to-night looks. Hailing from the city of Jaipur, Paridhi Jaipuria is living the dream of her late father and is quiet brilliantly dealing with it. Watch out her stall for the apparel that will leave you gorgeous for your next party.

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  • Joy Mitra

Get ready to flaunt the hues you want to this festive season with an elegant combination presented by Joy Mitra. Sticking to earthy shades in a mix of fabrics like vegetable dyes, kalamkaris, ajraks and block prints, Joy Mitra’s designs are simple yet beautiful.

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  • The Tan base

The Tan Base is a brand that defines a modern, liberated and confident woman who is aware of her travelling needs and fashion trends. The modern liberated woman knows how to differentiate a premium-design quality product from an average. Make the maximum of this space and get ready to refresh yourself with this brand.

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  • Kokommo

For refined style and flawless quality, Kokommo is the brand to look at. A luxury accessory brand that offers timeless styles and contemporary classics, main offerings are exemplary statement jewellery and beautifully bejewelled evening clutches. Don’t miss this one for sure.

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  • KB Collection

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  • Parampara Arts and Crafts

Parampara Arts and Crafts offers fine taste and authenticity in its classical silver furniture and artifacts. Along with this, you will get to explore French, Italian, English, and Indian style sofa sets, self-manufactured stone carvings, mother of pearl inlay, glass mosaics, and the list goes on. Enrich your home with these artifacts now.

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  • Shresht by Sakshi Creations

Wedding season is arriving and you still don’t have clothes to dress yourself up? Take a look at Sakshi Creations which has the finest range of wedding attire that will make ladies go gaga over it. Not only this but, you will also see the finest work of craftsmen of Awadh here. Buy your designer lehenga from here and we are sure you will remember Sakshi Creations forever.

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  •  National Cottage Emporium

National Cottage Emporium will be seen flaunting their exclusively designed handicrafts, mats, carpets and shawls. The designs and customization will be so unique that you will feel like taking everything home from here.

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  • Nilambari

The original Banarasi textiles from Banaras will soon be landing in Jaipur and it will leave you spellbound. Rich banarasi sarees, dupattas, suits, skirts and much more will be here in front of your eyes and it will be a difficult choice to choose which one to pick. Don’t miss this one for sure.

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  • Kasab The Tradition

Kasab The Tradition has a very explicit kind of collection where there is fusion of the ancient and the modern and untouched elegance and admirable beauty that adds femininity and sensuality. It has received a national award for its own versatile collection “Ashavali” that signifies class, poise and dignity of a woman.

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  • Afzal Miyan Karchobwale

When the ancient art passed over from 100 years comes all the way from Hyderabad to Jaipur, the experience that you are about to gain is surely going to be a memorable one. Zardozi, lappa, cutwork, thread work borders and much more will be seen exhibited here.

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  • Kit & Caboodle

Fashion with a little quirkiness is what makes Kit & Caboodle a sustainable brand. Break yourself free from the crowd, live each colour and be yourself, this is what the brand is all about. Come and fall in love with this brand and relive yourself.

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Undiscover lifestyle like never before !

Date: 23rd-24th February

Venue: Diggi Palace

Time: 11a.m.-8p.m.

Request a meeting to begin your next steps in promoting your brand/event. Contact  @jaipurbeat 

Email- Jaipurbeat@gmail.com

What To SEE, EAT, SHOP In Jaipur During R-Day Weekend and Jaipur Lit Fest 2018

It’s not the Foucault’s Pendulum we are known for, we have the incredible Jantar -Mantar, the largest in the country. As you get knee deep into the Maha-Kumbh of Literature & music, there is a reason its setting could be none other than the beautiful Pink City. The capital of music, culture, literature and art, Jaipur is the home of ‘LekhakiKalakaari and the Kaarigari‘. The quiet & the solitude that this city can offer contrasts with the bursts of colors, its long winding bylanes of history, the languid green hills, placid water bodies, the intricately carved architecture, soulful rustic music and over 1000 temples,  it is aptly called the ‘Paris of the east’ and ‘Choti Kashi’ in the same breath.

You are now in the middle of this beauty as it’s a long weekend and the entire world is rushing to inhale the gyaan, literature, music at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival in the city. To avoid the confusions and dilemma, here are some quick hacks for you while you eat, shop, drink, & breathe in the pink city 🙂


SEE: Meet the city in person.

The picture perfect postcards of Hawa Mahal, Amer fort, the old city, and the gorgeous Jal Mahal have described Jaipur for ages. We bring you some of the lesser known yet exquisite places to see in Jaipur.

Ghat ki Ghuni Complex: Sisodia Rani Bagh+Vidhyadhar Ka Bagh
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It is located 8 kilometers from Jaipur on the Agra road. Laid out in Mughal style, it is painted with the legends of Radha and Krishna. The garden is multi-tiered and has fountains, watercourses, and painted pavilions. Vidhyadhar Ka Bagh, the Architect of Jaipur is also abutting this complex.
Galtaji: 
img1Galtaji is an ancient pilgrimage center in Jaipur. Set amidst low hills and packed with locals and tourists alike, the attractive spot has temples, pavilions, and holy Kunds.
Panna Mian Ka Kund:
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Built in the 16th century, this 8 story Kund or Step well was used actively by the community around as a source of water, it was also the place of community gathering where people would come to chat, relax or swim in the cool waters.
 Nahargarh Baoli:
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This stunning organic steps of this ‘Baoli’ are mesmerizing, to say the least. It is located inside Nahargarh fort where the song  ‘Masti Ki Pathshala’ from the movie ‘Rang De Basanti ‘was shot.
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The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is considered to be the largest of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. It contains fourteen geometric devices, designed to measure time, track celestial bodies and observe the orbits of the planets around the sun.
Maharaniyon Ki Chattri
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This is a tomb/ Chhatri for the women belonging to Jaipur’s royal family and is located on the way to Amber fort. This crematorium has several exquisitely carved cenotaphs built to commemorate them. The magnificent beauty and the historical significance of Maharani ki Chhatri makes it one of the most visited tourist attractions in Jaipur.
Isar Lat :
7Ishwar Lat, also known as Swarg Suli is a 60 feet high grand minaret in Jaipur. Also called ‘Swarg Suli‘ or ‘heaven piercing minaret’, this tower near Tripolia Gate was built by Raja Ishwari Singh in 1749 A.D to commemorate a grand victory against his brother Madho Singh in the Bagru war. Ishwar Lat offers a breath-taking view of Jaipur.
Jawahar Kala Kendra:

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Built by one of the most famous Indian Architects of India, Charles Correa, it is an art & cultural center based on the 9 square ‘Vastu Purusha Mandala’ that Jaipur’s walled city plan is based on. Do try the Daal-Baati at their ‘Padharo Sa‘ restaurant.

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The City Palace is a splendid example of the foresight that Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II had. As the founder of Jaipur, he took pains to create a magnificent walled city that encloses marvels such as the City Palace. The palace is a beautiful blend of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture.
 Govind dev Ji temple.
IMG_1825.jpgThe Krishna temple is a rare spireless temple and houses the idol of Govind Devji that Sawai Jai Singh brought from Vrindavan. It is built in the style of Diwan-e-Khas or the court of the ruler as Sawai Raja Jai believed Govind dev Ji to be the ruler of the city & he his instrument. It is based on ‘Bhakti style’of architecture with wide corridors all around.
EAT, what Jaipur eats – The historical notes in the ‘ruaab’ of Jaipur:

Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar, Johari BazaarFamous for its dahi bade, rasgulle, rasmalai, and especially paneer ghevar, LMB is ready to serve you with whatsoever is on your list !

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Mahaveer Rabri Bhandar, Chandpole:

Known for their Rabri, Mohanthaal, Bejar Ki roti and Aloo Pyaz ki Suzi.

Handi: (MI Road & Vaishali Nagar)

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One of the older award winning restaurants of Jaipur. Number one recommendation for Rajasthani non-vegetarian food. Try the Laal Maas, Junglee Maas or the famous Handi Maas from their menu.

Once upon a time: (Nahargarh Fort): 

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The most romantic and incredible view of the Jaipur City as you dine in an ambiance of bygone times.

The Forresta Kitchen & Bar, Bani Park

Located in Bani Park, The Forresta Kitchen & Bar boasts of a fresh green ambiance  along with a rich array of drinks and a scrumptious variety of cuisines. Try Keema Baati and Italian food for the best experience ever. 

Tapri (C- Scheme): 

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 It’s a ‘Chai shop’ with a difference.With all things Chai and delicious light snacks, it’s ideal for breakfast or evening tea.

Muslim Musafir Khana :

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It completely reminds one of Karim’s at Jama Masjid, Delhi in its ambiance. The food is delicious, affordable and unforgettable and the flavors are very different from Karim’s, Delhi.

 

Tattoo Cafe:

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A fairly new restaurant in town, it is located bang opposite Hawa Mahal and is a good choice for breakfast or a cup of coffee. The view of Hawa Mahal early morning as the sun lights up the beautiful monument is priceless and the bonus as the name suggests, get awesome tattoos here. Instagram Alert!

SHOP – City of the handcrafted, you said?

Anokhi Museum:

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At a mere ten-minute walk through the cobbled streets of Amber lies the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing. Located in a magnificently restored haveli (mansion), the museum displays a varied selection of block-printed textiles alongside images, tools and related objects – all chosen to provide an in-depth look into the complexity of this ancient tradition.

Mayori Clothing  (Bhawani Singh Road, C-Scheme)

With a fresh international take on Jaipur hand-block printing, Mayori clothing amalgamates the traditional printing techniques with modern silhouettes and creates beautiful garments with 100% cotton and a soothing palette of pastels. if you’re a cotton aficionado, explore trendy chic clothing at Mayori.

Blue Pottery, (Kripal Kumbh, Banipark)

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One of the oldest and the most well-known Blue Pottery studios, it was started by Late Shri Kirpal Singh Shekhawat known as the founder of Blue pottery. they are known for their incomparable quality.

Chameliwala Silver Market, MI Road.

20161214_135445The silver market just abutting MI Road is a silver haven. You can pick up semi-precious stones, get them dressed and have them inlaid in silver.Apart from that there is meenakari work on Silver, traditional, contemporary and tribal silver jewelry is available in a huge variety.

Take Back some memories & a little something more

Rajasthali: A Rajasthan government-run emporium which also features works of Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell. Apart from creative and unique items crafted by rural artisans,you will find exclusive designer collection for men and women.

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Jagmohan/ Chandrahas / Kesar Kasturi: the incredible royal liquors of Rajasthan.Infused with many spices and condiments, these come in the category of collectibles.

Jaipur Watch Company:  

jaipur-watch-company-2Custom made, Bespoke luxury Watches from Jaipur.

Trunk Company, Jaipur: Bespoke, handcrafted trunk furniture from Jaipur.

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Rajputana Custom Motorbikes:

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Rajputana: A labor of love, handcrafted bike restoration/ customization Mecca.

Now, the basics

Traveling to & from Jaipur:

Air: Jaipur International Airport connects Jaipur to all major cities in the country as well as major international destinations. The capital of India, New Delhi is merely 250 Km from Jaipur. If you cannot get a direct flight to Jaipur, get one to Delhi as there are multiple daily connections between the two cities. The easiest way is to go to makemytrip.com or yatra.com and book your flights.

Rail: Jaipur Junction is a well-connected station with trains from all across the country. The easiest way to travel from Delhi is by the Double Decker train or Rajdhani.To book your train tickets, click here

Road: There are many Public and private operators of Buses as well as taxis in the city. Rajasthan government run RSRTC is a very good option or try the private operators for traveling to and from the Jaipur.

Getting around Jaipur: It is mostly a square.

Taxis: Uber or Ola: There are plenty of Uber and Ola Cabs easily available for within the city travel through the phone apps. They are the safest, fastest and most reasonably priced mode of transport. For Intercity travel Hippocabs is providing an exclusive for the JLF. Rajputana cabs.  You also have an option of using Rajasthan government run taxis for within and outside city tours.

Rickshaws: E/Cycle /AutoThere are plenty of Rickshaws in the city be it e-rickshaws, cycle (shorter distances) or auto rickshaws. They easily navigate the city through the traffic be it the old or the new city. They are available 24 X 7 and outside most hotels and public places. Negotiate & settle the fare before taking the ride as they don’t use meters. Use google maps whenever in doubt.

Buses: Low Floor buses / Jaipur Safari / Pink Pepper. The comfortable seating, a wide network of bus stands & the low prices of the government run low floor buses make it an ideal companion to travel around the city. The city also offers interesting open air private tour buses to savor the beautiful scenic view the city provides. Click to book Jaipur safari for ‘Jaipur by the night’ tour or the day Safari tour. You can also ride the Pink Pepper buses which doubles up as a restaurant.

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Metro: If you are located anywhere between Mansarover or Chand pole, take the Metro to get to JLF. The nearest Metro stations to the Diggi Palace, the venue for JLF, are Sindhi Camp Station and Jaipur Railways station. From outside the metro stations, take Rickshaws or cabs as convenient.To check the route, fares, and stops, click here.

Take this slice of Jaipur back with you in these few days of the Jaipur Literature Festival. Who knows, once you fall in love with the city, the next time you return back here not in the audience but right up on the stage.

Till the next time, so long and thanks for all the love.

Jaipur Beat Gets Candid With Kailash Kher During ZEE JLF 2018

Jaipur Beat got candid with one of the greatest Indian artists and Sufi maestros who has given some terrific soulful music videos along with some beautiful Bollywood songs to us –  Kailash Kher !

1. Is this the first time you are performing at JLF Music Stage?
How is the experience with JLF Music Stage different from the other
concerts you have sung at ?

I am performing for the first time at JLF Music Stage. The experience is different because JLF is not just the biggest literary festival of the city but it has gone national and international now. Also, it itself is a pleasure that the organizers thought of incorporating Live Music in a Literature Festival. 

2. Out of so many wonderful songs that you have sung, which one has
been the most challenging ?

I wish I could answer that in simple words, but the truth isn’t that simple after all, ‘Kyunki mushkil hi meri paribhasha hai, agar mushkil nahi, toh zindagi nahi, agar mushkil nahi toh Kailash nahi, aur agar mushkil nahi, toh mohabbat bhi nahi ho sakti’. 
The song ‘Bum Bum Be Dum Bum Bum Be Dum Dum’ has lyrics that are rugged and challenging and that’s what makes it one of my favorites.

3. How do you foresee the growth & scope of your pure Sufi & Classical
music in the era of rap ?

Just the way real depth & love finds its way through music, real & deep music finds its way to your heart and soul. ‘Jab sangeet mein sachai aur gehrai hogi, woh apne aap aapko apni taraf kheechegi’. We might try very hard and find it excessively appealing to hear various genres of music like rap, but when heart longs for depth & connection, it automatically drifts to Sufi & Classical.

4. If you weren’t a singer, who would you be ?

Though I don’t believe in ifs and buts in life, I would say that if I wasn’t a singer, either I will not exist at all or I will not be a human being but a tree or a river which where people would come looking for serenity and respite. I would be something which attracts a soul- both good and evil without any discrimination or bias, who can come to me leaving all their worries behind.

5. Any message for Jaipur ?

There are some places in this world, which you visit, and then there are some where the smell of earth is so strong and irresistible that they don’t just welcome you but make you a part of their existence that very moment, Jaipur is one of them. Though we are slowly and slowly leaving behind our traditions and culture, but Rajasthan is one of those few destinations which are still holding on to them.

Enjoy his magical performance tonight at JLF Music Stage being held at Hotel Clarks Amer at 8 : 45 p.m. !

Kailash Kher in conversation with Jaipur Beat!

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5 Not-To-Be Missed Writers At ZEE JLF 2018

Tis’ the season of the year when the greatest literary show on earth will step once again in the city of Jaipur and bring the best of the literature laureate under one roof. Jaipur Literature Festival also known as the “kumbh of literature” showcases a range of voices from India and abroad. A wide mélange of about 250 speakers from 35 different countries will talk and it will be difficult to choose which session you would like to attend. No worries, we, Jaipur Beat have compiled a list of speakers who will make it worth your while.

  1. Rupi Kaur

She is a poet, she is an artist and yes she is a performer. You must be wondering how one can be jack of all trades and yet manage to be the king rather queen of all. Gaining fame in such a short span of time Rupi Kaur the poet of the verses in “Milk and Honey” which by the way she self-published while studying at the University of Waterloo and she has become an international phenomenon since. A strong advocate of feminism, domestic violence, loss and healing, her talk will revolve around these topics and it will surely be an eye-opener for many.

When: 25th January

Where: Front Lawn

What time: 5:15p.m.-6:15p.m.

  1. Anuja Chauhan

With over seventeen years of experience in the field of advertising, Anuja Chauhan an advertiser turned author has mesmerized the world with her five best selling rom-com novels. Writing beautiful campaigns for colas, chocolates, and chips, three out of her five novels have been procured by Bollywood Studios and one was adopted into a daily soap on the ZEE Network. She will talk about her most recent piece of work “Baaz: India’s most fearless”, gear up for the most riveting session.

When: 29th January

Where: Baithak

What time: 2:30p.m.-3:30p.m.

  1. Era Tak

A prominent artist having her roots from the city of Jaipur, Era Tak has now taken a step forward in the field of literature. Already taken part in about 8 art exhibitions individually and in groups, this will be her first time in JLF. Short story collection Raat Paheli, novel Risk@Ishq and book of poetry titled Mere Priye, Anchua Khwaab are some of her prominent writings and she will be seen sharing her thoughts on poetry. You will surely love it.

When: 29th January

Where: Durbar Hall

What time: 4:15p.m.-5:15p.m.

  1. Sujatha Gidla

Born and dealt with untouchability throughout her life, Sujatha Gidla has tremendously grown and moved on from that phase of life. In her first book, Ants Among Elephants, she talks about her family and her life entangled between her caste and identity and won many hearts all over the world. She might as well win more hearts over and create a ripple effect with her thoughts at JLF.

When: 29th January

Where: Front Lawn

What time: 10a.m-11p.m.

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  1. Gurmehar Kaur

Gurmehar Kaur is that rare creature who cannot just be claimed to be a writer and an activist. She is brave and kind and curious about the nation’s happening, ready to stand by her thoughts, you name it she has it. She is a student activist, martyr’s daughter, online campaigner, peace protester and yet so much more. The author of Small Acts of Freedom, she narrates the story of three strong single women of her own family. Attend her session as she shares her experiences of life and beyond.

When: 26th January

Where: Front Lawn

What time: 12:30p.m.-1:30p.m.

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