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8 Fabulous Jaipur Events To Attend In April

Let’s face it, with the temperatures soaring high, we Jaipurites are wondering where we should spend our hot summer days? Don’t worry guys, the good news is that there are some very interesting festivals and events lined up in our Pink City for the month of April. Jaipur Beat has listed out some of the favourite events for you –

  1. Wine And Dine Fest 

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For a perfect evening of wining, dining and socializing, Sora at Clarks Amer brings together world-class food, drinks, right across to the stunning skyline of Jaipur. Experience the exotic assortment of wonderful wines, finest Pan-Asian cuisine, and a mind-blowing ambience.

When: 29th March-10th April

What Time: 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Where: Sora, Clarks Amer

  1. Aamelia Lifestyle Exhibition

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Jaipur fashion scene is getting happening day by day! Uncover one of the most-awaited Fashionistas and stylists’ favourite exhibitionAamelia. The exhibition is catering to the sophisticated and modern women of the Pink City and a must-visit for those who swear by fashion and want to explore the upcoming designers and brands.

When: 12th April

What time: 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Where: SMS Convention Center, Rambagh

      3. A Conversation Reality Storytelling Documentary Workshop by TOSS 

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Come, unleash the film-maker in you! The Open Space Society (TOSS) is organising 4-day intensive sessions on global trends and thought creations in the arena of International documentary and films. Get a chance to study various cultures and influences through the case studies and co-pro mapping methods.

When: 11th-14th April

What time: 9:00 a.m. onwards

Where: TOSS, Adarsh Nagar

  1. Tattletale Summer Blaze

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Beat the crazy and lazy Jaipur summers with “Summer Blaze”– an extravaganza of fashion, workshop, food, and music. Experience the best-in-class designers, mouth-watering food, and foot-tapping live music to add fun to your mundane summers.

When: 13th April

What time: 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Where: Holiday Inn, Jaipur City Centre

  1. Indian Cyclothon 

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Be the part of biggest Cycling movement with Jaipur’s first premier Cycling event. Jaipurites come join the Cycling revolution and ride for good health and greener Jaipur. And the best part is that you can win over 100 prizes along with WINNING cash prizes worth Rs. 36,000!!

When: 15th April

Where: Jaipur

  1. Punchliners- Kanan Gill

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Jaipurites!! Get bowled by razor-sharp wit and punch liners with Kanan Gill– the best stand-up comedians in our country. Shot to fame with the hit Pretentious Movie Reviews series, with fellow comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath. Kanan has also made his Bollywood debut with 2017 release, Noor.

When: 15th April

What time: 8:00 p.m.

Where: GD Badaya Memorial Auditorium, Mansarovar 

  1. Charcoal Workshop

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Learn the uber cool art of Charcoal drawing and painting at the Colorbox Art Academy. Held for a complete week, you can experience the world of black & white charcoal painting by learning the intricate skills to create awesome charcoal artworks.

When: 17th April

What time: 4:00 p.m.

Where: Colorbox Art Academy

  1. Whole Wheat Bread MasterClass

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Just in case you are wondering if we have something for your favourite section- The Food, you are right! Learn the art of whole wheat bread making without preservatives and eggs. Yes, you can make the healthy bread right at your home. Mark your calendars now !

 When: 21st April

What time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Prabhu Marg, Tilak Nagar 

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8 Things To Experience In & Around Jaipur On Rajasthan Day

The majestic land of Maharajas, Rajasthan is the most colourful state in India. Well-known for its rich heritage and royal forts and palaces, Rajasthan’s rich food, beautiful locales, and heritage sites is every travel enthusiasts’ dream come true.

Not just for its golden heritage and royal palaces, the state is well known for exciting things to do. And the city that tops the list in is definitely, our lovely Pink City. Being the paradigm of rich heritage, colourful culture and magnificent architecture is surely a must-visit destination for all the travel enthusiasts. And, what could be a better day to witness the splendid fortresses, majestic palaces, tranquil temples and beautiful havelis spirit than the ‘Rajasthan Day’ itself! Lets experience the colourful Jaipur on this special occasion.

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  • Visit Magnificent Forts – A Tryst With History

Rajasthan is the land of forts and palaces. Whether it be the Amer Fort of Jaipur, Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur or  the royal Chittorgarh Fort or the magnificent Kumbhalgarh Fort, these forts and palaces are world famous for their ornate architecture and a luxurious haveli like setting. Long walls and and tall buildings within the fort are worth a visit if you want to delve and know more about the royal history and heritage of the majestic Rajasthan.

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  • Breathtaking Camel And Elephant Ride

One of the most popular tourist attractions to enjoy in Rajasthan, is an elephant and camel safari. The royal elephant safari at Amer Palace in Jaipur offers the ride upto the fort which can be a really thrilling experience for both foreign and local tourists.

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The camel safaris in Pushkar and Jaisalmer is again one of the most exclusive experiences to enjoy on the Rajasthan Day. The exquisite views of the desert seem even more unmatched from a camel’s back!

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  • Shopper’s Paradise

Rajasthan is a fun and frolic state and so is its clothing. The traditional outfit usually comprises a colourful Bandhej or Lehariya dupatta for the women and a vibrant Bandhani turban for the men. Jaipur being the capital of Rajasthan, is also the fashion capital of the state. Its well known that Johri Bazaar and Bapu Bazar are world renowned for its authentic gold and silver jewellery as well as for the traditional handicrafts. Take a tour of the market and get your hands on exquisite pieces of art and jewellery here. The market is a tourist attraction in its own right.

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  • Wildlife & Eco Safari- A Rustic Tour

The uniqueness of Rajasthan lies in its varied geographies. One of the most adventurous things to do in Rajasthan is to take a wildlife and eco tour. Yes, the land of desert is also the home to the beautiful Mount Abu and wild forests. Approximately, 8 hours drive from the Jaipur City, a visit to Mount Abu is must to get some relief from the peak summers and also as a summer retreat during the vacations. As for the wildlife safari, closely located to Jaipur, Sariska National Park in Alwar district, is one of the best habitats for tigers in India. Take a safari through the reserve and spot several species of wild animals, and some exotic species of birds too.

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  • Get Spooky At Bhangarh

Making it to the list of the most haunted places in the world- a visit to Bhangarh is definitely a chilling experience to try on the Rajasthan day. Closely connected to Jaipur, the ruins of Bhangarh Fort are believed to be haunted and it is a common hearing that those who visit after dark does not ever return. Still not scared enough!!  Take a tour yourself to Bhangarh and hear spooky stories from the locals themselves.

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  • Savor The Authentic Rajasthani Cuisine

The royal thali of Rajasthan is the hot, spicy and tempting all at the same time. To try the authentic Rajasthani flavors – Dal, Bati, Churma is definitely a must try for everyone.

The authentic non-veg speciality – ‘Lal Maas’  is definitely the best dish to savor amongst the other Rajasthani cuisines. Jaipur is well known for its royal hospitality, and its mouth-watering chats and kachoris too has been every locals favourite. Amongst the sweet dishes – the Rabri Ghewar is definitely a treat to every dessert lover. Serving the authentic Rajasthani cuisine with a touch of warm hospitality, Jaipur’s vivid food items will make your mouth water with the mere sight!

  • Groove To The Beats Of Folk Music And Dance

To witness the hypnotizing folk music and dance performance of Ghoomar as well as Kalbelia is a treat. Jaisalmer and Barmer, being the land of sand dunes is also the home to some of the most talented folk artists of our nation. Enjoy the lovely music and dance performances in Rajasthan and I bet their singing and dancing skills will completely blow your mind!

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  • Spiritual Journey

Whether it is the visit to the Govind Devji of Jaipur or the Dargah Sharif in the city of Ajmer, Rajasthan is the land of spiritual incarnation. Each year, several thousand of pilgrims descend to the royal land of Rajasthan to offer their prayers and seek blessings. It is said that a prayer offered at these holy temples does not go unanswered!

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Ek-Taara- Jaipur’s Stylish Handcrafted Retail

The Pink City of Jaipur is well known for its unique art of traditional hand block printing. But, one shouldn’t be surprised to know that our Pink City also has a fine league of home-grown designers and boutiques that are dealing exclusively with clothes, accessories and interior furnishings.

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Presenting one such unique brand- ‘Ek Taara’ that has been able to create its own niche in a very short period of its inception. Believing in the philosophy of unifying the rich hand printing and cultural traditions of various Indian states on a common platform, Ek Taara focuses on designing clothing in the form of a storytelling. The brand recreates clothing and accessories through the multi-layered cultures and ever-changing social landscapes of India.

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Promoting the ‘Handmade, Handcrafted and Hand Printed’ culture of various Indian states, Ek Taara’s collection provides a contemporary twist to the traditional Indian prints.

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The fine Block Prints from Rajasthan or the Hand printed & Ikat clusters from Orissa or the Bagh Prints from the Madhya Pradesh, Ek Taara is continuously bringing the unique handcrafted clothing of rural Indian Artisans to an International platform.

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Ek Taara has showcased its unique collections at various national level exhibitions in Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Chennai, Hyderabad and Jaipur along with being a proud participant at a Pop-up event in New York City! Keeping sustainability and minimal wastage at its heart, the brand has started a new upscale project to convert the leftover fabrics into cool and chic clutches and purses for the younger generation.

 

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The brand’s ‘Heart to Haat’ designing mission thrives on creating garments and accessories for the young and contemporary women of today. From Hand-block printed dresses to Ikat Sarees and Dupattas, Ek Taara is also venturing into home furnishing segment by designing Cushion covers and Table Linens for the modern homes.

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A  NIFT Fashion graduate and a Brand Management graduate from Italy, Priyanka Chugh founded Ek Taara with an objective to bring the hand printing traditions from the heart of Indian villages into a modern, sustainable fashion brand for the woman of today. Passionate about building her own brand, Priyanka relocated to Jaipur after gaining years of experience in the fashion industry of Mumbai and Italy. Working single-handedly right from the ideation to the delivery, Priyanka undertakes everything with positivity. A proud recipient of J.N. Tata scholarship and a freelance researcher with various design universities, Priyanka is also a Pranic and Crystal healer with a believer in achieving everything with meditation and humor!

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Ek Taara has collaborated with some popular retailing portals such as – https://www.theloom.in/ , http://www.thesecretlabel.com/ , www.ajio.com .

It is also available in multi cities at various designer outlets across – Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai as Guwahati. In Jaipur, it is showcased at Tearo Dhora, Studio Bagru.

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To know more about Ek Taara, follow on Facebook –https://www.facebook.com/ektaara.in/

Instagram: ek_taara

To personally meet her, drop her a message at contact@ektaara.in

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

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5 Things Not To Be Missed During the Rajasthan Festival

Being in Jaipur during the end of the month of March brings to you to celebrate with us the Foundation Day of this majestic Land of Kings. Exactly 69 years ago on March 30, 1949 Rajasthan was united to become a republic state of India. Being the largest in terms of area in the country, Rajasthan differs from east to west and north to south.

If you are in Jaipur, these 5 things are not to be missed during the ongoing Rajasthan Festival.

  1. Children’s Film Festival

CFFTo start with the youngest, Rajasthan Festival has something to connect to every age group. There are a few films like Bhago Bhoot, Gili Gili Atta, etc. screened for children on 29th and 30th March to enjoy and learn at Inox Cinema Hall, Crystal Palm, Jaipur.

  1. Police Tattoo Show

OpeningArmed men have always attracted people and so does their work. With the opening ceremony which starts today from 5:30 pm at JDA Polo Ground, the Police Tattoo Show are ought to leave you spellbound with their acts. Do not miss the Motor Bike Show by ‘Seema Bhawani’ Women Cammando team of BSF.

  1. The Trio’s Mega Concert

Shankar-Ehsaan-LoyShankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa- the greatest trio of music industry often called as Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy will leave you breathless against the mesmerizing backdrop of Albert Hall on the 29th of March 7:00 pm onwards.

  1. Grand Closing Ceremony

vidhan-sabhaCelebrations can go on without any reason but to start something new the previous have to finish successfully. With more to come in the next few months, the grand closing ceremony which will take place at Janpath on 30th March from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm adding much grandeur to the evening with divisional tableaux of folk performances and much more.

  1. Lit Up Jaipur

Amer -JBHow can one forget the beauty of this captivating city. With lights on at all the forts, museums, government buildings, the fabled city enhances its beauty even more from every corner when lit up. If you are least interested in attending any of the events taking place, do not forget to drive through the streets of Jaipur during this time of the year. It beholds a totally different feeling and a sight not worth missing 😉

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7 Best Spots to Drink Whisk(e)y and Get Frisky in Jaipur

To’e’ or not to ‘e’!! There is a difference between “whiskey” and “whisky”. But did you know, what it is!! Whisky is generally denoted for Scotch liquors, while whiskey generally denotes Irish whiskey and American whiskeys.

Starting with this interesting fact, on ‘International Whiskey Day’ we would like to guide you to the most happening whiskey bars in our smokin’ hot Pink City.

  1. ta BLU

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TaBLU has to be one of the best cocktail bars in Jaipur and serves amazing drinks with great food. Amazing open rooftop ambience and great music, they deliver what they claim- Dreamy Cocktails. Their interesting blend of ‘Cosmopolitan’ has the mix of vodka, Cointreau whiskey infused with cranberry juice and a touch of lime.

Here comes the best part, to celebrate International Whiskey Day at TaBlu you can relish scotch even more with their amazing offer of ‘order 2 serves of Black Dog and get the 3rd one for free’!

  1. The Forresta Kitchen & Bar

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Forresta is definitely the most favorite hangout place for the Jaipurites. Their lush green surroundings along with an outdoor bar counter provide an ultimate experience for a wonderful evening. The food and music are amazing too. But what makes it really stand out is its take on cocktails.

Forresta’s interesting twist on blending Jameson Irish whiskey in Hot Coffee is also one of its kind. Also, its blend of three whiskey legends, labeled as ‘Three Wise Men, includes Johnnie Walker, Jim Beam, and Teachers Highland.

  1. Conversation Resto Bar

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Located in the Wall Street hotel, Conversation is best known for its non-veg appetizers, buffet and its amazing blend of cocktails. Their whiskey sour is as traditional as it gets. Made with Signature Premier Whiskey and Fresh Sour Mix, it’s guaranteed to tantalize your tangy taste buds.This International Whiskey day at Conversation gets, even more, happening with their fantastic offer of buy one and get the other free drink of your choice.

4. 100% Rock – The Original

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100% Rock is a classy and fun bar in C-Scheme, stocked with the finest whiskeys and a nice range of cocktails. It’s a perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy your drinks in peace. Their whiskey sour is served in the traditional manner, as well as with a twist! The latest spin on the cocktail is the ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’, which is made of the East Asian citrus fruit, Smirnoff, and a blend of Cointreau whiskey.

  1. Club Naila

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Heritage backdrop, open lounge with a lit up swimming pool on the side and candlelight dinner; that’s Club Naila for you. Club Naila is definitely one of the most prestigious properties that don’t cease to amaze you.Their bar is well equipped to serve you with varieties of drinks when it comes to whiskey, scotch, wine, and beer. Even though they are known for their classic cocktails, their signature cocktail fusions are also pretty good. One of their best blends includes- ‘Creativity’, made with Bourbon Whiskey, Lime Cordial, Ginger Ale and topped with Fresh Cherries.

Also, their happy hours are from Monday to Wednesday with the awesome offer of ‘buy one and get the other free’. Special cheers to all the scotch lovers!!

  1. Bar Palladio

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From hand-crafted drinks in their bar area to savory Italian dishes from their kitchen, flavor always takes center stage at Bar Palladio. With a wide collection of aperitifs and cocktails to choose from, Their Whiskey Sour is a classic cocktail, and is made of Bourbon, Peach Syrup, and Orange Zest!

  1. Jaipur Bar Stock Exchange

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JBSE is a new addition to the frequent Grand Uniara visitors. Classy & elite interiors and with best DJ in town makes it a truly charming place. Their selection of cocktails is a mix of old classics and their signature versions. Their whiskey sour is a classic cocktail, and they also have its pitchers available.

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Soak Into The Colourful Festival Of Gangaur With Shahpura, Near Jaipur

Rajasthan boosts not only in its history and heritage but its beauty reflects in its sparkling deserts, monuments and colorful festivals. On this note, we will take you to one of the most beautiful festivals of RajasthanGANGAUR, which truly embodies the spirit of diversity.

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Gangaur is one of the most colorful & auspicious festivals of Rajasthan – celebrating spring, harvest & marital fidelity. While ‘Gana‘ is another name for Lord Shiva, ‘Gaur‘ symbolises Gauri aka Parvati, his wife, also an epitome of marital bliss. The 18-day festival is observed by both married & unmarried women where they fast, women dress up in red bandhani sarees and turban clad men worship the clay idols of Isar & Parvati.

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When the bright skies have ushered in the festive season of spring, the remote town of Shahpura, located 65 km from the capital Jaipur, came culturally alive when the pious deities of Isar Maharaj & Gangaur Mata were regally taken around the streets and worshipped with vigour & devotion by both men and women.  The Shahpura Gangaur Festival, hosted at Shahpura Haveli was organized by Rani Ratna Kumari Foundation in association with the Rajasthan Tourism Department and Jaipur Beat was a part of it.

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On the day of Gangaur, the celebration began with the married & unmarried woman; all dressed in colorful Rajasthani attires worshipped idols of Isar Maharaj & Gangaur Mata at the Shahpura Haveli. It was a spectacle to see the idols being gloriously taken to Rawla Moti Mahal, where the great Gangaur Mahotsav was organised. The major attractions of Shahpura Gangaur Festival were the cultural performances of local artists & folk musicians of Rajasthan, several kinds of regional nritya (dances) like Mayur, Nritya, Masak Nritya, Behpang Nritya, magician performance, horse show, and other traditional games & competitions. Artists from various parts of the country namely Udaipur, Deeg, Jodhpur, Haryana, Punjab performed magnificently oozing talent with their euphonic tunes and twinkle toes. The royal family of Shahpura also participated in the festival. The Rani Ratna Kumari Foundation Trust, which works for the upliftment of the downtrodden sections of this small village of Shahpura also felicitated the local artisans in a ceremony.

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The grand procession of Isar Maharaj & Gangaur Mata began with all its regal pomp and pageantry at 5 p.m. from Rawla Moti Mahal. Both men & women could be seen beaming in colors of Rajasthan.  The procession passing through the vivid markets of the town, encompassed horses, camels, traditional folk dancers, brass bands from Punjab, lancers etc. along with the pious deities of Gangaur Mata ji and Bhagwan Isar ji Maharaj, finally converging at the newly restored Gopinath Temple. The town was seen teeming with both foreign nationals and domestic tourists rejoicing the festivities.

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Celebrated with great pomp and show, Shahpura Gangaur Festival gave visitors and tourists a spectacular opportunity to observe Rajasthan’s magnificent culture from close quarters. We are already waiting for next year to witness such a splendid event in a all its royal glamour. Are you?

 

 

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Explore Chitransh, A Creative Art Exhibition In Jaipur

Life is an empty canvas, throw all the paint you can and paint the picture that’s perfect for you!  Believing in the same, Kalaneri Art Gallery presents to you the first solo art show– Chitransh!

‘Chitransh’ means a ‘part of a bigger picture’; is an exhibition of paintings spanning around mother nature, wildlife and Indian mythology is commencing at Kalaneri Art Gallery from March 25th onwards.

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A passionate effort to bring back the dying art of ‘Doodling and Zentangle’, the art exhibition is centred around the artist’s vision on flora and fauna, birds, animals and their amalgamation. The paintings also exhibit a social message along with recreating the forgotten world through the works portraying the life of young lovers and married couples.

With the exhibition, Harshi Agarwal, a young & aspiring artist, under the tutelage of her talented mother has explored her inner-artist by experimenting with plethora of colours and patterns on various mediums. Whether it is Acrylic oil, pen or ink, Harshi has splashed her intricate and traditional detailing on any surface she could find!

On day 1 i.e. 25th March, 2018, an exclusive workshop for the kids will be conducted by the artist herself between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.,  where they will be provided with all the material and can take away the artwork created by them to their home.

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An open reception only for the invitees will be held on day 1 itself where they will be welcomed with food and drinks whilst they have a look at some of the exemplary pieces of art and paintings. 

A big shout out to all the art enthusiasts to get a chance to witness the fusion of traditional as well as contemporary art at this exhibition in our very own city, Jaipur.

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Date: 26th-30th March

Venue: Kalaneri Art Gallery

Time: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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