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9 Heritage Sites In Jaipur That Will Blow Your Mind Away

Rajasthan is blessed with the marvellous monuments and heritage sites. For which, we can’t thank enough our royals and the architects of building these heritage sites. Today on the International Day for Monuments and Sites, let’s dedicate this beautiful wealth to our ancestors by taking a look at the royal and rich history of our monuments, which are an evidence of bygone era.

  1. Hawa Mahal

Carved out of red and pink sandstone, this marvelous piece of architecture is recognized as the tallest building in the world built without a foundation. Constructed for the purpose of festivals and processions being watched by royal ladies without been seen, Hawa Mahal has about 953 windows from where the ladies could see the happenings of the city.

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  1. City Palace

Based on a fusion of the Vastu Shastra of the Indian architecture, combining Mughal, Rajput and European styles, City Palace was built by the founder of Jaipur- Sawai Jai Singh II. Some of its parts are opened for public by the royal family of Jaipur, who still owns the palace. The most attractive part of the Palace is its four gates that represents the four seasons of the year.

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  1. Jaigarh Fort

Providing a great view of the entire Aravalli range, Jaigarh Fort is known for holding the largest canon on wheels in the world. It is situated at a distance of 15 km from the main Jaipur city and is popularly known for not being conquered by anyone in the battles that it has witnessed.

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  1. Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur is considered to be one of the largest observatories out of all the 5 in the entire nation. Recognized as the world heritage site by UNESCO, Jantar Mantar is also filmed in many national and international movies, gaining a great shooting spot for movies.

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  1. Nahargarh Fort

A blend of Indian and European style of architecture, Nahargarh Fort was built as a retreat on the hilltop at that time. Providing a stupendous view of the city, Nahargarh Fort was built strategically to provide protection to the royal family of Jaipur. Also, Heritage Water Walks have been started at Nahargarh by individuals and Tourism Department of Rajasthan to inculcate the habit of water conservation among people.

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  1. Albert Hall

Opened as a concert hall in 1876, Albert Hall was then turned into a Museum to promote the local artisans’ work. Soon after that, the museum gained its popularity not only for its exquisite collection but also for its splendid architecture.

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  1. Gaitore

Delicate carvings on each cenotaph of the Gaitore are unique and have an exclusive quality of architecture that grabs the attention of the visitor. It was known as the cremation ground of the Kachhwaha Rajputs of Jaipur, the most popular royal families in Rajasthan. Plan a day out at Gaitore, located at a distance of 16 km from Jaipur and enjoy the intricate patterns engraved in the walls and domes.

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  1. Jal Mahal

A five storied structure built with stones and walls thick enough that no water seeps in, Jal Mahal is situated at a place from where on one side you can watch monuments, temples and hills and on the other side, the hustle bustle of the city. Beautifully lit up at night, Jal Mahal is a must included place for every tourist planning to visit Jaipur.

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  1. Amer Fort

One of the most romantic palaces in Jaipur, Amer Fort looks like a magical castle of a fairyland in the Maota Lake. Enlisted as the UNESCO World Heritage Site under the category “Hill Forts of Rajasthan”, Amer Fort even provides elephant rides from the foot of the hill.

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If you think that Jaipur has no night life, let us tell you that a lot of these heritage sites have started with night tourism. So be it day or night, paying a visit to these sites is always a pleasure to your eye.

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5 Pool Places In Jaipur To Take A Dip This Summer

The bright summer days are finally here, and all the Jaipurites are looking for ways to beat the scorching heat. Whether you are chilling at home under the ACs or enjoying super chilled popsicles, but definitely nothing beats the relief of immersing under the crystal blue water to cool off!

So guys, either you want to learn some serious swimming strokes or just a splash in the pool, a swimming class helps in building strength, agility, and maintaining weight! We, at Jaipur Beat are sharing our 5 top picks for the best swimming classes in the Pink City.

  1. Jai Club

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Jai Club is well known amongst the elite crowd of Pink City offering highest level facilities to its club members as well as to the outsiders. The pool here is a semi-Olympic standard with an attached filtration plant and is usually crowded in the evenings. The club provides swimming classes for the young children as well, wherein efficiently trained coaches are available throughout the session.

Where:  Near Raj Mandir, MI Road 

  1. Rajasthan University Swimming Pool

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The University swimming pool complex is a great place to learn swimming. With a nominal fee structure for the students and outsiders, the facilities here are on par with that of any other place. The swimming pool is hygienic with the depth ranging from 3ft to 15ft. Various showers, lockers and separate changing rooms for men and women along with well-trained coaches, the pool here lives up to the international standards.

Where: J.L.N. Marg

  1. Kanoria College

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The women’s college- Kanoria is a reputed name amongst the Jaipurites. The college has great health club facilities only for females, which include a clean swimming pool with an automatic filtration plant. The center also provides a qualified female coach throughout the swimming class.

Where: Near Gandhi Circle, J.L.N. Marg

  1. Sawai Man Singh Stadium Swimming Pool

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One of the best and nominally priced swimming classes in Jaipur, SMS Stadium has two international sized swimming pools. The pools are functional throughout the year and have temperature control facilities to ensure the best standards. In order to swim here, you should be a seasoned trainer as the pool depth can reach over 15ft. Though, for the beginners, they do provide a proper training with the availability of safety coaches throughout the session.

Where: Jan Path, Jaipur Nagar Nigam, Lalkothi

  1. Ashta Sports Academy

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One of the more popular spots to swim, the pool at Ashta Sports academy is clean and well maintained and is Olympic sized. Apart from great trainers, you can also enjoy a host of other facilities, like towels and even swimming gear.

Where: Behind LBS College, Tilak Nagar

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4 Food Delivery Apps That Are Just A Click Away In Jaipur

Day or night, hunger can strike at any time! Being in the state of Rajasthan where you get enormous variety of food, you can’t resist yourself from having it. If you are a student who is studying till late night or an employee who is stretching his work hours till midnight, the chances of your hunger pangs reaching its peak at around midnight are at its highest. Here, we, Jaipur Beat bring to you the top food delivery apps that can make your life simple.

  1. Foodpanda

With its extensive offers and schemes and tie ups with about 71 food outlets that offer not only North Indian cuisine but continental, Mexican, South Indian, Chinese, and many more, ordering from Foodpanda saves your time and money. Order from here and make your life easy !

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  1. UBER eats

Launched quite recently in the city of Jaipur, UBER eats has captured every Jaipurites attention. Right from juices to main course and not to forget the most awaited desserts, everything is just a tap away.

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  1. Zomato

Impressive food menu along with massive collaboration with around 2800 food restaurants, Zomato is one of those few food delivery apps that can be trusted blindly. Try it to know it!

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  1. Swiggy

Game night? Order from Swiggy which has no-minimum order policy and has lightning-fast delivery that will make your game night more hip and happening !

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Happy food ordering 🙂

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Beat The Jaipur Heat With The ‘Thanda-Thanda, Cool-Cool’ Ganne Ka Rus

With the temperatures soaring high, Jaipurites have started to face the harsh summer heat. But need not worry, with the numerous ‘thela-wallahs’ selling the chilling sugarcane juice in every nook and corner, we bet you will find the Jaipur summers quite a lot less hotter.

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The addition of tangy chat masala, cool lemon and fresh mint leaves, makes this summer-cooler even more refreshing and healthy too.

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Whether you like the plain version or with the addition of zingy mint leaves,  yummy sugarcane juice is a power-packed with numerous health benefits including liver strengthening, ensuring proper kidney functioning and remedy for treating jaundice.

The excellent diuretic properties of sugarcane juice, can quench your dehydration in just one go! Luckily, for the Jaipurites this summer, elixir is available throughout the streets of the Pink City in small kiosks and thelas and Jaipur Beat visited a few of them.

You can spot one kiosk on the streets of Raja Park.

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Small kiosks on Moti Doongri Road.

Shekhawati Juice Centre- MD Road

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Also, near the prominent Indira Bazar.

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At Ganpati Plaza.

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One is situated in Jawahar Nagar- Sector 2.

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At Mama Ki Hotel.

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A single glass costing only around Rs.10-15, it is definitely a delicious drink for this small amount of money.  And especially in this summer weather, say cheers to the super yummy ‘Ganne ka Ras‘ as it does not just keep your thirst under control but also offers a pocket-friendly alternative for beating the heat in this Jaipur summers.

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Happy summers ! 🙂

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Top 5 Fitness Centers in Jaipur

Healthy body harbours a healthy mind. Maintaining a healthy body doesn’t necessarily means working out for hours each day or go on crash diets. Instead, it takes dedication and discipline towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle, good eating habits, and regular physical activity.

In recent years, the growing work pressure and stress is taking a toll on the health and fitness of our Jaipurites. However, at the same rate, the growing concerns towards maintaining a lean physique has given rise to some of the best gyms and fitness chains in the city.

So, for all the fitness-freaks out there, this World Health Day we have decided to bring up the list of top 5 fitness centres in the Pink City.

  1. Big Apple Fitness Studio

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An innovative fitness chain started by the celebrity fitness trainer – Mr Ajay Singh, Big Apple Fitness Studio provides Pink City’s best fitness programs. Whether it is the popular cross-fit training, pilates or the outdoor workout competitions, the centre has a dedicated group of highly qualified fitness instructors ensuring all-round fitness to its members.

Apart, from their regular fitness programs, they also provide the unique Pre and Post Natal Workouts to the ‘to-be-mothers’. This exercise program at Big Apple Fitness Studio offers many physical and emotional benefits to the mothers as well as the baby.

Location: Malviya Nagar, Bani Park

  1. Anytime Fitness

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Located in the posh locality of C-Scheme and equipped with ultra-modern equipment, Anytime Fitness is favourite among the fitness crowd in Jaipur. Be it fitness, health or just lifestyle change, the fitness experts at Anytime Fitness strive to provide a tailor-made plan for each of their customers according to their unique needs.

The USP of Anytime Fitness lies in its affordable 24*7 membership plans. Yes, you read it right, they are always open! With some of the finest equipment, personal training programs, and certified nutrition counsellors, Anytime Fitness is an ideal place for those who seek fitness without any strings attached.

Location: C-Scheme, Raja Park, Malviya Nagar

  1. NUYU Health Club

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Amongst the biggest fitness centres in India, NUYU Health Club offers a variety of services to keep you addicted to your fitness regime. NUYU not only provides the option of gym, yoga, and spa but also has a dance studio as well as kickboxing and extreme strength training.

To keep your diet under control, it also has full-fledged cafe including certified dieticians that make custom diet plans in accordance with your lifestyle and body type. Also, with some of the best equipment available, NUYU Health Club provides well-trained instructors who use proven methodologies in providing you with the best results.

Location: Queens Road, Vaishali Nagar

  1. Gold’s Gym

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Undoubtedly, the best gym in Jaipur! Synonymous with the best in the fitness world, Gold’s Gym Jaipur’s unravelling success can be easily marked towards its finest equipment and well-knowledgeable fitness trainers that help clients achieve their fitness goals.

Whether your goal is to lose or gain weight, tone muscles, increase flexibility, build strength or improving cardiovascular health, you are sure to get a proper guidance from their efficient trainers.

Location: Malviya Nagar, Vaishali Nagar

  1. Talwalkars 

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Located at multiple locations in the city, Talwalkars is one of the most reputed fitness chains in the country. Talwalkars Jaipur is located at the 6 prime locations offering a gym, nutrition, and health counselling services along with a wide range of fitness and weight loss programs.

Their state-of-the-art facilities, hospitable staff, and passionate trainers keep you motivated throughout your fitness journey and leave you inspired after every visit.

Location: Raja Park, C-Scheme, Bani Park, Malviya Nagar, Nirman Nagar, Vaishali Nagar

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5 Must Know Facts about City Palace

The City Palace, Jaipur is one of the most admired and finest attractions among the places to visit in the Pink City. With an organized layout of large courtyards, perfectly manicured gardens, and magnificent mahals, the palace is still a home to the royal family of Jaipur.

It houses beautiful amalgamation of Mughal and Rajput architecture and narrates the city’s glorious historical past which can be seen at the major attractions of the City Palace, thus making it a perfect sight for every history enthusiast and photographers.

While making a trip to Jaipur, make sure you reserve a day to visit the corridors of the City Palace and live a day like the royals!

Royal History

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Located in the heart of the Pink City, the City Palace has been the official residence of rulers of Jaipur. It was built in accordance with the Vastu Shastra, under the guidance of Sawai Jai Singh II by two renowned architects- Vidyadhar Bhattacharya and Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, depicting the fusion of Rajput, Mughal and European architectural styles.

Story Behind The Gates

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Inside the City Palace, the Pritam Niwas Chowk houses 4 gates where each has a different role to play and a story to tell. These gates represent four seasons and Hindu gods and goddesses. The Peacock Gate with motifs of peacocks represents autumn and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The Lotus Gate have continual flower and petal pattern representing summer season and is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati.  The Green Gate is suggestive of spring and is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Lastly, the Rose Gate with repeated petal pattern represents winter season and is dedicated to Goddess Devi.

Magnificent Structures inside the City Palace

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The legendary City Palace is said to comprise one-seventh of the walled city of Jaipur with temples, edifices, courtyards, gardens and a museum. Some major attractions include Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Mubarak Mahal, and Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum. Diwan-I-Khas, decorated with plush chandeliers was once a private audience hall of the royals is now an art gallery. Interestingly, the hall also features two huge sterling silver vessels which are officially recorded as the world’s largest sterling silver vessels.

The City Palace Museum

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The City Palace Museum which is now called Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Museum houses largest and finest collection of arms in India. It includes- swords, double-edged cutters, daggers, knives, axes and arrows of various shapes and sizes. The sword of Maharaja Man Singh that weighs about 5 kilograms is one of the attractive exhibits. It also has a vintage collection of baggis.  One of the major attractions is Victoria Baggi which was gifted by Prince of Wales to the Maharaja in 1876. Also on display are the mahadol, a palanquin with a single bamboo bar that was used for carrying the idols of Hindu gods during festive processions.

A Royal Abode to the Royal family

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The Chandra Mahal is a seven-storied cream-white structure, sumptuously adorned with unique paintings and floral decorations with mirrored walls and ceilings. It has screened balconies and a pavilion at the roof from where a panoramic view of the city can be seen. It is set amidst well laid out gardens and a decorative lake in the foreground. At present, the royal family resides in the Chandra Mahal.