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Quarantine Meals At Your Doorstep | Jaipur Beat

If you are quarantined and unable to cook or your entire family is quarantined, the first thought which will come to your mind will definitely be how to take care of your meals? That too, eating a healthy balanced diet is essential for your health especially when your immune system needs to fight back.

There are a few food outlets, and even home chefs in the city taking this as an opportunity to help the people & families suffering in these stressful times and in turn delivering quarantine meals. Helping others in their times of need is the best gift of humanity and there is no bigger lesson than this that 2020 has given us!

So, Jaipur Beat is here to share some quarantine meal services in Jaipur to help you and your loved ones amid this pandemic.

1. Spiced Up

Based in Bais Gowdown, Tiffin Tales by Spiced Up delivers home food, packed safely to your doorstep in these difficult times. From home style meals, to indulgent meals to international cuisines to snacks, they have it all for your home isolation. They offer breakfast lunch, snacks and dinner starting from Rs 99.

Contact: +91 7760587681

https://www.instagram.com/spicedup.in/

2. Saas Bahu Ki Rasoi

Serving thali for corona suffering families, Veena & Rajeshwari operate from a home kitchen. The duo have turned their cooking passion in this lockdown into a “Saas Bahu Ki Rasoi” and they cook comfort food that tastes just like home without compromising on the ingredients and products used for it.

You can add more to this thali of daal, roti & sabjee as per your choice or even customize your order.

Rajeshwari: +91 9982128866

Veena: +91 9829075457

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Food-Delivery-Service/Saas-Bahu-Ki-Rasoi-114993783664561/

3. Mr. Rajat Jain & Mrs. Tanvi

Offering Sattvik food, the couple with the thought of helping those in need started to deliver food to quarantined people. You can book your breakfast by 10am and evening meal by 3 PM, as they deliver from 1 PM to 7 PM. Sattvic diet is considered very nutritious, and they provide a Rs.100 Tiffin with 2 sabjee & 2 roti.

Mr. Rajat Jain: +91 9875011998

Mrs. Tanvi: +91 8290660119

4. Arya Niwas Hospitality (Chitra Cafeteria & Amaltas by Om Niwas)

For those wanting Indian & International vegetarian cuisine, the restaurant customizes and prepares as per your taste. They analyzed that food is the major problem facing for quarantined families & individuals, especially for the elders who are skeptical about outside food. Hence already known for their homemade like taste, they initiated with this service.

Take a look at their menu!

Contact: +91 9829367879

https://www.instagram.com/arya_niwas_hospitality_/

Delivering as per your area are these 3 dedicated individuals:

5. Siddharth Jain

Always on his toes to help individuals & families in self isolation or home quarantine.

LOCATION: Mahavir Nagar, Gayatri Nagar, Gopalpura, Jai Jawan, Lal Bahadur, Income Tax, Durgapura, Shreeji Nagar, Malviya Nagar, Surya Nagar, Siddharth Nagar

Contact: +91 9414063303

6. Manish Jain

Along with his family, Manish Jain started with meal packages 2 months ago to help those under home quarantine.

LOCATION: Mansarovar, Patrkar, Muhana Mandi Road, Gujar Ki Thadi, Sanganer, Pratap Nagar

Contact: +91 9351428421

7. Shefali Jain

2 months ago, Shefali Jain started this quarantine food service along with her husband and family. Professionally, a doctor & lecturer in Subodh College, Shefali aims to help the isolated people in these difficult times.

LOCATION: Nirman Nagar, Shyam Nagar, Vaishali Nagar, Ajmer Road

Contact: +91 9829455868

Bookmark this blog and share it with people around in the city, as you never know who might be in need of this!

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Celebrating Jaipur Foundation Day | Jaipur Beat

November 18 is marked as the Jaipur Foundation Day, and today we are celebrating Jaipur’s 293rd birthday. On this auspicious occasion, Jaipur Beat is sharing some interesting facts about the capital of Rajasthan.

1. The city was founded in 1727 by Jai Singh II, the Raja of Amber who ruled from 1699 to 1743.

2. Jaipur gets its name from its founder Maharaja Jai Singh II, the great warrior and astronomer. 

3. Vastu Shastra has guided the building of Jaipur.

4. Hawa Mahal is in the shape of a crown of Lord Krishna with 953 jharokhas or windows.

5.  It was one of the earliest planned cities of India, designed by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya. 

6. The pink colour denotes the colour of hospitality, as it was used to welcome the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, in 1876.

7.  Jantar Mantar also features the world’s largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

8. Constructed in the year 1876, Albert Hall Museum is the oldest museum of Jaipur.

9. Known for its architectural marvels and vibrant culture, Jaipur made its entry into the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

10. Jaipur houses 22 stepwells, out of which some are the largest and deepest in the world.

You can take Jaipurites out of Jaipur, but not Jaipur out of the Jaipurites. Isn’t it?

Happy 293rd Birthday to Jaipur!

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Enhance the festive spirit with mouth-watering delights this Diwali | Jaipur Beat

With the second wave of COVID-19, everyone is puzzled about their Diwali plans. No gatherings, no card parties, no fun of shopping & hopping from one shop to the other. But life goes on and so does the celebrations of life. 

Where there is celebration, there have to be sweets that are healthy and delightful in every sense. Indian sweets come in a variety of colours, shapes and flavours. You name it, and you get it!

So let’s go find out some home chefs and outlets in the city who are making all the efforts to serve us the best during this festive time. From opulent and hatke sweet options to traditional Indian mithais, we have covered Jaipur’s delicious sweet options.

Cauldron Sisters

Ratika & Richa from Cauldron Sisters are making ‘not a mithai box’. They are making all cookies which look exactly like Mithai and serve it in mithai flavours like Kesar Peda, Rasmalai Cookie, Coconut Laddoo Macaroon & Gulab Jamun Brookie. 

The best part is that these are homemade in their kitchen & most of the ingredients that they use in preparations are dry that allows a long shelf life. And for health-conscious souls, these are also little low in calories as compared to usual sweets taken in the festivals.  

https://www.instagram.com/cauldron_sisters/?hl=en

Scrumptious Slice

Doorva Sharma is making delectable desserts in town and they’re worth every single bite. If you are someone for whom no festivity is complete without indulging in the fragrance of freshly baked items, then you can enjoy it from the Scrumptious Slice. Homemade cakes, cupcakes and many other savouries are baked to perfection all by hand and lots of love.

https://www.instagram.com/the_scrumptious_slice/

Chatokri 

Founded by Rekha Khaitan, Chatokri is a culmination of her passion for food. Their USP is that they curate and handpick from selected partners across the country. We hope you enjoy their collection as much as we enjoyed putting it here. 

https://www.instagram.com/chatokri/

Govindjee

Savour mouth melting sweets and a wide variety of Namkeen from the very old & trusted brand of Jaipur, Govindjee, originally Vijay Store at Choti Chaupar since 1954. They are offering all types of Gajak, dry fruits, cereals, & also they are the largest Indian Manufacturer of Traditional HAND ROASTED Namkeen. Their Malai Gajak, made of til (sesame seeds) and gud (jaggery) is highly recommended for all the Gajak Lovers. We bet, you can’t stop by having just one!

https://www.instagram.com/govindjeejeeyo/

Kalptaru Jain Store

This is a newly opened store at Rajapark that offers a whole lot of variety of sweets, dry fruits in premium quality to choose from. Freshly made sweet boxes like Chidawa ka Peda, Kaju Katli and many more will be the best if you want to gift. You may also get special festive packings such as special boxes for gifting on special occasions. 

https://www.instagram.com/kalptaru_jain_store/

LMB

How can we miss without talking about the legendary LMB. Situated in the walled city and also in Vaishali Nagar, LMB is going an extra mile to deliver to your home in all parts of the country. From Rasgulla to Gulab Jamun, Rasmalai to Halwa, & Kaju Katli they are famous for the range of delicious sweets that they make and on Diwali they have specially curated a Festive Gift Collection as well. 

https://www.instagram.com/laxmimisthanbhandar/

So, what are you waiting for, lets’ sweeten the festive spirit with Diwali sweets. Happy Festivities 🙂

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Your quest for a royal destination wedding ends here | Jaipur Beat

Grand venues, splendid gardens, rituals with a backdrop of a palace or fort, hundreds of dishes in numerous cuisines, and eye-popping trousseaus! Weddings in India are always known for putting up an extravagant show!

Unfortunately, it’s been almost 8 months that the coronavirus has turned our lives around in an unimagined way; social distancing is the new normal and the smashing royal weddings are now embracing intimate celebrations. But, rather than being gloomy about what it used to be in the past, read further as Jaipur Beat has discovered a royal wedding destination – Alsisar Mahal in the storybook town of Shekhawati. Located at a 4.5 hours drive from Jaipur,  Alsisar Mahal may put a rest to the quest of the couples who are chasing a silver lining for their wedding, in the current situation.

The 17th Century Palace Hotel is like a thrust with imperial heritage, grandeur, and magnificence in Royal Rajasthan.

We, absolutely, understand that the couples are facing restrictions on the guest list, but this is also an opportunity to tie the knot in an intimate ceremony in the presence of your family and close relatives, without compromising on the grandness of the destination and wedding ceremonies.

With Alsisar Mahal’s special palatial wedding package you can make your dream destination wedding come true.

At Alsisar Mahal, weddings are very special with imperial ambiance and a variety of beautiful venues to offer within the 17th-century palace. They are offering marvelous décor and royal services for a cherished union.

With various magnificent venues for a gathering of a hundred guests, the splendid palace is the best destination to consummate a memorable wedding.

Their opulent and well-maintained rooms ensure that each guest experiences the royalty of Rajasthan.

The couple and their guests can feel the versatility in wedding events with mehandi and brunches at the garden area and complete their nuptials and host Reception in the grand hall.

The late-night dance party can be hosted at their soundproof Dungeon Lounge, which is an eccentric dungeon themed venue of Alsisar Mahal.

Alsisar Mahal’s dining area with a spectacular interior fulfills an indoor dining requirement with grandeur and class. The illustrious wedding arrangements at Alsisar Mahal leave an everlasting impression of the wedding on your guests.

Have this intimate royal affair with 100 guests for two nights starting from INR 10 Lakhs + taxes! The palatial package includes a Royal Rajasthani welcome, 43 luxurious rooms with bed and breakfast, magnificent wedding venues, opulent spaces, a wedding hall, soundproof DJ at Dungeon Lounge for late-night entertainment.

Already started to fancy a royal wedding at erstwhile noble’s home?
For reservations and queries write to alsisar@alsisar.com or contact on +91 76650 08154

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alsisarmahal/

Website: www.alsisarmahal.com

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A Walk Through The Royal Abode | Jaipur Beat

Jaipurites, we all have seen the City Palace from outside but has it intrigued you how would a walk around the home of the royals be like? Well, we decided to explore the sections of the charming palace and share it with you!

Jaipur narrates its history as a breathing capital of Rajasthan embraced by the illustrious patronage, culture, architecture, performing arts and craft. Founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the new capital of Jaipur was unique for its urban planning & vision. With a perfect embodiment of the bygone era beautifully balancing with modern developments; magnificent palaces, special pink facades, vibrant markets, exquisite handicrafts, and colorful festivals, Jaipur continues to celebrate the splendor of its majestic past.

Poised in the middle of Jaipur, the world famous City Palace complex is an integral part of the walled city. Built by the Kachhwaha ruler of Amer – Jaipur, Sawai Jai Singh II, the 18th century Palace glorifies the magnificence of Jaipur’s heritage with its courtyards, gateways, temples and gardens. Characterized by a series of dedicated galleries and museums that offer a grand view of Jaipur’s flamboyant heritage, the City Palace Complex reflects the magnitude of its historical importance and monarchy. A site of living tradition, the City Palace continues to be the home and pride of Jaipur’s Royal Family. 

Take a walk around the opulent sections of the City Place with us!

  1. The Mubarak Mahal is one of the last princely additions to the City Palace, and was completed in 1900. The magnificent double-storeyed building was used to welcome special guests to the royal palace. Islamic, Rajput and European elements of architecture and ornamentation have been assimilated in this building. Today it houses a splendid textile gallery, and some offices of the Museum.
MUBARAK MAHAL
  1. The Sileh Khana building covers the story of the arms and armoury of the kingdom of Dhoondhar. Now a gallery, you can see a range of exquisite but deadly weapons, including swords, daggers, guns, and more on display here.
  2. The Sabha Niwas, also known as the Diwan-e-Aam, is a Public Hall of Audience that has been used by successive Maharajas. The Durbar and important official ceremonies would take place here. This was also where His Highness Maharaja Sawai Mansingh II took oath as the first Raj Pramukh of the newly constituted State of Rajasthan in 1949.
SABHA NIWAS ( Photo Courtesy : Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Museum Trust II )

4. The Sarvato Bhadra, an airy pavilion, open on all four sides, except for small rooms at each corner, is a Rajput architectural innovation. Several rituals and celebrations, including the Dussehra Pooja, and Makar Sankranti festival, happen in this courtyard. On display in the Sarvato Bhadra structure are the world’s largest silver urns, the Ganga-jalis. Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh the second took the Ganga-jalis with him to England in 1902, as a way to maintain his ritual purity, when he travelled across the seas to attend the coronation of King-Emperor Edward the seventh of Great Britain.

SARVATO BHADRA
GANGA-JALI

5. Pritam Niwas Chowk is the inner courtyard of the City Palace. It has four smaller gates, each themed around the four seasons and dedicated to a particular Hindu God.

PEACOCK GATE

Peacock Gate: The northeastern peacock gate represents autumn and has a small idol of Lord Vishnu on its lintel.

LOTUS GATE

Lotus Gate: The southwestern gate is adorned with dramatic lotus petals and flower patterns. It represents summer and Lord Shiva.

ROSE GATE

Rose Gate: The winter season is showcased by this gate. Filled with repeating rose patterns, it is dedicated to Goddess Devi.

LEHERIYA GATE

Leheriya Gate: The Leheriya (waves) gate is on the northwest side of the courtyard. It is green in color, indicating spring and dedicated to Lord Ganesha.

While exploring these landmarks, you will notice that many of their doorways are singular in character; be it the imposing gateways with intricate frescoes at the entrance or the smaller, nondescript doors inside the palaces. Each gate has a role to play and a story to tell. In City Palace, they reflect the influence of Mughal, European and Indian Shilpa Shastra styles.

6. Govind Dev Ji Temple is an epitome of pure devotion and exquisiteness. Surrounded by manicured gardens, spectacular chhatris and fountains, the marvelously textured temple is situated in the City Palace Complex.
Built-in 1735 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh II, the temple is amongst the seven temples of Vrindavan Thakur, who is one of Lord Krishna’s forms, Govind Dev ji. Swarmed by a great number of devotees and tourists each day, the calming temple of Govind Dev Ji allows the visitors to witness its tranquil surroundings and experience its powerful aura.

GOVIND DEV JI TEMPLE

Hope you enjoyed this royal walk around the City Palace Jaipur!

PS- Jaipur Beat is thankful to MSMS II Museum Trust for giving us the access and permission to photograph and also for each and every detail shared in this blog.

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Pink City and Ranthambore bags India Today’s Tourism Awards 2020

The Pink City keeps it among the top-notch cities to travel to for its invaluable heritage character! It’s an honour and pride that the city received its much-deserved title of the ‘Best Heritage Destination’ by India Today’s Tourism Awards 2020.

Witness The Rise of The Pink City, Jaipur- Now and Then – Jaipur Beat

Not just this, Rajasthan’s famous wildlife destination, Ranthambore in Sawai Madhopur, which is full of natural and wildlife wonders bagged another award under the category ‘Best Wildlife Destination’.

IMG_6304cc copy – Jaipur Beat

Rajasthan wins the hearts of travellers from across the globe for its old-world charm including heritage, culture, landscape, cuisines, and a lot more.

Owning to the iconic colour of the gamut of mesmerizing monuments, buildings, spellbinding palaces, and intriguing streets, Jaipur is always on the top travel list of travellers.

9 Heritage Sites In Jaipur That Will Blow Your Mind Away – Jaipur Beat

Do you need any more reasons to travel to Rajasthan?

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Sawai Jaipur Awards 2020: Awards, Winners & Book Launch

On the occasion of the Commemoration of Late H.H. Brigadier Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh MVC of Jaipur, the prestigious annual awards ceremony Sawai Jaipur Awards which is held every year was organized virtually this time on the evening of 22 October.

On this occasion, the book “Bubbles: A Biography of Brigadier H.H. Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh MVC, of Jaipur” was launched by Rajmata Sahiba Padmini Devi and Princess Diya Kumari.

The Royals have also embraced the new normal amid the pandemic by bringing the awards to social media for the first time. It was no less than a virtual extravaganza! It was worthwhile to hear again about the glorious tales of our rulers and their exceptional qualities on which the categories of the Awards were based on. People from around the world got a glimpse of the royalty and grandeur of Jaipur with The Sawai Jaipur Awards.

The Maharaja Sawai Mansingh II Museum Trust gave awards in 24 categories. These awards recognized and felicitated those who demonstrated exceptional skills in various fields like preservation of heritage, medical science, sports, traditional crafts, literature & education, among others.
Each awardee received a replica of the silver urn placed at the Sarvatobhadra Chowk of the City Palace, citation, a shawl, and cash.

The awards given for outstanding work in various fields along with the winners:

  1. Raja Dulha Rai Award for Social Work
    Akshaya Patra Foundation
  2. Raja Kakil Dev Award for Excellence in Preservation of Heritage and Architecture
    Dr. Shikha Jain
  3. Raja Pajvan Dev Award for Excellence in the Field of Medicine
    Dr. Subrata Banerjee
  4. Raja Bhagwant Das Award for Excellence in Traditional Crafts
    Mr. Gopal Saini
  5. Raja Mansingh I Award for Bravery
    Martyr Col Ashutosh Sharma
  6. Mirza Raja Jai Singh I Award for Distinguished Service in the Armed Forces
    Major Gen R S Shekhawat
  7. Mirza Raja Ram Singh I Award for Excellence in Ecological Balance and Improvement in Environment
    Wildlife Institute of India (WII)
  8. Maharaja Vishan Singh Award for Excellence in Travel & Tourism
    Mr. Upendra Singh Shekhawat
  9. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II Award for Excellence in the Field of Astronomy and Related Sciences
    Pandit Dr. Kedar Sharma
  10. Maharaja Sawai Ishwari Singh Award for Excellence in the Field of Journalism
    Rashtradoot Newspaper (Arbit)
  11. Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I Award for Outstanding Contribution in Development and Enhancing the Image of Rajasthan in India & Abroad
    Rajasthan Association of North America (RANA)
  12. Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh Award for Excellence in the Field of Literature and Education
    Mr. Bhanwar ji Bhanwar
  13. Maharaja Sawai Jagat Singh Award for Excellence in Art, Painting & Sculpture
    Mr. Bajrang Lal Suthar
  14. Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II Award for Excellence in the Field of Photography
    Mr. Surendra Singh Chouhan
  15. Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II Award for Excellence in the Field of Theatre, Film & Television
    Mr. Pramod Bhasin
  16. Maharaja Sawai Mansingh II Award for Excellence in the Field of Sports
    Mr. Anantjeet Singh Naruka
  17. Marudhar Kanwar Award for Distinguished Services in MSMS II Museum Trust & JPC Trust
    Mr. Sheodana Ram Kumawat
    Mr. Rohitashw Singh Tanwar
  18. Kishore Kanwar Award for Excellence in Performing Arts
    Pandit Krishna Mohan Bhatt
  19. Rajmata Gayatri Devi Award for Women’s Excellence
    Ms. Laila Tyabji
  20. Sawai Bhawani Singh Award for Excellence in the Field of Business and Industry
    Shree Cement Limited
  21. Rajmata Padmini Devi Award for Excellence in Loyal & Disciplined Services to the Royal Family of Jaipur
    Smt. Saraswati
    Smt. Madan Kanwar
    Shri Ashok Kumar
  22. Princess Diya Kumari Award for Achiever in any Field
    Shri Moti Singh Rawat
  23. Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh Award for Young Achiever in Sports
    Ms. Avani Lekhara
  24. Princess Gauravi Kumari Award for exemplary achievement in start-up/ innovation/invention with social impact
    Dr Sunita Bundas

If you have missed the Sawai Jaipur Awards 2020, watch it here:

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Join The First-Ever Virtual Sawai Jaipur Awards on 22nd October

We all have learnt in school about our kings & queens and their never-ending tales of bravery and valour. We all have been impressed with the importance of the royal family. Haven’t we all been for once royal admirers?

We bring you a step closer to the glorious past and stories of our mighty rulers! After all the coronavirus pandemic isn’t stopping the Sawai Jaipur Awards from felicitating people for their commendable contribution. It will take place this year despite all the odds, but as a virtual extravaganza!

Every year, it recognizes the people who have contributed to society through their excellence in various fields. But, this year is a little more special with unveiling BUBBLES, a biography of Late His Highness Brigadier Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh MVC, of Jaipur. It will bring back fond memories to those who knew the Maharaja personally, and will inspire definitely the young!

There are 24 categories ranging from preservation of heritage, achiever in sports, medical science, bravery, excellence in traditional crafts, and much more. The name of the awards are based on erstwhile to present rulers of Jaipur and the categories are based on their qualities. Starting from Raja Dulha Rai Award for social work to Rajkumari Gauravi Kumari Award for a person with exemplary achievement in innovation with social impact; Sawai Jaipur Awards will honour individuals and organizations for achievements in their respective fields.

Witness the Royal Virtual Award Ceremony on the official Facebook & YouTube page of MSMS Museum.

Date: 22nd October 2020
Time: 5:30 pm

Link:
Facebook-
https://www.facebook.com/events/351950256252922/

YouTube-
https://bit.ly/37oJnsa

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Places to visit in Jaipur during Monsoon |Jaipur Beat

Jaipur is finally showered with the bliss of monsoon 😀 Do you also feel like jumping in puddles and dancing freely in the rain? Well, who wouldn’t cause the joy of the rainy season in Jaipur is worth experiencing!

We’re sure you have seen rains a zillion times before from your room window, but the best way to enjoy the monsoon is when you step out into the city and explore. It’s the only time you witness the true beauty of Jaipur city when it’s drizzling mildly or raining heavily. There’s nothing more soul-satisfying than the smell of rain and sand, raindrops embracing your face and to top it all, your favourite music in the background that will get you right in the feel of the moment.

So, climb up the hill, enjoy the cool breeze, and let the raindrops kiss you. And while it’s raining, there is no place more ideal than a drive to Amer Fort, and Nahargarh Fort to experience this moment! If you can’t’ go out and want to stay indoors for the safety reasons, you still can live the moment and enjoy the armchair travel with Jaipur Beat 🙂

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Maota Lake at Amer Fort

 

Amer Fort
Rain washed Amer Fort

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View of Mansagar Lake from the hills

jal mahal
Top view of Jal Mahal at Mansagar Lake surrounded by Aravali 

amerjaigarh
Green cover of Amer Jaigarh 

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Road to Nahargarh

Let the monsoon magic fall over you as it is not only nature but the beautiful architecture of Jaipur that will enamour one during the rainy season here.

Happy rainy season ☂️