Started in 2010, Jaipur beat is a Digital Magazine that covers events, places, cuisines, news, reviews and everything else about Pink City.
It believes in capturing the true heart beat of Jaipur through various blogs.
Anything which have been trending or shouldn’t be missed about the city, is covered in a very interactive and appealing manner over Jaipur beat.” We Don't Follow Trends, We Make Trends.”
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 🙂
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.
Heritage, culture, traditions have been the USP of the Pink City but do you know the jewellery hub Jaipur is also a world-class education hub?
A skyline of golden vastness, the sprawling ramparts and intimidating palaces: Jaipur the land of gracious hosts and sumptuous feasts has inspired a whole range of creative people.
Going back to 18th century, Jaipur city was called the House of the 36 Industries (Chattis Karkhanas) for being a historical trade centre largely supported by crafts and folk art, including painting, carving and jewellery and sustaining its rich cultural heritage, through its traditions, culture, festivals and fairs. Since Jaipur is known for its vintage-inspired yet the exquisite style of jewellery across the world and from being an emerald cutting destination to the hub of fine art like meenakari, jadau and gemstone jewellery, the city has come a long way!
In virtue of this, Jaipur also attracts global jewellery business houses as well as jewellery education centres that are taking the city’s gems and jewellery to newer heights.
It is the city where ideas are imagined, produced, exchanged and marketed. To carry forward this, Jaipur institutes have always imparted the right educational skills to the people of Jaipur and also to those coming from different parts of the country.
Jaipur as a jewellery hub provides a good scope to prospectivejewellery designers to pursue their dreams, and gives chance to learn the art of Jewellery making straight from the jewellery industry leaders.
The institute is mandated to promote Education, Training, Research and Development in specialized areas of Gems and Jewellery sector for the industry at all levels. Every year students who prepare for higher education in art of jewellery makingstrive hard to be part of this institution.Founded in the year 1998 the institute offers courses in Bachelors and Masters Degree Programs. The institute is affiliated to RajasthanILD Skill University (RISU), which adds to its credibility.
Upholding its fundamental value system, the institute has evolved with the constantly changing business environment. The curriculum of IIGJ Jaipurhas been designed keeping in mind the dynamic business & economic setting of the current times. Along-with academics special focus is being given to the extracurricular development of its students.
The institute aims to leverage on technology and is equipped to deliver top-notch education through online classes as well. Facilitating varied online programs IIGJ Jaipur has always maintained the goal of empowering the talent by means of constant practical exposure through industry visits and tours. The field trips in and around Jaipur give first hand exposure to the students.
The institute also boasts of a highly equipped infrastructure includes air-conditioned library, state of the art computer lab and hostel facilityfor both girls and boys with a capacity to accomdate 250 students. The hostel provides wi fi facility, gymnasium, activity room for the holistic development.
The affordable fee structure is the highlight. It is a matter of great pride in acknowledging the fact that, thousands of illustrious alumni of IIGJ are serving the country and abroad in various capacity and bringing laurels to the Institute.
For all of you, who are willing to be a part of this glorious institution, get ready as the admissions are open for Bachelors and Masters Degree programs.
Great things last forever and The Forresta Kitchen and Bar has aptly proven it. As one of the favourite spots of Jaipur for over a decade, this multiple time winner of Times Food & Nightlife Awards, is all set to welcome you and yours in the new normal but with an all-new refreshed concept.
The new normal forces us to be more alert about ourselves and our loved one’s safety, hygiene and overall well-being. Jaipurites favourite fine dining restaurant The Forresta Kitchen & Bar, have started afresh with a unique concept of the drive-in and we are all super excited about it. So let’s dig in to know what’s so unique here apart from its all-time desired food 🙂
Drive-in? That’s definitely a new term ever used in the restaurant business and when we at Jaipur Beat got to know about it, we felt it truly wonderful, unique and of course the safest way to eat out in these testing times.
So all you have to do, simply drive down to The Forresta Kitchen & Barand this is probably one restaurant in the city having ample parking space in its own premises that too in the green open surroundings. Cool, isn’t it as you don’t’ have to leave your car anywhere else or to the valet?
Get scanned for temperature, park your car, look through the digital menu, order your meal, make digital payment and relish the delicacies right in your car or get inside to enjoy the lush-green seating that has been designed keeping in mind the norms of social distancing. This also means that you don’t have to be anxious about the common use of air-conditioners as you will be sitting amidst the greenery or in your car as per your choice.
If you are still worried to eat out keep reading because what ‘The Forresta’ is offering is something more than what you can imagine.
Needless to say masks, sanitizers are a part now like your breath, the disinfectant washing of groceries, hand-picking the best and distant cooking is also a part of the kitchen norms now which is keenly supervised by the owners Pallavi & Maniesh Devraj.
They are making sure that staff is following great safety inside of the kitchen as well. The restaurant has also limited the staff at one given point. If you’re stressed about the plates and spoons sanitization, worry not because you will get your food in a brand new disposable cutlery. How cool 🙂
Just like legacy is not about being noticed but about being remembered – The Forresta Kitchen & Bar is your one-stop for the finest gourmet experiences even NOW! And with the legacy that’s a result of years of experience, the restaurant has utmost service and safety while having food at its heart.
It’s not a restaurant, but a second home where there is a table you can call your own.
So, drive-in for a drive-licious evening folks amidst surreal vibes and for the upscale experience only at The Forresta Kitchen & Bar
Opening Timings- 12 PM- 10 PM
Address– The Forresta Kitchen & Bar
Devraj Niwas, Bani Park
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Along with the traditional ghewars now one can savour ghewars with a twist that are sure to complement your taste buds.
The bond of ghewar and Jaipur goes a long way. Made specially during the month of saawan (July/August) – monsoons and around local festivities like Teej, Gangaur, Rakhi (Raksha Bandhan) and Makar Sakranti; ghewar is Pink City’s renowned sweet that is eaten in three forms – plain (which is brought home and dipped in sugar syrup or as we call it chashini), plain sweet (but is topped with chopped nuts) or rabri ghewar. Which one do you drool on most?
However, as times are evolving, so is this traditional mithai (sweet dish). Pink City girls – Ratika and Richa better known as the Cauldron Sisters, started baking coin ghewars 2years back and on popular demand have ventured into full-size ghewars for this festive season. With a spread of varied flavours to satisfy your palate, these ghewars are a must-try for all those who love the essence of it yet want a refreshing twist to it. And, attention all the chocolate lovers, if you swear by chocolate, you surely can’t resist this scrumptious delight – chocolate ghewar, which is a perfect mix of Jaipuri ghewar flavour and divine chocolate.
This disc-shaped sweet looks like honeycomb and is made out of maida (refined flour) and ghee (clarified butter). This batter is further dropped from a height in hot boiling pan of ghee or oil and deep fried. Once golden brown, it is either kept raw or dipped in sugar syrup in case of plain sweet ghewar.
What is interesting to note about this lip-smacking aromatic mithai is that Jaipur’s ghewar is world famous and is even exported globally. Infact, Paneer Ghewar was invented by Jaipur’s Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar in 1961, after experimenting with kilos of maida and quintals of milk. Not only this, when it comes to gifting specially to a wedded daughter, ghewar tops the mithai list.
This Rajasthani festival Dessert is always a chart topper and savored in different styles. So, this Teej, Jaipur it’s time to try your hands on some chocolate, thandai, rose or mango ghewar’s and bring in some freshness to this traditional sweet dish. And as we said above, if you love chocolate and ghewar, this sinful combo is a must-have! When you order yours, don’t forget to click a picture and tag us @jaipurbeat
Where to buy: Ghewar is available on almost every sweet shop of Jaipur but for those looking for a Ghewar with a twist, get it from
Jaipur is a city that has a lot to amaze both the locals and the tourists. From being a perfect mélange of old and new, traditional and modern to royal and chic; Jaipur has everything.
We at Jaipur Beat bring to you top 5 unique experiences you can have in Jaipur.
Stunning monuments: There is no dearth of monuments to visit in Jaipur. While you are aware of the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely – Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and the majestic Amer Fort; there are a handful of other monuments to be amazed at. From Galta Ji Temple (Monkey Temple), Hanuman Temple (Khol Ke Hanumanji), Jal Mahal, Gaitore ki Chhatriyan, Panna Mina ka Kund, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Albert Hall, to Chand Baori Abhaneri and Anokhi Museum (90kms away from Jaipur); get on with these each day and relive the royal bygone era.
Exquisite crafts: Shopping for Jaipur’s exquisite crafts is one of the most satisfying experiences one can have especially if you are a shopaholic. From a wide range of handicrafts – blue pottery, block print, carpets, jewellery, gemstones, clothes, juttis, to puppets, and more. Some of the most authentic shopping experiences can be provided by the city’s old Bazaars/ Markets, an experience that is amongst the most authentic of all things to do in Jaipur.
Abundant nature: While Jaipur is rich in its history and culture, the city is a treasure house of nature too. One of the best ways to see the sights of Jaipur is to start off on an early morning cycling ride or a quad biking. You can also head to witness some untamed wildlife at Nahargarh Sanctuary via a Jeep safari, do zip-lining. Or you can simply trek the Aravalis that are crowned with lush green trees. In case you are someone who loves a long drive, strolling across the city, walled city and outskirts can be quite a nourishing experience for you.
Delicious food: Owing to its arid and dry climate, Jaipur’s cuisine is a foodie’s paradise. Cooked with rich and tasty ingredients and an amalgamation of various techniques – both old and new; Jaipur food is to die for. Whether you have a sweet tooth or have a knack for something tangy, you have a wide range of delectable to pick from. Must try are its kachori, jalebi, ghewar, gajak, chaats, typical Rajasthani cuisine comprising of dal-baati-churma and ker sangri ki sabzi.
Colourful culture: Just as the name suggests – Pink City, the culture of Jaipur is also very vivid and colourful. Full of vibrancy, you can see a perfect blend of cultures in the city strolling across like one. All festivals in the city are celebrated with extreme zest and almost every month has one of them and has its own specific food and attire associated with it.
Capital of Rajasthan – Jaipur is known worldwide as Pink City and is famous for its iconic fort, palaces, food, hospitality, people, shopping and not to miss handicrafts. This cultural center of the state not only amazes and enriches its locals every day but tourists from the world over too. The handicrafts of the city truly signify the culture and the essence this city is known for. Let’s have a look at the crafts of Jaipur that truly is a delight and enriches our lives-
Blue Pottery: Blue pottery tops the lists of handicrafts and especially when it’s about carrying souvenirs. Whether you want to accessorize your little corner with a vase or accentuate your wall with hanging plates, these Turko-Persian blue potteries of Jaipur are one-stop-shop for you. The blue color which is used to die the pottery is eye catching and name blue pottery comes from the dye blue color only. Some of the potteries are semi-transparent and are beautifully decorated animals and birds are made on it. Where to buy: Though there are many shops in different parts of the city but the show rooms at Amer Road offers a wide variety.
Puppets: Found hanging in the busy markets of the walled city or inside a traditional set-up with a live puppet show on, these Rajasthani puppets are one of the most inexpensive gifts to carry along. These are made with painted wooden heads, draped with dresses made from sequined old fabrics and stuffing rags in them. With a typical representation of a Rajasthani man and woman, these puppets have a distinctive style that is difficult to pass by. If you are a visitor or even a local, stopping by to see puppet show could be one of the most refreshing cultural things to do when in Jaipur and Rajasthan. Where to buy: Visit the market around Hawa Mahal or Link Road
Carpets: Known for the finest hand-made rugs, mats and carpets, Jaipur is the hub for all your carpet desires. From rich colour patterns, motifs, sizes to material – wool, silk or cotton, there is a carpet for every need and for every room of your home. These are generally hand-knotted woolen products and have a great resemblance with the Persian Carpets. Where to buy: Tripolia Bazaar, Jaipur Rugs
Jewellery: Known as the hub of folk, metal, gold and gemstone jewellery, Jaipur is all things jewels. Whether it is working with precious metals like silver, gold and diamond or doing meenakari, jadau and kundan artworks, one can find the most stunning jewellery pieces in town. Also, Jaipur is the world’s largest gem cutting center welcoming tourists – national and international. Every year the city hosts two big jewellery shows- Jaipur Jewellery Show and Jewellers Association Show where visitors and traders from all over the world come. Where to buy: Johari Bazaar, JJS & JAS
Juttis: Better known as jootis or mojadis, juttis are a must-buy when in Jaipur. Even as a local, every household will have a pair of this traditional juttis for they are best suited under ethnic wear. Made from camel leather and embellished with stones and embroidery, these are colorful and hand-made by local artisans for whom it’s a way of their livelihood. Where to buy: Hawa Mahal and Link Road
Other crafts that attract visitors and offer a livelihood to its people are Jaipuri quilt, block prints, bandhej and leheriya sarees, sanganeri and bagru print stuff, marble items, wooden furniture, gemstones, lac bangles and paintings. Stay tuned to this page for we are going to soon come out with more information about these. Until then, if you want to shop for the soul of Jaipur, shop for its crafts!
It’s already three months since we are locked down in our houses due to the rising COVID situation. Can you believe it’s been 3 months without going out for parties or events that too when the celebartory month of Saawan is going to start very soon?
Jaipur is a cultural heaven, always brimming with action has now adapted to the new normal through Virtual Events in Jaipur. In Jaipur too we have multiple virtual events and conferences for you to attend. So, you can be anywhere in the world and attend events online. Let’s have a quick look-
We are half-way through 2020 and this year has made us all go through a lot – both negative and positive. But if we focus on the bright side of the coin as it resonates better with the spirit of Jaipur, there are a lot of good things that have happened too – one of the key being ‘realizing the importance of locally produced goods of all kinds.
Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi rightly emphasized the need of the hour – be vocal for local, which would not only help us revive the economy but will help the millions who have lost their jobs in this pandemic. And Jaipur is a city that is full of art and craft, jewellery, garments, linen, handicrafts, traditional craftsmanship and some home-grown brands.
One such brand that is newly emerging and is a perfect blend of traditional and modern sensibilities is Ek Taara – A Timeless Journey! It is a brand that is authentically made in Rajasthan and has empowered the local tailors, artists, karigars and printers; who are painstakingly creating the traditional craft in a contemporary package and are making the ethnic collection absolutely fun to wear.
Boasting of prints that embody a touch of whimsy and traditions, Ek Taara gives due importance to upcycling and make products like dupattas, sarees and apparels, clutches, handbags, stoles, cushion covers and even toys. Their collection symbolizes a mix and match of different forms of tie-dye, block printing, screen printing and more.
So if we the Jaipurities put on our best foot (read as click) forward, we would help local business thrive like never before, thereby helping the artisans believe in us once again. And did you know there’s a reason why Jaipur, in Rajasthan, brings to mind rich textiles, colorful pottery, and bright bangles.
The Pink City is the handicraft capital of India, home to 4,000 sari makers, 35,000 marble workers, and 1,000 bangle makers. These industries have been alive since ancient times and, with our little push and help will still manage to exist in a fragile state today.
The past two-and-a-half months have been thought-provoking for all of us. Where the initial phase was of getting accustomed to staying home, working from home and doing all the chores. The second was more intense as we started getting used to living a home-life, introspected and revived the lost hobbies and interests and coped up with each other for 24×7. The third for sure started to make one edgy as we now know, coronavirus is here to stay and we need to plan our life’s around it.
This means, even planning our travel around it for we Jaipurities simply love to travel. So where is it that you can travel? Travelling overseas, across borders or inter-state is something we won’t recommend you to do at least for this year. But in and around Jaipur, there are ample options for you to take that much-needed rejuvenating break!
Here are the top 5 recommendations for you which are near Jaipur:
Sariska National Park: Located at a distance of about 133kms from Jaipur, visiting the ‘abode of Royal Bengal Tigers’ – the Sariska National Park is your perfect weekend corona break. And what’s best is that the reserve currently thrives with wildlife as recently Tigress ST-12 gave birth to three new cubs.
Apart from the tigers, you can also spot endangered bird species, striped hyenas, leopards, jackals, monkeys, and deer’s. Once done with the national park, you can also visit Siliserh Lake, Sariska Palace, Bhartrihari Temple and Kankwari Fort.
Ranthambore National Park: Heaven for wildlife and nature enthusiasts, Ranthambore National Park is just 122kms from Jaipur and that offers some incredible photography options. You can opt for a safari ride that gives you the chance to experience the wild species that are freely roaming around in the jungle.Pushkar: This holy city of Rajasthan offers ample photo-opportunities and is an ideal mix of divinity and serenity. Situated at just 161kms from Jaipur, here at Pushkar you can soak yourself in the mesmerizing sunset and sunrise views, sit next to the tranquil lake for some solace and peace. Walk down the narrow streets and lanes to taste some relish the delicious Malpua’s or Ugma ji ki Kachori, dal baati, Poha Pizza, Falafel, gulukund ki lassi and so so much more. Don’t miss to seek the blessings from the worlds’ only Brahma Temple. Abhaneri: If you thought what you would do in Abhaneri, well this little hidden treasure at just about 90kms from Jaipur is home to world’s largest step-well ‘Chand Baori’. Built by King Chanda somewhere in the 9th century, it is one of the hidden secrets of India and has 3,500 narrow steps arranged in perfect symmetry, which descend 20m to the bottom of the well and makes for an amazingly beautiful sight to behold. Bundi: Known for its iconic forts, palaces and natural beauty, Bundi is a beautiful city located at about 218kms from the Pink City Jaipur. Art lovers must go and witness the mesmerizing and original miniature paintings of ‘Chitrashala’ at Ghar Palace. The blue houses, lakes and numerous step wells dominate this small town. The finest example being the Rani ji ki baori.
Yes, we all need a break to come back and adapt to a new normalcy.