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The Walled City marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The royal city of India Jaipur has recently made the entry in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  For its arcade and royal architecture, Jaipur has always been on the heritage list.  The announcement was made after the 43rd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee at Baku (Azerbaijan). As Jantar Mantar has been already marked as World Heritage Site and now as the wall city has bagged the title is a proud moment for all of us.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his happiness through Twitter and posted “Jaipur is a city associated with culture and valour. Elegant and energetic, Jaipur’s hospitality draws people from all over. Glad that this city has been inscribed as a World Heritage Site by @UNESCO.

“The city was proposed to be nominated for its value of being an exemplary development in town planning and architecture that demonstrates an amalgamation and important exchange of ideas in the late medieval period. In town planning, it shows an interchange of ancient Hindu, Mughal and contemporary Western ideas that resulted in the form of the city,” UNESCO

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Jaipur you made us proud!

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Photographs that reflect the beauty of Jaipur city in monsoon

Monsoon is here and we cannot get over the serenity of Jaipur City. As the little pitter-patter drops fall from the sky they don’t just bring with them the petrichor but a wave of aesthetic pleasure which enhances the beauty of Pink City even more. The fresh green landscape of Jaipur with new life from the top. You don’t believe us, have a look.

  1. Picturesque view of Amer Fort covered in clouds

 

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2. Lake ‘Sagar’, Jaigarh Fort and the lush green landscape

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3.  Like mystical clouds looming over Jal Mahal at Man Sagar Lake

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4. Bird’s Eye view of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly or Vidhaan Sabha

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5. Rain washed Wall City, Jantar Mantar, City Palace in one frame

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6.  Green cover on otherwise Barren hills of Jhalana and the Pink Houses

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7. The City doesn’t rest even when it rains. View of Tripolia Bazaar and Choti Chaupar

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8.  Monsoon spellbound Jaigarh Fort

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10. Paanch Batti after a shower of rain

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11. Sanganeri Gate in the drenched walled city

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12. Trimurti Circle and its glorious reflection

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13. Last but not least – The bheeghi bheeghi walls of Jalmahal Palace

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14. Believe us!! We are still in Jaipur 🙂

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So, what are you waiting for? Go have fun and enjoy the saavan and the thandi-thandi hawa.

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Things to do with your dad, this Father’s Day!

No day could ever be enough to cherish the relation of affection and care with our fathers and reciprocate to what he does for us.  But we can indeed celebrate this heartfelt relationship to admire the superhero in our lives and enjoy it to the fullest with some warm and ingenious gestures.

Hence with Father’s Day around the corner, most of you have already started scratching your heads into thinking of such creative and yet unscripted ideas to make the day a memorable one for our greatest dads.

Here is a list of the things you can do with your papa that will make his day in a little different manner.

  1. Road trip with dad

The ride is about to get bumpy but not the one that will hurt your back but the one you can enjoy with your dad this father’s day. So, fasten your seat belts and get ready for an adventurous trip to maybe Neemrana fort for a spectacular sunset or Pushkar to gusto camel safari or you may visit Sambhar Lake, Ranthambore, and Bhangarh Fort for a thrill experience with your dad.

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  1. Binge watching, old classics with your old man

From Do Bigha ZaminAmar Prem to Amar Akbar Anthony and Dewar, these are the golden classic hits of the 40s and 60s. You can make your dad’s day by watching these classics or listening to the music with him, with popcorn and coke you can enjoy this father’s day binge watching with your old man.

  1. Cook with your dad and serve him

We all like to eat but there are few who love to cook. If your papa’s choice is the latter then why not cook with him. You can help him with lunch or while cooking supper. It will really make his day and this aid is worth a lot than any gift to him.

  1. A little surprise for him

We all appreciate surprises, and few surprises are sabse hatke. If your dad’s been longing for a pet for a long time, father’s day is apt for introducing a new little member to the family. Your dad will absolutely love it.

  1. Nostalgic times with papa

Father’s don’t tell us but they like spending time together and talking about the times of their old days. The tales they tell us always give a lesson and also we get to know how notorious they were when they were kids. So, those who are still not sure about the gift for father’s day can give one of the most valuable presents that is their time.

  1. Spa trip with him

Why should moms have all the fun at the spa? Our dads also love to relax and pamper themselves. This Father’s Day you can overwhelm your papa by taking a trip together that will not tire him instead relieves him.

  1. Phone de-tox for the whole day

The addiction of mobile is not limited to just youngsters anymore but to our moms and dads as well! Let’s get ourselves phone de-toxed this Father’s Day and keep all the mobile phones aside. Rather sit together and do the things your father and you love doing together.
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  1. Watch Cricket World Cup 2019 with dad

The cricket fever is on and the most awaited match of India vs. Pakistan is on 16th June 2019 same day as Father’s Day. What’s the best thing to do together with him than watching the Cricket World Cup match?

  1. A techno-savvy father

If you and your dad are those techno-savvy and video games freaks then what’s better than a video game battle with your dad. And you can spend your Sunday with your dad the whole day playing games and spending time together.

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Happy Father’s Day to all dads, grand-dads and the mothers who have been there for us as the ‘dad’!

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Reliving The Amazing Memories At Kanak Ghati, Jaipur.

Kanak Ghati is one place where we all, at one point of our lives has been to. In retrospect, Kanak Ghati was the no. 1 picnic spot for the school picnics as well as family picnics. The maintenance of the historical garden has been kept up to date by the government and the café in the park’s premises still serves good food. The feel of Kanak Ghati still remains the same but, the people are so caught up in their own lives’, they hardly get any time to revisit this beautiful garden.

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Kanak Ghati is also famously called Kanak Vrindavan, it is named so as it was constructed based on the Lord Krishna’s Vrindavan. The picturesque idols of Lord Krishna and the Gopis, surrounded by the beautiful flowers at Kanak Ghati brings alive the spirit of the playful God in the truest form.

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There are various scenes recreated around Kanak Ghati with idols of Lord Krishna. The construction of the garden dates back to more than 300 years when the idol of Lord Govind Dev Ji had to be shifted from Vrindavan. The temples in Kanak Ghati area were constructed to house the idol of Govind Dev Ji, but in 1716, the idol was shifted to the now called Govind Dev Ji Temple in City Palace area in Jaipur.

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The particular spot that Kanak Ghati is at, the valley below Nahargarh was specially chosen for its construction as it adds special grace to the majestic Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, and the Jal Mahal Palace. If you are looking to explore the heritage of Jaipur, there’s no better place than the trio of palaces, Nahargarh, Jaigarh and Amer Palace.

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With very close proximity to the great palaces, Kanak Ghati is definitely a place to visit for a serene experience and the feel of Jaipur. The pools and fountains at the Ghati make sure the beauty of the Ghati remains extraordinary, and everyone in the family enjoys the getaway as much. As Jaipur is widely called, the Chotti Kashi, for the number of temples that it houses, Kanak Ghati adds another exciting layer of holiness and fun to the city of Jaipur.

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Kanak Ghati is a perfect full day escape from the hustle and bustle of daily lives we are so caught up in, the surrounding of Kanak Ghati make it the absolute serene garden in the city of Jaipur. The Ghati has a picturesque view of the great Aravalis and lies just below the valley of Nahargarh, there is certainly no other place with a view and location like this, in the entire world.

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Valentine Alert: Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Thursday

Valentine’s Day is here and lovers around the world are gearing up for the annual celebration of love. This is the day to tell the one, they are on your mind. But there’s a minor glitch.

This valentine may not be the ideal day to plan an over the board romantic date since it falls on Thursday! But don’t let that stop you from showing your partner a good time. Wondering what special can you do on a week day? We have got you some ideas that can make your Valentine’s Day in pink city make the cut. Checkithow !

For married couples and those living in, nothing can beat the intimacy of breakfast in bed. Prepare a healthy meal of things your partner loves. Decorate it nicely on a tray with a good morning note and some coffee or juice. A healthy kick start is best before the cheat meals that await you later in the day.

For those young love birds who live apart, a nice morning walk will suffice. Go to her place, wake her up with a sweet call, tell her to come down and walk along the streets. The fresh morning breeze, chirping of birds and motor sounds of the rising city will make the perfect companions for you two.

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If you can arrange a car, then it’s even better. Take them on a drive to Jal Mahal or along the Central Park, the two prime locations of Jaipur that look absolutely stunning in the morning. Go another mile and take them on a long drive to Nahargarh Fort, watch the sunrise bring the whole city to life which is mesmerizing to watch. Bring a hot insulated mug of coffee and Maggi for a cozy breakfast. Share your food and spend some quality time in quiet together. Go home and come back to drop them off at work. Before they leave, gift them a nice outfit for dinner later in the evening. Don’t let them open the gift until later. Let the anticipation build for good!

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At lunch, arrange for a dessert to be delivered at their desk. Order anything sweet they like. It can be a sweet, a cupcake, cookies or even ice cream. The thoughtful surprise will surely woo them. Add in some fresh flowers as well. Everyone loves a fragrant reminder of love on the most romantic day of the year. She will fall for your gestures over and over when her colleagues swoon over your little surprises!

For later in the evening, plan a happening night at a bar or lounge. Keep it a secret. Tell them to wear the gift you gave them earlier in the morning. Bars and pubs offer some exciting offers on Valentine’s Day for party lovers that you can take advantage of. Make time to browse in advance and book yourself before it’s too late.

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Drink your fill and dance your hearts out with your lover in your arms. Let the party animal in you unleash itself. Have fun, sneak in some spontaneous romantic kisses, make the night count. Most of all, keep it all about both of you.

If you are not the party wild kind, then a quiet dinner at a lavish eatery can make a good choice. The Stag Café opposite Amber Fort is a chic place to eat under the starry sky. Take in the view of the brightly lit Amber Fort along with the intoxicating smells of food and cool night breeze.

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Eating out may seem like a routine for long dating or married couples. So how do you spice it up? Recreate your first date! Take them to the same place, order the same menu and revisit your memories. Take pictures of the night. Make a deal of recreating your outings every once in a while. A cozy dinner at rooftop of your apartment, or the balcony can be a good option as well. Indulge in conversations.

Talk about the time that has passed and the future that awaits. Couples living apart can make a romantic night out of Valentine’s Day by packing take out dinner and going to some open public space to eat. This is good time to talk about your feelings. Say it out! Tell them how you feel. You’ll surprised how well it turns out without the mandatory lavish hangout at a restaurant or bar. After all it’s not the place but the person you are with who makes things special and out of the ordinary, isn’t it?

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Guest Post By: Ankit Jain

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5 Events In Jaipur Around ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019

Weekend is nearing guys and girls! Get ready to call your friends to one of the most happening city of India, Jaipur because this weekend the PinkCity is all decked up with glamorous events. Want to know which event, simply read on.

  • Craft Stories Under The Mango Tree

Are you one of those who are fond of crafts and would love to know more about the art of its creation? Craft Stories Under The Mango Tree brings to you the established and emerging artisans and craftsmen who will share their rich hands-on experience about the processes of craft creation. Not only this, Craft Stories Under The Mango Tree spreads its branches into fashion, film, market gallery, spotlight exhibition, dialogues, workshops and performances along with space making crafts. This is a one-stop destination for all the art lovers, don’t miss it for sure.

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Date: 25th-28th January

Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra

Time: 11 a.m. onwards

  • Book Preview with Wine & Cheese

Hold your breath ladies and gentlemen as the Indian politician and writer himself, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is coming to town for his book preview “The Paradoxical Prime Minister” at the recently launched Trove café. A wine & cheese session with Dr. Shashi Tharoor is awaiting your arrival, so wait no more, get your tickets now !

Date: 24th January

Venue: Trove Café at Devraj Niwas

Time: 8:00 p.m. onwards

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  • Womenweave Pop-up

With Womenweave Pop-up the way you look at fashion, will definitely change. Witness a huge range of fabrics, sarees, stoles, dupattas, and towels which are elegantly designed and carefully hand woven that will definitely make you shop till you drop. Pick up your bags and just get going.

Date: 24th-28th January

Venue: Anokhi Basement & Jaipur Modern

Time: 11 a.m. onwards

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  • Locals DISTRICT performing at Club Trove

Yes, you read that right. It has just been a year that Locals DISTRICT marked their entry in techno-music events in Pink City and they are already geared up for their next season. You can watch the action go live in Club Trove much before the scheduled event in March and set the mood for the night. Just be there.

Date: 24th-25th January

Venue: Club Trove

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  • Heritage Evenings at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019

Get ready to be charmed by the music, fashion, and dance performances at the two heritage evenings at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival.

  • Clothing as identity at Jawahar Kala Kendra– The artisan designers all the way from Kutch will be showcasing their traditions, costumes, and culture via their designs on the ramp.

Date: 25th January

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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  • A majestic evening at Amber Fort– A mix of enthralling music and dance performances that will bring together art, and culture is ready to give you an unforgettable evening at Amber Fort.

Date: 26th January

Time: 7:00 p.m. onwards

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9 Places To Have A Meal Fit For Kings In Jaipur

We Jaipurites are born in the land of royals and we have been brought up seeing palaces, elephants, royal abodes and the royals themselves. But dining like royals is a different experience altogether.

Jaipur Beat brings you a list of the choicest restaurants of Jaipur for when you are in a mood to be welcomed and served like royals.

  • Baradari- Located in the heart of the City Palace itself, Baradari is synonymous to grandeur and royalty. With the most royal services and a kingly court kind of ambience, this place treats you with regal pleasures.

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  • 1135 AD- Perched up high in the lap of Amer Fort, 1135 AD offers a lavish experience like no other. Brightly lit aisles, with congenial ambience, gives you the true feels of regalia.
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  • Fort- The modern blended with the traditional, Fort divides itself in Chowk and Sultanat. With stone architecture, this place takes you back to age-old forts from the era of Saxons and Vikings.

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  • Shahpura House- Historic jharokha and chattri style architecture of this place does not fail to leave you in the awe of the moment. From the entrance itself, you are bound to feel the palace to its core in every step you take.
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  • Giardino- Taking its name from Italian origin meaning ‘garden,’ Giardino is located in the royal abode Taj Jai Mahal Palace. Celebrating the Italian culinary pleasures, this place provides an insight into Italian elegance and royal opulence.
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  • Shikaar Bagh- A silent abode in the heart of the buzzing city, Shikaar Bagh is a heaven for those who wish to be pampered like royals and enjoy a serene meal with loved ones and family.
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  • Virasat- Celebrating the royal history of Rajasthan, this place speaks of Rajasthani culture in every fibre of its being. From eating in royal thaalis to enjoying the ancient art forms of Rajasthan displayed all around, Virasat is a vibrant showcase of Rangeelo Rajasthan.
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  • The Rajput Room- The name says it all. Situated in the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the palace turned heritage hotel Taj Rambagh Palace, The Rajput Room is a place where the grandeur unfurls in a Rajputi demeanour inspired by the ancient rulers of Jaipur. Pleasing and colourful ambience takes your heart away at first sight!
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  • Marble Arch- The dream house-palace in the midst of Jaipuri waters Marble Arch is a heaven located in the legendary Jal Mahal. With a dreamy ambience and inexplicable beauty all around, Marble Arch is instilled with white marble furnishings matched up with vibrant décor and interior to create a mesmerizing contrast.
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So the next time you wish to be treated like a royal, make your way to one of these splendid places in the city.