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Jaipur, get ready for The Indian Birding fair.

Jaipur, because of its sweet climate, is home to an exquisite number of birds’ species. Sadly, the limitless number of birds is starting to get real low.

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The different species are, not only vital for the environment, they help make Jaipur what it is today. What’s a land without its birds anyway?

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The Indian birding fair is going to be renewed for its 22nd iteration, achieving which, is definitely a feat of its own.

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Indian birding fair is held every year in February, the dates for this year are, 7th&8th February. It will be held at its original venue, the Man Sagar lake, some of us Jaipurites may recognize it by the iconic Jal Mahal.

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This year’s event will be focused on Wader birds, as you may be aware, a lot of species of Wader birds are now endangered. The event will focus on how we can help in conserving over 84 species of Wader birds, found in the Indian subcontinent.

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Followed by conservation session, there will be quizzes, painting competition, tattoo making, and much more.

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This event is one of a kind and definitely, an amazing opportunity for bird lovers. It’s an honor for every jaipurite, that an event of such stature, was brought up, and is, based in Jaipur. Happy birding!

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9 Upcoming Events This February In Jaipur

There are new events happening every month in Jaipur. While you may be aware of some, some are missed out in the hassles of your daily lives. So, we figured, we need to make a list. Below is a list of 9 attention worthy and fun events in Jaipur that you probably want to know about. Take a look for yourselves.
1. Special screening of “where the elephants sleeps”whatsappimage2019-02-01at09.35.51
On 1st February, i.e. today, TOSS will be holding a special screening for the film “Where the Elephant Sleeps” at 6 pm. The director, Brigitte Uttar Kornetzky, would be accompanying everyone with the screening, followed by a round of discussion on the same. We think it’s going to be a one of a kind experience and something you wouldn’t want to miss.

Venue: 142, Frontier Colony, Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur
Time: 6 p.m.
2. “MAD ABOUT CLAY” by Blue turtle studio

madaboutclayThe inauguration of this exhibition will take place today, i.e 1st February. The exhibition is nothing short of an astonishing experience of ‘giving shape to the shapeless’. Exquisite works of art from some very talented artists of blue turtle studios will be on display from 1st February to 17th February. Something of this kind is rarely seen these days, we suggest you grab the opportunity on any of the exhibit days and go have a look for yourselves.
Venue: Poolside art corridor, Marriott, Jaipur
Time: Inauguration on 1st Feb 5:00 p.m. and the exhibition till 17th February.

3. February Fever with Prince Narula and DJ Akanksha

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As we all know, Trove is the new buzz in town, and, it has to be the best night club Jaipur has ever had. On 2nd Feb Trove is spicing up the night with Prince Narula and DJ Akanksha on the house. Trove is holding parties for both upcoming weekends, starting today. For those who love to party it’s going to be the next level, for those who don’t it’s certainly going to be an experience of its own.
Venue: Club Trove, Devraj Niwas, Bani Park, Jaipur
Time: 9 p.m. onwards

4. AU bank Jaipur marathon.

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The AU bank Jaipur marathon will be held on the morning of 2nd February, and, this will be the 10th edition. For both professional runners and the fitness conscious, the AU Jaipur marathon has been a holy grail. As we have heard, people who love marathons call it the best of them all. The marathon will include the must-see monuments of Jaipur and the chilly weather is sure to make it an experience you would love.
Venue: Ram Niwas Garden, Albert Hall, south gate, Jaipur
Time: 4 a.m. to 11 a.m.
5. Awaaz studio experiences 2.0.

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Awaaz studio experiences is back with a sequel, and this time around, Alif will light up the evening with soulful music and spoken and sung poetry. The event will take place on 9th February. Most of you may know about Alif, but for those who don’t, Alif had been the winner of 8th Dada Saheb Phalke Award for ‘Best Music Video’ for the song ‘Lalnawath’ and IRAA (Indian Recording Arts Academy Awards) for ‘Best Music Production – Independent’ for the song ‘Like A Sufi’.
Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra, JLN Marg, Jaipur
Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

6. Alfaaz ka Safar by Yahya Bootwala

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Alfaaz ka safar is Yahya Bootwala’s multi-city tour, it will be held in Jaipur on 11th February. Be prepared to laugh and to cry, Yahya is surely one of best poets and storytellers India has had yet. Yahaya will be accompanied by 5 local artists and the feat is surely going to be insane, surely, not an opportunity to be missed.
Venue: 999 Restro lounge, Opp Raj Mandir, MI Road, Jaipur
Time: 6 p.m. onwards

7. Dahleez the wedding and lifestyle exhibition

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Dahleez has been one of the best exhibits there are, in Jaipur. The wedding and lifestyle exhibition will be held on 12-13 February and aims to cater the needs of buyers looking for clothes for an upcoming wedding or buyers looking for something they don’t find in the market otherwise. The exclusive designers displaying their clothes is a feast for the eyes and something you won’t find anywhere else.
Venue: Holiday Inn, Jaipur
Time: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

8. Ungli mat kar by Kishore Dayani

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Ungli mat kar is Kishore Dayani’s solo show, it’s happening on 17th Feb. Ungli mat kar takes you on a journey of how Kishore actually feels about everything happening around him, it includes the society’s part in his life and how he deals with pressures of his own life. His sarcasm and satire are impeccable and definitely going to leave you in awe.
Venue: Holiday Inn, Jaipur
Time: 7 p.m. onwards

9. Indian Cyclothon 2.0

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Indian Cyclothon is back with more this year, it’s going to be held on 24th February. This Cyclothon is going to have 3 different categories. The super category has a 100km route, the elite category is 50 kms and the fun ride is 20 kms. This event is claimed to be the best event happening for all cyclists all year round, and it’s going to be quite some weather in the morning, which adds another layer to the adventure.
Venue: Gyan Vihar University, Jagatpura
Time: 3:30 p.m. onwards for the super and elite category.
5:30 p.m. onwards for fun ride category.

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7 Things To Shop For When In Jaipur

Shopping, shopping, and shopping! Yes, no vacation is complete without shopping and when you come to Jaipur, then going on a shopping spree is a must. Buckle up everyone as Jaipur Beat is all set to give you “Things to Shop for When in Jaipur”.

  1. Magnificent Mojaris

The best part of owning magnificent mojaris is that you can pair it up with your denims as well as ethnic wear. Shop the exclusive vibrantly hued Mojaris of soft camel leather that are both comfortable and lasts longer from Bapu Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar.

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  1. Dazzling Gota Patti Sarees

Change your look this wedding season and look trendy with Jaipuri Gota Patti sarees. Brides take pride to have it in their trousseau, so why not shop for your favourite coloured saree from Johari Bazaar and add a touch of glamour to your look.

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  1. Vibrant Leheriya

Right from DDLJ’s Simran to Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya’s Kavya in leheriya Dupatta, we can’t simply stop drooling over it. Buy it at this time of year and pair it with your plain kurtis and we are sure your dupatta will become the talk of the town amongst your friends.

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  1. Pulsating Jewellery

Visiting Jaipur for your wedding shopping and not buying jewellery from here is no less than a crime! Yes, we mean it. Jaipur being a hub for jewellery market, be it Kundan, Meena or Polki, you have to have a look at them and we assure you won’t leave the market place without carrying bags full of jewellery.

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  1. Speldid Lac Bangles

With a zillion of colour combinations and precious & semi-precious stone embellishments, Lac Bangles at Maniharon Ka Rasta is surely not to be missed. We are sure you will be stunned to see the gazillion variety of bangles that this place has.

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  1. Comfy Quilts

The perfect souvenir for your loved ones who stay in cold places is Jaipuri quilts. Yes, Jaipur has a quilt named on it. Made of pure cotton fabric, they help you keep cozy and warm in cold winter nights. Don’t forget to look for them in Bapu Bazaar.

 

  1. Brilliant Blue Pottery

Be it a house-warming gift for your loved ones or a décor item for your own house, handcrafted Blue Pottery is a perfect idea for all. So go on and explore your choice of artefacts at Blue Pottery Art Centre situated at Amer Road and you will definitely get handful of them back home.

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Happy shopping 🙂 

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Bidding Adieu To Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 Until We Meet Next Year !

Once again the twelfth edition of Zee Jaipur Literature Festival has come to an end. Yet again this year’s festival was an upgraded version of the previous year. Starting off with well-organized things like no on the spot registration for any day thus, resulting in fewer crowds on the weekends and second, putting up the sign boards to guide people with the sessions being held in which area. The rest was the same like dressing up the Palace with colors, Book Store- to buy books that are being launched at the festival, Food Stalls- to munch on your favorite dish and Bazaars- to add more stuff to your closet. Now without further ado let’s talk about the sessions and the speakers and give you a brief summary of what all happened at 2019’s JLF.

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Day 1- As per the rituals, this year started off with Shruthi Vishwanath’s Morning Music of a wonderful rendition of spiritual poet Tukaram. The inaugural session opened the Festival’s Session with Sanjoy K. Roy, the Managing Director of Teamwork Arts; accentuated the need to respect the writers in today’s world.

Right after the inaugural session Sachin Pilot was in conversation with Sreenivasan Jain and was asked questions on the recent nature of politics and also shared his views on freedom of expression. Germaine Greer talked about her book On Rape and Nirbhaya case in a session Beyond The Female Eunuch. After the lunch hour, AJ Finn expressed his stirring journey of writing his bestseller The Women in the Window.

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Day 2- With the melodious voice of Usha Uthup, the second day of the festival kick-started the power packed sessions. In the session, Adi Shankracharaya: Hinduism’s Greatest Thinker, Pavan K. Verma spoke about Shankaracharya in the context of understanding the complex form of Hinduism. Egypt’s profound writer and cultural lecturer Ahdaf Soueif in a session The Battle of Egypt: Dispatches from the Revolution, talked about how people protested to end the Governance of President Hosni Mubarak.

Venki Ramakrishnan shared his views about the human side of science and also of his recent book Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome.

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Day 3- Saturday morning started with an uplifting performance by Vidya Shah followed by a thought-provoking session where Rajdeep Sardesai discussed the number of issues on journalism and how its nature is changing in India. Moving on to the next session of the bestselling novel Call Me by Your Name, the American Writer Andre Aciman talked about writing and romance.

In a book launch of Every Vote Count: The Story of Elections in India, Navin Chawla stated that why it is a prime concern to take immediate action in increasing the number of women Members of Parliament.

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Day 4- Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi, in conversation with Jerry Pinto, shared his thought of how he wrote this book in an attempt to understand the curious phenomenon called faith. In a book launch of Ria Sharma’s Make Love Not Scar, she discussed the dreadful phenomena of acid attack with her partner and acid attack survivor Reshma Qureshi, who shared her painful story of the attack.

In an inspiring session of Women and Power that brought together, feminists from around the world and each talked about the relation of women with power.

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Day 5- The last day of JLF was also packed with powerful sessions. A session on Kumbh: the Greatest Gathering on Earth, where Deshna Mehta said that no other place than Kumbh to understood the importance of life. Nigerian poet and author Ben Okri talked about how reading Rabindranath Tagore changed his life. He also said that the freedom to ask the question and examining reality in depth will make people more aware.

Manisha Koirala shared her views on how people expected her to look beautiful all the time in the session Breaking Free: A New Kind Of Beautiful. There were two or more sessions that talked about politics and the battle between Congress and BJP for the 2019 election.

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To sum up this year’s Literary Festival, which was partly heated discussions, inspiring sessions but most importantly to bring together people from all over the world under one roof in the name of Literature.

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Jaipur Literature Festival Kick-Starts In Pink City Today !

The wait is over ladies and gentlemen, the greatest literary show on earth, ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 begins today and we are already loving it. Hosted against the backdrop of Rajasthan’s stunning cultural heritage and the Diggi Palace in the state capital of Jaipur, Jaipur Literature Festival has entered the beautiful Pink City. Gone beyond literature, you can see people decked up in their best attires, clicking selfies, sipping on a hot cup of tea right in the morning, and shopping quirky little things from the Festival Bazaar. A colourful festival is right here in your city awaiting your arrival.

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Day 1 at Jaipur Literature Festival 2019

Let’s have a quick glance at what this year’s JLF has in store for all of us and we’re sure these pictures will make you want to attend it now !

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Quirky Decoration at The Entrance at Diggi Palace
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The must-have schedule of JLF 2019
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In dilemma, which session to attend?
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But First, let me update my social media with colourful JLF pictures
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Mornings are incomplete without Diggipuri Chai
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Pick up your brush and let’s paint it!
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The colourful Pool Bazaar
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Wait, we have 2 separate bazaars ?
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Pretty Jaipuri designed notebooks at Festival Bazaar
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Oh look what we found! Shot glasses with Jaipur’s print on it
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The Deputy Chief Minister- Sachin Pilot sharing his views on Democracy
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That beautiful smile of Gulzar Sahab is worth all the pain to enter JLF
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Look at the crowd ! Oh my my !
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Just before we leave, one last picture of the matki+pagdi decor is a must click
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Can’t leave the place before looking at this colourful beauty
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Bidding adieu to the JLF with these auto-rickshaws

 

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New Facets Of Art At “Craft Stories Under The Mango Tree”

Handicrafts and Jaipur have always had a close relationship from the ancient art of Blue Pottery of Persia to puppetry, Jaipuri Jootis, Jaipuri block printing and what not!

To celebrate this enriched culture of Jaipur, here’s a creative festival called “Crafts Stories Under the Mango Tree” that engulfs traditional arts by showcasing Indian heritage from an artisan’s point of view. A large number of skilful craft-designers, accomplished scholars and talented artisans are going to be a part of the festival.

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Jaipur Beat brings you a glimpse into the roots of “Craft Stories Under the Mango Tree” that extends itself into Fashion, Films, Market Gallery, Spotlight Exhibition, Dialogues, Workshops, Performances and Space making crafts.

 

  1. Spotlight Craft

The Spotlight Craft event at Crafts Under the Mango Tree concentrates in “Living Traditions related to Crafts-arts of India”. Paintings depicting the classic Indian tales through symphonic folk style based on the Narratives “Preserving the History through the Art of Story-telling” and “Sacred Geometry in Contemporary Miniature Arts.”

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  1. Crafted Fashion

Crafts and Fashion go hand to hand. At Craft Stories Under the Mango Tree, the Spearhead designers of India’s fashion industry showcase their crafts through exclusive programs including “Clothing as Identity: Fashion Show” and “Clothing as Identity: Exhibition”.

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  1. Craft Souk

Textiles ranging from Bandhani, Block Print, Embroidery, Weaving and various other options to choose from, witness beautifully designed products from artisan fashion designers at Craft Souk.

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  1. Craft Bioscope

An exclusive film fest, hosting the unique hand skills, the lives and desires of artisans would be something to watch out for. Anchoring the ancient knowledge of traditions, culture and arts, these moving images are one of the highlights of Crafts Stories Under the Mango Tree.

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  1. Craft Speak

Witness engrossing dialogue sessions with prominent panellists sharing their opinions on crafts, architecture, fashion and design.  The panel discussion includes but not limited to: “Textiles Tradition of Kutch”, “Neo-Miniature Art of India”, “Narrative Art of India”, “Crafts in Interior and Architecture”

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  1. Craft Manch

Creating an admirable balance of performing arts with craft, Craft Manch highlights the folk performances and contributes to craft skills through its different facets like “Theyyam,” “Kerela Shadow Puppets,” and “Pabuji ka Phad.”

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  1. Craft Karkhana

From Charkha Spinning to Leather Puppet Making, Mata ni Pachedi and Kavad making, The Craft Karkhana at Craft Stories Under the Mango Tree is all about workshops and hands-on-experience from well-versed artisans.

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  1. Space Making Crafts
    This section includes the science of being an artist who relates to tangible and intangible aspects of crafts accounting to embellishing architectural elements and interior décor.

 

Bringing together like-minded people, the festival dwells into the euphoric experiences of Indian material culture. It talks about creativity, shares stories and encounters diverse aspects of crafts and Indian material culture.

So while there’s still the Jaipur Literature festival going on for the hardcore literature enthusiasts, Craft Stories Under the Mango tree is a welcome change for the creative heads.

Dates: 25th– 28th January’ 2019

Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur

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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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