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10 Not-To-Be-Missed Experiential Moments At Pushkar Fair 2018

After a whole year of longing, here it comes again carrying along the true essence of Rajasthani culture and vibrant colours of dessert- The Pushkar Fair. Offering prismatic views and traditional items from the land of ghats, Pushkar fair is one of the biggest tourist attractions that take place every year.

The temple city of Pushkar raises the spirit of all during the annual Pushkar Fair when this beautiful town bustles with lively mesosphere. Let’s teleport you to the abode of camels and horses. Here’s what you can expect at this year’s Pushkar fair.

  1. Sunrise

When the dust mixes with golden light falling from sun, the ship of desert shines beautifully exuding absolute delight !

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  1. Tranquil Ghats

If you really want to see and know how ‘ghat ghat ka pani’ tastes and looks, there is no better place than Pushkar.

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  1. Beautiful Camel Fair

Expect lots of fun and amazement! As the name suggests, you will see thousands of camels at the fair area. The camels are beautifully decorated. They are brought here not only for trading but also for entertainment of the tourists. A camel ride is not to be missed. Camel decoration contests and races are held at the fair. Besides camels, you can enjoy horse-riding too.

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  1. Folklore

Musical performances by folk artists from all over Rajasthan are the major draws. Live dance and singing performances by talented performers make the time special. Besides music, you will also see acrobatics and comic performances at Pushkar Fair.

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  1. Devotion

When you are at Pushkar Fair, you are not limited to enjoying just the fair but it is also a great time to see the holy Pushkar city at its best. There is only one Lord Brahma temple in the world and Pushkar has it. Besides visiting the temple, taking a dip in the holy Pushkar Sarovar nearby is also part of the ritual.

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  1. Street Food

It’s Rajasthan, so there is no way you can escape the thought of delicious food anywhere and everywhere, but here, as you walk down the streets, you find the baatis being freshly made, kachoris being fried and malpue exuding utter bliss !

  1. Street Shopping

The boisterous bazaars of Pushkar is the spectacle that one shall never miss; the streets refreshed in the shades of red, yellow, pink, blue are, synonymous to the people of Rajasthan and their culture. It’s interesting and fun to navigate on Pushkar’s narrow alleys during the fair time when each and every corner is brimming with action.

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  1. Colourful Turbans

Red, green, pink, yellow, orange, or all in one, the Rajasthani men never shy away from flaunting their fashion mantra i.e. the colorful gorgeous turbans.

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  1. Hot Air Balloon Safari

If you have an adventurous streak, taking a hot-air balloon ride over the bustling terrain has to be in your list. Seeing all the activities from top is amazing and you can take a chopper ride too.

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  1. Sunset

Last but not the least, that time of the day when the camel needs respite, the chill in the air is felt by all, the men and women start to prepare for their meals on chulhas, the sun is seen setting in spreading the scintillating palette of colours on the sky which is an absolute treat to watch and to just sink in.

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Date: 16th-23rd November, 2018

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Engulf In The Five F’s Of Navratri

Navratri Sthapna marks the beginning of the festive season and for the next month or so, it is all about food, festivity, faith, fasting and a lot of fun! Navratri brings a new zeal with itself and there is a wave of new beginnings all around.

Jaipur Beat brings you the five F’s of this beautiful season of love, happiness, colours and light.

  1. Faith– The first and foremost thing that Navratri is about- Maa Durga’s love and blessings. The elaborate ‘puja’ and ‘havan’ during the Navratras cannot be forgotten. Moreover, it’s that time of the year when we finally start visiting the temples quite often due to Navratri. Visiting Amer’s Shila Mata temple is the most important #ThingsToDO which every Jaipurite tries to achieve ditching the tight schedule.

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  1. Fasting- It’s the first question we ask – Are you on fast? That’s the most important part of Navratri. Some do it for faith, some to meet out their weight loss goals, and some do it for de-toxication but some like us are always after the best Falahaari delights. No matter the reason, we all believe in fasting and choose to instil some healthy eating habits during these nine days of Navratri.

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  1. Food– Even though Navratri is about fasting, yet food is the constant love. We always find substitutes for what we cannot eat during Navratras. From fruit- chaat to Saabudana Khichdi and Kuttu Ki Puri we keep all the sweet to salty options at hand. And for those who are not fasting, festive season brings a new enthusiasm for the same old spicy food.

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  1. Festivity- There is an air of festive mood in the weather with all the festive discounts, shopping spree, family functions and wedding functions lining up. You can see light and decorations wherever you turn your head.

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  1. Fashion- Last but not least, fashion always makes the place for itself when it comes to the festivity. We have all tip-topped ourselves with glittery Gujarati or Rajasthani lehengas and Angrakhas some time or the other for the epic Garba and Dandiya night or even taking out our traditional Indian outfits.

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The best time of the year is right here. Let’s enjoy it to the most!

Wishing you all a very Happy Navratri ! 🙂

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11 Events In October That Are A Must To Attend

October is the month that brings along fresh vibes and positivity in the air. An aura of festivity starts and Jaipurites start preparing for Navratri and Diwali. Shopping for new clothes, accessories, home décor and what not starts in this month. Let’s have a glimpse of the events happening in the city of Jaipur in this festive season.

  1. Paint Your Own Bag

Paint your own cloth bags and do your bit to save the environment.

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Date: 5th October

Venue: Colorbox Art Academy

Time: 4:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

2. Just Comedy Festival

A healthy dose of comedy to tickle your funny bone is awaiting your arrival. 2 different stages will be set where more than 8 stand-up comedians will make you laugh out loud.

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Date: 21st October

Venue: JECC, Sitapura

Time: 3:00p.m.-8:00p.m.

3. Lifestyle Exhibitions

Fashion, accessories, home decor and what not, you name it, these exhibitions have it.

  • Saat Phere

You have a wedding to attend this season and don’t know where to shop from? Don’t worry, Saat Phere, the wedding fair is here to wrap you up in gorgeous attire along with to-go-with accessories that will give you the look that you will admire forever.

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Date: 11th-12th October

Venue: Shakun Hotel

Time: 10:a.m.-8:00p.m.

  • Hidden Treasures

Undiscover the trends like never before at one-of-its-kind lifestyle exhibition, Hidden Treasures. Style, elegance and not to forget innovation is what you will find here along with some live music, food to snack on and exclusive tarot card reading just for you. We’re already excited, are you?

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Date:13th-14th October

Venue: SMS Convention Centre

Time: 11a.m.-8p.m.

  • Jhalak Fashion Exhibition

Get ready to explore the best of the designer wear from Udaipur, Ahmadabad, Mumbai, Pune, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Hyderabad all at one place at Jhalak Fashion Exhibition.

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Date: 14th-16th October

Venue: Jaipur Marriott Hotel

Time: 11:00a.m.-8:00p.m.

  • A Touch of Class

Navratri or Diwali, this exhibition will fulfil all your needs. Right from home decor to furnishing to apparel to accessories, it will add a “a touch of class” to you. 😉

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Date: 17th-22nd October

Venue: Amroodon Ka Bagh

Time: 11:00a.m.-9:00p.m.

  • Labels Diwali & Lifestyle Exhibition

Exclusive collection of clothing, colourful cosmetics, elegant jewellery and other Diwali items are all available at one place i.e. Labels Diwali & Lifestyle Exhibition. Come and grab them all now 🙂

Date: 20th-21st October

Venue: Samurai Farm

Time: 10:00a.m.-9:00p.m.

  • Urge Lifestyle Exhibition

An exhibition that will make you drool over it is coming to the city of Jaipur. Urge Lifestyle Exhibition has all, from kids wear to women’s apparel, from eateries to tarot card reading, you get to explore everything right here.

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Date: 23rd-24th October

Venue: Holiday Inn

Time: 11:a.m.-8:00p.m.

  • Diwali Exhibition

Exclusive sarees, Rajputi poshak, jewellery, etc. will be showcased at this 3 day Diwali exhibition.

Date: 28th-30th October

Venue: Rajput Sabha Bhavan

Time: 9:00 a.m. onwards

  • Heritage Fashion Week

Not only you will witness national and international designer wear in this show, but also you will get to see Rajasthani weavers showcasing their exclusive designs. The highlight of this 4 day exhibition will be “Khadi” where about 25 designers nationally and 20 designers from the state will be revealing on the same theme.

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Date: 23rd-26th October

Venue: Diggi Palace

Happy Shopping 🙂

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A Musical Ride For Jaipur Foodies !

Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and so does food. Food is the music we hear in spices and flavours rather than notes and scales. When the softness of your favourite dish melts in your mouth, it creates a hymn so overwhelming, that the strings are buzzed in the heart and soul.

Hail dear sons of Epicurus! On the birthday of the most legendary singer of all times Lata Mangeshkar Ji, Jaipur Beat has brought the jukebox of spices and flavours with dishes from various cuisines, creating an orchestra of fusion only for you.

According to Indian Ras, genres in music evoke different emotions in us and same does the food! Every food has a different feel to it coming right from the place of its origin.

  • Pasta: Singing the songs of Italian Folk culture, presents itself the very favourite Pasta. This dish with authentic Italian flavours is the classic penne pasta cooked in Italian red or white or pesto sauce and accounts for an amazing option for those craving a delightful starter option! It is one of the most favourites of us Jaipurites!

 

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  • Tandoori Chicken: *Drumrolls* Give way for the Jaan, The Aan, Baan and Shaan of and the most celebrated dish from Punjabi cuisine, Tandoori Chicken. Marinated and grilled, Tandoori chicken will have your heart tuned to the beats of bhangra. Wherever we go, the non-veg lovers are forever drooling over this amazing dish!

 

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  • Ker Sangri: Every bit of this delicious Rajasthani delight calls to you with its melodious rhythms singing “Padharo Mhare Des!” This mouth watering dish is served as a delicacy by people in Rajasthan and is made from a wild shrub from the Rajasthani desert. And after all “Voh Rajasthani hi kya jisko Ker Sangri na pasand ho?”

 

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  • Pav Bhaji– Pav Bhaji is one of those dishes that we are ever so ready for. Authentically Maharashtrian, Bhaji is a mix of vegetables mashed together and cooked in spices and served with buns (pav) and garlic chutney. Jaipurites love to indulge into Pav Bhaji every once in a while.

 

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  • Exotic Garlic Bread: Garlic Bread is the ever so loved choice of Jaipurites. It is the Americanized form of authentic Italian dish Bruschetta. It spreads the aroma of the fusion between Italian-American flavours and the refreshed melodies singing in olive and oregano tunes.

 

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  • Pani Patashi– If there is anything in Jaipur that’s in abundance, it’s pani patashiwalas! You can find one at every 100 metres, and guess what; they’re all crowded not just by women, but men too! Semolina or flour made puchkas filled with spicy mashed potatoes, chutneys and spiced water sing the melodies of northern India and are always more than welcome!

 

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  • Dal Baati Churma– Be it the ‘Goth’ at Khole ke Hanumanji or homemade ghee baati, Jaipurites are always up for the authentic Rajasthani delicacy and love to indulge into the flavours of churma and masala baati with dal. Every time we have this signature food from Rajasthan, there’s a true feel of Rajasthan running through our veins!

 

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5 Things To Do At Hidden Treasures, Jaipur

Ladies and ladies ! Do you know what is coming in town this festive season? Any guesses?

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Hidden Treasures is back with its all new “Winter Special Show” where lifestyle and trends will be redefined. Experience elegance, innovation, craftsmanship and excellence all under one roof along with live music and tempting treats only at one-of-its kind exhibition. Let’s give you a walk-through of Hidden Treasures, as what it has in store for us this festive season.

  1. Sophisticated styling

With wedding season about to start, Hidden Treasures brings to you a style that will be the next trendsetter for the upcoming festive season. Unique blend of contemporary and traditional designs, vibrant and playful style of fashion for the youthful you, pure Benarasi sarees from Benaras, Chikan, Mukesh embroidery from the streets of Lucknow, indo-western wear for your next Diwali, and if you’re bride-to-be, this exhibition is a must visit because it will make you go gaga over its tasteful bridal collection. Right from your movie plans to your wedding plans, it meets all your daily and exclusive needs.

Exhibitors– Mangalmayee, Shivani Bhargava, Timeless Banaras by Shivangi Kasliwal, Whimsical by Shica, Preevin, Aarish by Shivika Singh, Shikaarbagh by Mayankraj Singh, Clos, Moksha Fine Wovens, Troo by Roohi, Plum bum, Kinseel by Pam, Reda by Mansha, Muchtoluv, Baroque, Paridhi Jaipuria Label, Mukul, Shresht by Sakshi Creations, National Cottage Emporium, Saloni Singhi Label, Sola Jaipur, Baise Gaba, Ashsih Pandey, Aarti Khanna, Ekum, Vivi, Vibha, Padamshree M. Tayeb Khan, Kaavya Bhandari, Devils and Angels, Ekmit, Kameez, Gazal Mishra, Oja, Tanu Tamby, Butterfly Story, Amoda fragrance of India, Chea, Earthen Hands, Rang creations, Ek Katha, Nitya Designs, BBG Royal, Aavidi by Dimple.

 

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  1. Accessories

Styled by choice, so why not accessorize by choice as well? Funky jewellery to go with your meeting with friend in a café-plans, heavy jewellery to go with your bridal collection, shoes that are a perfect match for your next outdoor picnic plans with your family, hand-crafted mojris as your shopping buddy, not only for the young girls and women but also for kids that fancy clothes and accessories like no-one else does. Bring your children along because this time it’s about them as well.

Exhibitors– Desi Drama Queen, Radhika Agrawal Jewels, Shining Star, Hues by Damyanti, Oceedee Shoes, High On Vogue, Joypur Jewels, Kaksa by Sudhi Mishra, Aerate bodycare, Nirjara & De’anma, Imlee Jaipur, Saanjh, Symetree, Adarv jewels.

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  1. Décor

Bored of your home décor? Looking to revamp it this Diwali and confused where to shop from? Explore it at Hidden Treasures where quirky home décor items and handicrafts will deck up your home and leave your guests in awe. Your home will become the talk-of-the-town that we can assure you.

Exhibitors– Adya Jaipur, Vincraft, FaMa Elite, Piedra Home Jewels Jaipur.

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  1. Food

Being a Rajasthani and a foodie, how can we skip food 😉 Food is the ultimate delight to our soul and the curators of the exhibition know it very well. Exhibition has some very interesting food variety that you will relish forever. Chaat, Indian street food, bagels, salads, raw juice and the not-to-missed mouth freshener to lighten up your taste-buds is here to welcome you.

Exhibitors– Shillar House, Pratapgarh Collections, Prash- nuts & more.

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  1. Live music and tarot card reading

For your beau who doesn’t like to shop, loves to sit in a corner and enjoy music whilst gorging on his favorite snack, you have just arrived at the right place because Hidden Treasures will offer you all along with some exciting tarot card reading just for fun.

Not only for themselves, Hidden Treasures is an exhibition that supports the noble cause as well. Muskaan- ek asha, Pink Rickshaw Co. and Srishti Foundation are few of the causes that they are supporting this season.

Ladies, gentlemen and the lovely children, Hidden Treasures is coming back with a bang and in a much grander and better way. So mark your calendars now ! 🙂

What- Hidden Treasures- a lifestyle exhibition

When- 13th-14th October, 2018

Where- SMS Convention Centre, Jaipur

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Shopping Guide To Jaipur’s Bazaars

While the city of Jaipur is well known for its monuments, royal heritage hotels, history of daredevil rulers, it is also known for its aesthetic apparels, textiles and accessories. For shoppers, the local bazaars are equivalent to heaven where they find handmade and authentic products. In fact the local bazaars have much more than that! They offer extremely tasty food too. Mostly all tourists make sure that they take a look at the beauty of these places when in Jaipur. These bazaars are the soul of our city. They represent our lifestyle, culture and existence. But which bazaars are these? Let’s take a look:

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  1. Johari Bazaar

This destination attracts a lot of people. The crowd here is crazy because of its absolutely mesmerizing jewellery. This bazaar is filled with talented silversmiths and goldsmiths who trade silver, diamond, gold work and precious stones and semi-precious stones. At the same time, the fact that there are fruit and vegetable vendors too, makes this market one of our favourites!!!

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  1. Tripolia Bazaar

When we visited this market, we could not stop obsessing over the beautiful handmade lac bangles. However, you can find everything in this bazaar, from traditional bandini dyed fabrics to designer carpets and brassware too.

P.S. Let’s not forget about the food! 😛 You can find Jaipur’s famous masalas, achaars, papars, and churans.

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3. Bapu Bazaar

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Bapu Bazaar located within the walled city offers typical Rajasthani products. The market swathed in a cultural charm, offer numerous souvenirs to take for your kith and kin. From Rajasthani Mojari or jutis in vibrant colours, jewellery, to Rajasthani Bandhej or tie and die, leheria, sanganeri prints bed sheets, quilts, handicrafts, puppets everything is there in this one market. You will end up with your hands full of shopping bags.

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After you are done with your shopping don’t miss the famous Faluda Icecream at Indian Ice Cream.

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  1. Indira Bazaar

While Indira bazaar has some brilliant garment merchants, it also has shoe shops. These shops are up-to-date. They have trendy, good quality and flexible shoes and sandals for people. Apart from that, there’s a variety of high quality kitchen products available in this market. The kitchen ware includes several tools, appliances, dishes and cookware. People generally come here to buy crockery for their houses!

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  1. Kishanpole Bazaar

Kishanpole Bazaar is the place that is preferred by children!! This place has many shopkeepers that sell toys, cycles and other sports products and equipment’s. As a result, this place is colourful, lively and filled with fancy stores. Additionally one can find wooden sculptures and uniquely carved souvenirs by local artists too! Hence this market is widely appreciated and stands out from the rest.

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  1. Chandpole Bazaar

Chandpole bazaar’s creative manufactures have a lot to offer to y’all. There’s handmade and designer sarees, suits, and most importantly handbags. The beautiful flower shops add to the happy and vibrant environment. Oh by the way, in case you get tired, you can stop and eat some luscious homemade cookies and rusks. We guarantee you that these are extremely healthy and will make you go nom nom!

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These bazaars surely are Jaipur’s pride. All the products made by these hard working vendors are cheap yet of good quality. The best part is that these shops are all located at the one place i.e., the walled city.

So now you know where to go for shopping this festive season! 😉

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5 Reasons To Binge On Bhutta This Monsoon In Jaipur

The pleasure of eating bhutta in rains is unmatchable and unimaginable for those who have not yet accomplished this honourable deed. In fact we believe that such people do not exist. A true Indian always craves for bhutta during monsoon. However, in case we are wrong and you’re an exception, here’s a list of reasons why you should rush to the nearest vegetable vendor or bhuttawalah to eat it.

  1. Healthy

There’s not only one health benefit of eating corn but many. These include, prevention from cancer due to excessive antioxidants, controlling diabetes due to richness in fibre that keeps blood sugar levels normal, controlling hypertension, increasing energy, aiding digestion and controlling cholesterol level due to richness in Vitamin C. These benefits should be convincing enough. But wait, we have more valid reasons!!!

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  1. Good for pregnancy

For all those who are preggers, bhutta is tremendously advantageous for you. Corn is rich in fibre that alleviates problems like constipation, which is very common in pregnancy. It reduces the risk of birth defects such as Spina Bifida since it is rich in folate too.

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  1. Hot

Another reason to binge on bhutta is that nothing is better than the feeling you get after having hot food in a cold weather. It will keep you cosy. Apart from that, since it is served hot, it reduces the chances of getting infection when eating out.

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  1. Tasty

As simple as that! Corn is amazingly tasty, especially when you roast it, smother it beautifully with butter and add a pinch of salt and red chilli powder along with some lemon juice.

(We bet you imagined it and are hungry now).

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  1. Making fun-filled memories

You can spend time with your friends while eating bhutta and drinking chai, its perfect companion. What is better than some tittle tattle with your loved ones in a nice weather while savouring upon some snacks? It is fun especially when you’re at places like Jal Mahal or find vendors while driving uphill to Nahargarh.

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So go grab a bhutta, if you haven’t already!

Do not forget to share your monsoon bhutta pictures and mention your favourite bhutta point with us in the comment section. We would absolutely love to hear from you. 🙂

 

Content credit: Neha Mantri

Edited by Team Jaipur Beat