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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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10 Events Happening In Jaipur In The Month Of August

With the onset of monsoon comes a new ray of hope and relief. With the plants going green and flowers coming in their full bloom comes a moment of joy. With the colors blooming from all ends, the festive fever also comes alive. The month-long sawan ka mahina, teej and rakhi comes with the bonding of love and get together not only of families but also of friends.

To make these moments memorable and cherishable, we have got a list of events happening in the month of August in our very own Pink City.

  • Monsoon Tiki Delight

Keeping the spirit of the vibrant and colourful season of Sawan in mind, Pink City’s first and original restro bar on wheels – Steam at the Taj Rambagh Palace is celebrating- ‘Monsoon Tiki Delight’ till 12th August, in which it is offering a whole range of colourful, refreshing monsoon drinks and complimenting it with a choice of vegetarian and non vegetarian satay.

So, Jaipurites it’s time to revel in the spirit of monsoon with the exotic Bacardi Tiki Cocktails.

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Date: 27th July – 12th August

Venue: Steam, Rambagh Palace

  • Mad About Clay Exhibition

Almost all of us have at least once put our hands in clay and tried to give it some shape. Time to relive those days and try a hand onto it. And if you haven’t ever done so, indulge into something new every time and take chances as you never know what may come across as a hidden talent.

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Date: 3rd – 5th August

Venue: Mool Foundation

Lifestyle Exhibitions

  • Jhalak

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To keep you trendy and fashionable this festive season, Jhalak offers you to flaunt all the fashion luxuries under one roof.

Date: 3rd-4th August

Venue: Hotel Holiday Inn

  • Shimmer Rakhi and Lifestyle Exhibition

With the festival of Rakhi just 15 days away, what to gift your sisters must be the main question to ponder about. Come and pick some exclusive handmade and classy gift items to make it a memorable affair for the rest of the life.

Date: 9th-10th August

Venue: Hotel Sarovar Portico

  • Talk Journalism

Often referred to as the 4th pillar of a democracy, media has been and will always be a hyped industry. Amidst all the fun and frolic of the season, some serious talks are a must for a smooth functioning. India’s biggest media and journalism festival – Talk Journalism is here again to discuss and debate about media.

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Date: 10th-12th August

Venue: Fairmont, Jaipur

  • Teej 

Celebrated by the Rajasthani folk women, Teej is a festival that every Jaipurite looks forward to. In Jaipur every year Teej procession is carried out in association with Rajasthan Tourism. The pomp and pagentry of the traditional procession starts out from the Zanani-Deodhi of the City Palace. It passes through Tripolia Bazaar, Chhoti Chaupar, Gangauri Bazaar, Chaugan stadium, and finally converges near the Talkatora. Elephants, old palanquins, chariots, bullock carts, and folk performances are all part of it.

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Date: 13th-14th August

Venue: Tripolia Gate

  • 3rd Edition of World Photography Day

How can world photography day not be celebrated with all the photographers and artists being together on one platform? If you are a photography enthusiast come and witness the 3rd edition of World Photography Day at Lalit Kala Akademi.

Date: 19th – 22nd August

Venue: Lalit Kala Akademi

  • Women’s Adventure Monsoon Drive

Why should boys have all the fun 😉 This time its not the boys but the girls and their jeeps to go for an adventurous ride.

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Date: 20th August

Venue: Kanota

  • Jaipur By Nite Marathon

If you are proud of the city in which you live, its time to run for its historic glory and heritage. So run to experience the Pink City. But before you get down to it, make sure to register yourself at http://www.jaipurbynite.com

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Date: 25th August

Time: 7 pm onwards

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur

  • JAS’18

A platform where you can find all the renowned jewellers of the city as well as the country at one destination. If you are interested in jewellery and its know how, this event is a not miss.

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Date: 31st August

Venue: JECC, Sitapura

So, get ready Jaipurites for month long of excitement and celebrations coming your way.

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Indulge In The Weekend Buffet At JW Marriott, Jaipur

Who doesn’t dream of a luxurious, peaceful, relaxing weekend with some serious eating goals? After trying Sunday brunches in cafe and restaurants, it’s time that we explore something more indulging.  A new entry to the city’s offbeat weekend destination, we got a chance to spend a day in the calm ambience away from the hustle bustle of the city life at JW Marriott, Jaipur.

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Right from the grand palatial entrance to the way of your resting place or even the restaurant, everything draws inspiration from the city it now hails to. Like the grand getaway to the vast arches, it also has a vast menu on its weekend buffet.

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We were lucky enough to be a part of their weekend buffet launch and got a chance to savour some of the finest artistic meals from their menu. Especially and focusing mainly on international cuisine – it had an array of dishes to satiate your weekend hunger and vibes. Appetizers are a must to begin with a 3-4 course meal. From shrimps to salmons for non-vegetarians to stuffed tomato and vegetable salads for vegetarians, the menu looked just too way colourful and so did it taste.

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To start from salads rich with some best quality of cheese especially imported from Italy to a large number of assorted bread it was indeed confirmed that you will not stay starved.

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Drawing a little inspiration from the western world food – it had all types of meat to settle the non-vegetarian cravings. But not to forget the little specially done vegetarian dishes with some extra cheese were definitely not to be missed.

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But being in the princely state of Rajasthan how can one miss out to its very own Dal Baati Churma and some Laal Maas. Well, they didn’t. A live station to satiate the dragon from China, they served some hot and spicy fried rice and noodles.

 

After eating a lot from this, we still had to make our way to the dessert collection. Presented with finesse, were some really mouthwatering and jaw-dropping desserts and we couldn’t simply keep ourselves from gorging into some. The Classic Millie Feuille done in several layers or the Eclairs, Mocha Pot for the coffee lovers and the Blood Orange Parfait were some outstanding ones.

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But don’t worry they also had something for all those sugar conscious people – the Raspberry and Coconut Pannacotta and some specially made sugar free ice creams.

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So if you haven’t yet planned what to do this weekend get going to this place and binge into the weekend buffet specially crafted for you all.

Happy eating!

 

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Taste The Flavours Of The Golden Triangle At Jaipur Marriott

The Golden Triangle, covering the lands of maharajas and nawabs/ mughals in the three cities of Jaipur, Agra, and Delhi makes for amust visit travel plan for any traveler. But did you know these three destinations have a global following for the unique food and the flavors of authentic spices?

Buckle up as we’re taking you on a journey connecting the golden triangle of flavours- you heard it right, where you can relish the perfect blend of spicy Jaipuri-khade-masale, Delhi’s subtle tanginess and Agra’s Mughal flavours in every bite. We are raving about the ongoing food festival at Saffron, Jaipur Marriott Hotel.
The festival is a true delight to rejuvenate with flavours of India picked up from the locales.

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As we reached there, we were totally overwhelmed with the fresh vibes, and balmy aura of tranquility. Soothing live music enticed us and the antiques from ancient era took us down memory lane to the time where our grannies used to make mouth-watering succulent gastronomical dishes.

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In this mesmerizing milieu of classic fine-dine setting and highly courteous staff we couldn’t resist to gorge upon the ravishing cuisines of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

For starters, we had a refreshing beverage mocktail: ‘Jaipur Royal’ which was prepared with orange and mint and was quite enticing for our taste buds as it was the perfect mix of the ingredients.

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With our golden triangle journey still pending, we were thrilled with the ardent aroma of rich flavours everywhere. Baffled by such a wide variety of the gastronomic food of all the three states; ultimately we asked the chef to serve us his favourites! And that was the best decision—we had the best vegetarian platter served with mouth-watering delicacies we had never eaten before.

Vinegar soaked onions blended with traditional Delhi spices and made into ‘Paneer Khatta Pyaaz’ perfectly complemented the ‘Khammiri roti,’ a tender thin layer with a crispy base of bread. With fragrance of Dilli in the air, we enjoyed the quintessential ‘Lal Kot ki subz biryani’ with rich and creamy ‘bhindi ka raita’, a whipped savoured yogurt garnished with thin and salty julienned ladyfingers.

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The khade-masale(whole spices) were lavishly used in the gourmet appetizers like the ‘Jaipuri Sangri ki seekh’. Made with Jaipur Sangri, the seekh kebab had a rich fragrance of tamarind and was bliss for our spicy cravings.

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Ria, my colleague; fell for the relatively blandish ‘Purani Delhi Ka Bharwan Aloo’. What intrigued us about this dish was its crispy coating of papad with smooth and tender barbequed kebabs inside which melted softly in the mouth.

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After such a lavish dinner, we could have left but somehow the meal felt incomplete without a dessert. To our delight we were served these luscious mithais of the golden triangle in typical mitti-ki cutlery and was something we would never miss. The chilled candy rose petal ‘gulab-ki ice cream’ served with piping hot ‘gulab jamun‘ rich with nuts made our meal unforgettable. The entire episode left a deep essence of incredible Jaipur, Agra and Delhi with us to cherish forever.

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Jaipur Beat highly recommends each one of you to visit the fest, as it is not an affair just for the foodies but for those who are deeply attached to Indian roots and want to revisit the old memory lane or for those who want to explore a new journey of northern India. From the first sip of the beverage to the last bite of the dessert; the flavorsome culinary will certainly take you back to the essence of our very own Indian soul. The way all the flavours representing separate states complimented one another was exquisite and therefore youmust be a part of this grand occasion.

We are grateful to the head chef, Mr. Ranjeet Singh and his team for enlightening us with such an overwhelming evening. Through this festival Mr. Singh wants the common man to encounter a trail of forgotten flavours for which he personally wandered the locales of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and handpicked their authentic spices to recreate them and revive the soulful taste in the most explicit way.

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Mind you, you can engage in this fantastic experience and savor this assortment of flavours only at Saffron at The Marriott, everyday from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm till 15th July 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

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8 Fabulous Jaipur Events To Attend In April

Let’s face it, with the temperatures soaring high, we Jaipurites are wondering where we should spend our hot summer days? Don’t worry guys, the good news is that there are some very interesting festivals and events lined up in our Pink City for the month of April. Jaipur Beat has listed out some of the favourite events for you –

  1. Wine And Dine Fest 

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For a perfect evening of wining, dining and socializing, Sora at Clarks Amer brings together world-class food, drinks, right across to the stunning skyline of Jaipur. Experience the exotic assortment of wonderful wines, finest Pan-Asian cuisine, and a mind-blowing ambience.

When: 29th March-10th April

What Time: 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Where: Sora, Clarks Amer

  1. Aamelia Lifestyle Exhibition

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Jaipur fashion scene is getting happening day by day! Uncover one of the most-awaited Fashionistas and stylists’ favourite exhibitionAamelia. The exhibition is catering to the sophisticated and modern women of the Pink City and a must-visit for those who swear by fashion and want to explore the upcoming designers and brands.

When: 12th April

What time: 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Where: SMS Convention Center, Rambagh

      3. A Conversation Reality Storytelling Documentary Workshop by TOSS 

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Come, unleash the film-maker in you! The Open Space Society (TOSS) is organising 4-day intensive sessions on global trends and thought creations in the arena of International documentary and films. Get a chance to study various cultures and influences through the case studies and co-pro mapping methods.

When: 11th-14th April

What time: 9:00 a.m. onwards

Where: TOSS, Adarsh Nagar

  1. Tattletale Summer Blaze

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Beat the crazy and lazy Jaipur summers with “Summer Blaze”– an extravaganza of fashion, workshop, food, and music. Experience the best-in-class designers, mouth-watering food, and foot-tapping live music to add fun to your mundane summers.

When: 13th April

What time: 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Where: Holiday Inn, Jaipur City Centre

  1. Indian Cyclothon 

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Be the part of biggest Cycling movement with Jaipur’s first premier Cycling event. Jaipurites come join the Cycling revolution and ride for good health and greener Jaipur. And the best part is that you can win over 100 prizes along with WINNING cash prizes worth Rs. 36,000!!

When: 15th April

Where: Jaipur

  1. Punchliners- Kanan Gill

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Jaipurites!! Get bowled by razor-sharp wit and punch liners with Kanan Gill– the best stand-up comedians in our country. Shot to fame with the hit Pretentious Movie Reviews series, with fellow comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath. Kanan has also made his Bollywood debut with 2017 release, Noor.

When: 15th April

What time: 8:00 p.m.

Where: GD Badaya Memorial Auditorium, Mansarovar 

  1. Charcoal Workshop

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Learn the uber cool art of Charcoal drawing and painting at the Colorbox Art Academy. Held for a complete week, you can experience the world of black & white charcoal painting by learning the intricate skills to create awesome charcoal artworks.

When: 17th April

What time: 4:00 p.m.

Where: Colorbox Art Academy

  1. Whole Wheat Bread MasterClass

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Just in case you are wondering if we have something for your favourite section- The Food, you are right! Learn the art of whole wheat bread making without preservatives and eggs. Yes, you can make the healthy bread right at your home. Mark your calendars now !

 When: 21st April

What time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Prabhu Marg, Tilak Nagar 

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Relish Your Taste Buds At The Travelling Kitchen-Jaipur

Far from the hustle bustle of Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi Palace, lies a peaceful event where food binds the bond between family. “The Travelling Kitchen“, a unique name with a n exclusive concept where the families celebrate together with music and entertainment with the core element of food. Very less crowded and a serene event for those who are tired of the noise and hubbub of other events in the city.
Lets take a quick run-through of the event.

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Entrance for “The Travelling Kitchen”
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Stalls from the Pink City

 

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Tempting food from Zarin, Fairmont, Jaipur
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Asian cuisine at Mamagoto
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Sweet Nothings by Avanti Mathur

The leading F&B brands, —Mamagoto, En, Anandini Himalaya Tea, Bakermania, Jom Jom Malay, The Lalit Food Trucks from Delhi & Mumbai, The Boulangerie, Zarin by Fairmont, amongst many others offered an inclusive culinary experience!

A well curated travelling kitchen where a wide array of cuisine is available at your end. Sunday plans are sorted now?

Date: 27th-28th January

Venue: Paanigrahan Ground, opposite Rambagh palace

Time: 7:00a.m.-10p.m.

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What To SEE, EAT, SHOP In Jaipur During R-Day Weekend and Jaipur Lit Fest 2018

It’s not the Foucault’s Pendulum we are known for, we have the incredible Jantar -Mantar, the largest in the country. As you get knee deep into the Maha-Kumbh of Literature & music, there is a reason its setting could be none other than the beautiful Pink City. The capital of music, culture, literature and art, Jaipur is the home of ‘LekhakiKalakaari and the Kaarigari‘. The quiet & the solitude that this city can offer contrasts with the bursts of colors, its long winding bylanes of history, the languid green hills, placid water bodies, the intricately carved architecture, soulful rustic music and over 1000 temples,  it is aptly called the ‘Paris of the east’ and ‘Choti Kashi’ in the same breath.

You are now in the middle of this beauty as it’s a long weekend and the entire world is rushing to inhale the gyaan, literature, music at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival in the city. To avoid the confusions and dilemma, here are some quick hacks for you while you eat, shop, drink, & breathe in the pink city 🙂


SEE: Meet the city in person.

The picture perfect postcards of Hawa Mahal, Amer fort, the old city, and the gorgeous Jal Mahal have described Jaipur for ages. We bring you some of the lesser known yet exquisite places to see in Jaipur.

Ghat ki Ghuni Complex: Sisodia Rani Bagh+Vidhyadhar Ka Bagh
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It is located 8 kilometers from Jaipur on the Agra road. Laid out in Mughal style, it is painted with the legends of Radha and Krishna. The garden is multi-tiered and has fountains, watercourses, and painted pavilions. Vidhyadhar Ka Bagh, the Architect of Jaipur is also abutting this complex.
Galtaji: 
img1Galtaji is an ancient pilgrimage center in Jaipur. Set amidst low hills and packed with locals and tourists alike, the attractive spot has temples, pavilions, and holy Kunds.
Panna Mian Ka Kund:
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Built in the 16th century, this 8 story Kund or Step well was used actively by the community around as a source of water, it was also the place of community gathering where people would come to chat, relax or swim in the cool waters.
 Nahargarh Baoli:
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This stunning organic steps of this ‘Baoli’ are mesmerizing, to say the least. It is located inside Nahargarh fort where the song  ‘Masti Ki Pathshala’ from the movie ‘Rang De Basanti ‘was shot.
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The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is considered to be the largest of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. It contains fourteen geometric devices, designed to measure time, track celestial bodies and observe the orbits of the planets around the sun.
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This is a tomb/ Chhatri for the women belonging to Jaipur’s royal family and is located on the way to Amber fort. This crematorium has several exquisitely carved cenotaphs built to commemorate them. The magnificent beauty and the historical significance of Maharani ki Chhatri makes it one of the most visited tourist attractions in Jaipur.
Isar Lat :
7Ishwar Lat, also known as Swarg Suli is a 60 feet high grand minaret in Jaipur. Also called ‘Swarg Suli‘ or ‘heaven piercing minaret’, this tower near Tripolia Gate was built by Raja Ishwari Singh in 1749 A.D to commemorate a grand victory against his brother Madho Singh in the Bagru war. Ishwar Lat offers a breath-taking view of Jaipur.
Jawahar Kala Kendra:

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Built by one of the most famous Indian Architects of India, Charles Correa, it is an art & cultural center based on the 9 square ‘Vastu Purusha Mandala’ that Jaipur’s walled city plan is based on. Do try the Daal-Baati at their ‘Padharo Sa‘ restaurant.

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The City Palace is a splendid example of the foresight that Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II had. As the founder of Jaipur, he took pains to create a magnificent walled city that encloses marvels such as the City Palace. The palace is a beautiful blend of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture.
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IMG_1825.jpgThe Krishna temple is a rare spireless temple and houses the idol of Govind Devji that Sawai Jai Singh brought from Vrindavan. It is built in the style of Diwan-e-Khas or the court of the ruler as Sawai Raja Jai believed Govind dev Ji to be the ruler of the city & he his instrument. It is based on ‘Bhakti style’of architecture with wide corridors all around.
EAT, what Jaipur eats – The historical notes in the ‘ruaab’ of Jaipur:

Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar, Johari BazaarFamous for its dahi bade, rasgulle, rasmalai, and especially paneer ghevar, LMB is ready to serve you with whatsoever is on your list !

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Mahaveer Rabri Bhandar, Chandpole:

Known for their Rabri, Mohanthaal, Bejar Ki roti and Aloo Pyaz ki Suzi.

Handi: (MI Road & Vaishali Nagar)

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One of the older award winning restaurants of Jaipur. Number one recommendation for Rajasthani non-vegetarian food. Try the Laal Maas, Junglee Maas or the famous Handi Maas from their menu.

Once upon a time: (Nahargarh Fort): 

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The most romantic and incredible view of the Jaipur City as you dine in an ambiance of bygone times.

The Forresta Kitchen & Bar, Bani Park

Located in Bani Park, The Forresta Kitchen & Bar boasts of a fresh green ambiance  along with a rich array of drinks and a scrumptious variety of cuisines. Try Keema Baati and Italian food for the best experience ever. 

Tapri (C- Scheme): 

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 It’s a ‘Chai shop’ with a difference.With all things Chai and delicious light snacks, it’s ideal for breakfast or evening tea.

Muslim Musafir Khana :

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It completely reminds one of Karim’s at Jama Masjid, Delhi in its ambiance. The food is delicious, affordable and unforgettable and the flavors are very different from Karim’s, Delhi.

 

Tattoo Cafe:

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A fairly new restaurant in town, it is located bang opposite Hawa Mahal and is a good choice for breakfast or a cup of coffee. The view of Hawa Mahal early morning as the sun lights up the beautiful monument is priceless and the bonus as the name suggests, get awesome tattoos here. Instagram Alert!

SHOP – City of the handcrafted, you said?

Anokhi Museum:

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At a mere ten-minute walk through the cobbled streets of Amber lies the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing. Located in a magnificently restored haveli (mansion), the museum displays a varied selection of block-printed textiles alongside images, tools and related objects – all chosen to provide an in-depth look into the complexity of this ancient tradition.

Mayori Clothing  (Bhawani Singh Road, C-Scheme)

With a fresh international take on Jaipur hand-block printing, Mayori clothing amalgamates the traditional printing techniques with modern silhouettes and creates beautiful garments with 100% cotton and a soothing palette of pastels. if you’re a cotton aficionado, explore trendy chic clothing at Mayori.

Blue Pottery, (Kripal Kumbh, Banipark)

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One of the oldest and the most well-known Blue Pottery studios, it was started by Late Shri Kirpal Singh Shekhawat known as the founder of Blue pottery. they are known for their incomparable quality.

Chameliwala Silver Market, MI Road.

20161214_135445The silver market just abutting MI Road is a silver haven. You can pick up semi-precious stones, get them dressed and have them inlaid in silver.Apart from that there is meenakari work on Silver, traditional, contemporary and tribal silver jewelry is available in a huge variety.

Take Back some memories & a little something more

Rajasthali: A Rajasthan government-run emporium which also features works of Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell. Apart from creative and unique items crafted by rural artisans,you will find exclusive designer collection for men and women.

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Jagmohan/ Chandrahas / Kesar Kasturi: the incredible royal liquors of Rajasthan.Infused with many spices and condiments, these come in the category of collectibles.

Jaipur Watch Company:  

jaipur-watch-company-2Custom made, Bespoke luxury Watches from Jaipur.

Trunk Company, Jaipur: Bespoke, handcrafted trunk furniture from Jaipur.

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Rajputana Custom Motorbikes:

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Rajputana: A labor of love, handcrafted bike restoration/ customization Mecca.

Now, the basics

Traveling to & from Jaipur:

Air: Jaipur International Airport connects Jaipur to all major cities in the country as well as major international destinations. The capital of India, New Delhi is merely 250 Km from Jaipur. If you cannot get a direct flight to Jaipur, get one to Delhi as there are multiple daily connections between the two cities. The easiest way is to go to makemytrip.com or yatra.com and book your flights.

Rail: Jaipur Junction is a well-connected station with trains from all across the country. The easiest way to travel from Delhi is by the Double Decker train or Rajdhani.To book your train tickets, click here

Road: There are many Public and private operators of Buses as well as taxis in the city. Rajasthan government run RSRTC is a very good option or try the private operators for traveling to and from the Jaipur.

Getting around Jaipur: It is mostly a square.

Taxis: Uber or Ola: There are plenty of Uber and Ola Cabs easily available for within the city travel through the phone apps. They are the safest, fastest and most reasonably priced mode of transport. For Intercity travel Hippocabs is providing an exclusive for the JLF. Rajputana cabs.  You also have an option of using Rajasthan government run taxis for within and outside city tours.

Rickshaws: E/Cycle /AutoThere are plenty of Rickshaws in the city be it e-rickshaws, cycle (shorter distances) or auto rickshaws. They easily navigate the city through the traffic be it the old or the new city. They are available 24 X 7 and outside most hotels and public places. Negotiate & settle the fare before taking the ride as they don’t use meters. Use google maps whenever in doubt.

Buses: Low Floor buses / Jaipur Safari / Pink Pepper. The comfortable seating, a wide network of bus stands & the low prices of the government run low floor buses make it an ideal companion to travel around the city. The city also offers interesting open air private tour buses to savor the beautiful scenic view the city provides. Click to book Jaipur safari for ‘Jaipur by the night’ tour or the day Safari tour. You can also ride the Pink Pepper buses which doubles up as a restaurant.

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Metro: If you are located anywhere between Mansarover or Chand pole, take the Metro to get to JLF. The nearest Metro stations to the Diggi Palace, the venue for JLF, are Sindhi Camp Station and Jaipur Railways station. From outside the metro stations, take Rickshaws or cabs as convenient.To check the route, fares, and stops, click here.

Take this slice of Jaipur back with you in these few days of the Jaipur Literature Festival. Who knows, once you fall in love with the city, the next time you return back here not in the audience but right up on the stage.

Till the next time, so long and thanks for all the love.