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Things No One Tells You-Birla Mandir Jaipur

Jaipur is one city that fascinates and charms everyone. Startling Birla Mandir of Jaipur is one such charming place. We have seen its marvellous architecture umpteen times and appreciated it as well. Built-in 1988 this is quite a new attraction of the city compared to the other historical monuments and also the ideal hangout place for many Jaipurites as well as tourists to spend their daytime and evenings. But did you know there are a few things no one told you about?

Let’s check out if you know all these facts about Jaipur’s Birla Mandir Temple located just beneath the Moti Doongri Hill-

  1. Birla Mandir is also known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple & is one of the major tourist attractions of the city which is easily approachable as situated on the city’s prime JLN road.

    2. Made up of the finest quality of white marble, it is renowned for its fine carvings and delicate artwork.

3. It looks startling as it gets lighten up in the night. 

4. Inside it, the idols of Lakshmi and Narayan are being made out from one piece of marble only.

5. It is a true example of secularism seven being a Hindu temple, its top three huge domes of representing the three religions of India – Hinduism, Christianity and Islam. The outside walls of Birla Mandir are decorated with figures from all religions including Socrates, Zarathustra, Christ, Buddha, and Confucius.

6. You’ll find refreshing peace and quietness here. The huge lush greens lawns offer a true delight of quiet open space in the centre of the city.

7. Amongst Jaipurites, Birla Mandir is also a paradise for all the foodies and especially pav bhaaji fanatics and that makes it for another major reason that attracts people to hang out at this amazing food joint. Just across the road you’ll find many street vendors serving Pandit Pav Bhaji.

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46 Things Prove That You’re A True Jaipurite

Jaipur, also known as the Pink city, is a city of culture, festivals, shopping, food, heritage and countless other things including the most important – its people! You’re living in Jaipur or have ever lived here, we are sure there are still some things that you definitely love or you could always relate to those.

1. JLN MARG

JLN Marg is more like a car race video game. Only the smarter lot of Jaipurites is able to save itself from the all-new speed cameras installed there. The rest of them just keep losing the game to challans every now and then!

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  1. INDIAN COFFEE HOUSE

Even though the epic Sambhar Dosa and Coffee don’t taste the way they used to, the glossy yellow paint peeling out of the walls still reminds us of the good old days spent in the Indian Coffee House.

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  1. NAHARGARH FORT

Who can say no to the amazing bhutta on the way and RTDC Pakodis uphill, and of course the unmatched view of the city from this mesmerizing hangout spot!

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4. JHALANA SAFARI

With our Patricia, Cleopatra and Bigfoot filling up for Noor, Machli and Ustad of Ranhambore, Jhalana safari is no less than a Ranthambore trip itself for us!

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5. WEDDING SHOPPING

Be it lehangas, sherwanis or any kind of designer dresses and footwear, just pick a design from Pinterest and you have it readymade at Purohit Ji ka Katla and that too without burning a hole in your pocket.

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6. MASALA CHOWK

No more hopping for darling food shops, our favoruite chatpata khana and chatwalas are at Masala Chowk now.

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7. FALUDA AT LINK ROAD

With all the leading upclass icecream parlours mushrooming in the city with exotic flavours and presentation, we still cannot get over the taste of Faluda at Link road. We have stopped here umpteen times with our hands full of shopping bags and growling stomachs!

8. TEEJ PROCESSION

Despite all the metro work going on around the city, Jaipurites have found their way of conducting the Teej procession an get photographed around it.

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9. JAIPUR LITERATURE FESTIVAL                                                                     

Those 5 days of January when it is mandatory to check in to Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi Palace and flood our Social Media with selfies and celebs pics.

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10. CANDLE MARCH AT STATUE CIRCLE

This coffee hangout point is our place for peaceful candle marches.

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11. THE WORLD TRADE PARK

This grand mall in our Pinkcity is literally treated like a park by Jaipurites.

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12. JAWAHAR KALA KENDRA- ART HI ART!

From a normal Art Exhibition centre to an upmarket café, JKK is the place for the connoisseurs of art. It in no way lags behind the “Kala Ghoda” of Mumbai or “Indian Habitat” of Delhi.

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13. AMAR JAWAN JYOTI

The memorial built for the martyrs makes our heart skip a beat.

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14. RAJ MANDIR

Lesser of a movie theatre and more of a tourist destination, this is the most beautiful theatre of Asia and we have all taken our relatives from far off cities to this place during vacations.

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15. SAMOSA/KACHORI

We Jaipurites are so fond of Samosa, kachori and mirchi bada that even the 44°C in summer cannot stop us from having our favourites.

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16. TAPRI

We believe that the tea, maggi and poha taste better when taken at Tapri with the on-looking Indian Flag.

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17. BIRLA MANDIR

For the proud Jaipur ke niwasi!

This is lesser of a holy worship place but more of a touristy destination.

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18. BIG FAT JAIPURI WEDDINGS

Every Indian girl dreams of getting married in royal palaces of Jaipur that have now been converted into 5-star heritage properties.

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19. LIGHTING AROUND THE CITY

With the night tourism having started in the city, the city has lost its sleep and it’s always drenched in the brightest lights through the nights.

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20. GAURAV TOWER

Our love for this first shopping mall is never going to be less. It still stays as the best saviour for the college bunkers and the shopaholics.

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21. METRO

Metro ride for us is not about travelling to places but for taking a better city view.

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22. ISAR LAT OR SARGASULI

Though known for giving a breathtaking view of the city, most of us have never climbed up to there to the top.

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23. PATRIKA GATE

Situated on a traffic signal at JLN road this is now amongst the top instagram worthy place.

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24. JAIPUR TRAFFIC POLICE

We avoid connecting with them on the roads but follow them for their Social media posts.

25. SARAS PARLOUR

From morning Doodh Jaelbi to late night coffee Saras Parlour for Jaipurites is never too far.

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26. JAIPUR STATION

With the beautiful wall paintings and hi class lounge facilities, Jaipur station has changed the way people travel to and from Jaipur.

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27. GATES OF THE CITY

Pink walls of Jaipur fortified with the seven gates. Only jaipurites can recognize the names of these unique Darwazas.

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28. LASSIWAALA AT MI ROAD

The Lassiwala is the place we do not miss taking our relatives to, because it serves the biggest and the most delicious glass of Lassi in the city. We challenge that even today no can can drink the largest glass of lassi that they serve.

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29. HAWA MAHAL

With the increasing traffic and metro work around the city area, it becomes difficult to get the picture postcard view of Hawa Mahal. The brand new cafés in front of Hawa Mahal have got us covered from where we can have a great view of the place.

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30. LAXMI MISHTAN BHANDAR

We all know, when our relatives visit us, the LMB is listed in their *Thingstodo

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Every  Jaipurite must have enjoyed Goths in some of its multiple kitchens. Especially in the Sawan month.

32. LEHERIYA: For Jaipur women, this vibrant leheriya pattern is a compulsory Saawan (Monsoon) purchase.

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33. ELEPHANT RIDE:

We have lived that perfect Maharaja moment taking on an elephant Ride from Maotha to the Amer Fort. We are not even surprised to see elephants in the city area. We’re just used to the grandeur.

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34. Ghat Ki Guni TUNNEL

Yes! We’re proud that Rajasthan’s first road tunnel is in JaipurThe 2.8 km long twin-tube tunnel has been grilled through the Aravalli hills on the Jaipur Agra road.

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35. 14TH JANUARY 

Koi doubt mat rakhna it’s a National Holiday for Jaipurites. Kite flying is not just a festival but also an experience of infectious energy here.

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36. MOTI DOONGRI: No auspicious ceremony, new purchase of vehicle or wedding in Jaipur is complete without taking the Aashirwaad of Ganesh Ji at Moti Doongri.

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37. LAC BANGLES: An intrinsic part of Jaipur woman’s Accessories is Lac or lacquer bangles. Jaipur women  love to stack them and tourists love to take them home as a souvenir.

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38. PANDIT PAO BHAJI

Only a true Jaipurite can figure it out who is the original Pandit pao Bhaji wala. Prove us wrong!

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39. AMER FORT

For Jaipurites Navratris starts and ends here after a visit to Shila Mata temple at Amer Fort

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40. SURYA VANSHI LAMPOSTS

‘United we stand’ when the urban development planned to replace these lampposts with new designs.

The spirit of a true Jaipurite. !!

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41. CAFES AND RESTAURANTS

There’s a myriad of shortlived restaurants opening around the city at every nook and corner. And we are always eager to try the food at all of them.

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42. FITNESS

Our city is becoming aware about fitness with all the gyms opening around the city. We first eat at the cafes and restaurants mushrooming around, then we rush to the gym for the love of fitness.

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43. CENTRAL PARK

We don’t just go to the gym for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, we also go to the central park to run the long track and finally gain back energy with the healthy Aloevera, Beetroot, Bottle Guord juices available right outside.

central park44. EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

There isn’t a day that goes by in Jaipur when there isn’t an exhibition or social event. From our exclusive Jaipur Literature festival, to Talk Journalism, Hidden Treasures, Decor India, Jaipur Jewellery show, and the list goes on.

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45. FASHION SHOWS

Jaipur being the textile hub, is big on fashion too. Every now and then there is a fashion show conducted by renowned designers in up-class hotels of our city, and not just this, recently a fashion show was held in the metro too!

46. PAINTINGS AROUND THE CITY

From the metro station walls, to flyovers and government buildings, you can see the Rajasthani scriptures, paintings, mandala art and patterns all over the city, done by local artists.

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At last, Jaipur tere jaisa koi nahi 🙂

 

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The City Of Magic And Magnificence- Jaipur

From the highest point of Nahargarh fort to the deepest point of Man Sagar Lake, the aura of pink running through the veins of Jaipur makes it one of the most amazing cities to not just explore, but also to live in.

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Built as beautiful walled city years and years ago by the royal Rajput rulers, Jaipur has always been the hub of heritage and culture. To add a beautiful edge to it, the walled city has caught a high pace on development and growth along with conserving the original essence of it.

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From the mesmerizing spots at the ancient Amer, Nahargarh and Jaigarh Forts to the newest Experience Centre and Dravyavati River Project, the city is almost a perfect metaphor for Magic Realism. Truly traditional to the core till date, the city area still remains painted in the colour that names it the Pink City. On the other hand, the city is all set to set up sky high standards with being a metro city as well as a smart city.

So if you ever visit Jaipur, don’t leave before you-

DO

Experiencing the captivating view of Jaipur city at night from the top of Nahargarh.  The city looks enchanting from the height and now that it’s Diwali time, you can see the whole city sparkling in colours and lights.

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Visiting the awe-inspiring City Palace, that gives you a ride back into the royal history of Jaipur.

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The forts of Jaipur- Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort, that provide a heartwarming view from the top and Jaigarh also houses the biggest canon “Jaivana.”

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Clicking a picture with the Taj Mahal of Jaipur- Hawa Mahal, the legendary palace of winds situated right in the heart of the city.

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Experiencing the night tourism of the city, for it looks absolutely dreamy when it up all around.

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EAT

The street food– Pyaaz ki Kachori, Mava Kachori, Samosa, Mirchi Vada- they are light on the pocket and taste like a foodie’s paradise.

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The authentic Rajasthani delicacy- Dal Baati Churma. This is something you just don’t miss when you visit Jaipur.

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The absolutely irresistible Cold Coffee at Statue Circle. Moreover, If you visit around monsoon, Ghevar is a big turn on at that time.

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BUY

When you come to the textile hub, you don’t leave without buying clothes. Different kinds of clothes including kurtas, sarees, jackets, handmade purses, cozy quilts, bedsheets etc. printed in Jaipuri and block prints with animal motifs like elephants and camels along with floral prints on vibrant colours just own your heart at first sight.

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Authentic camel leather jutis, bags, diaries etc. are found right in the walled city and are big among foreign visitors.

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The exclusive Blue Pottery items of Jaipur are nowhere else to be found and are totally handmade.

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Colourful Lac bangles at Maniharo ka rasta, gold jewellery at Johri Bazaar, and Kathputli showpieces add a vibrant angle to your shopping list.

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We as citizens of this magical city are evolving in our ways and choices- shifting from the Indian Coffee House at Jawahar Kala Kendra to Café Quaint, from coffee at GVD to Café Coffee Day, from the ancient gates of the city to their newest sibling Patrika Gate and much more, we still plan family outings at Amer Fort during monsoon and we still enjoy clicking pictures of Hawa Mahal, only now we have a café to capture it from!

The magnificence of our surreal city Jaipur is never fading, but going through a constant metamorphosis.

 

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8 Instagram-Worthy Places To Visit In Jaipur

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With an increasing craze for photography, everyone is a photographer and every place instagrammable. But there are some places in our lovely Pink City which have become absolute favourites of the travellers and photographers over the time.

The glory of heritage and the majesty of olden times have made our Pink City a heritage hub and a city most ardent and avid. It is not just full of life, but also houses in itself some masterpieces of ancient architecture. Jaipur offers the photography freaks some of the most admirable and royally classic Instagram posts.

On this World Photography Day, we bring to you the most clicked places of Jaipur from Instagram.

  1. Hawa Mahal

Built in 1799 under the rule of Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, this beautiful monument of our city has been renovated over time only to turn much more glorious than before. It is known to have been built with little jharokhas and has 953 windows in all. The interesting reason behind the unique designing of this place was that the royal ladies were not supposed to come out of purdah. Hence, these jharokhas provided the royal ladies a good view of daily life outside the palace. The intricate detailing in the windows and jharokhas along with the unique five storey honeycomb-like structure, account to one of the most clicked and admired places of Jaipur. Hawa Mahal is also known as Palace of Winds or Palace of the Breeze.

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  1. Panna Meena Ka Kund

This place has taken photography levels in Jaipur to crazy time and again. Among the most favourites of photography lovers, and forever trending in hashtags; Panna Meena Ka Kund is said to be one of the hidden treasures of Amer. The place adds to an extraordinary excitement with a mystery that nobody can use the same staircase to get down and come upstairs again. It is known to look the most mesmerizing during the monsoon season. It is also known as Panna Miyan Ki Naoli.

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  1. City Palace

This place does not just keep importance as a heritage site of Jaipur, but also is an absolute classic of the times when the royals ruled over the beautiful city. City Palace has seen a number of grand celebrations and weddings of the royal family. Prismatic and ravishing designing of this place is a never ending romance between Rajasthani, Mughal, and European architecture. With intricate detailing with colourful patterns and designs inside out, City Palace feeds your photographs collection in stockpiles! It houses in itself some famous places like Mukut Mahal, City Palace Museum, Maharani’s Palace and Sri Govind Dev Ji Temple.

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  1. Nahargarh

Known to be ‘The Most Happening place of Jaipur,’ Nahargarh offers an experience most lingering to its visitors with its absolutely amazing view of the Pink City from the top. Not only is it a popular place among the lens lovers, but also a sought-after place for pre-wedding shoots. The view from Nahargarh is the most bewitching on Deepawali night when the whole Pink City is ornamented with scintillating jazzy lights.

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  1. Amber Fort

If there’s a monsoon go-to place in Jaipur, it is this. This place is a principal tourist attraction and offers a large area for photo sessions and family hangouts. Located 11 kms from the main city area, Amber Fort consists of a Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, and Sukh Niwas. The fort overlooks the Maota lake that adds to another photogenic spot in the list. Amber is also famous for a temple dedicated to Shila Devi, a goddess of the Chaitanya cult. The whole Jaipur city looks awe-inspiring and fascinating from high up top.

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  1. Jal Mahal

Majestically standing in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake, Jal Mahal is the ultimate place to beautify your Instagram feed. From silhouette pictures to selfies, this place always looks absolutely breath- taking. The place is surrounded with beautifully carved cenotaphs and chhatris which add to the glory of this fascinating place.

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  1. Patrika Gate

Located at Jawahar Circle on the Airport Road, this gate is the ninth gate of Jaipur. It not only keeps heritage value but also the aesthetic value due to its modern architecture mingled with traditional style. The poly-chromatic patterns and vibrant surroundings make this gate one of a kind. It also keeps historical value related to its number since the base for construction of ancient Jaipur was taken as number nine and this gate completes the lineage. The vibrant colours and mesmerizing architecture is always admired and captured when visited by travellers and tourists.

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  1. Albert Hall Museum

Named after the Prince of Wales in 19th century, Albert Edward, the building itself is a part of museum display due to its Indo- Seracenic architecture. This beautiful building is not just popular as a photography spot but also for the occasional concerts and programs held here.

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Pictures taken from Instagram.

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7 Places In Jaipur To Take Your Dad Out On Father’s Day

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

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

Booze up and be ready as Jaipur beat has already planned a crazy day out for you to celebrate this special bond in a much special way.This Father’s Day give your father a break from his boring routine and make him groove onto the beats of a fun time!

  • Begin this memorable day out by surprising him with a lavish ‘Sunday breakfast buffet’ at Cafe Bae, a perfect place to nurture new memories.

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  • Treat him with a little twist of kadak masala in his boring morning chai ki chuski at Tapri ashram with their famous maska bun and vada pao. Indian dads always fall for such desi food!

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  • Is your dad also fond of big fat breakfast with a lavish and an extravagant platter? If yes, then Zolocrust at Clarks Amer is the best destination.

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  • Family time seems incomplete every time without a bollywood movie. So ask out your dad on a movie date with the latest blockbuster in town, Race 3 and experience an enthralling trio of fun, suspense and adventure.

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We’re sure this is the one date you won’t ever hesitate to ask first!

  • Pamper your dad and take the lead! After a thrilling virtual experience, take him on a long drive to his favourite places he loved as a kid like Amber, Nevta, or Kanota or discover a new happening father- daughter/son spot.

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  • Remember those times when you used to switch off the TV and get angry because dad always watched sports and not your favourite movie? Quite kiddish times must say! It is your time to treat him like a king on this special day. Take him to watch FIFA with you as no bond is stronger than two people cheering the same team. Indulge into sports vibes, gift him his favourite team’s jersey and watch live FIFA on big screen at WTF Jaipur.

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  • What else could be more perfect than to end the day with some chilled beer, soothing music in a mesmerizing setting and dad’s favourite food? Well, Forresta kitchen & bar has just the right candlelight ambiance with mouth watering cuisines waiting to make your ending a blast.

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Wishing all the fathers  – Happy Father’s Day 🙂

 

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Let’s Celebrate International Museum Day In A Full Swing In Jaipur

Jaipur is a city full of art, culture, rich heritage and history. There are great monuments and heritage properties that are worth visiting and museums form an integral part of it. Today on International Museum Day, let us take a sneak peek into the museums of Jaipur that have preserved the city’s history and culture.

  1. Albert Hall

Albert Hall also known as the State Museum of Rajasthan is the oldest museum of Rajasthan that was built in the year 1876 when Prince of Wales visited Jaipur. This museum has a variety of rare artefacts, pottery, paintings, weapons, textiles, etc. which are at display. If planning to visit it today, the entry is free of cost.

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  1. City Palace Museum

Built by Sawai Jai Singh II, the City Palace Museum is located in the heart of the Pink City. It has unique collection of dresses, ornaments, paintings, weapons that depict the style of Rajputs, Islamic and Europeans. Moreover, it holds two silver jars that have been recorded to be the largest and biggest silver objects in the Guinness Book of World Records.  

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  1. Jaipur Wax Museum

A new feather in the cap of Museums has been added recently in Jaipur. Strategically located in the premises of Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur Wax Museum attracts tourists and localites because of the wax statues crafted of the personalities that have inspired the society. If made your plans to visit it today, a quiz activity is awaiting your arrival.

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  1. Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

Visitors whilst going atop the Amber Fort have added another gem in their bucket list viz. Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing. You will find unique block printed textiles alongside varied images, tools and other objects that reflect this ancient tradition.

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  1. Museums of Gems and Jewellery

Opened in the year 2017, Museums of Gems and Jewellery provides an insight to the blooming industry of gems and jewellery. Apart from this, it also has various other artefacts out of which, you can buy some of them.

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6. Sanjay Museum

Right opposite to Jal Mahal lies another beautiful museum viz. Sanjay Museum. It has various unique artefacts, paintings, manuscripts, royal letters and many more rare collections to be seen.

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7. Gyan Museum

Gyan Museum is a house to over 1000 precious pieces which includes textiles, paintings, antique jewellery, vintage spectacles, rare inscriptions and object d’art from around the world, dating back to over 3,000 years. Visit it to know it.

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Jaipur is a home to many museums, which one are you going to visit today?

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5 Not To Be Missed Moments At Albert Hall, Jaipur

Our Pink City is a heaven for the history lovers. Surrounded by forts & monuments, a visit to Jaipur opens a gateway to the cultural and archaeological history of our rich Rajputana culture. Albert Hall Museum is definitely one such center, created with an intent to impart knowledge of civilizations, inspiring artisans, and preserving & developing traditional Indian art forms.
Come let’s explore the eye-catching Albert Hall through the lenses of your favourite Jaipur Beat

1.       Eye-catching Facade

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Standing tall in the midst of Ram Niwas gardens, the front face of the Albert Hall is every spectator’s delight. The exterior consisting of domes and archways that add to the beauty of the majestic museum. Rightly personifying the flamboyance of the city, Albert Hall is located right opposite to the New Gate and in the middle of busy streets of Jaipur.

2.       Amusing History

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Named after Albert Edward, Prince of Wales. The museum was designed by Colonel Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob in 1876 to greet the Prince of Wales on his visit to India. The Albert Hall later was converted as a museum of Industrial Arts in the 1880s by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II.

3.       Captivating Artifacts

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The museum is full of rare and tastefully decorated collection of various displayed object, arms, carpets. The main attractions of the museum includes the Persian carpets, coins of different eras, costumes & jewellery of ancient warriors and an Egyptian mummy. In fact, the mummy is the most popular of all the items in the museum, with one of only six in the nation. Placed in a hall with a high ceiling and a sunroof, the Egyptian mummy draws large crowds.

4.       Indo-Mughal Architecture

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Albert Hall Museum inspired by the Hindu-Mughal architectural style is nothing less than impressive! Full of tombs and archways the interior and exterior of the palace is full of beautiful paintings and art forms.
Nowadays, the exterior of the museum is quite popular amongst the couples for the pre-wedding photo shoots too.

5.       Night Tourism


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Supporting the initiative of night tourism, the Albert Hall is now open even during the late evening hours. The spectators can also enjoy the mesmerizing light show wherein the museum is covered in vivid colours which rightly adds to the charm and magic of the Albert Hall Museum.