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Valentine’s Day is here and lovers around the world are gearing up for the annual celebration of love. This is the day to tell the one, they are on your mind. But there’s a minor glitch.
This valentine may not be the ideal day to plan an over the board romantic date since it falls on Thursday! But don’t let that stop you from showing your partner a good time. Wondering what special can you do on a week day? We have got you some ideas that can make your Valentine’s Day in pink city make the cut. Checkithow !
For married couples and those living in, nothing can beat the intimacy of breakfast in bed. Prepare a healthy meal of things your partner loves. Decorate it nicely on a tray with a good morning note and some coffee or juice. A healthy kick start is best before the cheat meals that await you later in the day.
For those young love birds who live apart, a nice morning walk will suffice. Go to her place, wake her up with a sweet call, tell her to come down and walk along the streets. The fresh morning breeze, chirping of birds and motor sounds of the rising city will make the perfect companions for you two.
If you can arrange a car, then it’s even better. Take them on a drive to Jal Mahal or along the Central Park, the two prime locations of Jaipur that look absolutely stunning in the morning. Go another mile and take them on a long drive to Nahargarh Fort, watch the sunrise bring the whole city to life which is mesmerizing to watch. Bring a hot insulated mug of coffee and Maggi for a cozy breakfast. Share your food and spend some quality time in quiet together. Go home and come back to drop them off at work. Before they leave, gift them a nice outfit for dinner later in the evening. Don’t let them open the gift until later. Let the anticipation build for good!
At lunch, arrange for a dessert to be delivered at their desk. Order anything sweet they like. It can be a sweet, a cupcake, cookies or even ice cream. The thoughtful surprise will surely woo them. Add in some fresh flowers as well. Everyone loves a fragrant reminder of love on the most romantic day of the year. She will fall for your gestures over and over when her colleagues swoon over your little surprises!
For later in the evening, plan a happening night at a bar or lounge. Keep it a secret. Tell them to wear the gift you gave them earlier in the morning. Bars and pubs offer some exciting offers on Valentine’s Day for party lovers that you can take advantage of. Make time to browse in advance and book yourself before it’s too late.
Drink your fill and dance your hearts out with your lover in your arms. Let the party animal in you unleash itself. Have fun, sneak in some spontaneous romantic kisses, make the night count. Most of all, keep it all about both of you.
If you are not the party wild kind, then a quiet dinner at a lavish eatery can make a good choice. The Stag Café opposite Amber Fort is a chic place to eat under the starry sky. Take in the view of the brightly lit Amber Fort along with the intoxicating smells of food and cool night breeze.
Eating out may seem like a routine for long dating or married couples. So how do you spice it up? Recreate your first date! Take them to the same place, order the same menu and revisit your memories. Take pictures of the night. Make a deal of recreating your outings every once in a while. A cozy dinner at rooftop of your apartment, or the balcony can be a good option as well. Indulge in conversations.
Talk about the time that has passed and the future that awaits. Couples living apart can make a romantic night out of Valentine’s Day by packing take out dinner and going to some open public space to eat. This is good time to talk about your feelings. Say it out! Tell them how you feel. You’ll surprised how well it turns out without the mandatory lavish hangout at a restaurant or bar. After all it’s not the place but the person you are with who makes things special and out of the ordinary, isn’t it?
Guest Post By: Ankit Jain
For everyone looking to have a really good time this Valentine’s day, there are a lot of Valentine parties happening in Jaipur. Love will be in the air, along with music from some of the best singers and DJs we know of. From DJ nights to a glass of Wine there is something or other on offer. We went ahead and compiled a list of the most happening parties in Jaipur on 14th February 2019.
Let the good times roll!
Club Trove is hosting the ‘Valentine Party’ featuring ‘NS Chauhan (sadi Gali fame)’ and ‘DJ Oshin’, along with unlimited free drinks for all the gorgeous ladies. The thrilling night scene at Trove is sure to heat things up!
Get your fill of alcohol as Club Colaba offers complimentary shots and champagne on arrival for couples on Valentine’s Day.
Long known for its classy setup, the place that gives a fine feel of Jaipur night scene TaBlu rooftop lounge has set up a ‘melodic Valentine’s Day’. Also, there’s a complimentary glass of wine for the ladies and an offer on snacks and drinks for couples.
Aenigma at Jaipur Marriot makes for a great option. With its ‘Valentine’s Bash’ featuring ‘Dual Drama’ and available liquor choices it is all set to keep you in high spirits this Valentine.
he destination famous for some of the finest after-hours spot amongst friends Jaipur Adda is hosting Love Beats featuring ‘DJ Akira’. Along with some good times, enjoy some great views of the city.
Another good place to celebrate is Club Stallions, which is hosting Valentines Special Party featuring ‘DJ Sachin’ and ‘DJ Hawk’. And Ladies get free shots 🙂
Well, the ever-romantic Pink city swathed in Valentine feel does not disappoint 🙂 Get ready to party now!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
We know right, we are on the same page on this one. Like every other year, this year has to be the same on the relationship status part, but like every other year, this year you don’t have to crib about it or be bored.
Note: We assume all of your friends are committed, just like ours’ and won’t even pick your call. This guide is basically things you can do alone , while the indoor guide is for everyone around the world, outdoor guides sticks to specifically to Jaipur.
Now, we wouldn’t want you to rely completely on going out, because you know at almost every place in and around Jaipur you will find people (especially couples), and we know deep down, we are all introverts (and jealous 🙃). So, we have compiled a list which includes both indoor and outdoor things you can do, this Valentine’s day in Jaipur.
Some things you can do staying in the house or simply anywhere you want:
3 things to binge on Netflix.
1. Wild Wild Country: The documentary is a story revolving around of the most influential people the world has ever had, Osho. The documentary may have not won many awards, but it’s sure to rule your heart for days. There are just 6 episodes which can easily be completed in one go. The show starts slow but as things reveal, well you will have to watch to know.
2. Gerald’s Game: This movie, remains one the best adaptations of Stephen King’s books. We are sorry we can’t tell you anything more, we suggest don’t even watch the trailer, just dive into it.
3. Black mirror: Black mirror is an anthology series. Every episode is a feast (not like an actual ‘feast’, but you’ll know 🤐). There are 4 seasons with a total of 19 episodes. Same advice, don’t even think about watching the trailers. As it’s an anthology, you can watch any of the seasons or episodes first, so we leave that up to you. Just remember one thing, each episode is way different from the others, so if an episode disappoints ‘ahem’ you, you don’t need to worry.
Bonus: Black mirror just released a movie called Bandersnatch, it’s different from the episodes and series as a whole, but it’s surely one of a kind experience, it’s a choose your own path movie, and definitely worth watching.
3 places to eat in Jaipur
Now, before we begin, we are not sure if you are comfortable going out and eating alone, for that stance, all these places deliver (swiggy, uber eats, and zomato FTW!) at your home.
1. Meraaki Kitchen: This place literally serves heavenly food (also, beer 😉) and really does happen to be one of our favorite places to eat in Jaipur.
2. Masala Ministry: The is the place you can literally go to, whenever you are craving good food. Masala Ministry is celebrity chef Jiggs Kalra’s restaurant and has just opened a second branch in Jaipur. The restaurant doesn’t serve any form of alcohol, but the taste of food will go you on the 9th cloud.
3. Little Italy: The only authentic Italian place in the entire city, Little Italy must be many of yours’ favorite already. If you haven’t already tried the Alfredo sauce based pizza, we insist you do. The place doesn’t have a match in taste and has a great beer and wine menu to choose from.
3 artists to explore (Caution: Please stop crying, we didn’t mean to hurt you 😰)
Note: We are not including our favorite numbers from them, so you will have to spend the day to find out the best ones.
3 places to have a serene experience in Jaipur
Note: Definitely take your camera along.
1. The mountain behind Samode palace: The place just speaks to your soul, it’s a hard walk of over 800 steep steps and you will probably spend the day climbing it. There is a different kind of serenity at the top of the mountain, especially after you so much trouble getting up there.
2. Dumping yard (Sambhar Lake): The place makes up for an absolute best long drive around Jaipur, there’s also a lovely McDonald’s on Ajmer highway now. You won’t even have the time to think about your Ex or your future. ‘LOL’
3. Chandlai lake: The place makes for an amazing peaceful time if of course, it’s not flooded with couples already. The place is moderately far and doesn’t really have anything special close by, but if you’re lucky and there are no couples around, you can bring home a nice and serene experience.
Remember a month ago we introduced to you a new paradise for party lovers in the city –Club Trove. A place that offers a scintillating upscale nightclub experience to Jaipurites.
And now we are all set for a food and drinks review for you guys. Cause we know when we go out to party or to meet friends or to celebrate the only thing that matters the most is Food and Drinks. Right?
So, here we are!! Jaipur Beat giving the first hand review of trove rooftop café where one can simply indulge into the delights of Sundowners accompanied with scrumptious veg non veg starters whist listening to soothing live music. For those who are into serious clubbing they have a separate Club section where you must try the signature cocktails and veg –non veg finger food.
An exciting, and astonishingly well-designed club, Trove happens to set it just right in terms of space and ambiance. The lights are amazingly placed and it’s one of the first such concept we have seen in Jaipur. We just loved the chandelier made out of the same lights (note: filter applied b&w). The sound system is good with a balanced amount of bass, it’s certainly not ears cracking, and excellently balanced for you to dance the night away.
The ambiance is a bit different from what we are used to, the wooden walls, the asymmetrical wooden edges on the tables, the hanging seats, all add up to a great experience. The café is dimly lit, and you may have to stress your eyes a bit, on the other hand, there were ample heaters to keep you warm in chilly winters. The restaurant is on the ground floor, technically attached to the club, and, there is a beautiful garden attached to it too. The restaurant may end up being blasted by music as the club’s wall were not really ‘sound proof’.
A well-stocked bar is a plus for Trove, with the drinks happens to be served at all three spaces. The mock tails have a nice twist to them, and tastes good, while, it’s the cocktails, that shines brighter. The twist to cocktails makes them exclusive to Trove and they look so so good, all while tasting so amazing. The servers were nice and friendly and sure knew their stuff.
The menu is sure ain’t short on options, which is a mix of Oriental, Asian, East Indian, and what not, it does seem like they tried to row too many boats at once. But they surely managed really well, and of course, didn’t drown. Even the menu is huge, everything we tasted, has that authentic taste while having a different touch, which seemingly, you wouldn’t find anywhere else.
We tried Japaneese noodle salad, Hommos Jaipur way, pattal chaat, Corn water chestnut bag, and the Hommos Jaipur way and in non veg options steamed curry chicken momos was the highlight.
Kebabs & grill
They have some tantalizing options from their Kebabs & grill section- Ultimate Chicken Satay, Kurdish mutton kebab and Charmole sole fish skewer.
Pizza Lovers- Uncle Jack, Pepperonata, smoked chicken and salumi must try. Yes we tried a bite from each one of these.
Though we were almost full but looking at their preparations we don’t want to miss the dinner, which we planned to have at the rooftop café. After a bit of dancing and clubbing we were back for the final course 😀
We have never imagined that we will soon be trying the cuisines from the entire world in our platter but here it was- Indonesian Manchurian curry, Wild mushroom malaka curry, Burmeese Khao suey feats, Andhra bitter melon curry, khatti dal kurkuri bhindi, malai kofta curry.
Hold on this was just vegetarian section!!
In Non- veg- Malaysian mutton curry, Singapore fish curry, tollyygunge egg curry, Awadhi chicken biryani and GT road chicken curry, could easily guess that Chef has actually covered entire Grand Trunk road to discover such amazing cuisines. We’re truly glad!!
Making this very clear to all our fans, no matter how much you have already eaten, you’ve to make some space for the ultimate desserts. Missing those will be counted as a Sin. If not all, you must try Date almond cigar with pan mousse and cannoli baked yogurt.
So, if you actually want to indulge in world class cuisines whilst enjoying world class ambience and experience , think no more and head to Trove café!!
Address- Devraj Niwas, Bani Park, Near Khasa Kothi
Winter in Jaipur is usually synonyms with loads of gajak on all those cold nights. And gajak love, for every jaipurite, is undeniably strong. But, I guess we have all faced this nightmare when mom sends us to bring some gajak, and the confusion just over boards our intelligence and wrecks our judgement. Defeated and lost, we come back home empty-handed saying the shop was closed. It doesn’t have to happen ever again, we promise when visiting a gajak shop, just open up this guide and you’re all set.
It’s a typical categorization after all?
Well, not really. We too felt so, until we went ahead and researched. Well, there a lot more types than we imagined, but you know, they fell more like a parody of the few original types of gajak, so we decided and skipped them, for good.
1 Til– One of the humblest gajaks known to mankind, and it’s better you know there is a til laddu in the options too. So, til, is basically a kind of Superfood, it has enormous benefits to our health and, is tasty, in gajaks to say the least.
Til’s most know gajak is til papdi Patti. However, it comes in a variety of til gud, til mawa, til gud khasta and what not.
Sweetener– Mawa, Gud, and plain old processed Sugar
Shape– Rolls(rarely), Rewdi, Patti(bar) and Ladoos.
2. Mungfali (peanut)- this gajak’s so popular it has its own name, it’s called chikki. It’s usually made with gud and is also available with a combination of til. It’s so widely popular, we are sure it’s the top-selling item at every gajak shop we came across.
Sweetener– Gud, processed Sugar(rarely)
Shape-Patti(bar), and, you may find it in other shapes too.
3. Son– This one’s borrowed from the iconic son papdi, and yes, its one of those ‘other types’, but, at least, it’s iconic, unlike, chocolate flavored gajak. It’s mostly happened to be made with gud.
Sweetener– Gud, processed Sugar
Shapes– Patti, Ladoo, and sometimes, Rolls too.
4 Mawa (khoya)– Gud mawa and til mawa remains the most common options, but there’s a simple mawa gajak all on its own too.
Sweetener– Gud, and sometimes, processed Sugar is added.
Shape– Patti(bar), Ladoo, and rarely Rolls.
5. Dry fruit– there are a lot of different varieties in dry fruit gajaks, its range includes kaju, pista, and badam gajaks. People have a love-hate relationship with them, but you aren’t short on options anyways, so we leave that up to you.
Sweetner– Gud, processed Sugar, Mawa.
Shapes– Usually Patti(bar), oval, and what not.
If you still happen to have doubts or confusions, or a query, ask us in the comments section and we will be happy to help.
We have all been there, haven’t we?
Well if you haven’t, you missed on a lot. But hey, you must have heard stories from your friends at least, about how incredible these places are, well we are here to set a collection of places in around Jaipur we went to on our school bunks. So, if you haven’t been to any of these places, we recommend you to go and feel them, for yourselves.
1. Nahargarh – There is absolutely no way Nahargarh isn’t topping the list on this one, it’s like the coolest there has ever been in Jaipur. Nahargarh Fort was the top priority on full day bunk, but, if the weather was too bad, well, there were some indoor options to look at too. But as kids, we loved a little soak, didn’t we?
2. Crystal Palm – Situated in virtually the center of the city, it was quite easy to reach, even by public transport. Crystal Palm was our choice of theatre, to go to, for one of the reasons being they never really snitched on us. It was this sacred custom we took an oath to, to watch every incredible (sometimes bad) movie releasing, on first day, first show. And guys, those were arguably the best times. What’s more to Crystal Palm is it has a play zone, a McDonald’s, and MGF just opposite the road, simply put, it happened to be extremely sorted, all in one.
3. Indian Coffee House (ICH) – Biased towards the one situated at MI Road over the one in JKK, maybe it was the rustic ambiance, or simply, it’s reachability. But, certainly, it was rule number 1 in the sacred book of rules to start the school bunks by having breakfast at ICH. The menu was fairly low priced, like a dream come true, for us school kids.
4. Samode Palace – Reaching there was an adventure on its own, it was an approximate 1.5 hours ride from the center of the city. The usual timings for bunks were 6 hours, stretching it up to 7 hours was the upper limit. So, reaching, chilling, enjoying, and, being back on time from Samode Palace was a feat of its own. And you do realize it has about 850 steps to reach the top of the mountain?
850 steps in school shoes, just called it a challenge back then. LOL.
5. Ramgarh Dam – It’s again, one of the natural beauties of our beautiful Jaipur. Reaching Ramgarh was, well, tough. The road was so bad at the time, you were surely taking home a sore back from the trip. Note, it’s a dry dam, there’s as such no water in the dam, but, the place itself, has a feel attached to it. If you happen to go there, be careful of the monkeys, they are going to steal your food and laugh at your face, while eating it all of course. 🙈
6. Kanota Dam – It’s the place to be if you are looking for some really good landscape, for those display pictures you could never put up on your social media. 😰🤣
It was full of water at the time. It still happens to have water in it, but it’s a tad bit tougher to reach now. There are actually 2 sides of the dam you could have reached, one side where the locals don’t allow people to visit anymore, as they claim it to be their part of the land, and, one side where the fishing takes place, the area is kind of all fenced now, but back then it wasn’t.
7. Sagar – You can’t call yourself a Jaipurite if you haven’t been to Sagar, but a lot of people we meet happen to not know there is any such place in Jaipur 🤔
Sagar is to be reached by taking the other road from the last crossroad to Amer, the local pujaris won’t have an issue until you aren’t creating a nuisance over there. It’s an iconic jewel of a place Jaipur has, it has got everything to it. And, if you are bored of Nahargarh on your bunk, this was the place to head to and vice versa.