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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
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.
A mundane afternoon was turned into a glorious one when a curious few uncommon literati reveled at an unusual Hendrick’s brunch on the pristine environments of The Rajmahal Café, SUJÁN Rajmahal Palace. While these remarkable individuals were marking their attendance in Jaipur Literature Festival, Hendrick’s and SUJÁN Rajmahal Palace decided to play host to their spectacular feats and oddities, in a most unusual way. Centered upon the partaking of whimsically marvelous offerings such as Hendrick’s & Tonic with Cucumber, Hot Spiced Apple, The Lesley Gracie and Hendrick’s Gin Buck, in an atypical brunch setting, the sublime titillations were enjoyed by Rajesh Ajmera, Rajeev Arora, Tarang Arora, James Pennefather, Angad Singh Gandhi, Abhilasha and Vipul Bhandari among others.
For those bursting at the edge of ordinariness, the unusual Hendrick’s Gin is infused with the curious, yet marvellous, essences of rose and cucumber, delectably supported by no less than 11 botanicals from the four corners of the world. Created in 1999, this whimsical concoction produces a wonderfully refreshing gin with a delightfully floral aroma.
About The Rajmahal Café:
The Rajmahal Café is set in the sprawling grounds of SUJÁN Rajmahal Palace and brings a new slice of Italian inspired cuisine to the Pink City. The alfresco, all day dining experience, celebrates carefully sourced, seasonal Italian produce with much-loved classics and some special fusion interpretations of traditional recipes. Stylish, yet easy-going, The Rajmahal Cafe brings a welcome freshness to the Jaipur restaurant scene.
Hendrick’s is a delicious super premium gin, made with a number of unusual twists to deliver a most curious arrangement. Unlike ordinary gins, Hendrick’s is distilled in Scotland in two utterly dissimilar sorts of still – Victorian Bennett and rare Carter-Head still, under the watchful eyes (and nose) of Master Distiller, Lesley Gracie. www.hendricksgin.com
Hendrick’s is made by William Grant & Sons – an award-winning, independent, family-owned distiller founded by William Grant in 1886 and still controlled by the fifth generation of his family. The Company distils some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whisky, including the world’s favourite single malt Glenfiddich, , the handcrafted range of ‘The Balvenie single malts’ and the world’s third largest blended Scotch Grant’s, as well as selected other spirits, including Tullamore Dew and ‘Sailor Jerry’.
There are new events happening every month in Jaipur. While you may be aware of some, some are missed out in the hassles of your daily lives. So, we figured, we need to make a list. Below is a list of 9 attention worthy and fun events in Jaipur that you probably want to know about. Take a look for yourselves.
1. Special screening of “where the elephants sleeps”
On 1st February, i.e. today, TOSS will be holding a special screening for the film “Where the Elephant Sleeps” at 6 pm. The director, Brigitte Uttar Kornetzky, would be accompanying everyone with the screening, followed by a round of discussion on the same. We think it’s going to be a one of a kind experience and something you wouldn’t want to miss.
Venue: 142, Frontier Colony, Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur
Time: 6 p.m.
2. “MAD ABOUT CLAY” by Blue turtle studio
The inauguration of this exhibition will take place today, i.e 1st February. The exhibition is nothing short of an astonishing experience of ‘giving shape to the shapeless’. Exquisite works of art from some very talented artists of blue turtle studios will be on display from 1st February to 17th February. Something of this kind is rarely seen these days, we suggest you grab the opportunity on any of the exhibit days and go have a look for yourselves.
Venue: Poolside art corridor, Marriott, Jaipur
Time: Inauguration on 1st Feb 5:00 p.m. and the exhibition till 17th February.
3. February Fever with Prince Narula and DJ Akanksha
As we all know, Trove is the new buzz in town, and, it has to be the best night club Jaipur has ever had. On 2nd Feb Trove is spicing up the night with Prince Narula and DJ Akanksha on the house. Trove is holding parties for both upcoming weekends, starting today. For those who love to party it’s going to be the next level, for those who don’t it’s certainly going to be an experience of its own.
Venue: Club Trove, Devraj Niwas, Bani Park, Jaipur
Time: 9 p.m. onwards
4. AU bank Jaipur marathon.
The AU bank Jaipur marathon will be held on the morning of 2nd February, and, this will be the 10th edition. For both professional runners and the fitness conscious, the AU Jaipur marathon has been a holy grail. As we have heard, people who love marathons call it the best of them all. The marathon will include the must-see monuments of Jaipur and the chilly weather is sure to make it an experience you would love.
Venue: Ram Niwas Garden, Albert Hall, south gate, Jaipur
Time: 4 a.m. to 11 a.m.
5. Awaaz studio experiences 2.0.
Awaaz studio experiences is back with a sequel, and this time around, Alif will light up the evening with soulful music and spoken and sung poetry. The event will take place on 9th February. Most of you may know about Alif, but for those who don’t, Alif had been the winner of 8th Dada Saheb Phalke Award for ‘Best Music Video’ for the song ‘Lalnawath’ and IRAA (Indian Recording Arts Academy Awards) for ‘Best Music Production – Independent’ for the song ‘Like A Sufi’.
Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra, JLN Marg, Jaipur
Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
6. Alfaaz ka Safar by Yahya Bootwala
Alfaaz ka safar is Yahya Bootwala’s multi-city tour, it will be held in Jaipur on 11th February. Be prepared to laugh and to cry, Yahya is surely one of best poets and storytellers India has had yet. Yahaya will be accompanied by 5 local artists and the feat is surely going to be insane, surely, not an opportunity to be missed.
Venue: 999 Restro lounge, Opp Raj Mandir, MI Road, Jaipur
Time: 6 p.m. onwards
7. Dahleez the wedding and lifestyle exhibition
Dahleez has been one of the best exhibits there are, in Jaipur. The wedding and lifestyle exhibition will be held on 12-13 February and aims to cater the needs of buyers looking for clothes for an upcoming wedding or buyers looking for something they don’t find in the market otherwise. The exclusive designers displaying their clothes is a feast for the eyes and something you won’t find anywhere else.
Venue: Holiday Inn, Jaipur
Time: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
8. Ungli mat kar by Kishore Dayani
Ungli mat kar is Kishore Dayani’s solo show, it’s happening on 17th Feb. Ungli mat kar takes you on a journey of how Kishore actually feels about everything happening around him, it includes the society’s part in his life and how he deals with pressures of his own life. His sarcasm and satire are impeccable and definitely going to leave you in awe.
Venue: Holiday Inn, Jaipur
Time: 7 p.m. onwards
9. Indian Cyclothon 2.0
Indian Cyclothon is back with more this year, it’s going to be held on 24th February. This Cyclothon is going to have 3 different categories. The super category has a 100km route, the elite category is 50 kms and the fun ride is 20 kms. This event is claimed to be the best event happening for all cyclists all year round, and it’s going to be quite some weather in the morning, which adds another layer to the adventure.
Venue: Gyan Vihar University, Jagatpura
Time: 3:30 p.m. onwards for the super and elite category.
5:30 p.m. onwards for fun ride category.
It doesn’t matter if you are on a night out, or if it’s simply on your bucket list, or even if, you just want to eat something good, regardless, it being the nighttime in all its glory. In this list of restaurants, we’ve got you all covered. Except for Jaipur Pavilion, every other restaurant/cafe in the list opens 24 hours.
Jaipur’s only chef operated restaurant happens to open 24 hours a day, so if you crave a state-of-the-art pizza or any of those drool-worthy desserts, you wouldn’t really have to care what time of the night it is, Zolocrust will be at your service.
It’s in a class of its own, and, let us assure you, Lalit, Jaipur is known for its hospitality, no matter the time of the day it is. 24/7 offers one of the widest varieties of cuisines in our list, so think of any dish you like, and you will probably get it here. Oh, and did we forget, the whole bar menu is on offer too, 24/7.
(10:00-02:00 weekdays, 10:00-03:00 on weekends)
Craving laal maas in the middle of the night?
Don’t worry, we have been there too. Jaipur Pavilion is widely praised for its authentic laal maas, but if you want to try something else, be assured you won’t be disappointed.
P.S: We have heard a lot of praise about their oriental dishes too.
Looking for an early breakfast, or some great coffee?
You won’t have to go too far. Jal Mahal, Trident, offers a great menu, to begin with, but apart from its regular lavish buffets, it happens to include a coffee shop too. Did we tell you how great the sunrise looks standing beside the Jal Mahal lake?
So, you have got one of the best coffee there is, in Jaipur, at one of the best places you can watch the sun rise. Tell us of a better package, we will wait.
(Image courtesy: Google)