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Summer is incomplete without these 5 Jaipuri delights!

There is no escaping from the summer heat that. ACs, coolers and Fans run all day making you feel better but the cold feeling that comes from within has to be the best. When you eat or drink something cool in summer, the satiating feeling is out of this world. Keeping ourselves on the cooler side is required for good health as well. All these things simply mean that we must keep loading ourselves with refreshing drinks and foods that keep us going at this time of the year.

Here are our favorite Jaipuri delights for this summer and we are sure that they are your favorite too!

  1. Lassi

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This sweet treat full of cream of Lassiwala is a must have during summers. Even though one glass of this lassi is quite filling you will be asking for more of this sweet curd based drink. Some like it with salt too but the sweet lassi is one of the most refreshing drinks. It even helps in alleviating the hunger pangs as well.

 

  1. Kulfi and Faluda

Either you love faluda or you hate it but kulfi is everyone’s favourite. The creamy, rich kulfi from Ramchandra needs no introduction but even the hawkers sell good kulfi in Jaipur. It makes us feel good instantly. The cool quotient of kulfi can be enhanced with a few smooth strands of faluda and assorted sugary syrups.

 

  1. Juices

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Gulnar situated in the heart of the walled city where the people of Jaipur goes for refreshing juices. The shop has 4 more outlets sprawled in different areas. The real magic is sitting in this small little shop in Kishanpole bazaar and sipping fresh juices which will definitely revitalize your long summer days.

 

  1. Rabri

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Mahaveer Rabri Bhandar- one of the oldest places in Jaipur this rabri bhandar is famous not only for its rabri but also for a range of other sweets. This creamy and rich textured rabri is another summer delight that is very fulfilling.

 

  1. Ice Cream

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Remember when we did not even know the exotic names of ice creams and all we cared about was ‘Softies’? Our day wouldn’t end without making a trip once or twice a week to Guddu Ice Cream Parlour.

 

Now, we only wish that this lockdown gets over soon so that we can go and enjoy these amazing summer delicacies.

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5 tempting street foods to taste through your eyes only!

Those were the days when we could literally go to Jaipur’s famous street food joints and eat anything we were craving for. Pure bliss!

But this lockdown has put a halt to these wonderful days of filling our tummy with yummy street foods. Let’s just hope that all of this passes soon enough so that we can get back to our normal lives and feel the freedom to eat all the appetizing street food again.

Well, now that everyone has become a chef of their house and trying out almost every other dish to satisfy their cravings, we thought we could give you the taste of these tempting street foods. Because let’s be honest, nothing can beat the taste of street food.

  1. Gol Gappe

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If there is anything in India that’s in abundance, it’s gol gappe wallas! The first bite you take of Nand’s or Gopal Patashi Wala’s Pani Puri that bursts with the spicy mashed potatoes, chutneys and spiced water is everything.

 

  1. Kachori & Samosa

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We believe these two are the national breakfast and evening snack of every Jaipurite. The love for Rawat’s famous Pyaz Ki Kachori and Samrat’s hot and crispy Samose is very strong. Nothing can compare to the pleasure of savouring them with green or tamrind chutney!

 

  1. Pav Bhaji

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The love of spices, mouth watering Bhaaji and the finger licking buttery pav served with the zest of sizzling hot chutney and lemon, is like heaven in the mouth. We bet the first name that popped in your head was of Pandit Pav Bhaji , because it’s a paradise for a true foodie and pav bhaaji maniac.

 

  1. Paneer Tikka

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How can we not mention Radheshyam Bhatia when talking about barbeque? Just look at that tempting paneer tikka on that plate waiting to be devoured. Marinated in the goodness of curd and masalas with the smoked capsicum and onions also add to the heavenly taste of these Paneer Tikkas.

 

  1. Kulfi

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The cooling and tasty Kulfi-Rabdi or the humble Matka-Kulfi of Indian Ice Cream and Kulfi Faluda is the best. Whether it is their Rooh Afza loaded Faluda kulfi or Kesar Pista Rabdi Gola, each and every bite of it will give you a straight ride to the heaven!

 

So, what all did you tried making at home?

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Here winter is not a season but a festival|Jaipur Beat

The scent of winter fog,  waft from tea stalls, hurried traffic crossing the mild sunshine, the sight of travellers exploring the hilltop Amer fort and locals wandering the narrow streets in traditional Rajasthani attire is a riot of delightful things for the senses at any time of year, but none more so than during the winter months.

We love the rush with which winter arrives and suddenly changes our lives with its aroma, and we never want these winter days to pass.
Winter is the best time to experience Rajasthan’s ‘Pink City’. For the people around, winter is just another season but for a Jaipurite it is a festival in itself.

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Festival to indulge in the traditional delicacies, to enjoy gala events, to take pleasure in the legendary Polo game, to celebrate patang baazi, and to participate in the world’s biggest literature festival, the list goes on.

Winter Delicacies

Walk into any part of the city’s bazaars, the one thing that you cannot resist is the tandoori kulhad chai with pakoras.

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Samosa, kachori, jalebi, Mirchi-vada and kadhai doodh at night is just the perfect ending note to the day. A true Jaipurite never leaves an opportunity to taste the variety served on its streets. Winters add an extra charm to almost everything we get on the streets and we don’t even miss the outdoors as the city has abundant rooftop bars and cafes.
Not to be missed, the winter chill is best enjoyed at bonfire nights.

Festivals and Events

The World looks up to Jaipur as it hosts some unique events and festivals, which no other city has to offer in winters.

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This is the time for Jaipur Winter Polo Season, Children festival, kite festival, Jaipur Art Summit, Jaipur International Film Festival, Rajasthan International Film Festival and the one that needs no introduction- Jaipur Literature Festival and its Music stage. Too much on the platter, yeah?

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The time for winged wonders. Gazing at the beautiful migratory birds, that travel from far lands to Mansagar lake, Barkheda and Chandlai lake is one of the kind experiences that we Jaipurites look forward to every year in winters.

Monument Hopping

 

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The list is never complete without the three must-sees being the towering Palace of the Winds, the hilltop, marble-decked Amber Fort and the sprawling City Palace complex.
The mild winter sun makes the palace hopping a lot more fun.

Get closer to nature

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This is the best time to enjoy Safari at Jhalana and enjoy the wilderness from close corners.  You never know when you stumble upon a black panther.

Kite Flying

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For a true Jaipurite, kite flying is not a game but a religion.  When hundreds of kites dance in the sky and people dance on their terrace is a sight to behold. This is one of the most favorite and zealous festivals in Jaipur. And every Jaipurite has beautiful memories of Makar Sankranti.
So if you ever plan to visit Jaipur during winter, make sure you don’t miss the intoxicatingly enthusiastic vibe of Makar Sankranti!

 

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List of events in the new month of 2020

As we have entered a whole new decade which brings new hopes, new resolutions, new start to everything and off course new events. We may have celebrated on NYE but we are for sure that January brings with it a lot of reasons to celebrate. Brace yourself because this month is going to be even more exciting!

  1. Décor India

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Date- 3rd – 7th January 2020

Time- 11:30 am – 7 pm

Venue- JECC Sitapura

 

  1. Shimmer Wedding Expo

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Date- 3rd-4th January 2020

Venue- Birla Auditorium

 

  1. Urban Desi- Astandup solo by Karan Hooda

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Date- 5th January 2020

Time- 7 pm – 9 pm

Venue- Club Colaba

 

  1. Big Bang Youth Festival

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Date- 5th January 2020

Time- 11 am

Venue-The Open Space Society

 

  1. Jhalak Fashion Exhibition

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Date- 10th – 11th January 2020

Time- 11 am – 9 pm

Venue- Holiday Inn

 

  1. Rajasthan Food Expo 2020

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Date- 10th – 12th January

Time- 10 am – 9 pm

Venue- Birla Auditorium

 

7. Bas Kar Bassi feat. Anubhav Singh Bassi

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Date- 11th January 2020

Time- 7 pm

Venue- Harishchandra Totuka Sabha Bhawan

 

  1. Jaipur International Poetry Library- Fest

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-11th – 12th January

Time- 11 am – 7 pm

Venue- Science Park

 

  1. Dahleez Winter Wedding Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 11th – 12th January 2020

Time- 10 am – 10 pm

Venue- Utsav Hall, Vidyadhar Nagar

 

  1. Jaipur Chocolate Festival

Chocolate Festival

Date- 11th – 12th January 2020

Time- 10 am

Venue- Jawahar Kala Kendra

 

  1. Veritart Poetry Session feat. Mohammed Sadriwala

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Date- 18th January 2020

Time- 5:30 pm

Venue- Hoztel Jaipur

 

  1. Rajasthan International Film Festival 2020

RIFF

Date- 18th – 22nd January 2020

Time- 9 am – 11:30 pm

Venue- World Trade Park

 

  1. Jaipur Literature Festival

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Date- 23rd – 27th January 2020

Time- 10 am – 6 pm

Venue- Diggi Palace

 

  1. Jaipur Music Stage

Music Stage

Date- 23rd – 25th January 2020

Time- 5 pm – 12 pm

Venue- Clarks Amer

 

  1. Trends Wedding & Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 24th – 26th January 2020

Time- 9 am – 9 pm

Venue- Birla Auditorium

 

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Your Guide to Ultimate Food Experiences this Winter | Jaipur Beat

There’s not a single person who doesn’t enjoy food. Since Jaipur food is so well-loved, we decided to make a list of the best food items to eat in the winter season. Here we go!

Halwa

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During winters, no one would ever say no to the lip-smacking Gajar or moong dal or badaam ka halwa. We only wait for winters so that we could enjoy this mouthwatering winter speciality topped with desi ghee and dry fruits.

Aloo Tikki

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A mouthful of hot aloo tikki with a burst of flavourful chutneys is a total bliss in winters. Be it on streets or at a wedding, aloo tikki is most enjoyed dish by everyone.

Mawa Kachori

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If you have a sweet tooth and love kachori then Mawa kachori is just for you. A puff pastry filled with aromatic mawa and nuts is one winter speciality that you anyone would want to indulge in if travelling to Jaipur.

Mirchi Bada

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You better be strong enough to try this street snack in which green chillies are stuffed with aloo masala and are deep-fried served with sweet and tangy chutney.

Soup

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A hot bowl of soup with bread crumbs and cream is a total saviour during winters plus a healthy appetiser too.

Dal Baati Churma

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This power-packed Rajasthani dish that is everyone’s favourite is best enjoyed during winters. The one when we get invited at Khol ke Hanuman Ji the level of excitement to get to eat Dal Baati Churma is just next level.

Eggs and Omelettes

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Since the past few years, Jaipur streets are buzzing with street stalls selling egg dishes. Yes, most of us don’t eat at eggs at home 🙂 Most of the egg stalls serve an extensive menu of egg dishes from Omelette Pizza to butter Masala Omelette this list is endless.

Paneer Tikka

Just look at that tempting tandoori chicken or paneer tikka on that plate waiting to be devoured. There are many street joints where you could enjoy paneer tikka plus you could stand next to the griller and enjoy the heat.

Kadhi with Kachori & Samosa

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Hot, spicy and tempting, a superb combination of Rajasthani kadhi and mouth-watering Kachori/Samosa is everyone’s love. Once tasted, it will leave you to ask for more.

Kadhai wala Doodh

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Be it early morning or at late night, the sip of hot kadhai wala doodh (milk) served in kulhad tastes like heaven during winters. It becomes more delicious when paired with freshly taken out jalebi’s.

Gajak

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Dry and crisp sweet made of til and jaggery will keep your body warm on the biting cold days. Winters are incomplete without eating gajak and you don’t have to find it in Jaipur, it’s available in every street and corner and you’ll be surprised to see the variety here.

Dal ke Pakode

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While you sit with frozen hands and crave for some warmth, these garam garam dal pakode are a perfect cure and company for you. Try them on the street side stalls or just make them at home and don’t forget to serve with the green chutney.

Kulche Chole

Traditionally the Punjabi speciality, this dish Kulche Chole is made with lots of spices and masala like onion, tomato and garlic and with lots of butter on it has stolen the hearts of many in Jaipur, especially during the winter season.

 

To all food Connoisseurs, Jaipur will never disappoint you when it comes to food.

 

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9 Places in Jaipur That Used To Be Everyone’s Favourite Spot

There is no denying the fact that the older days were gold and we used to love when things were exciting at those 8-9 routine places where we used to chill with our friends and family. Not that we don’t love the present hanging out spots, it’s just that some places capture your heart in a truly unforgettable way. Let’s take a look back at those places in Jaipur that were everyone’s favourite, for a classic dose of nostalgia.

  1. Archies

Buying a gift from Archies was so much fun when online brands hadn’t taken over. It was every kid’s dream place, quite literally.

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  1. Planet M

The best part about the 90s? Hell yeah! The idea of buying selected CDs, based on the money we had was incomparable because it maintained that excitement level for the songs/movies we were purchasing.

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  1. Fun City

Remember that time when going out with friends meant going to Fun City? And not only that, when winning a huge teddy from there was the only goal in life (no kidding!)?

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  1. Scary House at Triton

Everyone visited that really scary Scary House because of the buzz it had created. Honestly, if you’ve ever been there, know that you were very cool.

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  1. Saheb Sindh Sultan

Known as “that classy train-wala restaurant”, this place in CP was majorly where everyone used to take their families to for a mind-blowingly fancy Indian feast.

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  1. Olives

We don’t know about you, but this was definitely the best restaurant in C-Scheme according to us. The quality and range of the food offered were fabulous and unbeatable.

  1. Chanakya Restaurant

Famous for its vegetarian food, this place was the most exciting place with its big garden and restaurant that whenever relatives visited, people used to take them here.

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  1. Fresh Flavours

90s kids know how big a deal celebrating their birthday here was. Located near Hot Bread, this place was always seen lit up with so many people inside.

  1. Milky Way

Before Naturals and Molly Moo opened, craving for an ice-cream meant going to Milky Way. It was the ideal spot to binge eat creamy snacks.

 

Now who is wishing to visit these places again?

 

 

 

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A fanfare of celebrations: Teej in Jaipur

A vibrant splash of colours, tremendous fanfare, and intriguing rituals, Teej festival in Jaipur is the time of year when the city brims with colours and fanfare. While peacocks celebrate monsoons with dancing in the rain, Womenfolk in Jaipur marks the blushing season by singing folk songs and swaying on a tree swing.

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You’ll not find any better way to experience the colourful culture of fascinating Pink City than now!  With the augment of August month accompanied by showers; Jaipur is already brimming with the spirit of ecstasy and Teej festivities.

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This year the Sawan Teej festival will be celebrated on 3rd and 4th August 2019. Teej
Festival though is fêted all over the state but celebrated at its colorful best in Jaipur. Jaipurites welcome the advent of monsoon through Teej celebrations, which is also dedicated to Goddess Parvati and commemorates the day when she was united with Lord Shiva after a penance of a hundred years. A spellbinding procession of Goddess Parvati, followed by Palanquins, chariots, dancers and a band winds magnificently through the Old City of Jaipur for two days.

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Apart from the traditional procession of Goddess Teej in the city, to showcase the galore and culture of Rajasthan ‘Taal Katora Ki Paal’ becomes the hub for cultural events, where the Teej idols will be submerged later.

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Teej is marked with great pomp and fair in Jaipur. One day before Teej, a married woman receives Sinjhara from her parents, which is a hamper that includes bindi, vermilion, mehandi or henna, bangles, ghewar and Lehariya as a symbol of their covertures.

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If you are a connoisseur and wish to blend in the festivities and experience it from close then waste no moment. Buy a special tie and die pattern, called LEHARIYA, which is only available at this time of the year. The wall city market area of Bapu Bazaar and Johari Bazaar offers many shops.

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The significance of lacquer (lac) bangles is also very special, and Jaipur is famous for its alluring lacquer bangles. Don’t miss to check out the multihued adornments that render more beauty the festive attire.

Get your hands decorated with the henna patterns, which you can get done at different corners of the city. The front façade of Saraogi Mansion near Bapu Bazaar, the lanes of Johri Bazaar and major shopping malls like Pink Square, GT and Crystal Court would have numerous henna artists, who decorate beautiful hands with fascinating designs.

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The tempting aromas of Ghewar being cooked on sweet shops, colourful lehariyas, and
blossoming flowers and women folks decked up with henna on hands in their traditional best add more colours to the essence of the jovial season.

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The government of Rajasthan state arranges a special sitting area for foreign tourists coming to witness this magnificent festival by providing comfortable viewing and to photograph the procession from the terrace of the Hind Hotel opposite Tripoliya gate.
This monsoon, travel to Jaipur to not just feel the lively spirit of Jaipurites around the festival, but also witness and partake in the jovial culture of the colourful Pink City of Rajasthan.

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