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Things To Do For Singles, This 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.

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‘Wild Wild Country’ Credits: Netflix

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.

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‘Gerald’s game’ Credits: Netflix

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.

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‘Black Mirror’ Credits: Netflix

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.

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‘Bandersnatch’ Credits: Netfilx

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.

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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.

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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.

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Credit: Little Italy

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.

  1. Arctic Monkeys
  2. Prateek Kuhad
  3. Khalid

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.

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Samode Palace (The step to reach on top visible behind the Palace)

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’

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Sambhar Lake

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.

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Chandlai Lake

 

 

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One-Stop Destination For All The Party Animals And Foodies- Club Trove, Jaipur

Hello Jaipur!

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?

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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.

Club Trove/Restaurant/Café

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Club

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.

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Restaurant

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’.

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Bar

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.

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Cocktails 

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Bull Will at Trove Cafe
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Latin Tickler topped with dry citrus slice
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The Duchess at Trove Cafe

Mocktails

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Peach Iced Tea

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Food

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.

Starters-

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.

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Pattal Chat at Trove Cafe

Kebabs & grill

They have some tantalizing options from their Kebabs & grill section- Ultimate Chicken Satay, Kurdish mutton kebab and Charmole sole fish skewer.

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Chicken Satay
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Kurdish Mutton Kebab

Pizza Lovers- Uncle Jack, Pepperonata, smoked chicken and salumi must try. Yes we tried a bite from each one of these.

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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.

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Date Almond Cigar with pan mousse

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

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The Gajak Guide For You Crazies, Who, Just Like Us, Had No Idea Which One’s Which.

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.

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Assorted gajaks

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.

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Til Sugar Rewdi

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.

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Mungfali Gud gajak (Chikki)

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.

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Son Sugar gajak

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.

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Kaju Pista gajak

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. 

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All Day, All Night, 5-star Eateries In Jaipur

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.

  1. Zolocrust, Clarks Amer, Malviya Nagarroasted-veggie-pizza

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.

  1. 24/7, Lalit, Malviya Nagar247lalit

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.

  1. Jaipur Pavilion, ITC Rajputana, Palace Roadjaipur pavilion_2

(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.

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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.

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Your Weekend Party Paradise Opens Today – Club Trove

For the party poppers of Jaipur, the newest “Club Trove” is the latest foray into the world of clubs, restaurants, and bars. And we are sure that our followers would be waiting for Jaipur Beat to give a glimpse of the inside outside of this new club.

Here we go, after visiting the place there is no doubt that Club Trove is all set to re-define the meaning of luxury!

Alluring Ambience-

The state-of-the-art décor at the city’s newly opened Club Trove has deeply looked into every aspect of space planning and presentation.

A separate glass house lounge section where one can soak up the sun and a roof top cafe that will allow you to melt into the starlit nights. Each exclusive space caters to the needs of all those who wish to unwind, reload & recharge over a drink, dinner & conversation. Stylish bar space set in the center, amped up with DJ station. The high bar stools, plush sofas, twinkling bulbs, stunning lighting effects scream pomp and luxury, while the walls dotted with planters add a touch of freshness to the entire lounge.

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Club Trove also has some stunning lighting effects created with MADRIX LED lighting controller, the first of its kind bar in Jaipur.

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Food & Drinks

Serving both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delights, the place boasts of a brilliant kitchen with an exhaustive menu of different cuisines from the Mediterranean to East Asian. Wherein, on one hand, the Mediterranean kebabs add versatility to the menu; on the other hand, the Asian curries from the countries of India and East Asia seem to be soul-satisfying, being combined with the options of Malabari Paratha, Jasmine Rice and Saffron Jasmine Rice.

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The food & drinks menu offers a delicious variety with a twist of creativity along with a wide array of unique cocktails and drinks.

DJ Nights and Live Music- 

The nights are set by resident and international DJs, this is one place you will feel the glamour as you walk in; after all, you’ll be partying the night away. If you want to experience and enjoy a scintillating upscale nightclub experience, this is the place to be.

The club is going to be open for all from today the 19th January 2019 featuring Midival Punditz, DJ Lemon, DJ Raghav, DJ Akbr and live music at rooftop by Suneet Rawat. Don’t miss the super exciting after party on 20th January with the artists performing on Crossblade. 

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Thank us as we bring to you a new place you can count on for an escape 🙂

Trove is an addition in the same premises of The Forresta Kitchen & Bar, which is a part of 21-rooms Hotel Devraj Niwas. 

ADDRESS- Club Trove, Devraj Niwas, Bani Park, Jaipur.

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6 Essentials To Be Carried Along At Jaipur Literature Festival’ 2019

“You could be wherever you are, and still be at every other place in the world, all at once. That’s the magic of literature.”

The breeding ground for ideas and a splendid feast for bibliophiles is here again, and no Jaipurite has ever stopped obsessing over it!

Jaipur Literature Festival, our very own literature festival that has grown to be the most colossal one in the world is knocking at our door with its 12th Edition. Here’s your checklist of things to carry at JLF with you!

  1. Winter Trends

You’re definitely not going in summer outfits, so what could be a better occasion to show off that super trendy sweater, or a cap you bought this year? Or maybe those original merchandise hoodies, T-shirts of your favourite book series which has always felt too good to be worn? Now is the time!

 

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  1. Camera and Mobile Phone

Because JLF is the place where you are going to get some amazingly good pictures to grace your social media feed for some months! Also, if you’re a hardcore bookworm, you surely have some cute phone covers to boast around!

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  1. Notebook and a pen

With the legendary line-up of speakers at JLF 2019, we don’t even need to ask you to carry this because you know we know you know! 😉

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  1. That ever-so-hungry instinct

When you go to JLF, do carry that hungry, foodie side of your personality along with you because there surely are some amazing food options waiting for you to roll your tongue at!

 

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  1. The Map, Schedule and Registration Number

Who wants to be lost at the venue when you can totally get lost in books and discussions with the delegates! Do carry the map, schedule, and registration code for JLF 2019, so that you don’t miss the sessions you have long awaited.

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  1. The three B’s

Do carry a handbag, or a backpack, for you are going to need it when you see books around you!

Books! Because why not? You’re going to “The” Literature Festival of the year!

And don’t forget the latest trend of boots, they look super chic with almost anything western!

 

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What are you still waiting for? Start ticking off those essentials and buckle up!

What: ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019

When: 24th- 28th January 2019

Where: The Diggi Palace, Jaipur

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Why Makar Sankranti In Jaipur Is Absolutely Not-To-Be-Missed

Hundreds of kites dancing in the sky, and us- on our terrace. That’s the memory every Jaipurite has of Makar Sankranti. Kite-flying is one of the most favourite and zealous festivals in Jaipur. It’s not just about flying kites but also about the battleground that the sky becomes and the way the whole group of family and friends gather up on their terraces and hoot and shout along with the music.

But this is not all! There’s so much more to this festival and the day marks as one of the most auspicious occasions of the year. Here are some of the reasons Jaipurites put their heart and soul into celebrating Makar Sankranti.

1. Pavitra Snaan and Daan
While lakhs of people take dips into the Ganges on Makar Sankranti around the nation, scores of people also arrive at Galta Ji Temple in Jaipur to bathe in the seven holy kunds there. The day is celebrated to worship the Sun God. It is considered that taking dips in the kund at Galtaji on Makar Sankranti absolves us of all our sins.

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To take a dip in the kund at Galta Ji Temple, you might as well trek up the small hill that exits the city from Galta and Surajpole gates. It’s a sight to behold when you see the amount of faith that Jaipurites put into worshipping on Makar Sankranti.

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People around the country also believe that donating clothes, jaggery, corn, ground peanuts and sesame is a good omen and brings prosperity.

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2. Harbinger of spring
Makar Sankranti falls on the equinox and the day and night are equally long. After this day, the days start to get longer and nights shorter. It also marks the onset of spring season. This also brings a welcome relief from the cold wave of the bygone winter.

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3. The Harvest Festival
Makar Sankranti is celebrated every year as the harvest festival of the country. The Rabi crop is harvested in the month of January and corn, mustard, peanuts, sesame etc. are the major crops harvested at this time. One day before Sankranti, i.e. on Lohri the new crop is offered to god through worshipping fire.

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4. Kite Buying
Kite buying is a serious affair in Jaipur. People don’t just by any random kites. They especially head to kite markets like Handipura, Haldiyon Ka Rasta, and Kishanpole bazaar to buy the best kites. It takes an understanding of the science behind the designing of kites in order to buy the best ones. You can find hundreds and thousands of kites in all shapes, sizes and designs according to your preference. Some of the popularly known designs of kites are Chaand-dara, Glass-dara, Mangal-dara, Aankhal-dara, Tripatta, Dadhiyal etc.

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5. Kite- Flying

A true jaipurite knows how to fly a kite and the science applied behind it.

It takes a lot of patience, time and effort to prepare for kite flying. The night before Sankranti the whole family sits together to put ‘tang’ in kites with white saddha.

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On Sankranti, everyone’s duty is sorted! Makar Sankranti food is all about pakode, moongfali, popcorn, khichadi, gajak, feeni, ladoo and papdi-chat and the children in the house go up and down the terrace for serving them. The youngsters become DJs playing the best songs the loudest.

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And oh! What an art kite flying is. As soon as the ‘Dangal’ starts in the sky, you can hear “Woh kaata” every five seconds from a terrace or two around!

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  1. The evening sky

As the day sets in, the kites start to come down and gradually the whole sky is lit up with fireworks and paper lanterns known as “Tukkals” or “Kandeel.” The night view on Sankranti is absolutely mesmerizing and one of those experience that is hard to get over!

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So if ever you plan to visit Jaipur during winter, make sure you don’t miss the intoxicatingly enthusiastic vibe of Makar Sankranti!