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Travel Local: World Class Places in Jaipur to visit!

While Jaipur is always filled with number of places that are world-class, it is time to travel local and appreciate the value of our home now.

The closed country borders, lockdown, and the safety reasons are now making us appreciate the treasure of our city Jaipur.

Here are our top picks-

  1. Amer Fort

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The famous Amer Fort is one of the most visited forts in Rajasthan and is a marvellous blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. The fascinating beauty of Amer Fort at night is definitely an attraction.

 

  1. Jantar Mantar

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Jantar Mantar is considered to be one of the largest astronomical observatories out of all the 5 in the entire nation. Recognized as the world heritage site by UNESCO, Jantar Mantar is a treat for people who have a lot of interest in astronomy and architecture.

 

  1. Hawa Mahal

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Carved out of red and pink sandstone, this marvelous piece of architecture is recognized as the tallest building in the world built without a foundation. It is our own Taj Mahal that is in the shape of Lord Krishna’s crown.

 

  1. Jal Mahal

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Jal Mahal is a five storied structure built with stones and walls thick enough that no water seeps in. You can watch, behold the sight and, capture its beauty only from a distance.

 

  1. Albert Hall

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Opened as a concert hall in 1876, Albert Hall was then turned into a Museum to promote the local artisans’ work. Soon after that, the museum gained its popularity not only for its exquisite collection but also for its splendid architecture.

 

  1. Walled City

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No matter what transport you choose to reach the walled city, but once you step out of it, a gush of local air filters through you and gives you the major feels of the city. Stroll through with a heart full of patience and excitement because the markets of Jaipur are truly engaging.

 

  1. City Palace

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Based on a fusion of the Vastu Shastra of the Indian architecture, combining Mughal, Rajput and European stylesCity Palace was built by the founder of Jaipur- Sawai Jai Singh II. The most attractive part of the Palace is its four gates that represents the four seasons of the year.

 

  1. World Trade Park

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World Trade Park gives us a moment of pride for being one of the largest malls in the country with 11 floors. This place looks no less than an English house, or a cathedral from inside.

 

  1. Nahargarh

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A blend of Indian and European style of architecture, Nahargarh Fort was built as a retreat on the hilltop at that time. Providing a stupendous view of the city, Nahargarh Fort was built strategically to provide protection to the royal family of Jaipur.

 

  1. Jaigarh Fort

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Providing a great view of the entire Aravalli range, Jaigarh Fort is known for holding the largest canon on wheels in the world. It is situated at a distance of 15 km from the main Jaipur city and is popularly known for not being conquered by anyone in the battles that it has witnessed.

 

  1. Galta Kund

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Within the unfolding lanes of Jaipur you’ll find the most fascinating and intriguing among them all is Galta Ji- the magnificent campus of temples. It’s not just one temple but a marvelous cluster of numerous beautiful temples spread amid the boundaries of Aravali Hills.

 

  1. Birla Mandir

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Situated on the foothills of Moti Doongri Fort, Birla Mandir also known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple is a proud architectural landmark of Jaipur. Unlike other traditional Hindu temples, Birla Mandir is built with a modern approach in pure white marble.

 

  1. ISKCON Temple

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ISKCON Sri Giridhari Dauji Temple is situated in Dholai village, south of Jaipur City. It is one of the famous & most visited temples in Jaipur. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and Lord Balaram which are very beautifully decorated.

 

  1. Raj Mandir

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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.

 

  1. Jawahar Kala Kendra

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Like the rest of Jaipur’ wisely chalked out architecture and planning, Jawahar Kala Kendra boasts of an architecture that spellbinds a beholder at just one glance.

 

  1. Jawahar Circle

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A tall pink structure surrounded by a gamut of trees and lush gardens, that structure is Jawahar Circle – the biggest circular park in Asia. The entrance of Jawahar Circle is through the Patrika gate, which has been designed beautifully.

 

  1. Nahargarh Biological Park
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Who would have thought that Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan will offer you a lion safari? But this edition in adventure activities is the Nahargarh Biological Park exclusively for Lion Safari. The zone of the lion safari lies in the Aravali foothills with hillocks that offer panoramic landscape.

 

  1. Birla Planetarium

 

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Birla Planetarium in Jaipur is one of the main attractions in the itinerary of travellers and was inaugurated by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Birla Planetarium takes you to the lesser known world of galaxy and stars.

 

  1. Amrapali Museum

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Amrapali is a globally renowned, coveted luxury jewellery brand. The heritage jewellery house launched its very own museum in Jaipur. It displays traditional silver jewelled arts of India reflecting the ‘everyday’ life of the people of India.

 

We are sure some of you must have not visited to any one of the above listed places. But as everyone says better late than ever so do visit these treasures of our very own Pink City once the lockdown ends.

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Fabulous February Ahead| Jaipur Beat

As we enter into the new month of February with the feeling that the Jaipur Literature Festival and Jaipur Music Stage is over, here we look forward to super-thrilling events that will take place in February. The most romantic month is upon us with Valentine Day coming up and also it has 29 days so people who were born on 29th Feb will celebrate their actual birthday 😛

So people, brace yourself up cause below we have listed down super-fun events to be a part of and make February a happening month.

  1. Travelling Trunks

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Date- 1st February 2020

Time- 10 am – 8 pm

Venue- Holiday Inn

 

  1. Bachpan- A standup Solo by Rajat Chauhan

Rajat Standup

Date- 1st February 2020

Time- 6 pm – 8:30 pm

Venue- Club Colaba

 

  1. AU Jaipur Marathon

Marathon

Date- 2nd February 2020

Time- 6:30 am – 9: 30 am

 

  1. Gnosis

Gnostic Sessions at Maah

Date- 2nd February 2020

Time- 4 pm

Venue- Maah間, S-18-19, Adinath Nagar, Jaipur

 

  1. Chess Tournament- Little Millennium

Chess Tournament

Date- 2nd February 2020

Time- 11 am onwards

Venue- Little Millennium Pre-School, Hathi Babu Marg, Behind Radha Damodar Temple Bani park

 

  1. The Jaipur BookClub Meetup

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Date- 2nd February 2020

Time- 4pm – 5:30 pm

Venue- Indian Coffee House, Jawahar Kala Kendra

 

  1. Zidien- Animesh Chaurasia

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Date- 7th February 2020

Time- 6 pm – 8 pm

Venue- Tribe, J-1 Jamnalal Bajaj Marg c scheme

 

  1. Ada-E-Ghazal

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Date- 8th February 2020

Time- 6 pm – 9 pm

Venue- Jawahar Kala Kendra

 

  1. Dahleez Valentine Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 11th-12th February 2020

Time- 10 am – 9 pm

Venue- Fort Lounge, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg

 

  1. Jaipur Fashion Fest

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Date- 14th– 15th February 2020

Time- 11 am – 9 pm

Venue- Café Lazy Mojo

 

  1. Kavishala Presents Aaghaaz

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Date- 15th – 16th February

Time- 7 pm – 9 pm

Venue- Jawahar Kala Kendra

 

  1. Locals Districts Festival 2020

Local District

Date- 21st– 23rd February 2020

Venue- Castle Kalwar

 

  1. TraWork Jaipur Photography Tour

Photography Tour

Date- 23rd – 26th February 2020

 

  1. Fantastic February

 

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Venue- Clarks Amer

 

  1. Grand Floral Affair – The 13th World Flower Show

Floral Affair

Date- 27th Feb – 1st March 2020

Venue- Diggi Palace

 

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The Walled City marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The royal city of India Jaipur has recently made the entry in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  For its arcade and royal architecture, Jaipur has always been on the heritage list.  The announcement was made after the 43rd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee at Baku (Azerbaijan). As Jantar Mantar has been already marked as World Heritage Site and now as the wall city has bagged the title is a proud moment for all of us.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his happiness through Twitter and posted “Jaipur is a city associated with culture and valour. Elegant and energetic, Jaipur’s hospitality draws people from all over. Glad that this city has been inscribed as a World Heritage Site by @UNESCO.

“The city was proposed to be nominated for its value of being an exemplary development in town planning and architecture that demonstrates an amalgamation and important exchange of ideas in the late medieval period. In town planning, it shows an interchange of ancient Hindu, Mughal and contemporary Western ideas that resulted in the form of the city,” UNESCO

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Jaipur you made us proud!

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Events you can’t afford to miss this July in Jaipur

The monsoon month, July is here and it’s all about that chapaak and shopping. And we are, so not planning to waste it by sitting at home. Pink City is a happening town and filled with people looking for something or the other to go to and have fun, so if you belong to the crazy lot and looking for a month full of fun activities then you sure can’t afford to miss these events in the upcoming month.

  1. Alfaaz Open Mic (5th July) Pint House Sky Bar & Kitchenette

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2. Dubfounded Album Launch Party Amarass nights at RRAP (5th July)

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3. Virsa at JKK (10th July -21th July)

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4. Kitab Lovers Mega Book Fair (11th July) Rajput Sabha Bhawan

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5. Parmish Verma (13th July) Club Zarza, Jaipur

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6. Bas kar Bassi (13th July) Levels Club, Jaipur

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7. Juniors Cyclothon (21st July) SMS, Jaipur

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8. Kunal Kamra Stand-up (26th July) Harishchand Totuka Bhawan, Jaipur

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Lifestyle Exhibitions

As we all know Jaipur is an exciting city with that cultural tadka added to it and ensures nothing is left out of it. So. If you too don’t want to be missed out of that tadka then mark the dates, to go to these super awesome lifestyle events in Pink City.

1. The Summer Shop (16th – 17th July) Hotel Radisson Jaipur City

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2. Dahleez Lifestyle Exhibition (2nd July – 3rd July) Fort, Durgapura, Jaipur

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3. Hidden Treasure (23rdJuly – 24thJuly) SMS Convention Center

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4. Aspiration Luxury Lifestyle Exhibition (12th – 13th July)  SMS Convention Center

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5. Shubham Rakhi Exhibition (19th – 20th July) Birla Auditorium

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6. The Cultured Wedding (26th – 27th July) Taj, Rambagh Palace

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7. Anantaya Big Deal (24th June – 7th July) Hotel Narain Niwas Palace

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Happy Moonson Y’all 🙂

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New Facets Of Art At “Craft Stories Under The Mango Tree”

Handicrafts and Jaipur have always had a close relationship from the ancient art of Blue Pottery of Persia to puppetry, Jaipuri Jootis, Jaipuri block printing and what not!

To celebrate this enriched culture of Jaipur, here’s a creative festival called “Crafts Stories Under the Mango Tree” that engulfs traditional arts by showcasing Indian heritage from an artisan’s point of view. A large number of skilful craft-designers, accomplished scholars and talented artisans are going to be a part of the festival.

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Jaipur Beat brings you a glimpse into the roots of “Craft Stories Under the Mango Tree” that extends itself into Fashion, Films, Market Gallery, Spotlight Exhibition, Dialogues, Workshops, Performances and Space making crafts.

 

  1. Spotlight Craft

The Spotlight Craft event at Crafts Under the Mango Tree concentrates in “Living Traditions related to Crafts-arts of India”. Paintings depicting the classic Indian tales through symphonic folk style based on the Narratives “Preserving the History through the Art of Story-telling” and “Sacred Geometry in Contemporary Miniature Arts.”

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  1. Crafted Fashion

Crafts and Fashion go hand to hand. At Craft Stories Under the Mango Tree, the Spearhead designers of India’s fashion industry showcase their crafts through exclusive programs including “Clothing as Identity: Fashion Show” and “Clothing as Identity: Exhibition”.

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  1. Craft Souk

Textiles ranging from Bandhani, Block Print, Embroidery, Weaving and various other options to choose from, witness beautifully designed products from artisan fashion designers at Craft Souk.

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  1. Craft Bioscope

An exclusive film fest, hosting the unique hand skills, the lives and desires of artisans would be something to watch out for. Anchoring the ancient knowledge of traditions, culture and arts, these moving images are one of the highlights of Crafts Stories Under the Mango Tree.

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  1. Craft Speak

Witness engrossing dialogue sessions with prominent panellists sharing their opinions on crafts, architecture, fashion and design.  The panel discussion includes but not limited to: “Textiles Tradition of Kutch”, “Neo-Miniature Art of India”, “Narrative Art of India”, “Crafts in Interior and Architecture”

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  1. Craft Manch

Creating an admirable balance of performing arts with craft, Craft Manch highlights the folk performances and contributes to craft skills through its different facets like “Theyyam,” “Kerela Shadow Puppets,” and “Pabuji ka Phad.”

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  1. Craft Karkhana

From Charkha Spinning to Leather Puppet Making, Mata ni Pachedi and Kavad making, The Craft Karkhana at Craft Stories Under the Mango Tree is all about workshops and hands-on-experience from well-versed artisans.

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  1. Space Making Crafts
    This section includes the science of being an artist who relates to tangible and intangible aspects of crafts accounting to embellishing architectural elements and interior décor.

 

Bringing together like-minded people, the festival dwells into the euphoric experiences of Indian material culture. It talks about creativity, shares stories and encounters diverse aspects of crafts and Indian material culture.

So while there’s still the Jaipur Literature festival going on for the hardcore literature enthusiasts, Craft Stories Under the Mango tree is a welcome change for the creative heads.

Dates: 25th– 28th January’ 2019

Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur

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5 Events In Jaipur Around ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019

Weekend is nearing guys and girls! Get ready to call your friends to one of the most happening city of India, Jaipur because this weekend the PinkCity is all decked up with glamorous events. Want to know which event, simply read on.

  • Craft Stories Under The Mango Tree

Are you one of those who are fond of crafts and would love to know more about the art of its creation? Craft Stories Under The Mango Tree brings to you the established and emerging artisans and craftsmen who will share their rich hands-on experience about the processes of craft creation. Not only this, Craft Stories Under The Mango Tree spreads its branches into fashion, film, market gallery, spotlight exhibition, dialogues, workshops and performances along with space making crafts. This is a one-stop destination for all the art lovers, don’t miss it for sure.

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Date: 25th-28th January

Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra

Time: 11 a.m. onwards

  • Book Preview with Wine & Cheese

Hold your breath ladies and gentlemen as the Indian politician and writer himself, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is coming to town for his book preview “The Paradoxical Prime Minister” at the recently launched Trove café. A wine & cheese session with Dr. Shashi Tharoor is awaiting your arrival, so wait no more, get your tickets now !

Date: 24th January

Venue: Trove Café at Devraj Niwas

Time: 8:00 p.m. onwards

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  • Womenweave Pop-up

With Womenweave Pop-up the way you look at fashion, will definitely change. Witness a huge range of fabrics, sarees, stoles, dupattas, and towels which are elegantly designed and carefully hand woven that will definitely make you shop till you drop. Pick up your bags and just get going.

Date: 24th-28th January

Venue: Anokhi Basement & Jaipur Modern

Time: 11 a.m. onwards

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  • Locals DISTRICT performing at Club Trove

Yes, you read that right. It has just been a year that Locals DISTRICT marked their entry in techno-music events in Pink City and they are already geared up for their next season. You can watch the action go live in Club Trove much before the scheduled event in March and set the mood for the night. Just be there.

Date: 24th-25th January

Venue: Club Trove

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  • Heritage Evenings at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019

Get ready to be charmed by the music, fashion, and dance performances at the two heritage evenings at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival.

  • Clothing as identity at Jawahar Kala Kendra– The artisan designers all the way from Kutch will be showcasing their traditions, costumes, and culture via their designs on the ramp.

Date: 25th January

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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  • A majestic evening at Amber Fort– A mix of enthralling music and dance performances that will bring together art, and culture is ready to give you an unforgettable evening at Amber Fort.

Date: 26th January

Time: 7:00 p.m. onwards

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JKK: A Walk Down The Memory Lane of Indian Textile

JKK has always been providing us with a glimpse of art via different exhibitions it hosts. Paintings, music photography and what not, we have had it all at the Jawahar Kala Kendra and it is back again with the amazing textile exhibition.

The exhibition beautifully traces the origin and evolution of aesthetics in Indian textiles dating back to the freedom struggle of 1947, including the use of same as an aid in the freedom movement, to the present day India.

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The wondrously delicate yet the robust textiles of India has survived through decades because of diversity of skills and technologies to portray them, the perpetual vocabulary of motifs and patterns depicting the innovation in traditions which have been passed on through generations.

 The exhibition designed by Reha Sodhi reflects the fields of art and craft, fashion and design through paintings done on cloth, carpets, rugs and saris showcasing works of numerous designers and artists.

In the lights predominant impulses of various periods in India’s post-independence trajectories, the textiles are presented through broad themes.

·         The National Movement, Khadi and the effects of the European-colonial encounter in the early to mid-20th Century

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·          The engagement with International Modernism from the 1950s till today;

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·         An intense revival period in village-based crafts and textiles beginning with the 1970s which has informed the present ecology of urban design;

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·         The negotiation of roles between artisans-craftspeople, designers and artists;

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·         A return to historical vocabularies from the 1980s onwards which moulds contemporary fashion and mass consumerism; textiles as a means and metaphor for sculpture;

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·         And Indian minimalism.

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With praiseworthy paintings, and notably fine varieties of textile, the Art exhibition at JKK is definitely going to turn a lot many heads.

The exhibition narrates the story of changes in textile industry due to the social, political and economic impacts on India. It takes you for a journey to the times of traditional Indian outfits of Lehanga Choli, to the garments with heavy Ari and Zari work, to the Silk And Brocade Saris, from the Kurtas Of Khadi to Khadi Denims and finally makes you stand face to face the Contemporary Dresses Of Modern India.

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To sum it up, the exhibition is a must visit if you find yourself in Jaipur before the 31st of July and is open for public on all working days including Monday.

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