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Amazing Road Trips from Jaipur during Monsoon!

It’s never late to plan an amazing road trip! After all, you have worked for the first 3 days of the week and you got a midweek break on account of Independence day and Rakhshabandhan. Let’s embark on a long drive as there are a lot of places in and around Jaipur that shows how beautiful the surroundings of the city are when it rains.

 

1.     Bhangarh

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Hiking on a blissful and adventurous break at Bhangarh and discovers the secrets of the Haunted Ruins of Rajasthan along with heritage scenery is not a bad idea.

Bhangarh is situated in Alwar district of Rajasthan and is known to be India’s most haunted place. The remains of Bhangarh Fort are informative enough to take you on a mesmerizing journey, of the reminiscence from the past. It’s just not the place, but the route also gives whimsical experience especially during monsoon. Get down anywhere, take pictures but remember to come back before it gets dark as there is no place to stay there.

2.     Ramgarh

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If you love passing through numerous anicuts, waterfalls and lush green forest patches, filled with an abundance of natural beauty, Ramgarh is the place to go.

If you want to stay, here’s for you a rustic The Gateway Hotel Ramgarh Lodge which was originally the hunting lodge of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Far from the bustle of the city, it is still favoured by tourists those who want to relive the glorious kingly life that once was lived by Maharaja of Jaipur.

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3.     Chandlai Lake

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When you want to be a part of a picture-perfect scenic view, Chandlai lake is the best spot for you to pose in front of. The unsung beauty is a small lake, 30 km from the city, to experience the most peaceful picnic you need. No wonder you’ll get a bunch of beautiful pictures.

 

4.     Kukas

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Take a drive on a Delhi National Highway, towards Kukas. Away from the chaos, this place has many luxurious hotels like Fairmont, JW Marriott, Le Meridien, Jaibagh palace and lots more. The crisp enlivening Aravali air envelopes you as soon as you take off in your vehicle on this charming highway covered with verdant greens.

A perfect getaway where you can experience top-notch facilities and fine dining. You can either plan for a lunch with your family or plan a one night stay in any of these places. Sit back, relax, indulge in delicious food.

 

5.     Bundi

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Monsoon is the best time to see Bundi in Rajasthan in full glory as it comes alive with lush greenery and waterfalls. The Aravalis are prettier than ever when it rains and the journey becomes super exciting. The quaint little town is  36 km away from Kota is dotted with pretty lakes, waterfalls, nature trails during monsoon. The idyllic landscape will persuade you to stay back for a day or two.

One wouldn’t believe their eyes after witnessing the scenic view that Bundi has despite being part of dry Rajasthan!

 

6.     Pushkar

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Take a six-lane beautiful highway up to Ajmer and continue to Pushkar through the hilly serpentine road. The temple city of Pushkar raises the spirit of all during the monsoon time when its surroundings brims with lively mesosphere. Gorge on the world-famous Maalpuas of Pushkar or just feel the hippie vibes at one of the many cafes in the town.

Come back with a lot of memories!

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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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Things no one tells you about the marvellous doors of City Palace, Jaipur.

Apart from its magical architecture, the royal residence, and a museum, the city palace has lesser known but not less beautiful gates in its third courtyard. In the inner courtyard of City Palace, Pritam Niwas Chowk has four small gates known as Ridhi Sidhi Pol, which are elaborately decorated in brilliant colours. This courtyard is dominated by Chandra Mahal which is said to be the most charming courtyard in City Palace.

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Each door has a different role to play and a story to tell. These gates are adorned with themes symbolising four seasons and are dedicated to a specific Hindu God & Goddess.

  1. Lotus Gate– Beautified with lotus petals and stunning floral patterns representing summer season, Lotus gate is dedicated to Lord Shiv and his consort Parvati. Lotus gate surrounds the statue of God and a motif of sun. The beguiling colours and detailed lotus flower work all over the gate will leave you stunned.

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  1. Peacock gate-It is one of the most famous and admired gates of them all. This gate is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and symbolizes the autumn season. It is located on the North-East side of the courtyard. The carved peacocks surround the statue of God and are brilliantly decorated with colourful paintings.

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  1. Rose gate– The repeated petal pattern represents winter season and is dedicated to Goddess Devi. Rose gate, which is in the third number in the series of the four gates, is beautifully designed and painted with rose petals that also surround the statue of God and a motif of sun.

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  1. Lehariya Gate– The beautifully vivid green coloured gate or the green gate represents the green of spring season. This indicates the start of the spring and is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Lehariya means waves, which was how it got it’s name. It also has a statue of Lord Ganesha surrounded by the motifs of waves.

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The above-stated gates give us the spiritual connection and the essence of the life of the medieval period in India. The City Palace surely makes you fall in love with its art.

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5 Little things to plan on Rajasthan Day

 

 

Known for its rich heritage and royal forts & palaces, Rajasthan with its rich flavors, beautiful people, and heritage sites is every travel enthusiasts’ dream.

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Rajasthan a state that truly lives up to the saying “Atithi Devo Bhava”, where the walls of the magnanimous palaces tell the tales of our glorious past that is filled with valor and heroism.

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This is our Rajasthan. Let’s experience the colorful Rajasthan today on the 70th Rajasthan Diwas through the eyes of Jaipur Beat!

  1. Visit magnificent forts and palaces

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Rajasthan is the land of forts and palaces. Whether it is the Amer or Jaiagarh Fort of Jaipur, Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur or the royal Chittorgarh Fort or the magnificent Kumbhalgarh Fort, these forts and palaces are world famous for their ornate architecture.

These forts and palaces are worth a visit if you want to experience and know more about the royal history of the majestic Rajasthan.

  1. Stay at one of the luxurious havelis

 

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Relive the charm of royal times as you stay at the royal homes converted into heritage hotels now.

These havelis still breathe the times of yore and give travelers a taste of royalty with warmth. The beautifully restored havelis reflect the style and elegance of royals.

  1. Visit the vibrant markets 

 

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Rajasthan is a fun and frolic state and so is its clothing. The traditional outfit usually comprises a colourful Bandhej or Lehariya dupatta for the women and a vibrant Bandhani turban for the men. Jaipur, being the capital of Rajasthan, is also the fashion capital of the state.

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Every tourist in Rajasthan knows that Johri Bazaar and Bapu Bazar are globally popular for their authentic gold and silver jewellery as well as for the traditional handicrafts. Take a tour of the market and get your hands on exquisite pieces of art and jewellery here. The market is a tourist attraction in its own right.

  1. Taste the royal Rajasthani cuisine 

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There is nothing that can match the royal Rajasthani cuisine. Taste the authentic Rajasthani flavors with a touch of warm hospitality. Traditional Dal Baati Churma, Ker Sangri, Gatta Curry, or the none vegetarian Lal Maans along with mouth-watering kachoris or Mirchi Bada have always been every local’s favorite.

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  1. Get in tune with the melody of its Fairs and Festivals 

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The colorful kaleidoscope of Rajasthan is filled with multitude of fairs and festivals. Throughout the year numerous festivals are being held in different parts of the state. Be it Teej fair of Jaipur, Marwar festival of Jodhpur, Pushkar Camel fair, our Rangeela Rajasthan allows you to soak into the tunes of vibrant melody and foot tapping dance moves.

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Aren’t we so fortunate to be able to be residing in Rajasthan, the marvelous destination that has so much to offer to everyone?

Happy 70th Rajasthan Diwas to all!

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Gallops 2019 Held In Rajasthan

The one of a kind event ‘Gallops’ was held in Rajasthan from 2nd to 9th March 2019, this is the first time that India was chosen as the destination for Gallops. The event had 70 participants from a whopping 14 different nations. The event was for both professional and amateur horse riders.

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Marwari horses sure have a fanbase around the world, they were one of the major reasons for Gallops to be held in Rajasthan.

The earlier editions of Gallops were held in, 2018 in Morocco, and 2014 in Oman. India’s was the third edition.

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The passion of horse riders was tested in the 7-day event which had a travel distance of over 200kms on horses. The Marwadi Horses were chosen for being hot-blooded and fierce which made them ideal for the exemplary difficult ride.

The participants loved meeting the locals of Shekhawati and claimed it to be the best Gallops they have attended, the chief participants were former Miss France Camille Cerf and the 93-year-old Phillipe Perrier of France.

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The event was a huge success and the horses proved their mettle in the ride. Each day, a huge 40kms were covered with a meagre 30mins lunch break. While the extraordinary ride was difficult for the riders, it was much more difficult for the horses.

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The over 200 km ride began from Mandawa and covered Alsisar, Mahendar, Bika Ki Dhani and Fatehpur and concluded at Mandawa.

The event concluded with a friendly polo match and the participants were as satisfied as they have never been.

 

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Things No One Tells You About – Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur

Jaipur ! The name itself has a feeling attached to it. The vibrant colours, the rich culture, the famous monuments, and what not. The city is filled with anything and everything. Since Jaipur has a history attached to it and with history we always get reminded of our very favourite Albert Hall Museum. So today, we’re here to give you some quick facts about Albert Hall, that recently completed 133 years of its existence.

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–          Did you know that Albert Hall’s fate was decided after laying down its foundation stone in 1876? Yes ! When the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward visited Jaipur back in 1876 it was supposed to act as a Government Building as Madho Singh I had planned. But it had something else in its destiny. Finally after a decade, Albert Hall was built and declared to be used as the State Museum that you see standing tall near Ram Niwas Garden.

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–          The style that you see and admire every day and night while passing through the beauteous Albert Hall, is Indo- Saracenic form of architecture that has now become a source of reference for varied classical Indian styles of design.

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–          While you take a look at the corridors of the Museum, you will be surprised to see that they are decorated with murals that portray Chinese, European, Egyptian, Greek and Babylonian civilizations. If you want to get the essence of the rich architectural heritage, this is the place to be at!

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–          There are not many that knows about this, but Albert Hall Museum in the past year’s Durga Pooja was replicated at Jharpada Pandal in Odisha ! Bewildered to hear this, but it is true.

–          One of the greatest authors since time immemorial, Rudyard Kipling after seeing the magnetizing beauty of Albert Hall Museum said, “It is now a rebuke to all other museums in India from Calcutta downwards”.

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We’re sure once you visit this splendor, you will be spellbound with the kit of pigeons flying around and the sight of horse cart standing right in front of the Museum that forms a perfect frame for your next Instagram post. 

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Get ready to fill your Instagram feed with some beautiful pictures of the Museum on your next visit to 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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