Holi, the joyous festival of colours and celebrations is one of the most awaited festivals in Jaipur. Everywhere you can spot Jaipurites purchasing different shades of colours, pichkaris and how can we miss everyone’s favourite water balloons! In every temple, you can see Phaag utsav being celebrated with great razzmatazz.
You must be thinking that every Jaipurite loves this festival, you got that wrong! Some people believe that the colours of Holi are not good for the skin and they are harmful to the environment too. But guess, what with proper precautions taken, this festival is as healthy as you can think. Here are the reasons why.
– Playing Holi makes you summer ready
After a long, tiring and lazy winter that we all face, the singing and dancing at Holi makes us all summer ready. Our body loosens up a bit and we become more active after the celebrations.
– A colourful Holi protects you from diseases
You think colours are harmful to the skin, let’s give you a different perspective today. Playing with Holi colours and the fire that is burnt on Holika Dahan cleans the environment and protects us from various diseases.
– Get drenched in colourful selfies
This is the only day when the craziest and colourful selfie wins. Funny tongue out poses, quirky poses fill our social media profiles that day and honestly, we love them !
– Enjoy some toothsome Gujjiya
Without Gujjiya, Holi seems to be incomplete. Seeing the sight of Gujjiya right after playing Holi is blissful for all.
– Don’t need to dress-up for Holi
Holi is that festival for which you can wear any clothes without thinking twice. So dress as you like and you are Holi ready.
– Officially go crazy with friends and family
Getting permission from parents is a big task, but on this day you are officially allowed to go as crazy as possible be it with your friends or family.
So Guys and girls, don’t miss playing Holi this year because it’s fun and guess what, healthy too ! 😀
Hello March, please be damn beautiful like all the seasons of the year. We’ve been waiting for this colourful month since long and when it is right around the corner, we can’t hold our excitement. This month not only brings a smile to all of our faces but also the cheer to celebrate each and every day with joy and laughter. So let’s join the fun this month in Jaipur, the city that is always up to host events of all kinds.
Techno-Music Festival by Locals DISTRICT
Music fanatics or not, this techno-music festival is for all. 3 days, 4 stages, about 40 + artists at a fairy tale like a castle, Castle Kalwar that will come alive once the music festival starts. You won’t be disappointed for a moment as this festival continues non-stop for 72 hours. The best part is you can stay in the exotic tents that will give you a comfortable stay like home. You can pitch your own tent, as there is allocated space for the people who would prefer that. *subject to availability.
When everyone is showering their love in the Pink City, how can stars be left behind? Yes, ladies, your very favourite Karan Kundra is all set to steal your hearts away this March. Get ready to be charmed with his killer looks and that awesome smile.
A place where craft meets art, at Jaipur Fashion Meet, where you can witness fashion turned into educational institutions. It is going to be one magical event that will conclude every day with a “Statement Piece” viz., a glamorous Couture Show featuring celebrity designers from the industry. Not only this, but there will be a huge display of photographs by local artisans, workshops by Dabboo Ratnani on What Camera Loves along with an exclusive session by Madhur Bhandarkar on his life journey.
Date: 2nd-3rd March
Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra
Time: 12p.m. onwards
Songs of Holi From Rajasthan
Phagun ka Mahina, Pawan Kare Shor! Why not listen to the songs of Holi from Rajasthan this month with Nek Mohammed Langa and his folk group perform live in Jaipur? Joyous, uplifting and pulsating yet intricate rhythms will definitely make you move. So, wait no more, book your dates now.
Date: 2nd March
Venue: RRAP Music Museum and Hub
Time: 7:00 p.m. onwards
5. Punchliners With Biswa Kalyan
Roll the drums, please! Jaipur Beat * Punchliners all set to welcome Biswa Kalyan this March. With his witty one-liners and hilarious sense of humour, we’re sure he will give you a huge dose of laughter. Don’t forget to laugh out loud.
With the aim to spread awareness and highlight women’s safety in our country, Freedom Marathon is being organized in Pink City on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Come one, come all and be a part of this midnight marathon because this can be a beginning to the movement carried forward by a growing community of empowered women across India.
Date: 8th March
Venue: Albert Hall Museum
Time: 7:00 p.m. onwards
7. Floral & Frills
Shopping is on your mind? Why not head towards Floral & Frills by Aspiration this March and get all what you need right here. Pick up your shopping bags and just get going.
Date: 15th-16th March
Venue: SMS Convention Center, Rambagh
Time: 11:00 a.m. onwards
8. Jaipur Colour Run
Fun and excitement await your arrival ladies and gentlemen! Run for the love of colours this Holi and make your festival even more colourful and bright. We’re surely running, are you?
Date: 21st March
Time: 8:00 a.m. onwards
9. Lost Flavours of Bengal
Straight from the streets of Bengal to the capital city of Royals, Jaipur, comes an interesting Food Festival that will satiate your taste buds. Foodies, here is your chance to relish some authentic delights from Bengal, don’t miss it.
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.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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!
– 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”.
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.
Get ready to fill your Instagram feed with some beautiful pictures of the Museum on your next visit to Jaipur 😀
So we have been talking about the none-of-its-kind music festival of the season, Locals DISTRICT since few months now and we’re pretty sure, you must be intrigued to know this season’s line-up.
And guess what ? We’re here just for that. Your wait is finally over ladies and gentlemen! We bring to you the most awaited line-up of music artists that are going to play non-stop music for 72 hours at 4 different stages. Yes! You read that right 😉 Here we go with the line-up:
3 days, 4 stages, about 40 artists, will get you in the groove of techno-music like nowhere before at an 18th century Castle, Castle Kalwar. This beautiful fairytale- like feel heritage Castle located at a distance of 20 km from Jaipur city is in itself an experience. We’re sure it will give you the chills when it comes alive during this 3 day techno-music festival.
Guys and girls, gear yourself up for the magic to happen. If you still don’t believe us, experience it for yourself in March and you will thank us later!
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 ‘othertypes’, 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.
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.
Shopping, shopping, and shopping! Yes, no vacation is complete without shopping and when you come to Jaipur, then going on a shopping spree is a must. Buckle up everyone as Jaipur Beat is all set to give you “Things to Shop for When in Jaipur”.
The best part of owning magnificent mojaris is that you can pair it up with your denims as well as ethnic wear. Shop the exclusive vibrantly hued Mojaris of soft camel leather that are both comfortable and lasts longer from Bapu Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar.
Dazzling Gota Patti Sarees
Change your look this wedding season and look trendy with Jaipuri Gota Patti sarees. Brides take pride to have it in their trousseau, so why not shop for your favourite coloured saree from Johari Bazaar and add a touch of glamour to your look.
Right from DDLJ’s Simran to Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya’s Kavya in leheriya Dupatta, we can’t simply stop drooling over it. Buy it at this time of year and pair it with your plain kurtis and we are sure your dupatta will become the talk of the town amongst your friends.
Visiting Jaipur for your wedding shopping and not buying jewellery from here is no less than a crime! Yes, we mean it. Jaipur being a hub for jewellery market, be it Kundan, Meena or Polki, you have to have a look at them and we assure you won’t leave the market place without carrying bags full of jewellery.
Speldid Lac Bangles
With a zillion of colour combinations and precious & semi-precious stone embellishments, Lac Bangles at Maniharon Ka Rasta is surely not to be missed. We are sure you will be stunned to see the gazillion variety of bangles that this place has.
The perfect souvenir for your loved ones who stay in cold places is Jaipuri quilts. Yes, Jaipur has a quilt named on it. Made of pure cotton fabric, they help you keep cozy and warm in cold winter nights. Don’t forget to look for them in Bapu Bazaar.
Brilliant Blue Pottery
Be it a house-warming gift for your loved ones or a décor item for your own house, handcrafted Blue Pottery is a perfect idea for all. So go on and explore your choice of artefacts at Blue Pottery Art Centre situated at Amer Road and you will definitely get handful of them back home.
What happens when the entire city is lit up with fairs and exhibitions all around? Do you get confused which one to attend to? Let’s sort out plans for you.
If you’re to keep up with the latest trends of khadi, wool and cotton scarves, yardages, and sarees, then WomenWeave Pop- Up is the place to be at. The team of Jaipur Beat had a first- hand experience at the exhibit and we totally loved it. You name the colour and they had it. The material is so soft that you won’t be able to resist yourself from spending that extra penny. Don’t believe us, see it for yourself.
This exhibition continues till tomorrow in two venues, one is at Anokhi Basement, and another one is at open-terrace at Jaipur Modern. Don’t miss it for sure.
Date: 24th-28th January
Time: 11:00 a.m. onwards
Venue: Anokhi Basement & Jaipur Modern
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