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7 Things To Shop For When In Jaipur

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”.

  1. Magnificent Mojaris

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.

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  1. 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.

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  1. Vibrant Leheriya

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.

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  1. Pulsating Jewellery

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.

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  1. 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.

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  1. Comfy Quilts

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.

 

  1. 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.

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Happy shopping 🙂 

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Jaipur Literature Festival Kick-Starts In Pink City Today !

The wait is over ladies and gentlemen, the greatest literary show on earth, ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 begins today and we are already loving it. Hosted against the backdrop of Rajasthan’s stunning cultural heritage and the Diggi Palace in the state capital of Jaipur, Jaipur Literature Festival has entered the beautiful Pink City. Gone beyond literature, you can see people decked up in their best attires, clicking selfies, sipping on a hot cup of tea right in the morning, and shopping quirky little things from the Festival Bazaar. A colourful festival is right here in your city awaiting your arrival.

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Day 1 at Jaipur Literature Festival 2019

Let’s have a quick glance at what this year’s JLF has in store for all of us and we’re sure these pictures will make you want to attend it now !

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Quirky Decoration at The Entrance at Diggi Palace
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The must-have schedule of JLF 2019
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In dilemma, which session to attend?
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But First, let me update my social media with colourful JLF pictures
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Mornings are incomplete without Diggipuri Chai
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Pick up your brush and let’s paint it!
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The colourful Pool Bazaar
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Wait, we have 2 separate bazaars ?
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Pretty Jaipuri designed notebooks at Festival Bazaar
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Oh look what we found! Shot glasses with Jaipur’s print on it
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The Deputy Chief Minister- Sachin Pilot sharing his views on Democracy
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That beautiful smile of Gulzar Sahab is worth all the pain to enter JLF
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Look at the crowd ! Oh my my !
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Just before we leave, one last picture of the matki+pagdi decor is a must click
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Can’t leave the place before looking at this colourful beauty
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Bidding adieu to the JLF with these auto-rickshaws

 

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The Line Up Of Jaipur Music Stage 2019 Is Out !

“The earth has music for those who listen”- Shakespeare

Gear yourself up to listen to the best of the music performers across the globe right in our very own city. Yes, we are talking about the Jaipur Music Stage that runs parallel to ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019. This year, the Jaipur Music Stage celebrates “All Things Music” with a diverse music genres coming together on the same platform.

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Jaipur Music Stage 2019 is like no other music festival in the entire nation. Be it world music, ghazals, funk, rock or the Blues, it has it all. Apart from some breath-taking performances by the international and national artists, Jaipur Music Stage 2019 has interesting workshops, masterclasses, talks, and sessions giving the music enthusiasts the opportunity to interact with their favourite musicians.

Let’s take a sneak peek as to who is coming this season.

  • Jasbir Jassi in collaboration with Kutle Khan– The never seen before fusion of Rajasthani Folk and Punjabi Folk by Jasbir Jassi and Kutle Khan will perform live at Jaipur Music Stage 2019.

Date: 24th January

Time: 8:30p.m.- 10:00p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

 

  • The Nooran Sisters– The “Tung Tung” and “Patakha Guddi” famed Jyoti Nooran & Sultana Nooran, with their powerful Sufi performances will set the stage on fire.

Date: 25th January

Time: 7:00p.m.-  8:20p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

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  • Indian Ocean– With their unique blend of traditional Indian folk and Indian instruments, with rock ’n’ roll, jazz and fusion, Indian Ocean will definitely touch your soul.

Date: 25th January

Time: 8:20p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

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  • L. Subramaniam’s Global Fusion- Get ready to experience a fusion fever with L. Subramanian’s brand new “Global Fusion” performance that will leave you mesmerised.

Date: 26th January

Time: 7:00p.m.- 8:20p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

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  • Midival Punditz- The Chemical Brothers of India, Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj will make the audience crazy with their pulse driving electronica.

Date: 26th January

Time: 8:30p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

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  • Dub FX ft. Mahesh Vinayakram- Dub FX, or Benjamin Stanford along with Mahesh Vinayakram will definitely set you up for the night and be worth to listen.

Date: 27th January

Time: 7:00p.m.- 8:20p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

 

  • Soulmate- The Blues pioneers of India, known for their passionate live performances, Tipriti’s deeply honest songwriting and Rudy’s effervescent guitar playing will make the crowd stop and listen to them.

Date: 27th January

Time: 8:30p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

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The line-up is out, book your tickets now: https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/jaipur-music-stage/ET00091827

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What All 2018 Brought Along In Jaipur

2018 has been a hip and happening year for Jaipur! We saw a lot happening around and changing in the city!

Let’s take a ride down to the memory lane with the major happenings in Jaipur in the bygone year.

  1. Masala Chowk- The year 2018 began on a food note with the opening of Masala Chowk where you can find Jaipur’s all street food at one place and it became Jaipurites’ favourite in no time !

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  1. Tandoori Chai- The forever favourite Chai got a twist with Tandoori flavour added to it and the crowd went crazy for it!

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  1. Rooftop Restaurants- Like a boom, a whole lot of rooftop restaurants and lounges flooded our city in the past one year and we cannot be anymore happy about the choices we have got.
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Pic courtesy: Facebook- Skyfall
  1. Online Food Delivery- Swiggy, Zomato, Uber Eats, Food Panda and what not! When these super-convenient apps hit the city, it’s now so much easier to party anywhere, anytime!
  1. Best City for Pedestrians- Jaipur was marked to be the best city for pedestrians according to Ease of Moving Index released by the Union Transport Ministry.

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  1. Smart Road- Jaipur’s first ever Smart Road was opened for the public at Kishanpole towards the end trimester. Our city is indeed getting smart!

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  1. Raj Mandir- Our city’s legendary theater, Raj Mandir bagged the “Best Single Screen” award at Big Cine Expo and I-Max Cine Award ceremony. Raj Mandir was built in 1976.

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  1. Leopard Safari- For the first time, Jaipur is now witnessing leopards at Jhalana Safari. What rush of blood it is to witness the magnificent beasts.

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  1. Among top 40 Cleanest Cities- This year, Jaipur improved significantly and came in the top 40 cleanest cities of the country according to Swachh Survekshan 2018.

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  1. Dravyavati River Project- Jaipur city got its own river in the year 2018! Ex- Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the long awaited project in the latter half of the year.
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Pic courtesy: Lokendra Pilania 
  1. 2nd Cleanest Railway Station- Jaipur’s railway station bagged the second position for cleanliness in the A1 category of stations in the cleanliness survey of 2018. We are keeping our city cleaner day by day !

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  1. The New Government- Last but not the least, the biggest thing we witnessed in 2018 was the new government for our state!

We thank 2018 for all the good things it brought along!

May 2019 bring further growth, peace and better days!

Happy New Year 🙂

 

 

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Things No One Tells You – Hawa Mahal Jaipur

What is that one thing that you want to take it as a memory with you from Jaipur? It’s beautiful culture, marvellous architecture or authentic Rajasthani food?

We surely left you puzzled right? We will talk about it one by one, but today we are here to tell you few things that no one tells you about Hawa Mahal. We are sure you must have visited this architectural wonder by now that was built by Lal Chand Ustad in the 18th Century and still stands tall in the city. It is our own Taj Mahal that is in the shape of Lord Krishna’s crown and there are a few things that you must have never heard about it. So let’s give you a quick glance at what all these things actually are:

  • Giving a scenic view to the selfie lovers, Hawa Mahal is the tallest building in the world without a foundation and this five-storey building continues to stand tall because of its curved shaped.
  • The most distinctive thing about Hawa Mahal is that it has an entrance from the rear side instead of the front side. Moreover, there are no stairs but only ramps to ascend and descend. Don’t forget to wear your sport shoes the next time you visit it.
  • The colourful jharokhas that you see from the outside, do you know the count of them? Not 1 not 2, but there are 953 Jharokhas ! Can you believe it? These windows were actually constructed to give a cool breeze to the royal ladies that watched processions from the inside of the Wind Palace.
  • The mesmerizing architecture is a fine combination of Mughal & Rajput style that makes it one of the most Instagrammable monuments in Jaipur.
  • Guess what? Pantone’s colour of the year 2019 is Living Coral, which is the colour of our very own Hawa Mahal. This is going to make Hawa Mahal the next hot spot for tourists visiting the city. So, don’t miss it to include it in your Things To Do In Jaipur.
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Experience The Unique Stay At Heritage Hotels In Jaipur!

Since, the Sun’s playing hide and seek , flowers are in full bloom and the weather’s just perfect neither chill not that hot , the  month of December is definitely the best time to plan your vacation in the beauteous Pink City, Jaipur   

And if you intend to experience the unique stay in Heritage hotels, you’re at the right place. The havelis and heritage hotels of Jaipur illustrate the rich architecture and grandiosity of the royal era of Rajputana.

Thus, for an intimate and indwelling experience of Rajasthan’s warm hospitality and rich memoirs, there’s perhaps no better way than staying at the heritage hotels. Rajasthan with a shimmering royal past, weaves a story through its magnificent, war-torn forts and palatial constructions which are later converted into palatial houses for travellors tore live the regal era.

Blending the erstwhile elegance with the avant-garde outlook, these converted heritage hotels in and around Jaipur, give an unforgettable and world-class experience.

  1. Alila Fort Bishangarh

Located at Bishangarh Village in the Jaipur District, barely 6 km off the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway, Alila Fort Bishangarh is perched magnificently upon a granite hill.  The bold, striking architecture of Alila Fort Bishangarh appears seamlessly sculpted from the surrounding rustic terrain, overlooking 360-degree views of the impressive Rajasthani landscape.

https://www.alilahotels.com/fortbishangarh

  • Sujan Rajmahal

Home to the Maharaja of Jaipur, this exquisite royal palace is located at the heart of Rajasthan’s bustling capital. An enclosed oasis, secluded in verdant gardens, Rajmahal Palace is the repository of a celebrated history. Tall bay windows, mirrored doors and meticulously appointed interiors allow guests to be transported to a new era of 21st century regal living. 

http://sujanluxury.com/raj-mahal/

  •  Rambagh Palace

Originally built in 1835, Rambagh Palace has stepped gracefully through many royal transitions—from the home of the queen’s favourite handmaiden, to royal guesthouse and hunting lodge, and later as the residence of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and his queen, Maharani Gayatri Devi. Today, this jewel in the Taj’s crown offers 78 stunningly restored grand luxury rooms and suites which were the chambers of the former Maharaja.

 https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-rambagh-palace-jaipur/

  • Alsisar Haveli

Stay in princely style in a luxurious regal room or choose the maharaja suite to experience the illustrious hospitality of Rajasthan. By the leafy, lush trees lined pool, complete with newly refined gazebos and cenotaphs, enjoy refreshing swimming hours, poolside snacks and mojito pop treat, or dinner at the extensive restaurant with Rajasthani specialties.

http://www.alsisarhaveli.com/

  • Narain Niwas Palace

Standing grand amidst modern day Jaipur is Hotel Narain Niwas Palace, whose crest reads – “Brave deeds live, though bodies die”. Traditionally, ‘Niwas’ means a home of the royals. Hotel Narain Niwas Palace is one of the finest heritage hotels of the princely state of Rajasthan, showcasing a good example of history amalgamating with modern times.

 https://narainniwaspalace.hotvel.com/jaipur

  • Hari Mahal Palace

Hari Mahal Palace is situated in the heart of the peaceful city Jaipur. Hari Mahal Palace, built as a city residence of Rajadhiraj Hari Singhji of Achrol, dates back to 1930. Royal Family of Achrol was an important part of the “Barah Kothri” or twelve leading chiefs of the Jaipur state. The present Rajadhiraj Mahendra Singh continues to reside in one part of palace and while the other part of the palace has been converted into a Heritage Hotel (Hari Mahal Palace).

http://harimahalpalace.com/

  • Shahpura House 

The Shahpura Hotels are an exceptional achievement in the restoration of a royal and valuable heritage. They hold pride of place in India’s heritage and that of Rajasthan. The present owners, Maharaj Surendra Singh, descendant of the royal family of Shahpura, committed to restore the properties – the Hotels, the House (the royal residence) – to their splendid and personally attended by the owners, are also embedded with world-class contemporary luxury, original glory and offer the experience to discerning travellers from across the world. The hotels are planned for with great care during the restoration. A wealthy history blends seamlessly with the comforts of the present.

http://www.shahpura.com/

  • Hotel Bissau Palace

Bissau Palace is an elegant traditional hotel built in 1919 and recently renovated. Close to the walled city and overlooking the Tiger fort the Bissau offers an oasis of calm, care, comfort and respite from the ‘heat and dust’ of the city.

http://bissaupalace.com/index.htm

  • Chomu Palace

Chomu Palace, a reflection of the Royal Palaces of India, is a 300 year old elegant fortified palace hotel and one of the places to visit in Rajasthan. It revives the gracious lifestyles of the princes of Rajasthan and the heritage of India. It is an authentic and historic palace that discreetly blends with the modern amenities and facilities. 

http://www.chomupalacehotel.com/

  • Ramgarh Lodge

This heritage hotel is an exceptional blend of unmatched traditional hospitality with contemporary efficiency. Complete with smart spacious rooms that offer breathtaking views of the Aravalli Hills, The Gateway Hotel Ramgarh Lodge is perfect for business travellers and leisure seekers.

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  • Jai Mahal Palace

Built in 1745, the Jai Mahal Palace is a stunning piece of Rajasthan’s heritage, a great example of Indo-Saracenic architecture set amidst 18 acres of landscaped Mughal gardens. Jai Mahal Palace has been the residence of three Prime Ministers of the princely state of Jaipur. Painstakingly restored and recently refurbished, it is now a luxury five-star Taj heritage hotel equipped with all modern-day comforts. The 94 rooms and six suites offer you unbeatable views of the city and palace gardens.

 https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/jai-mahal-palace-jaipur/

  • Arya Niwas

Arya Niwas Hotel opened its doors for guests in 1983. Passionately cared for, our hotels offer green & open surroundings, elegant architecture, clean and well maintained rooms and hygienic food.

http://www.aryaniwas.com

  • Samode Haveli

An urban oasis in the historic walled city of Jaipur, Samode Haveli is a traditional Indian mansion set in a verdant garden with apartments arranged around a series of intimate courtyards. Built 175 years ago as a residence of the rulers of Samode, it is still occupied by their descendants, who have converted their home into a luxury hotel.

 http://www.samode.com/samodehaveli/

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Things No One Tells You-Birla Mandir Jaipur

Jaipur is one city that fascinates and charms everyone. Startling Birla Mandir of Jaipur is one such charming place. We have seen its marvellous architecture umpteen times and appreciated it as well. Built-in 1988 this is quite a new attraction of the city compared to the other historical monuments and also the ideal hangout place for many Jaipurites as well as tourists to spend their daytime and evenings. But did you know there are a few things no one told you about?

Let’s check out if you know all these facts about Jaipur’s Birla Mandir Temple located just beneath the Moti Doongri Hill-

  1. Birla Mandir is also known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple & is one of the major tourist attractions of the city which is easily approachable as situated on the city’s prime JLN road.

    2. Made up of the finest quality of white marble, it is renowned for its fine carvings and delicate artwork.

3. It looks startling as it gets lighten up in the night. 

4. Inside it, the idols of Lakshmi and Narayan are being made out from one piece of marble only.

5. It is a true example of secularism seven being a Hindu temple, its top three huge domes of representing the three religions of India – Hinduism, Christianity and Islam. The outside walls of Birla Mandir are decorated with figures from all religions including Socrates, Zarathustra, Christ, Buddha, and Confucius.

6. You’ll find refreshing peace and quietness here. The huge lush greens lawns offer a true delight of quiet open space in the centre of the city.

7. Amongst Jaipurites, Birla Mandir is also a paradise for all the foodies and especially pav bhaaji fanatics and that makes it for another major reason that attracts people to hang out at this amazing food joint. Just across the road you’ll find many street vendors serving Pandit Pav Bhaji.