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Shopping Guide To Jaipur’s Bazaars

While the city of Jaipur is well known for its monuments, royal heritage hotels, history of daredevil rulers, it is also known for its aesthetic apparels, textiles and accessories. For shoppers, the local bazaars are equivalent to heaven where they find handmade and authentic products. In fact the local bazaars have much more than that! They offer extremely tasty food too. Mostly all tourists make sure that they take a look at the beauty of these places when in Jaipur. These bazaars are the soul of our city. They represent our lifestyle, culture and existence. But which bazaars are these? Let’s take a look:

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  1. Johari Bazaar

This destination attracts a lot of people. The crowd here is crazy because of its absolutely mesmerizing jewellery. This bazaar is filled with talented silversmiths and goldsmiths who trade silver, diamond, gold work and precious stones and semi-precious stones. At the same time, the fact that there are fruit and vegetable vendors too, makes this market one of our favourites!!!

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  1. Tripolia Bazaar

When we visited this market, we could not stop obsessing over the beautiful handmade lac bangles. However, you can find everything in this bazaar, from traditional bandini dyed fabrics to designer carpets and brassware too.

P.S. Let’s not forget about the food! 😛 You can find Jaipur’s famous masalas, achaars, papars, and churans.

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3. Bapu Bazaar

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Bapu Bazaar located within the walled city offers typical Rajasthani products. The market swathed in a cultural charm, offer numerous souvenirs to take for your kith and kin. From Rajasthani Mojari or jutis in vibrant colours, jewellery, to Rajasthani Bandhej or tie and die, leheria, sanganeri prints bed sheets, quilts, handicrafts, puppets everything is there in this one market. You will end up with your hands full of shopping bags.

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After you are done with your shopping don’t miss the famous Faluda Icecream at Indian Ice Cream.

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  1. Indira Bazaar

While Indira bazaar has some brilliant garment merchants, it also has shoe shops. These shops are up-to-date. They have trendy, good quality and flexible shoes and sandals for people. Apart from that, there’s a variety of high quality kitchen products available in this market. The kitchen ware includes several tools, appliances, dishes and cookware. People generally come here to buy crockery for their houses!

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  1. Kishanpole Bazaar

Kishanpole Bazaar is the place that is preferred by children!! This place has many shopkeepers that sell toys, cycles and other sports products and equipment’s. As a result, this place is colourful, lively and filled with fancy stores. Additionally one can find wooden sculptures and uniquely carved souvenirs by local artists too! Hence this market is widely appreciated and stands out from the rest.

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  1. Chandpole Bazaar

Chandpole bazaar’s creative manufactures have a lot to offer to y’all. There’s handmade and designer sarees, suits, and most importantly handbags. The beautiful flower shops add to the happy and vibrant environment. Oh by the way, in case you get tired, you can stop and eat some luscious homemade cookies and rusks. We guarantee you that these are extremely healthy and will make you go nom nom!

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These bazaars surely are Jaipur’s pride. All the products made by these hard working vendors are cheap yet of good quality. The best part is that these shops are all located at the one place i.e., the walled city.

So now you know where to go for shopping this festive season! 😉

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Quirky Tales of Sibling Bond

Having a sibling is such a joy. Consider yourself lucky if you have one. To the outside world you would always change, but to this person you’ll always remain the same. You know each other so well that no one can ever break your bond. You have your own inside jokes, you love gossiping about family friends, you love making fun of each other but when someone else does the same you feel like tearing them apart. Well, this is an absolute treasure you got; do not forget to appreciate it, always! We would like to show you the timeline of your relationship through this blog. It is dedicated to all the brothers and sisters.

  1. Welcoming the new one

So here it is! This was the moment when you realised that somebody might steal your limelight. At first you were unhappy, but then when you saw them, your heart simply melted. You did not let anyone else touch them because you were the elder one.

  1. Going to school

One of the most special memories of childhood was going to school together. This included, your sibling stopping the honking school bus for you while you were still wearing socks, you meeting your sibling at brunch or feeling funny every time you ran into them in school and then coming back home together. Good old days, weren’t they?

  1. Constantly fighting

However cliché this might sound, it is true that you and your sibling fought on lame and petty issues. Not to forget, remote fights were essentially the time you proved each other who was the stronger one. Your constant “hatt” and “nikal” make your bond sweet. Your parents probably hate it, though. 😛

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  1. Discussing love lives

Telling your sibling that you liked somebody was always safe. They genuinely saw who’s best suited for you. Your sibling’s advice was never wrong. Moreover, you both enjoyed discussing the high school hotties together!

 

  1. Parting because of college

This felt like end of an era. Even if you don’t accept it to your sibling, low-key you know it is 100% true. Your lives changed, but the distance made your connection stronger. You sometimes think about the crazy time you spend together and miss going out on weekends. However, wherever you may go, you know you will always love them!

  1. Reuniting on festivals

You get excited each time festivals come around the corner. Since it is the only time for you to reunite and fight with each other, you look forward to celebrate festivals together.

  1. At the time of success

Your sibling’s success means everything to you. When they achieve their goal, it is like in a way you did too. You unintentionally show off their success like it is yours. Words surely can’t describe that feeling!

  1. Getting married

You actually realise what your sibling means to you on their wedding day. When you realise you and your partner-in-crime would no longer be living together, someone else might take your position of being no.1, it hurts. But you can never stop wishing for their happiness and success.

Even today when you see your sibling, you guys cannot resist but think about how much you miss the old days!

Tag your sibling and let them know that you appreciate their existence, and yes they are not adopted! 😀

Happy Raksha Bandhan !! 😀

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Insight Into The World Of Photography

 

Photography is beautiful. You can capture every moment of your existence and reminisce those moments for the rest of your lives. Even today when we see our childhood photos or photos of loved ones, there’s a sentimental longing that cannot be expressed in words. It surely is a way of ‘feeling, touching and loving’ as Aaron Siskind said.

Today, when we celebrate the soulful art of photography, Mr Purushottam Diwakar, a talented Photo Journalist at India Today, shares with us his experiences and opinions on being a lensman. He is one of the oldest photo journalists in the city of Jaipur and truly passionate for what he does. Let’s see what Jaipur Beat discovered while interviewing him.

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Q1. From roll cameras to digital cameras, how has photography evolved?

“Earlier, of course, it used to take time to develop pictures in colour labs. It was a long and hectic process. With digital cameras taking over, photography has revolutionised, in a good way. Gladly, photo journalists can look at the pictures instantly without having to sit in a colour lab for hours. Moreover, they can edit the pictures on computers which make the whole concept beneficial.”

Q2. Considering how easy photography has become with digitisation and the fact that you can take hundreds of shots in one go, do you think the photo journalists these days do not understand how its important?

“No, I disagree! An experienced photographer would never look for short cuts and take the digitisation for granted. Casually clicking hundreds of pictures and not analysing the scenery has its own disadvantages. Firstly, nobody can overlook the storage problem that can be caused by clicking so many pictures. Secondly, nobody has the time to select that one good picture out of hundred pictures. Most importantly, these days, photo journalists are supposed to immediately send pictures to journalists for news. Hence there is no scope for short cuts.”

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Q3. What is your opinion on staged photography?

“Those who perform staged photography are the reason why India currently stands on 136th position in photography out of 180 countries. Honestly, I feel ashamed to say that my profession is not doing well. I believe the sole reason for India’s such position is malpractices like staged photography, and not lack of technology or money, as some people might think. You cannot force a kid to cry or artificially design a photograph. With such large viewership and amazing talents in the country, such ethical misconducts are a disgrace.”

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Q4. With mobile phones cameras’ resolution rising constantly, in future is it possible for mobile phones to completely replace cameras?

“I don’t think so. Surely there are times when we use mobile phones for capturing some shots, but this does not mean they can do the job of a camera. Experts would always stick to cameras, no matter what! I believe such a day would never come.”

Well this was surely enlightening. Our experience with Mr Purushottsam was a memorable one. We hope you too enjoyed it.

Jaipur Beat wishes you a very Happy Photography Day! 😀

Like and share, if you too love photography!!!!!

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8 Instagram-Worthy Places To Visit In Jaipur

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With an increasing craze for photography, everyone is a photographer and every place instagrammable. But there are some places in our lovely Pink City which have become absolute favourites of the travellers and photographers over the time.

The glory of heritage and the majesty of olden times have made our Pink City a heritage hub and a city most ardent and avid. It is not just full of life, but also houses in itself some masterpieces of ancient architecture. Jaipur offers the photography freaks some of the most admirable and royally classic Instagram posts.

On this World Photography Day, we bring to you the most clicked places of Jaipur from Instagram.

  1. Hawa Mahal

Built in 1799 under the rule of Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, this beautiful monument of our city has been renovated over time only to turn much more glorious than before. It is known to have been built with little jharokhas and has 953 windows in all. The interesting reason behind the unique designing of this place was that the royal ladies were not supposed to come out of purdah. Hence, these jharokhas provided the royal ladies a good view of daily life outside the palace. The intricate detailing in the windows and jharokhas along with the unique five storey honeycomb-like structure, account to one of the most clicked and admired places of Jaipur. Hawa Mahal is also known as Palace of Winds or Palace of the Breeze.

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  1. Panna Meena Ka Kund

This place has taken photography levels in Jaipur to crazy time and again. Among the most favourites of photography lovers, and forever trending in hashtags; Panna Meena Ka Kund is said to be one of the hidden treasures of Amer. The place adds to an extraordinary excitement with a mystery that nobody can use the same staircase to get down and come upstairs again. It is known to look the most mesmerizing during the monsoon season. It is also known as Panna Miyan Ki Naoli.

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  1. City Palace

This place does not just keep importance as a heritage site of Jaipur, but also is an absolute classic of the times when the royals ruled over the beautiful city. City Palace has seen a number of grand celebrations and weddings of the royal family. Prismatic and ravishing designing of this place is a never ending romance between Rajasthani, Mughal, and European architecture. With intricate detailing with colourful patterns and designs inside out, City Palace feeds your photographs collection in stockpiles! It houses in itself some famous places like Mukut Mahal, City Palace Museum, Maharani’s Palace and Sri Govind Dev Ji Temple.

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  1. Nahargarh

Known to be ‘The Most Happening place of Jaipur,’ Nahargarh offers an experience most lingering to its visitors with its absolutely amazing view of the Pink City from the top. Not only is it a popular place among the lens lovers, but also a sought-after place for pre-wedding shoots. The view from Nahargarh is the most bewitching on Deepawali night when the whole Pink City is ornamented with scintillating jazzy lights.

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  1. Amber Fort

If there’s a monsoon go-to place in Jaipur, it is this. This place is a principal tourist attraction and offers a large area for photo sessions and family hangouts. Located 11 kms from the main city area, Amber Fort consists of a Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, and Sukh Niwas. The fort overlooks the Maota lake that adds to another photogenic spot in the list. Amber is also famous for a temple dedicated to Shila Devi, a goddess of the Chaitanya cult. The whole Jaipur city looks awe-inspiring and fascinating from high up top.

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  1. Jal Mahal

Majestically standing in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake, Jal Mahal is the ultimate place to beautify your Instagram feed. From silhouette pictures to selfies, this place always looks absolutely breath- taking. The place is surrounded with beautifully carved cenotaphs and chhatris which add to the glory of this fascinating place.

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  1. Patrika Gate

Located at Jawahar Circle on the Airport Road, this gate is the ninth gate of Jaipur. It not only keeps heritage value but also the aesthetic value due to its modern architecture mingled with traditional style. The poly-chromatic patterns and vibrant surroundings make this gate one of a kind. It also keeps historical value related to its number since the base for construction of ancient Jaipur was taken as number nine and this gate completes the lineage. The vibrant colours and mesmerizing architecture is always admired and captured when visited by travellers and tourists.

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  1. Albert Hall Museum

Named after the Prince of Wales in 19th century, Albert Edward, the building itself is a part of museum display due to its Indo- Seracenic architecture. This beautiful building is not just popular as a photography spot but also for the occasional concerts and programs held here.

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Pictures taken from Instagram.

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Good To Great Sports And Fitness Centre In Jaipur

We at Jaipur Beat only share what we experience and here we are sharing the review of ‘Good to Great’ Sports Centre- the finest fitness centre recently opened in the city.

This state-of-the-art studio matching international standards is haven for fitness buffs. ‘Good to Great’ Sports Center lived up to our high expectations and has everything required in order to be fit it and is capable of taking the fitness routine and lifestyle of Jaipur’s people to another level.

The studio features personalised workout regimes to fulfil all health needs. Other than this there are not just one or two but quite many more reasons we think you should join this fitness and sports centre ASAP!!!

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Let’s go…

  1. Branded equipment’s

Equipment’s are surely the most significant part of exercising, and what good will they do if they are cheap and of low quality, right? The gym section at “Good to Great”has it all viz cross fit machine, tread mills, cross trainers etc.

The equipment’s and machinery used here for gym and group activities promise good quality and comfort, making it a reason for all to go gymming.

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2.       Range of Fitness Activities

With an ultimate range of activities to offer, this place will undeniably turn you from good to great! Good to Great Sports feature the finest in modern facilities and have specialist trainers on hand to provide expertise in indoors with activities like Zumba, Pilates, Bollywood Dance, Taekwondo, Kick Boxing, Yoga, Muay Thai Self Defense and most importantly, Special Light Resistance Training and Neuro Motor Training so that you can start strong and finish stronger.

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  1. Trainers

Since we ourselves sometimes are not aware of the techniques and ways of exercising, especially using heavy equipment, it is critical that we learn through someone who has knowledge and expertise in that area. At Good to Great Sports, they have certified Zumba and Pilate instructor having diverse national and international experience and also yoga and Marshall arts instructor on the rolls. The trainers are well qualified to help client achieve their personal fitness goals.

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  1. Open on Sunday

Well, this is something we always wanted to 🙂

Unlike few other gyms in Jaipur, ‘Good to Great’ believes that closing the place on Sundays in the name of maintenance is unjustified to the customers. Since most of the people have their Sundays off from work, what is better than doing some extra squats and lunges?

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5.       Hygiene

It is extremely significant that the place where we all go to sweat out needs to by high on hygiene. If it is not paid attention to, there can be infection prone environment for customers. It was good to see that the cleanliness staff continuously cleans the toilets and shower areas at this centre.

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  1. Pick and Drop service

Now this is something unique on offer! The most important thing is to deal with the traffic woos everyday especially for the women. This is the only gym cum fitness center in the city that provides a car service to pick and drop. Let’s not forget these ladies who are always working to make your day better should be given time to take care of themselves.

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So go hustle for that muscle!!!

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Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur – 302021, Rajasthan

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5 Reasons To Binge On Bhutta This Monsoon In Jaipur

The pleasure of eating bhutta in rains is unmatchable and unimaginable for those who have not yet accomplished this honourable deed. In fact we believe that such people do not exist. A true Indian always craves for bhutta during monsoon. However, in case we are wrong and you’re an exception, here’s a list of reasons why you should rush to the nearest vegetable vendor or bhuttawalah to eat it.

  1. Healthy

There’s not only one health benefit of eating corn but many. These include, prevention from cancer due to excessive antioxidants, controlling diabetes due to richness in fibre that keeps blood sugar levels normal, controlling hypertension, increasing energy, aiding digestion and controlling cholesterol level due to richness in Vitamin C. These benefits should be convincing enough. But wait, we have more valid reasons!!!

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  1. Good for pregnancy

For all those who are preggers, bhutta is tremendously advantageous for you. Corn is rich in fibre that alleviates problems like constipation, which is very common in pregnancy. It reduces the risk of birth defects such as Spina Bifida since it is rich in folate too.

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  1. Hot

Another reason to binge on bhutta is that nothing is better than the feeling you get after having hot food in a cold weather. It will keep you cosy. Apart from that, since it is served hot, it reduces the chances of getting infection when eating out.

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  1. Tasty

As simple as that! Corn is amazingly tasty, especially when you roast it, smother it beautifully with butter and add a pinch of salt and red chilli powder along with some lemon juice.

(We bet you imagined it and are hungry now).

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  1. Making fun-filled memories

You can spend time with your friends while eating bhutta and drinking chai, its perfect companion. What is better than some tittle tattle with your loved ones in a nice weather while savouring upon some snacks? It is fun especially when you’re at places like Jal Mahal or find vendors while driving uphill to Nahargarh.

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So go grab a bhutta, if you haven’t already!

Do not forget to share your monsoon bhutta pictures and mention your favourite bhutta point with us in the comment section. We would absolutely love to hear from you. 🙂

 

Content credit: Neha Mantri

Edited by Team Jaipur Beat

 

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Let’s Celebrate Teej With Great Zeal In Jaipur

The hues of love, culture and beauty mingled with the tints of heritage, handicrafts and a grand legacy brought down the generations. You are pink, I am pink; for pink is the color that this city leaves in our hearts forever. Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’ was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II in November, 1727. Known worldwide for its rich culture and architectural beauty, Jaipur is the largest city of Rajasthan, and its capital too. What makes it different from all other cities is its deeply rooted heritage that houses in itself not just the beauty of traditions and different art forms but also paves way for technological and architectural advancements. Whether it is about festivals or food, travel and tourism or corporal sector, Jaipur has a niche for every possible genre.

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The months of July and August are the most prismatic ones in Jaipur. The city looks dipped into and drunk on rainbows. With the petrichor mixing in with the amazing fragrance of our favourite ‘chai and pakode’ comes again the most voraciously celebrated festival of ‘Teej’. Teej is one of the most colourfully celebrated festivals in Jaipur. It’s all about women dressed in jazzy leheriya, patricoloured lehengas, ‘Mehendi ki khushbu’ and ‘Saawan ke jhule’. And when it comes to Teej, how could we forget our favourite Malai Ghewar!

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Teej falls on the third day after new moon. Teej as a festival is celebrated three times during the Indian month of Shravan, namely Hariyali teej, Kajli Teej, and Hartalika Teej. Badi Teej is celebrated with great zeal and pomp in our Jaipur city. Married women fast for the day and pray to Goddess Parvati for the long lives of their husbands and children. Young girls put on vibrant lehangas and leheriya sarees and enjoy the swings under lush green trees. As magnificent as this festival is, it keeps an immensely important place in the hearts of Jaipurites. We celebrate it with all kinds of food and festive preparations. Jaipur’s Teej celebration is not only famous across the nation, but also known across the globe for its enlivening and pulsing rituals, and traditions.

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The very famous Rajasthani dessert ‘Ghewar’ is the authentic food associated with Teej. Other savoury dishes associated with Teej are ‘Malpua,’ ‘Kesar Jalebi,’ and ‘Mirchi Pakode.’ The mere thought of a kesar jalebi or a delicious malpua melting in our mouths is enough to get us high on love for this festival!

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Besides the amazing excitement among common people for Teej, every year the Rajasthan Tourism carries out a pageant procession that passes from various areas of the old city of Jaipur including Tripolia Bazar, Chaugan Stadium  and Talkatora. Rajasthani folk dances, palanquins, tableaux, vividly ornamented elephants and drama are different parts of this vibrant pageant that takes place on the day of Haryali Teej. Scores of Jaipurites along with national as well as international tourists turn up to enjoy the festivities of this grand pageant. Apart from the common spectators, it also attracts hundreds of photographers and videographers for the extravaganza. Teej Procession is one of the biggest pageant held in Jaipur, over the year.

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Teej, for Jaipurites is not a mere monsoon festival, it is also a feeling of being tied to our colourful roots of Rajasthani tradition, that keep the beauty and avidity for culture alive year after year.