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Jaipur, get ready for The Indian Birding fair.

Jaipur, because of its sweet climate, is home to an exquisite number of birds’ species. Sadly, the limitless number of birds is starting to get real low.

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The different species are, not only vital for the environment, they help make Jaipur what it is today. What’s a land without its birds anyway?

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The Indian birding fair is going to be renewed for its 22nd iteration, achieving which, is definitely a feat of its own.

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Indian birding fair is held every year in February, the dates for this year are, 7th&8th February. It will be held at its original venue, the Man Sagar lake, some of us Jaipurites may recognize it by the iconic Jal Mahal.

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This year’s event will be focused on Wader birds, as you may be aware, a lot of species of Wader birds are now endangered. The event will focus on how we can help in conserving over 84 species of Wader birds, found in the Indian subcontinent.

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Followed by conservation session, there will be quizzes, painting competition, tattoo making, and much more.

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This event is one of a kind and definitely, an amazing opportunity for bird lovers. It’s an honor for every jaipurite, that an event of such stature, was brought up, and is, based in Jaipur. Happy birding!

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30 Photographs That Will Change the Way You Look At Rajasthan

Land of camels, a place that is equivalent to an infinite dreary desert, or do you see it as a state which has less roads and more sand ? 😉 For starters, do you know that Rajasthan is the largest state of India with 3,42,269 sq km of land  ?

So before you limit your perception about Rajasthan to the serene deserts and gargantuan forts, let’s have a look at the other side of this lovely dreamland where jocund voices mark festivals, a garden of hues sprinkles joy in every corner, birds chirp in the morning euphoria and tigers roar to mark their territory, where you can fly in balloons and sit by a tranquil lake, ride breezily in the bucolic streets or find yourself lost in the hauntingly beautiful lanes of a fort, where there lies a story in everything that looks ordinary and a secret behind everything that looks static, and where photographs speak more words than there ever have been written about this beauty 🙂

  1. Panorama of Udaipur – The City of Lakes, clicked from Sajjangarh fort

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2. Streets of Pushkar, Because why should boys have all the fun 😉

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3. The Hauntingly Mesmerizing – Bhangarh Fort

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4. Flamingo at Chandlai Lake during Sunset

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5. Intricate Painting At Bundi

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6. Rural and Urban at Narlai

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7. Matka – race at Marwar Festival in Jodhpur

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8. Amber Fort of Jaipur during the Light & Sound Show

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9. Camel Ride At Sunset while a little kid plays Iktara at Pushkar

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10. Albert Hall Museum often sighted with flying pigeons – Jaipur

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11. Ladies weaving carpet at Dholpur

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12.  Where religion is life – Pushkar

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13. Kingfisher at Bharatpur – A Blood Red Sunset

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14. Mehrangarh Fort seen midst the blues of Jodhpur

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15. A refreshing splash of nature at Smritivan in Jaipur

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16. While this thing looks so huge here, once you’re in it, the world looks like a small place.

Hot air balloon in Pushkar 🙂

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17. Hawa Mahal – The Palace of Winds in Jaipur

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18. Rose farming in the rose garden of Rajasthan – Pushkar

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19. A breathtaking sunrise of Udaipur

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20. A man walking with a mixed herd of cattle at Ranakpur

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21. Folk dancers dancing in Euphoria at the Elephant festival

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22. The verdant greenery witnessed from a high hot air balloon in Rajasthan

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23. Bird Banter at Narlai

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24. The magic of Bundi Palace at night

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25. The classic sign of development and urbanisation in Rajasthan Capital – World Trade Park

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26. When camels look as tiny as ants 😉

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27. The architectural marvel – Ranakpur Temple

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28. Vibrant streets of Jodhpur’s blues

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29. Jal Mahal- an oasis of magnificence appears floating in the middle of Man Sagar Lake

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30.  Wilderness of Ranthambhore National Park

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With these marvelous images from Rajasthan we wish you a very Happy Rajasthan Day 🙂

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6 Reasons Why You Must Spend Sunday Morning With Birds At Central Park

What are your Sunday mornings like? Are you an early riser ? Do you begin them with a morning walk or a hot cup of tea or do you spend it snoozing the alarm till 12 in the noon ? 😉 Let us today walk you through how birds spend their Sunday morning, which we witnessed on our Sunday visit to Central park of Jaipur 🙂

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  1. A Noisy Good Morning 🙂
    The common mynas, one of the most frequently found birds in India, are no shy fellows ! They are seen hopping around, calling out and incessantly chirping and talking to other birds of the feather 😉  You can see for yourself how this one is a people’s person, oops ! birds’ bird 😀talk
    While some are suspicious about someone clicking their morning pics 😉 Just like this rose-ringed parakeet, aka parrot 🙂

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  2. Basking in SunJust like all of us, they love basking in the warmth of early morning rays and smelling the grass to feel the dew drops 🙂

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  3. Morning WalkThere is nothing like strolling in the arms of nature, ain’t it ? But strolling is for the lazy lads, this red-wattled lapwing pulls off a brisk walk like a boss ! After all, health comes first.

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  4. Breakfast First !
    As it’s synonymous to health 😉
    Who says you have to shower first and then eat ? We are the master of our lives and we’ll eat the brightest thing around, and we bet you will crave to taste it as well 😉parrot eating
  5. Hand pump lessonsFor we are independent and don’t depend on humans to feed us 😉
    P.S. Common mynas are generally found in pairs. Because teamwork.

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  6. Open air bathTo pull that off, you either gotta be as carefree as a villager taking baths in lakes and near wells, or by paying a King’s ransom to a fancy resort, or, you just ought to be a bird and enjoy the cool water under the shining sun in summers 🙂

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    Because two is company 😀

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    So how about spending this Sunday with these energetic birds in the arms of nature and starting your day on a high note ?

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Chilling Watery Winter

A poem depicting winters of Jaipur as seen from the eyes of Jalmahal Palace. 

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Rising to the fog in the grays of sky
Like a floating angel I smoothly lie
I watch the blue waves shiver
As the chirping birds quietly quiver

Alighted on my sun kissed walls
Their summer banter is missed by all
The black, white and chocolate brown
All of them perking up the pink town

Far away through the misty winds
I see some faces, with joy they brimmed
With devices in hands and eyes on them
To capture me with a single thumb
Some leaning on boundaries
Some gazing in haze
Overlooking the city
In pure amaze

 

Written by Nupur Agrawal,

Social Media & Content Manager at Jaipur Beat

 

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11 Amazing Places Every Photographer Must Visit In Jaipur During Monsoon

If you’re a passionate traveller and carry a smartphone or a camera or both , there are high chances that you love photography as well.
Apart from eating and dancing in rain, there is one more thing that carries its own charm in monsoons, Photography ! So if you are a local or a tourist who is luckily in Jaipur right now, these are the places that can be captured through your lens but touch your heart instantly and will stay there forever.

 1. Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal or Water Palace, where every Jaipurite or visitor of Jaipur would just love to just sit by and watch the magical lake and mesmerizing architecture of the palace. Sunrise and Sunset are the best times to get some terrific shots at this place with a perfect blend of nature and architecture.

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2. Bhangarh Fort

We doubt you haven’t heard of the “Most Haunted” place of India : Bhangarh Fort ! Located 80 km away from Jaipur, this place is extremely popular for its historical ruins, roofless houses and the gorgeous backdrop of Aravallis that will make your time picture perfect – literally.

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3. Smriti van

Located on the famous JLN Marg in pink city, as you move around the twisting tree-canopied walkways of this forest escapade, Smriti Van, you will know what a heaven of birds looks like ! Apart from capturing the bright greens of monsoon, if you are fond of bird photography, you will get some extremely colorful and varied birds to click in different angles.

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4. Albert hall Museum

Residing in the Ramniwas Garden, Jaipur , Albert hall is the oldest museum in Rajasthan also proudly known as the ‘State Museum of Rajasthan’. A classy example of Indo-Saracenic architecture, the most picturesque view of Albert Hall is when the pigeons are sitting on its chattris or flying all around under the azure blue sky 🙂

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 5. Panna Mian Ki Baori (Stepwell)

Panna Mian ka kund or stepwell near Amber fort is one of the treasured places which if visited during Monsoon, you will remember it through out your life ! Although all the stepwells have their own magical aura, this one is comparatively less populated and shines out its real vibrancy during rains.

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 6. Nahargarh Fort

Lying on the edge of Aravalli hills, Nahargarh fort has been a romantic spot in Shuddh Desi Romance, a Friends’ hangout place in Rang De Basanti and a favorite among Jaipurites to visit especially in rains ! Just go up there, sit at Padao restaurant and you will automatically get your perfect shots.

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7. Chandlai Lake

A very beautiful and small lake 30 km away from Jaipur , Chandlai offers another birding sight. The main attraction is the various Migratory birds seen at this place, especially Flamingos.

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8. Hawamahal

One of the most famous pink sandstone architectural marvels , Hawamahal situated at Badi Chaupad with five storeys and 953 windows is every photographer’s delight. But what’s challenging is how you make your click different from all others. Hawamahal is well lit and looks beautiful ,even at night !

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9. Maota Lake, Amer

Below the superb Amer fort, lies the Maota lake which swathes the pink city in its allure in the monsoons giving the residents and tourists a chance to stand near it and sip tea, while the photographers can find their right moment to capture this absolute visual delight !

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10. Chand Baori (Stepwell) – Abhaneri

Abhaneri is 95 km from Jaipur, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dausa. Built back in 8th century, it is one of the deepest and largest stepwell in India. The phenomenal structure is 64 feet deep and consists of 1000 perfectly symmetrical narrow steps, spanning 13 storeys. The stepwell is one of the most photogenic places, and looks even more serene during monsoon as the water fills in the bavri. So, f you’re planning a weekend getaway this is the place you need to go to.

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11. Patrika Gate – Jawahar Circle

Patrika Gate is one latest yet trendiest spot to visit during monsoon. It is situated at Jawahar Circle, at a distance of 2 km from Jaipur International Airport. This place has become photographers’ favourite, with hand-painted motifs depicting the traditional side of Pink City which includes paintings of temples, forts, rulers of Jaipur, jewelry, and photographs of Hawa Mahal, City palace, Jal Mahal, etc. Opposite to the gate is a lush green garden surrounding a fountain offering musical show every day from 7:30 p.m. if you’re in the town then Jawahar Circle is a must visit spot, kyuki Jaipur aaye or waha nhi gaye, toh kya khaak Jaipur aaye!

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Picture Courtesy- Gaurav Hajela Photography (https://www.facebook.com/gauravpics)
Updated – June, 2019.