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A New Hub For Chai Lovers In Jaipur

Chai is an integral part of our homes, in fact, our lives. If you’re a non-chai drinker your family and friends are the ones who question your existence because you haven’t tried it yet. Well, we think you are missing onto something really nice and should give it a try immediately because it is literally heaven on earth (no jokes!). Even though a 365-day pleasure, drinking chai during rains is a romantic experience on a whole new level especially with the one we are going to tell you about.

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In this delightful monsoon weather, we have found a new space for Jaipur’s tea lovers ‘Sikora’ that has recently opened up in Raja Park. Whenever you are in a mood to soak in the musical lyrics with a sip of tea this tea hub is the place to be. The word Sikora entices us to know more about that and we came to know that it is actually a mud vessel or Kulhar which is heated in the tandoor. Sounds interesting!

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Once the kulhar is boiling hot, the chai is poured in it so as to blend in the flavours. Ultimately, the chai is poured into a fresh kulhar and given to you. This is what that gives the chai a unique taste. Along with fascinating flavours of chais like Tandoori, Masala, Cardamom, Ginger, Tulsi, Rose, Zafran chai and Green tea, this tea hub serves a variety of luscious street food also that includes Kesar ki Jalebi, Dal Pakwan, Poha to Vada Pao, Maggi, French Fries.

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The two varieties that we tasted were Rose Chai & Zafran Chai- Cooked with rose petals, almonds, and cashew nuts. The flavour was unique and fresh. It smelled amazing and was a genuine delight to have in such a breezy weather. Similarly, the Zafran Chai has an extremely comforting and subtle flavour of saffron and we totally enjoyed drinking it.

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You can’t have Chai alone so we tried their amazing Misal Pao

Missle Pao is not very common and not easily available in Jaipur. Here the preparation of the same was quite authentic and we truly loved the thick layers of butter on the pao ☺

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So, this monsoon if you are out and enjoying the weather with friends or family and looking for Garma garam Kulhad Ki Chai, along with some tasty snack this is a place to go.

Location: C-46, Lane 1, Gurunanakpura, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur.

Content credit: Neha Mantri

Picture credit: Kratika Jain

Edited by team Jaipur Beat

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Jaipur’s Bond With Monsoon

With monsoon knocking the doors, heaven has been opened up on Jaipur with those droplets of joy. A rainy season is in every way so amazing, so pleasing and so upbeat! Those washed up plants with magnificently beautiful appearance, that amazing fragrance of wet soil never fails to blow our minds. To make the most out of this beautiful phenomenon of nature we at Jaipur Beat have a list of things to do while it’s pouring outside.

Long Drive

Even if you avoid travelling in a car, it’s the time to change that. Get that car of yours out of the garage, and get geared up for a long drive in rain.  Get an experience, which is beyond imagination and pleasing as well.

P.S.: Be careful of the potholes while driving.

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Rain shower

It’s time to relive our childhood, remember how much you loved dancing in the rain? After all who doesn’t love a rain shower? Frankly, we are fonder of rain showers than our regular indoor shower. And who said we’ve grown up? So go ahead, and soak yourselves up and re-cherish your lives.

P.S.: Don’t forget to take a regular indoor shower afterwards.

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Chai and Pakode

The forever perfect baarish partners. As soon as the droplets of rain touch the soil, the petrichor hits our noses; we immediately start craving a kadak chai along with garm-garm pakode with hari chutney. Yum!

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Get Set On A Date

How amazing would it be to enjoy a nice supper or maybe just a plain simple coffee with the person you love with the rain pouring in the background?  Rain and romance go hand in hand after all.

P.S.: Don’t forget to put a bunch of some old romantic melodies on your playlist for the occasion.

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Chase the artist within.

We have often seen artists bringing out their best work while it rains in movies. Well, it’s not just the movies; people actually find peace in rain and hence are more creative. So go ahead, scribble, draw, paint, play or sing whatever it is just let the artist within show their magic!

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Happy Monsoon.

 

Content credit: Shanza Sarwana

Edited by team Jaipur Beat.

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Ketli: A Perfect Hub for Tea Lovers In Jaipur

Ketli as it sounds familiar to all is a kettle in English. Tea has become an important refreshing drink which can be used whether you are sad, sleepy, happy and thus can be celebrated with every mood. Jaipur has this new joint for all tea lovers in Malviya Nagar – Ketli 😉

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Set up keeping in mind the rural Rajasthani houses in villages, the interiors are well decorated and decked up with handcrafted umbrellas, lehariya, lamps and low sitting chairs. The real rural feels come when you see the walls not painted and designed but covered with the material in which kuccha houses in villages are done, thus keeping the interior cool.

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After having a seat, going through the menu – the place serves everything as in any other place from pizzas to pastas, shakes and drinks, sandwiches and salads. All these items in the menu are reasonable and affordable at a very pocket friendly price.

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Is it changing your mood to explore this place? Why not plan a get together with all your chai buddies at this tea hub and enjoy your cup of tea in the real Rajasthani feel 🙂

 

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5 Things We Will Miss If JLF Is Not Held At Diggi Palace In 2017

With the negativity and controversies coming up as every edition of Jaipur Literature Festival starts, one thing is sure to get stuck for once as you don’t know whether it’ll happen or not. This year also started with a sad note on a controversy and you never know that 10th Jaipur Literature Festival will take place at Diggi palace or there will be a shift in the venue. If in any case the venue is changed, some things which will definitely be missed about Diggi palace are –

  1. Running into people we know

With people from all genres sharing a common platform, may it be an actor, minister, writer, photographer – Diggi Palace offering a small ground you may bump into someone you have never dreamt of 😉 But you never know whether the new venue will offer the same opportunity or not!

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  1. Free Registration

Hosting to Asia’s largest literature festival, the Diggi palace gives the venue to attend the festival free of cost. Purchasing a ticket to attend the festival is not valid here and this is one of the greatest things that you see lakhs of people enjoying the festival in its true sense.

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  1. Diggipuri Chai

The Diggi Palace is sure to have one specialty at the festival to attract more tourists to enjoy some ethnic experience, and that one thing of Diggi is its Diggipuri Chai 🙂

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  1. Parking hassle

Even though the venue is centrally located, one major problem which everyone faces around this area is parking. Competing to park your car first is always fun, but even if there is dirt and garbage or a small space available, you’ll always try to adjust and accommodate in that small little space 😉 And after parking you feel free of this one headache that you drove down till the venue! Won’t you miss this parking competition at a new venue?

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  1. Central Location

Centrally located in the beautiful Pink City, Diggi Palace is easily accessible from any nook and corner of Jaipur. Hotels, hospital, cafes, you name any facility, Diggi Palace is surrounded by all of them from around. Start thinking from now on as you never know whether Diggi Palace will remain the venue for the next JLF edition 🙂

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A Sneak Peek Into The Food Stations At JLF 2016 ;)

The ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival takes the Pink City into a world class destination. This year, the 9th JLF 2016 can been seen richly decorated with the art and craft of puppets with people from all walks of life crazily participating in the literary talks and discussions at the Diggi Palace.

Except for the renowned literature personalities like Ruskin Bond, Shobhaa Dee and many more in and around the place, the venue savors some rich appetite for all participants and visitors. You can savor some heavy Punjab cuisine at Punjab Grill, some burgers of Burger Farm, nachos, sandwiches, pasta of Brown Sugar, bakery item from Home Café. So, we are sure you can’t go hungry and starving for food with such amazing menu offered by each food joint. So, let’s take a sneak peek to the food stations!

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Burger Farm

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5 Monsoon Snacks That Jaipurites Crave For

Monsoon is all about food and as it is about to retreat, how can we not mention some of the ‘must have snacks’ while enjoying the rains. It’s time to experience some delicious treats, from which some of them make a great combo like that of garma garam chai and pakoras.

  1. Chai

One of the most suitable and seen is a cup of garam-garam adrakh wali kadak chai with drops of rain adding their own flavor.

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  1. Filter coffee

Don’t worry, for all those people who do not prefer tea – have you tried the famous South Indian filter coffee. You’ll really enjoy it in this wet and cold weather.

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  1. Bhutta

A specialty of monsoon, just adds its own taste to the season. With a pinch of salt and lemon juice – it just adds that perfection to the season.

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  1. Pakoras

Hot and spicy pakoras make a delicious combo with a cup of tea. It sets the mood on a rainy day.

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  1. Chana Jor Garam

It is one of the favorite street food with some tangy and spicy flavor.

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6 Less Explored Places In Jaipur You Must Visit This Monsoon

  1. Khole Ke Hanuman Ji

It is one of the oldest Hanuman temples in the Pink city. Surrounded by lush greenery and small jharnas, you must plan to visit Khole ke Hanuman ji and enjoy a meal with his bhakts- monkeys.

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  1. Sagar

A bathing ground for the Maharani’s in the olden days, is one of the rarely explored places in Jaipur.It may be the first time that you must be hearing about it but it has a unique backdrop as it lies in the periphery of the hills of Amer fort.

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  1. Galta Ji

Famous for its perennial 7 natural water spring ‘kunds’, Galta temple is considered a holy place and people come to take a holy dip here. So why not plan with your family  and enjoy the rains, keeping in mind to explore the unexplored.

Galta Ji

Image Credit: Satya Prakash Natha

  1. Chandlai Lake

Have you ever thought of a lake in the dry arid lands of Rajasthan? A 30 km drive from the Pink city, Chandlai Lake is famous for spotting migratory birds. If you are fond of photography, this is the perfect time to visit Chandlai. Don’t even try to miss on this place this monsoon.

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  1. Padao

Padao is a perfect place for this weather. The open-air restaurant, situated at Nahargarh gives an exotic view of Jaipur city, especially during the night when you can see the city spark in its glory. To add on to this weather you can enjoy some chai and garma garam pakoras.

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  1. Sky Waltz Café

With the onset of monsoon, last but not the least, Sky Waltz Café is an essential part of the list. A long drive enjoying the scenic beauty and the rains, this café lies wrapped between the Aravallis. You can enjoy the raindrops with some amazing seasonal introduction in the menu.

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