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Celebrate Heritage, Culture and Art with Red Earth

Jaipur has always been linked with culture, heritage and art. Over the last few years, Jaipur has witnessed innumerable art festivals that broaden our knowledge about its culture and heritage.

Adding to that Red Earth- an art organization is having a special program featuring Open Studio (art/sarees/design); Inner City Heritage Walks, and a Pink City Feast name RED EARTH x JAIPUR. It’s a 5 day festival that will take you to a journey towards a newer understanding of culture. Let’s have a look at what five-day festival has stored in for you!

 

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  1. Walk: Vastu and Urban Planning (23rd January)

Jaipur exemplifies a practical living model of the ancient Indian architectural doctrine of Vastu-vidya. This walk will explore the scientific and methodical approach underlying the founding of the city, guided equally by ancient Indian architectural / city building Vastu principles, as well as late mediaeval / pre-modern contexts when the city was founded.

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  1. Walk: The Hidden Vrindavan (24th January)

Jaipur is often regarded as the “Hidden Vrindavan” because of the benign presence of four important Krishna deities. The walk features a visit to Govind Dev Temple: the most prominent temple of Jaipur, located within the royal precinct; and the other lightmaps of Caitanya tradition: Radha-Damodar, Shri Radha-Gopinath, and Shri Vinodilal – located in varying neighbourhoods within the walled city.

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  1. Walk: Night Walk, Chaura Rasta (25th January)

The city at night, a special walk that explores the night-life of Chaura Rasta, one of the main streets of Jaipur. Aimlessly wandering through this beautifully lit up avenue, we revel in architectural delights, sip on street-side Chai, get lost in secret interior alleys, visit temples, and soak in the glowing pink beauty of the city, which takes on a radically different flavour as the day ends, and the night ascends…

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  1. A special feast featuring regional and local specials (26th-27th January)

A special vegetarian Sattvik feast, featuring local and regional specials, along with an eclectic mix of pan Indian flavours! This special home-cooked meal (supplemented by some items from specialist outlets), using largely organic ingredients, presents an intimate view of “Rajasthani” cuisine, radically different from the standard Rajasthani platters presented at restaurants.

Explore the unique taste of locally grown vegetables, savour delicate and not so delicate flavours, all together. A humble but special gastronomy experience- to give you a home-style experience of food in the Pink City!

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Be a part of this unique and special program to discover one of the least explored facets of the Pink city!

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Unfolding-what’s behind the celebration called Sankranti | Jaipur Beat

Did you know- Our body is capable of getting its Vitamin D reserves full with 3 full days of sunlight and the best quality of sunlight is the end of winter and beginning of summer.? See how wise our sages were of ancient India, who introduced the concept of flying kites in winter so that sunbathing wouldn’t add any kind of boredom!  How exciting it is that along with the joy of flying kites, kids get direct sunlight and stock a good dose of Vitamin D for the whole year. Now you know, why we’re so enthusiastic about celebrating the festival of Lohri and Sankranti?

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On a religious note, the day of Sankranti is celebrated to venerate the ‘Sun’ god and the best way to do that is to rise with the morning sun and visit the 16th Century Galta Ji & the Sun temple located on the outskirts of the old city.

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On this day, the devouts trek up the small hill to the temple exiting the City through Surajpol & Galtaji gate and pay homage to the deities in the temple downhill.

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On Makar Sankranti, it is considered especially auspicious to take a dip in the 7 holy Kunds / water tanks located in this stunning Complex. While you are there, you might as well do some Surya Namaskars & get your quota of Vitamin D and all the other health benefits from the blessed rays of the Sun. Maybe just for today, you can go a little easy on the Sun-Block 🙂

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Makar Sankranti is also celebrated as the harvest festival of the country. The Rabi crop is harvested in the month of January and corn, mustard, peanuts, sesame etc. are the major crops harvested at this time. One day before Sankranti, i.e. on Lohri the new crop is offered to God through worshipping fire.

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Lastly, how can we miss the most important thing about any festival in the city-Food? Makar Sankranti food is all about pakode, moongfali, popcorn, khichadi, gajak, feeni, ladoo and papdi-chat.  Everyone loves to savour these special delicacies and the Children in the house go up and down the terrace for serving them. The youngsters become DJs playing the best songs the loudest on their rooftop.

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Take in the spirit of this exciting festival, Jaipur’s style, this is special to hold on to in your memories forever.

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Here winter is not a season but a festival|Jaipur Beat

The scent of winter fog,  waft from tea stalls, hurried traffic crossing the mild sunshine, the sight of travellers exploring the hilltop Amer fort and locals wandering the narrow streets in traditional Rajasthani attire is a riot of delightful things for the senses at any time of year, but none more so than during the winter months.

We love the rush with which winter arrives and suddenly changes our lives with its aroma, and we never want these winter days to pass.
Winter is the best time to experience Rajasthan’s ‘Pink City’. For the people around, winter is just another season but for a Jaipurite it is a festival in itself.

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Festival to indulge in the traditional delicacies, to enjoy gala events, to take pleasure in the legendary Polo game, to celebrate patang baazi, and to participate in the world’s biggest literature festival, the list goes on.

Winter Delicacies

Walk into any part of the city’s bazaars, the one thing that you cannot resist is the tandoori kulhad chai with pakoras.

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Samosa, kachori, jalebi, Mirchi-vada and kadhai doodh at night is just the perfect ending note to the day. A true Jaipurite never leaves an opportunity to taste the variety served on its streets. Winters add an extra charm to almost everything we get on the streets and we don’t even miss the outdoors as the city has abundant rooftop bars and cafes.
Not to be missed, the winter chill is best enjoyed at bonfire nights.

Festivals and Events

The World looks up to Jaipur as it hosts some unique events and festivals, which no other city has to offer in winters.

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This is the time for Jaipur Winter Polo Season, Children festival, kite festival, Jaipur Art Summit, Jaipur International Film Festival, Rajasthan International Film Festival and the one that needs no introduction- Jaipur Literature Festival and its Music stage. Too much on the platter, yeah?

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The time for winged wonders. Gazing at the beautiful migratory birds, that travel from far lands to Mansagar lake, Barkheda and Chandlai lake is one of the kind experiences that we Jaipurites look forward to every year in winters.

Monument Hopping

 

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The list is never complete without the three must-sees being the towering Palace of the Winds, the hilltop, marble-decked Amber Fort and the sprawling City Palace complex.
The mild winter sun makes the palace hopping a lot more fun.

Get closer to nature

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This is the best time to enjoy Safari at Jhalana and enjoy the wilderness from close corners.  You never know when you stumble upon a black panther.

Kite Flying

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For a true Jaipurite, kite flying is not a game but a religion.  When hundreds of kites dance in the sky and people dance on their terrace is a sight to behold. This is one of the most favorite and zealous festivals in Jaipur. And every Jaipurite has beautiful memories of Makar Sankranti.
So if you ever plan to visit Jaipur during winter, make sure you don’t miss the intoxicatingly enthusiastic vibe of Makar Sankranti!

 

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List of events in the new month of 2020

As we have entered a whole new decade which brings new hopes, new resolutions, new start to everything and off course new events. We may have celebrated on NYE but we are for sure that January brings with it a lot of reasons to celebrate. Brace yourself because this month is going to be even more exciting!

  1. Décor India

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Date- 3rd – 7th January 2020

Time- 11:30 am – 7 pm

Venue- JECC Sitapura

 

  1. Shimmer Wedding Expo

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Date- 3rd-4th January 2020

Venue- Birla Auditorium

 

  1. Urban Desi- Astandup solo by Karan Hooda

Urban Desi

Date- 5th January 2020

Time- 7 pm – 9 pm

Venue- Club Colaba

 

  1. Big Bang Youth Festival

Big Bang

Date- 5th January 2020

Time- 11 am

Venue-The Open Space Society

 

  1. Jhalak Fashion Exhibition

Jhalak

Date- 10th – 11th January 2020

Time- 11 am – 9 pm

Venue- Holiday Inn

 

  1. Rajasthan Food Expo 2020

Food Expo

Date- 10th – 12th January

Time- 10 am – 9 pm

Venue- Birla Auditorium

 

7. Bas Kar Bassi feat. Anubhav Singh Bassi

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Date- 11th January 2020

Time- 7 pm

Venue- Harishchandra Totuka Sabha Bhawan

 

  1. Jaipur International Poetry Library- Fest

JIPL

-11th – 12th January

Time- 11 am – 7 pm

Venue- Science Park

 

  1. Dahleez Winter Wedding Lifestyle Exhibition

Dahleez

Date- 11th – 12th January 2020

Time- 10 am – 10 pm

Venue- Utsav Hall, Vidyadhar Nagar

 

  1. Jaipur Chocolate Festival

Chocolate Festival

Date- 11th – 12th January 2020

Time- 10 am

Venue- Jawahar Kala Kendra

 

  1. Veritart Poetry Session feat. Mohammed Sadriwala

Poetry

Date- 18th January 2020

Time- 5:30 pm

Venue- Hoztel Jaipur

 

  1. Rajasthan International Film Festival 2020

RIFF

Date- 18th – 22nd January 2020

Time- 9 am – 11:30 pm

Venue- World Trade Park

 

  1. Jaipur Literature Festival

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Date- 23rd – 27th January 2020

Time- 10 am – 6 pm

Venue- Diggi Palace

 

  1. Jaipur Music Stage

Music Stage

Date- 23rd – 25th January 2020

Time- 5 pm – 12 pm

Venue- Clarks Amer

 

  1. Trends Wedding & Lifestyle Exhibition

Trends

Date- 24th – 26th January 2020

Time- 9 am – 9 pm

Venue- Birla Auditorium

 

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Your Guide to Ultimate Food Experiences this Winter | Jaipur Beat

There’s not a single person who doesn’t enjoy food. Since Jaipur food is so well-loved, we decided to make a list of the best food items to eat in the winter season. Here we go!

Halwa

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During winters, no one would ever say no to the lip-smacking Gajar or moong dal or badaam ka halwa. We only wait for winters so that we could enjoy this mouthwatering winter speciality topped with desi ghee and dry fruits.

Aloo Tikki

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A mouthful of hot aloo tikki with a burst of flavourful chutneys is a total bliss in winters. Be it on streets or at a wedding, aloo tikki is most enjoyed dish by everyone.

Mawa Kachori

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If you have a sweet tooth and love kachori then Mawa kachori is just for you. A puff pastry filled with aromatic mawa and nuts is one winter speciality that you anyone would want to indulge in if travelling to Jaipur.

Mirchi Bada

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You better be strong enough to try this street snack in which green chillies are stuffed with aloo masala and are deep-fried served with sweet and tangy chutney.

Soup

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A hot bowl of soup with bread crumbs and cream is a total saviour during winters plus a healthy appetiser too.

Dal Baati Churma

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This power-packed Rajasthani dish that is everyone’s favourite is best enjoyed during winters. The one when we get invited at Khol ke Hanuman Ji the level of excitement to get to eat Dal Baati Churma is just next level.

Eggs and Omelettes

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Since the past few years, Jaipur streets are buzzing with street stalls selling egg dishes. Yes, most of us don’t eat at eggs at home 🙂 Most of the egg stalls serve an extensive menu of egg dishes from Omelette Pizza to butter Masala Omelette this list is endless.

Paneer Tikka

Just look at that tempting tandoori chicken or paneer tikka on that plate waiting to be devoured. There are many street joints where you could enjoy paneer tikka plus you could stand next to the griller and enjoy the heat.

Kadhi with Kachori & Samosa

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Hot, spicy and tempting, a superb combination of Rajasthani kadhi and mouth-watering Kachori/Samosa is everyone’s love. Once tasted, it will leave you to ask for more.

Kadhai wala Doodh

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Be it early morning or at late night, the sip of hot kadhai wala doodh (milk) served in kulhad tastes like heaven during winters. It becomes more delicious when paired with freshly taken out jalebi’s.

Gajak

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Dry and crisp sweet made of til and jaggery will keep your body warm on the biting cold days. Winters are incomplete without eating gajak and you don’t have to find it in Jaipur, it’s available in every street and corner and you’ll be surprised to see the variety here.

Dal ke Pakode

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While you sit with frozen hands and crave for some warmth, these garam garam dal pakode are a perfect cure and company for you. Try them on the street side stalls or just make them at home and don’t forget to serve with the green chutney.

Kulche Chole

Traditionally the Punjabi speciality, this dish Kulche Chole is made with lots of spices and masala like onion, tomato and garlic and with lots of butter on it has stolen the hearts of many in Jaipur, especially during the winter season.

 

To all food Connoisseurs, Jaipur will never disappoint you when it comes to food.

 

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9 Places in Jaipur That Used To Be Everyone’s Favourite Spot

There is no denying the fact that the older days were gold and we used to love when things were exciting at those 8-9 routine places where we used to chill with our friends and family. Not that we don’t love the present hanging out spots, it’s just that some places capture your heart in a truly unforgettable way. Let’s take a look back at those places in Jaipur that were everyone’s favourite, for a classic dose of nostalgia.

  1. Archies

Buying a gift from Archies was so much fun when online brands hadn’t taken over. It was every kid’s dream place, quite literally.

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  1. Planet M

The best part about the 90s? Hell yeah! The idea of buying selected CDs, based on the money we had was incomparable because it maintained that excitement level for the songs/movies we were purchasing.

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  1. Fun City

Remember that time when going out with friends meant going to Fun City? And not only that, when winning a huge teddy from there was the only goal in life (no kidding!)?

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  1. Scary House at Triton

Everyone visited that really scary Scary House because of the buzz it had created. Honestly, if you’ve ever been there, know that you were very cool.

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  1. Saheb Sindh Sultan

Known as “that classy train-wala restaurant”, this place in CP was majorly where everyone used to take their families to for a mind-blowingly fancy Indian feast.

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  1. Olives

We don’t know about you, but this was definitely the best restaurant in C-Scheme according to us. The quality and range of the food offered were fabulous and unbeatable.

  1. Chanakya Restaurant

Famous for its vegetarian food, this place was the most exciting place with its big garden and restaurant that whenever relatives visited, people used to take them here.

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  1. Fresh Flavours

90s kids know how big a deal celebrating their birthday here was. Located near Hot Bread, this place was always seen lit up with so many people inside.

  1. Milky Way

Before Naturals and Molly Moo opened, craving for an ice-cream meant going to Milky Way. It was the ideal spot to binge eat creamy snacks.

 

Now who is wishing to visit these places again?

 

 

 

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Events to look forward to this October | Jaipur Beat

The Pink City is already buzzing with lots of action with the arrival of the festival season. From dandiya nights, workshops to exhibitions and lots more! This month has a sack full of fun-packed events to make this festive month even more exciting. So brace yourself as the fun is about to begin and we are sure you don’t want to miss out the electrifying events happening in our very own Jaipur. Get set to experience the city at it’s vibrant best.

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1. Abhivyakti Garba Mahotsav

Date- 1st – 5th October

Venue- Housing Board Ground

3. Dandiya Raas “JAIPUR JALSA-2019”

Date- 5th October

Venue- Hotel Jaipur Heritage

3. Jaipur Garba Night

Date- 6th October

Venue- Jai Club Children Lawn

4. Dhol Baje Re Dandia

Date- 6th October

Venue- Kanchan Kesari Village Resort

5. Amazon Great Indian Festival

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Date- 29th September- 4th October

6. Flipkart Big Billion Days

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Date- 29th September- 4th October

7. A Touch of Class

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Date- 2nd – 7th October

Venue- JECC, Sitapura

8. Jaipur Youth Festival

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Date- 5th – 7th October

Venue- Tamara Garden, Durgapura

 

9. Gourmet Getaway Food Festival 2019

Food Festival

Date- 9th – 13th October

Venue- Multiple Locations

10. Woman Up Jaipur Summit 2019

 

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Date- 14th – 16th October

Venue- Hotel Grand Uniara

 

Mark your calendars as the October month is about to get super interesting with the event listed above!

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